Lighters Show Fuel Supply

Tired of trying to coax flame from an empty lighter? The end is in sight

How Much Is Left? Just Look

Two cigarette lighters with clear plastic fuel reservoirs are new to the market. Each sells for about $5. At left is the Ritepoint Liter, made by the Ritepoint Co., St. Louis, Mo. It is available in four different colors. The fuel supply is transferred to the wick as needed by a finger-touch valve.

The one at the right is manufactured by the Video Lighter Corp., Chicago. It's said to give 4,000 lights with one fueling. The gift box in which it comes serves as a cigarette container.