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Quick Guide to using your Firefly 2+ (plus)

Hey! You’re probably on this page because you made the great decision to purchase a Firefly 2+; an on-demand, convection vaporizer from the future!

We wanted to ensure that you have the best possible experience so we created this brief guide on how to to get the most out of your Firefly 2+.

You will have the following pieces included in the box:

  • Firefly 2+ Vaporizer
  • Battery
  • Charging Dock
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Concentrate Pad
  • 3 x Alcohol Wipes

Charging your Firefly 2+

The Firefly 2 has a unique charging dock. As soon as you place the vaporizer on it the LED light will blink blue to indicate that it is charging. When the charging cycle has completed the light will turn solid blue.

On average, the Firefly 2+ takes 45 minutes to charge but can reach 80% capacity in just twenty minutes. One full charging cycle should provide enough battery power for 6 sessions of 5/6 hits.

To charge at max capacity, ensure that you’re using a wall adapter that is 9 volts or higher.

Perform a quick burn-off of the Firefly 2’s oven.

Once the battery is fully charged, it is worth performing a quick ‘burn-off’ of the Firefly 2+ oven – this will disinfect the oven and remove any residue left over from manufacturing.

To carry this out, we need to set a the Firefly 2’s temperature to maximum and hold both buttons simultaneously for 30 seconds until it shuts off on its own. Perform this 2-3 times with an empty chamber and then you’re good to go!

Packing your Firefly 2+ (plus)

Packing your Firefly 2+ with Dry Herbs

Now that we’re charged and the burn off is completed, it’s time to start vaping!

To pack the Firefly 2+’s heating chamber we must first remove the magnetic lid by lifting it up from either side.

The Firefly 2+ works best with medium to coarse grinded herbs. Coarsely grind your herbs and then loosely fill them to the rim of the heating chamber. A loose fill allows for excellent airflow over all of your herbs.

Packing your Firefly 2+ Concentrates

As their name suggests, concentrates are far more potent than flowers and dry herbs. If vaping hash/solids the material only need be the same size as a grain of rice and if liquid/oil 2 or 3 drops should suffice.

Vaping with your Firefly 2+

Vaping with dry herbs or flowers

To power up the Firefly 2+, gently place your fingers on the touch sensors either side of the vaporizer. You should use a similar force as you would when using a typical touchscreen – like a phone for example.

If done correctly, the light will blink green twice before beginning to glow solid green. Once the light is glowing solid green, it’s time to vape!

The longer you inhale, the thicker the vapour produced.

To stop heating, just remove your fingers from the sensor and the Firefly 2+ will automatically go to sleep

Vaping with concentrates

Same instructions as vaping herbs, with one main difference. Ensure you first pull is extra deep. This’ll help you material to melt on to the pad and make your session more enjoyable.

To vape concentrates effectively we’ll either need to change the temperature on the vaporizer manually or use the Firefly 2+ app.

There is a specific temperature for concentrates.

Using the Firefly 2+ App

To use the Firefly 2+ with its smartphone app the app must be open and your phone’s Bluetooth switch on.

Place two fingers on the Firefly 2+ sensor and the light will blink green.

A message should pop up asking if you want to connect – hit connect. Once connect the light on your Firefly 2 will blink blue.

Be sure to register your Firefly 2+ to activate your warrant

To set the temperature in app, slide you finger up and down the temperature diagram.

Using the following as a guide:

  • Concentrates
  • High 215 °C – 225 °C
  • Medium-High 200 °C – 210 °C
  • Medium 180 °C – 190 °C
  • Medium-Low 165 °C – 175 °C
  • Low 150 °C – 160 °C
  • Ultra-Low 140 °C

Changing the temperature settings of your Firefly 2+ Manually

The Firefly 2+ has seven temperature settings. To adjust the temperature you have to put your Firefly 2+ into temperature mode.

To do this, tap the left button quickly three times. The LED will blink red between 1-7 times to indicate what the current set temperature is

Now you can cycle through the four settings by t ap the left button again (while still holding the right button)

You have 7 options:

  • Concentrates
  • High 215 °C – 225 °C
  • Medium-High 200 °C – 210 °C
  • Medium 180 °C – 190 °C
  • Medium-Low 165 °C – 175 °C
  • Low 150 °C – 160 °C
  • Ultra-Low 140 °C

Checking the battery level

To check the battery level tap the right sensor three times in quick succession and look at the LED light.

  • Four blue blinks – 100%
  • Three blue blinks 75%
  • On Blue blink 50%
  • One Blue blink 25%
  • Blinks Red – all done

Further Reading

  • Tips for getting the most out of your brand new dry herb vaporizer.
  • How to best clean your vaporizer.
  • Choosing the right temperature for your dry herb vaporizer.

We are sure you’ll enjoy your Firefly 2+ (plus)!

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Everything you need to know about the Firefly 2+

Despite the technological leaps made by the vaporizer industry in recent years, there are still relatively few devices that can vape both flower and concentrate, and even fewer that can do both jobs well.

The Firefly 2+, a new and improved version of the popular Firefly 2 vaporizer, is a particularly unique portable convection vaporizer that functions as a kind of electric pipe.

With upgrades from the previous model that include a significant price drop and the broadest temperature range of any vaporizer, the Firefly 2+ is an affordable and versatile option for tech savvy Millennials and Gen Zers looking for an alternative to smoking.

Whether you’re in the market for a new vape, or just curious as to what all the buzz is about, here’s our take on the new Firefly 2+.

What is the Firefly 2+?

The Firefly 2+ is a touch sensor activated portable convection vaporizer that stands out for its on-demand heating feature, versatility in accepting both flower and concentrates, and a glass heating chamber with ember glow LED design that mimics the feeling of smoking a bowl.

At $249.95, this device is still in the realm of affordability when it comes to multi-use vapes with tech features. And at only 5” tall and 1.4” wide, it’s a sleek little vape that packs a punch, producing consistent, great tasting vapor because of its convection method of heating.

Most vaporizers use conduction heating, meaning the vaping material is heated through direct contact with the surface of the heating chamber. While this works, it can result in uneven vaporization. The Firefly 2+ uses convection heating, meaning the air is preheated before it passes through the material, preserving terpenes, cannabinoids and vaporizing evenly.

What can you vape with the Firefly 2+?

The Firefly 2+ is compatible with both ground flower and extracts.

How do you use the Firefly 2+?

Now that we’ve gone over the basics, here’s a breakdown of how to use the device itself.

Charge the Firefly 2+

The Firefly 2+ comes with a proprietary charging dock. To charge, plug the cable into a USB adapter and connect to the charging dock. When placed on the dock, the device’s LED light will begin blinking blue to indicate charge, and solid blue to indicate it’s ready for use.

Pro tip: Use a wall adapter 9 volts or higher to ensure fastest charge. Using a lesser adapter can increase charging time by up to two hours.

LED Guide

  • Blinking Green: Device is heating
  • Solid Green: Device is ready to use
  • Blinking Blue: Battery is charging (while on dock)
  • Solid Blue: Battery is charged
  • Blinking Red: Battery is low and needs charging
  • Solid Red: Device needs to cool down for a few minutes

Heating Control (from device)

To put the Firefly into temperature setting mode, hold the right button and tap the left button quickly three times.

The LED will blink red 1—7 times, indicating the current temperature.

To change the temperature, you must still be holding the right button and tap the left button the following times to set the desired temperature:

  • 7 Taps: 500 degrees: Concentrates (Beware: The concentrate heat setting will cause combustion if used with ground material)
  • 6 Taps: High
  • 5 Taps: Med-High
  • 4 Taps: Med
  • 3 Taps: Med-Low
  • 2 Taps: Low
  • 1 Tap: 320 degrees: Ultra Low

The Firefly App

One of the main selling points of the Firefly 2+, especially for younger generations, is the Firefly App. Unfortunately, on November 15th, 2019, Apple removed all vaporizer apps from its store. Firefly apps that were downloaded before removal will still work but cannot be updated, but Android users are not affected.

Not only can you easily set exact temperatures based on the consistency and material you plan on using, but you can fully customize your vape with features like device calibration, touch sensor activation, battery level updates and more.

How to pack flower

When packing flower into the Firefly 2+, you want it to be ground coarsely, much like what you would use for a joint or a blunt. If the grind is too powdery, it can pull through the vape. It’s also important to note that when the glass chamber is filled to the top with flower, it shouldn’t be packed too tightly.

  1. Remove the magnetic lid of the device and fill the glass chamber with the coarsely ground flower.
  2. Make sure the interior surface is completely free of material so it will be able to seal tightly and completely.
  3. Replace the lid, and check that the seal is tight.

Vaping Flower

  1. Using the device’s “touch and glow” heating feature, place your fingers on the touch sensors on either side of the vape — without pressing down or using force — to start heating.
  2. The LED light will blink two times to indicate it’s heating up, then turn solid green. Once solid green, the heating coil will begin to glow, and you can take a hit.
  3. Continue to hold down the touch sensors while you inhale for ten seconds. After 30 seconds of holding the touch sensors, the Firefly will turn off automatically.

How to pack concentrate

  1. Open the lid and press the concentrate pad firmly into the bottom of the glass heating chamber, readying the device for use.
  2. It’s important to use a very small amount of concentrate with the Firefly 2+, roughly the size of a grain of rice for solid extracts, or 2-3 drops of liquid. Place concentrate in the center of the pad. Replace the lid, making sure the seal is tight.

Vaping Concentrate

To vape concentrate with the Firefly 2+, either download the Firefly app and use the “Concentrates” temperature setting, or set the temperature manually from the device.

Follow the same steps as flower vaping.

Pro tip: Be sure to take an extra long hit from your concentrate bowl on the first inhale. Doing so will ensure the concentrate melts into the pad correctly and vaporizes evenly throughout the rest of the session.

How to clean the Firefly 2+

Cleaning the firefly is a simple process that involves the heating chamber, the vapor path, the mouthpiece and the concentrate pad.

Heating Chamber: Use the small brush or cleaning pick to get out any particles, then use an alcohol wipe to clean.

Vapor Path: Use alcohol wipes to clean the surfaces of the vapor path.

Mouthpiece: Wiggle the mouthpiece until it has been removed from the device, and remove any debris with the pick. Click the mouthpiece back into place.

Concentrate Pad: Preheat the device for 10-15 seconds to loosen any extra material, then remove pad with cleaning pick. Don’t try to clean the concentrate pad itself.

What is the appeal?

The Firefly 2+ is about as 2020 as it gets with a lot of tech and very little tradition. It’s kind of cool that amidst all the techy features like convection heating, app integration, and touch sensor technology, there’s still a physical bowl to pack that cherries when you hit it, even if that cherry isn’t exactly a real one.

This vape is great for the younger set of casual cannabis users who are looking for a healthier, or more likely just hipper, alternative to the smelly world of smoking. While pipes and joints are great, it’s a brave new world out there. If the first couple months of 2020 are any indicator, you’re going to have to be high to brave it yourself. The Firefly is a great place to start.

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