Written by Tyler Green
I’ve had the pleasure of using my white FireFly 2 for just over two weeks now. And as I sit here looking at it, I can’t help but feel a sense of attachment. I’ve been using this device regularly and I’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of this vaporiser which is one-third smaller and under half the weight of its predecessor.
Immediately from when I opened the box, I knew that the FireFly 2 was going to be a premium product – the box itself has excellent presentation with the tools and accessories neatly packed into little mini-boxes inside. In the box you get a cleaning kit (including wipes, plastic tools and brushes), charging kit (USB 3.0), concentrates pads and even a spare battery in addition to your FireFly 2.
The FireFly2 has a magnetic lid which uses borosilicate glass for extra durability. This allows you to see the chamber, a great feature which most vaporisers on the market seem to lack.
To prepare this vaporiser for use is as easy as filling the chamber (coarsely ground material is advised), tapping it down just under the rim and replacing the lid.
The FireFly 2 has two touch sensors – one on either side – which, when pressed, begin and maintain the heating process. It heats up to its low temperate setting in just 3 seconds, which feels pretty instant, and is certainly the fastest heat-up I’ve seen.
While we are on the subject of temperatures, here is a breakdown of what the different temp settings are for the FireFly 2:
- Low – 171 degrees Celsius
- Medium-Low – 182 degrees Celsius
- Medium – 193 degrees Celsius
- Medium-High – 204 degrees Celsius
- High – 215 degrees Celsius
- Concentrates – 260 degrees Celsius
These temperature settings can be accessed and changed using the FireFly app, which is a free download. I also found it really easy to use – it’s nothing fancy, but lays everything you need out in an easy-to-understand way. In addition to temperature flexibility, the app also gives you information like current battery life, whether the device is connected via Bluetooth (if it’s not, simply touch both touch sensors on the vaporiser to wake it) and also more detailed device info if you should need it.
Using The FireFly 2
After using this vaporiser for a while, I can say that the FireFly 2 excels when vaporising both flower and concentrates.
When using it to vape dry herbs the chamber should be stirred at a “half-way point” of around five tokes, with the optimal number of tokes per filling being around 10.
When using your Firefly 2 to vape concentrates, the extract can be placed directly on the pad provided, and they recommend a few cigar-style tokes to get the vapour flowing on this setting.
The battery is expected to last for 40-80 inhalations (depending how deep you breathe in and on what temperature setting), so even without the spare battery you should be all set for plenty of vaping,
My favourite setting for vaping dry herbs is the high-temperature setting (215 degrees Celsius) – ensure you switch it back from concentrates to a lower temp setting to avoid accidentally combusting your flowers!
Cleaning The FireFly 2
Cleaning this device is actually really simple – to clean the Firefly 2 you just use the included cleaning kit – the wipes are 70% IPA (which means you can replace them easily when they run out – just look on EBay).
All you need to do to keep this clean is give it a wipe after use and use the included brush to get the little bits of ABV material out that may want to hang around.
Tip: Don’t throw away your AVB! Store it in a jar, and use it to make cannabutter!
I have really enjoyed using this vaporiser over the past fortnight. During that time, I’ve sampled a few of my favourite strains including Stardawg and Blue Cheese, and even some homemade kief rosin which was a combination of all the strains I’ve put through my grinder.
Each and every time, the FireFly 2 has delivered solid vapour production coupled with great flavour, making it difficult to fault it!
The FireFly 2 is available to purchase via Namaste Vaporisers at https://www.namastevaporizers.co.uk/products/firefly-2-vaporizer
RRP: £299 / €349
Watch our videos featuring the FireFly 2 below:
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