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Is it possible to make a fake golden ring which can light a candle on the push of a button and power it with button cell battery (either coin cell or watch button size)?

I have a fraud guy trying to replicate a miracle. When he is inside his temple, he uses lasers and high tech gadgetry (see here for details). This ring would be a backup for that miracle. I need to know if it would be possible.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hard science tag should never be the only tag on a question because this tag frames how a question should be answered, not the topic. $\endgroup$
    – L.Dutch
    Mar 16 at 10:40
  • $\begingroup$ @L.Dutch ok, added reality check too. $\endgroup$
    – jo1storm
    Mar 16 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ Please read the tag description: also the reality check tag cannot be used alone. They both frame how the question shall be answered, not the question content $\endgroup$
    – L.Dutch
    Mar 16 at 10:50
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    $\begingroup$ @AlexP sounds like an answer rather than two comments. Question is clearly defined and not everyone has a physics/electronics background. $\endgroup$ Mar 16 at 12:05
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    $\begingroup$ Car cigarette lighter on cell batteries ? Don't see how the question relates to WB.. temple ? miracle ? $\endgroup$
    – Goodies
    Mar 16 at 13:55

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Yes

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You can buy the pictured butane lighter ring here

Battery powered lighters also exist which create electrical arcs instead of using combustible fuel.

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Combining these two technologies seems like a trivial engineering matter with modern technology.

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  • $\begingroup$ But, is the arc lighter powered by a button cell battery or something stronger? $\endgroup$
    – jo1storm
    Mar 17 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ That one I think is a lithium battery you charge by a USB port. I think a 2023 cell or something common like that is probably too weak, but maybe a battery of that size using lithium or advanced material science could do it. $\endgroup$
    – Atog
    Mar 17 at 13:35
  • $\begingroup$ Also worth noting is that battery voltage is dependent on the material used, and the size determines the capacity for it to discharge that voltage for a long time. Ex: All alkaline cells have 1.5V, but a D cell will last a lot longer than a AAA. Lithium cells are 3.7V. A high voltage is required to create an arc, but if you just need to fake 1 miracle, you don't need high capacity, so you can use smaller cells. $\endgroup$
    – Atog
    Mar 17 at 16:00
  • $\begingroup$ Lets just say that I need to fake a miracle for half an hour. Light every candle brought to you. $\endgroup$
    – jo1storm
    Mar 17 at 17:19

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