A Beginner’s Guide to the Firefly 2+ Vaporizer

Posted by Vaporizer Chief on 13th Jul 2020

The Firefly 2+ vaporizer is one of the few units on the market that allows you to vape both dry herbs and concentrates. With a beginner friendly interface and smartphone app integration, this device has made it easier than ever to vape herbs and concentrates.

With that being said, you may need a little help getting started. This short guide will get you up and running in no time!

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Firefly 2+
  • 1 x battery
  • 1 x charging dock
  • 1 x USB 3.0 cable
  • 1 x extract pad
  • 3 x alcohol wipes

Charging your FireFly 2+

To charge your Firefly 2+, simply plug the charging cable into a USB adapter and connect via the device’s charging dock. The blue LED light on the front of the device will blink while charging and will become a solid light once it’s reached 100%.

Connect your Firefly to an adapter higher than 9 volts to avoid a 2+ hour charging time. To check the battery life, tap the right button three times and watch the LED screen.

Four blue blinks 100% charge
Three blue blinks 75% charge
Two blue blinks 50% charge
One blue blink 25% charge
Blinks red Time to charge your device

You must remove the battery from the Firefly 2+ before cleaning it. Do this by sliding the door open by pushing the arrow under the mouthpiece. Remove the battery and easily reinsert it after cleaning.

Operating your FireFly 2+

Heating control

You can control the temperature of your Firefly 2+ from the Android app. In the app, you can select from a range between 200-500ºF in 10º intervals. Your device will remain at this temperature until it’s changed again.

You can also control the Firefly 2+ from the device itself by holding down the right sensor while tapping the left sensor, for different heating levels. The temperature ranges are designed to customize the vaping experience.

Vaping levels chart

Concentrates 450–500ºF 7 taps
High 420–440ºF 6 taps
Medium-high 390–410ºF 5 taps
Medium 360–380ºF 4 taps
Medium-low 330–350ºF 3 taps
Low 300–320ºF 2 taps
Ultra low 200–290ºF 1 tap

FireFly app

Firefly’s smartphone app adds a level of calibration to make the vaping experience as hassle-free as possible. The app allows you to rename your device, customize the touch sensor settings and control the heat for sessions.

LED signals chart

Blinking green Device is heating
Solid green Device is ready to use
Blinking blue on the dock Battery is charging
Solid blue Battery is charged
Blinking red Battery is low and needs charging
Solid red Device needs to cool down for a few minutes

Your first session with the Firefly 2+

Run a burn-off

Upon opening your Firefly 2+, as with any vaporizer, it’s wise to run what’s known as a burn-off. This is because residue from the manufacturing and shipping process may find its way into your device, and the only thing you want to be vaping is your herb of choice!

To do this, simply turn the temperature to the highest setting and let your Firefly 2+ burn until the auto shut off kicks in. After each burn-off session, check if you can smell anything funky. If you can, repeat this process until the smell is gone.

Packing dry herbs

Before you pack the chamber, make sure to grind your herbs to a coarse texture - a powdery grind will cause the herb to pull through while you’re inhaling. Fill your material up to just above the rim before packing it in to fill the entire bowl.

When you’re ready to begin vaping, make sure you’re holding the device correctly: The glass bowl should face up towards the sky as if you were smoking from a bowl.

Packing concentrates

You’ll have the easiest time vaping concentrates by downloading Firefly’s app to customize the temperature settings. However, you can also hold the right sensor while tapping the left sensor seven times to reach the concentrate setting (450-500º F).

Place the concentrate pad in the heating chamber and press firmly into the bottom. Then, place a small amount of concentrate material onto the center of the pad. In terms of dosage, for solid concentrates, you should vape the same size as a grain of rice each time. For liquid concentrates, 2-3 drops at a time are enough. Make sure you don’t overfill the pad and replace the lid properly before using the Firefly 2+.

Vaping your dry herbs or concentrates

To start vaping, hold two fingers on the touch sensors located on each end near the glass bowl. Then, the LED light should blink green twice before turning solid green. Once it turns solid, you’re ready to inhale deeply for ten seconds. Release the touch sensors to stop heating.

The heating coil will glow, providing a cool aesthetic. To achieve a denser vapor, inhale deeply for a few extra seconds, before the auto shut off kicks in after 30 seconds. After about eight draws, stir the vaped contents to get another couple of draws out of it.

Cleaning & maintenance

Make sure you remove the battery before cleaning the device. To clean the heating chamber, use a small brush to remove the larger pieces of residue, then you can wipe the rest clean with an alcohol Q-tip or wipe - just make sure the chamber is completely dry before you use it again.

To clean the vapor path, use alcohol wipes to clean the surface of the chassis and lid. Be gentle with the top lid because you could damage the gasket. You must also be sure not to wipe the silicon gasket itself.

To clean the mouthpiece, you need to remove it by holding the device and gently pulling the mouthpiece side to side until it pops up. Use the cleaning pick and brush to remove any residue before clicking the mouthpiece back into place.

To remove the concentrate pad, preheat the Firefly 2+ for 15 seconds to loosen it up, then use the cleaning pick to pick at the edges of the pad before removing it entirely.