Conduction based vaporizers create vapor by heating your materials in a chamber where the materials are in direct contact with a heating element. It's very important that the materials near the heating source don't reach combustion temperatures, which can introduce smoke into your vapor. Stirring your material around frequently is essential for vaping with a conduction unit. If you're a fan of thick vapor clouds, conduction vaporizers tend to produce a thicker and more robust vapor in comparison to convection based units. If you are in the market for a conduction vaporizer, we recommend the Pax 3 & the DaVinci IQ.
Dried Herb Vaporizers - Efficiency
When it comes to choosing a dry herb vaporizer, vapor quality is a major factor when considering your purchase. However, one crucial component in how great vapor is achieved is through the efficiency of a device. Efficiency refers to how well a device can actually produce vapor and extract all the active botanical compounds from dried herbs inside the chamber. The efficiency of this extraction is a critical part of the puzzle of what makes a great vaporizer, and what makes some vapes better than others.
When you empty your herb chamber, you want to see an even coloring throughout all of your material - this is a signifier that your material has been evenly and efficiently vapes. Less efficient vaporizers will leave sections of the material charred on the edges in the closest points to the heating element, while the material from the middle of the chamber may be left completely fresh and unused. This problem particularly affects cheaper conduction vaporizers - which thankfully, you won't find on our site. To find out more about the efficiency of our most popular brands, check out our blog section for reviews and vape comparisons.