Not all flames fit all circumstances, which is why different lighters are made for a variety of purposes. From smoking a cigarette to using a pipe to lighting a candle, there’s a lighter for every circumstance. But which one is right for your needs? Below, find a brief synopsis of a few popular lighter types and purposes.
A soft flame is the characterizing feature of the traditional flame lighter. This was the popular choice for pipe smokers before the invention of the cigarette. The traditional flame, however, is just as popular with cigarette smokers as well. It is a single flame, encased in metal or plastic, that requires a spark and once ignited, gives way to a soft, candle flame. Lighter fluid is required.
For cigar smokers, having a strong flame is important. Though it might look like a traditional flame lighter at first glance, the double flame ignites twin cool blue flames that are powerful enough to light the dense foot of the cigar quickly and evenly. The double jet flame is incredibly versatile and can adequately light 50-ring cigars or less. Something larger than 50-ring might require more than a double flame though. The double flame is usually packaged as a compact lighter, and it requires lighter fluid in the same way a traditional flame