lighters

How This Vintage Lighter Works Without Creating A Single Spark

In the early 20th century, smokers ruining their lungs could do so with the help of a nifty little gadget called the catalytic lighter. It looked like a small double metal tube. Put one tube in the other and, voila, fire. No flint, no sparks. The secret to the catalytic lighter? Platinum.


Can A Smart Lighter Help You Quit Smoking?

If you’ve ever chastised a friend for their gnarly smoking habit, you know that scolding does absolutely nothing. Making people feel bad about smoking just makes them want to smoke in secret. Well, here’s an idea: What if it was your lighter making you feel bad about smoking. You can’t run away from your lighter right?


The LighterBro Multitool Turns You Into John McClane And MacGyver

If you’re a smoker who always has a disposable Bic lighter on hand, it’s time to ask more of that small accessory taking up space in your pocket. The LighterBro is basically designed to serve as a case for your Bic lighter that also happens to give it amazing slicing, repairing and bottle-opening powers.


The Sun Is Your Zippo With This Solar-Powered Lighter

Perfect for smokers who live in windy cities, this compact parabolic reflector lets you harness the sun as your own personal lighter — one that’s immune to even the strongest winds.


This Absurd Laser Lighter Is 2000 Times More Powerful Than The Sun

I can’t stop watching this guy burn through different materials with a preposterously intense laser that he built into a Zippo case. Metal, plastic, wood, rubber — these are no match for the laser lighter. Uhh, this is dangerous.


The Most Stunning Way To Start A Fire Since Lightning

The simple form and function of a Zippo lighter has made it an incredibly iconic design. But it could soon be supplanted by Alessi if the Italian houseware manufacturer prices its new Sushi lighter to compete with the Zippo. That, or convince a Hollywood producer to have an action hero prominently use it in an upcoming blockbuster.


Flip Torch Zippo: All The Light, None Of The Burning

For a different kind of light in your pocket, swap out your official Zippo for this lookalike that has the flint wheel and wick replaced with a set of ultra-bright white LEDs. It will never get even remotely hot enough to light a cigarette, but should help you find a more reliable source of fire when it’s dark out.


Two Gorgeous Lighters From When Smoking Was Still Cool Are Up For Grabs

A lighter is not just a hunk of cheap plastic you use to fire up a smoke — it’s also a matter of taste. Now, you can light up in style with a pair of vintage Braun lighters designed by Dieter Rams.


Camping Lighter Puts Fire At Your Beck And Call

When you’re backpacking, you don’t want to be weighed down by a bunch of extra supplies. The Wegner Fidis camping lighter comes with flints, wicks and lighter fluid.


Pepper Spray Lighter Burns Without A Flame

Sometimes a sneak attack is the best way to fight off a would-be assailant. Pulling an obvious can of pepper spray out of your pocket or purse immediately tips them off that they’re about to be blasted. But they’ll be none-the-wiser if you pulled out this innocuous-looking lighter.