Lighter FAQs:


Q: Is lighter a portable device used to create a flame?

A: Yes, and to ignite a variety of combustible materials, such as cigars, gas stoves, fireworks, candles, cigarettes, or cannabis.

Q: Are lighters designed for use in any environment where an open flame?

A: Yes, and conventional lighters or matches are not permitted.

Q: Are lighters invented by the German chemist named Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner in 1823 and was often called Döbereiner's lamp?

A: Yes.

Q: Were lighters converted flintlock pistols that used gunpowder?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lighters not flameless at all, but the flame is invisible?

A: Yes, If a piece of paper can easily be ignited, it is probably not a true flameless lighter and may not be safe in hazardous environments where smoking is confined to specific safe areas.

Q: Was lighter claimed to have been invented by Alexander Kucala?

A: Yes, and a tavern owner and inventor, on the south side of Chicago in the early 1930s called the AL Lighter.

Q: Are lighters often far hotter than normal lighters and can burn in excess of 1,100 °C?

A: Yes, Contrary to common misconception, the windproof capabilities are not achieved from "higher pressure" fuel, with lighters using the same fuel as standard lighters, and therefore developing the same vapour pressure.

Q: Is lighter the permanent match or everlasting match?

A: Yes, and consisting of a naphtha fuel-filled metal shell and a separate threaded metal rod assembly —the "match"— serving as the striker and wick.

Q: Is lighter used in many environments such as prisons and detention facilities?

A: Yes, and oil and gas facilities, mental health facilities, nursing homes, airports and night clubs/restaurants.

Q: Is lighter opened?

A: Yes.

Q: Is lighter a safe alternative to traditional lighters?

A: Yes.

Q: Was lighter invented by brothers Douglas Hammond and David Hammond in the UK in 1966 under the "Ciglow" name?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lighters that the fuel compartment is sealed shut with a rubber o-ring?

A: Yes, and which slows or stops fuel evaporation.

Q: Are lighters produced in the United States?

A: Yes, and China, and Thailand.

Q: Are lighters manufactured for demanding conditions such as shipboard?

A: Yes, and high altitude, and wet climates.