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Frequently asked questions about lighters

lighters are nevertheless very useful, and we are glad that they are part of our lives today. However, due to the different models and brands, there are often questions about lighters. In this blog article we take you through all the questions of the moment. Find the answer to your question here!

How long does a lighter last?

Varies by type and brand. Gas lighters and electric lighters are refillable and have a longer life. Average lighters can be used about 1500-3000 times. 


What age to buy a lighter?

Legally there is no minimum age for the sale of lighters. However, your local store may have its own rules for this. So they can refuse sales of tobacco-related items such as lighters. There are no age rules online either.


What is a storm lighter?

A storm lighter can be recognized by a powerful blue flame. It is a lighter that, through the filling of special butane, a flammable gas, creates an intensely hot flame of up to 1300 degrees Celsius. The gas is under high pressure and is therefore not easy to blow out. Hence the name storm lighter.


Fire fuse or lighter safer?

When setting off fireworks, always make sure you follow the official instructions for use of the relevant item. A lighter fuse has been found to be safer because there is no flame. But only a glowing head. 

Are there special fireworks lighters?

No, there are no special fireworks lighters. However, there are a number of lighters in our range that are very suitable on days when fireworks may be set off. These are storm lighters, suitable for wind and weather.

How many degrees is a lighter?

The temperature of the flame of a lighter differs per gas type and lighter type. Most lighters have a flame with a temperature between 1200 and 1300 degrees.

Where can I buy gas for a lighter?

First, of course, you need to know which gas you need. Most lighters use propane, methyl propane and butane. In our catalog you will find the perfect one gasvulling for every lighter and especially for storm lighters! 

What is a windproof lighter?

A windproof lighter, also called a storm lighter. Is a lighter that is suitable against strong winds due to its powerful butane flame of 1300 degrees. 

What is a refillable lighter?

You can refill these lighters with liquid. A refillable lighter can be recognized by a gas valve at the bottom of the lighter. A refillable lighter therefore lasts much longer. 

Lighters child friendly?

It is always advisable to keep lighters out of the reach of children. Lighters are highly flammable and small in size and children quickly see them as toys. Although many lighters have a lock button, lighters are not child-friendly. 


How do I adjust the flame of a lighter?

This differs per type of lighter. There are actually 2 options for adjusting the flame. Or your lighter has a flat disc that you can push from left (-) to right (+) to adjust the flame. Sometimes there is a circle with a ring at the bottom that you can turn from (-) to (+). 

What is a plasma (electric) lighter?

A plasma lighter, also known as an electric lighter, is a lighter that does not work on liquefied gases but on electricity. Plasma lighters are rechargeable by means of a USB cable. 

In physics, plasma is understood to be a phase in which the particles of a gaseous substance are slightly ionized. Plasma is often referred to as the fourth state of matter, next to solid, liquid and gas (the fifth state of matter is sometimes referred to as the Bose-Einstein condensate). source: Plasma (aggregatietoestand) - Wikipedia


How expensive is a lighter?

An average BIC lighter starts from €1.89 from a current to luxury lighter models of around €25. The cheapest storm lighter on our webshop is €4.95.


How do you know if a lighter is full?

Most lighters have a window in which you can see how much gas is left in the lighter. If this is not the case, you can feel if there is still gas in your lighter by shaking it lightly. If you are still in doubt, you can always refill it following the correct steps. Fill gas lighter | (video)



In this blog we hope to have been able to give you as many answers as possible to the most frequently asked questions about lighters. We will continue to update this blog with questions and answers. If you have any questions, feel free to send a message to our customer service! 



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