I've got a few lighters and pipe lighters which I collected over time from my dad and myself... A battery operated Ronson electronic varaflame (what would they say by today's adjective of 'electronic') A Win pipe lighter and 2 of these square ones A zippo pipe lighter Despite this, I'm frequently frustrated (and I remember my dad too, thats why he frequently bought new ones) by the lighter not firing first time. The Ronson sometimes takes 6+ clicks before you would get a light, the Win - I even gave up on that one. The Zippo is currently the best but needs juice more frequently than I expected. Not even a deep clean vd maintenance, new flint, topup gas will make a real difference. I have not tried these new type of lighters. Any experienced advice out there? What are you guys using? Some will still believe matches are the best (must say, it does give an even light around the bowl), but our matches are also. Ot the same quality than what they were long ago. I sometimes use 3-4 matches for one light - wet wood.