There’s No Need for Lighter Fluid in This Electric, Flameless Lighter Insert

Amazon shoppers love it for camping.
By Nina Huang
September 22, 2020
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As the warm, crackling gathering spot for s’mores, sing-alongs, and scary stories, a campfire is one of the best parts of a camping trip. Alongside essentials like sleeping bags, food supplies, and a first aid kit, a well-equipped lighter is a must-have to ensure a toasty bonfire. However, most lighters (like Zippo’s classic versions) require refills to keep working, and it can be frustrating to discover that your lighter is out of lighter fluids at the last minute. Luckily, Amazon shoppers have discovered a compact and simple solution to this problem. 

Reviewers on Amazon have called Power Practical’s rechargeable Spark Insert for lighters a “nice alternative to using lighter fluid.” The insert, which fits easily into flip-top lighters, is odorless, flameless, and windproof. And the best news? At only $15, it’s a cost-efficient substitute to buying bottles after bottles of lighter fluid refills. 

To start using the Power Practical Spark Insert, all you have to do is plug it in via its USB cable to a laptop or USB to charge; each charge provides roughly 100 uses. Don’t worry about getting a new flip-top case if you have a lighter that you already love, though: Simply remove your current fuel cartridge in your lighter case, and replace it with the insert. 

Shoppers love how easy to use Power Practical’s product is. “I hate lighter fluid, but it's always been necessary to use in my Zippo lighter,” said a reviewer. “This was a great replacement and it's much easier to use. The battery lasts a long time for me as I normally use it to light incense and candles which I don't do every day...I love that this can't blow out in the wind either. It's great for household use and camping and fits perfectly inside my Zippo shell.”

Another reviewer wrote, “It lights up incense, cigarettes, papers, much faster than a traditional lighter. I'm no longer going to use fuel-based lighters. Great for a bug-out bag or camping, since nowadays I always have access to power, and not necessarily have access to lighter fluid.”

Shop this convenient and efficient insert below. 

Courtesy of Amazon

To buy: amazon.com, $15

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