How to Use a Lighter for Candles?

How to Use a Lighter for Candles?

Lighting candles is one of the simplest yet most satisfying activities to do when you want to enjoy a peaceful, calming atmosphere. But how do you properly use a lighter for your candle? From the type of lighter needed to safety measures while lighting to best practices in using the flames, let this blog post walk you through it all and equip you with knowledge so that your candle-lighting experiences are safe and successful!

Lighting Candles Using a Lighter


Lighting candles is a great way to create ambiance and helps release your favorite scents into the air. Using a lighter to light candles is an easy and convenient way to add warmth and soft lighting to any space or event. Here are some simple steps to guide you in using a lighter for candles:

Gather Supplies

To use a lighter for candles, you need to gather the necessary supplies: a lighter and candles. Choose the type of candle that suits your needs, such as tapers or votive candles. Make sure to purchase a good quality candle that will not smoke excessively when lit. Additionally, it is important to have a good quality lighter that will not fail when you need it most.

Prepare The Area

Before lighting a candle with a lighter, you must first prepare the area. Make sure to keep any flammable materials away from your workspace and ensure that the area is well-ventilated. If there are curtains or drapes close by, make sure they aren’t too close to the flame. You should also have an extinguisher, like a fire extinguisher or a damp towel, nearby.

Also, ensure no pets or children are near the area in case of an accidental fire. Once you have the area prepared, it’s time to choose your lighter. Choose one with a long neck that can get to a short or hard-to-reach wick. 

Light The Candle

Lighting a candle with a lighter is an easy and effective way to enjoy candlelight. Once you have gathered the necessary supplies and prepared the area, it is time to light the candle with your lighter.

  • Make sure that the wick of the candle is standing straight up, as this will allow for an even burn. If it’s not, use your fingers to straighten it.
  • Position the candle on a heat-safe surface and ensure it is stable before lighting.
  • Hold the lighter close to the wick, making sure to keep your hands and clothing away from the flame at all times. It’s also best to hold the lighter horizontally to avoid dripping wax onto the wick.
  • Light the candle and allow it to burn for a few seconds while the wick catches.
  • Gently blow out the flame and ensure that the candle burns evenly, adjusting the wick if necessary.
  • Remove any debris or soot from around the wick before starting to enjoy your candlelight.

Extinguish Candle

When you are done using a candle, make sure to put it out safely by blowing out the flame. Make sure that the candle is completely extinguished before you leave it unattended.

By following these simple steps on how to use a lighter for candles, you can enjoy your candles safely and securely.

Type Of Lighter Needed For Candles

When it comes to lighting candles, you need the right lighter. The most common lighters for candles are long-handled candle lighters.

Long-Handled Lighters

Long-handled lighters are extra-long. They can reach into tight or deep spaces like candle jars. Their long handle will also keep your hands far away from the wick, making them ideal for lighting birthday candles.

Candle Lighters

Candle lighters are specifically designed for use with candles. They come in different sizes, styles, and colors to match your décor. Candle lighters have an extended handle so you can easily light the wicks and keep your hands away from the flame. Some, like the candle lighter by the USB Lighter Company, offer a display stand for holding your lighter when it is not in use. These lighters also produce an arc instead of a flame which minimizes smoke. 

Long-handled lighters and candle lighters, like those produced by the USB Lighter Company, are rechargeable, saving you money and time. They have a light indicator that will let you know when they need recharging. All you’ll need is access to a USB port, and your lighter will be recharged in just over an hour. 

Safety Measures

  1. Make sure your work area is well-ventilated; be sure that the flame is away from curtains, draperies, and other combustibles.
  1. Place the candle safely on a non-flammable surface before lighting it with a lighter.
  1. Keep the flame or heat away from your face and body.
  1. To light the wick of a candle, hold the flame close to the wick for about 10 seconds until it is lit.
  1. Always ensure the flame extinguishes completely before putting down the lighter.
  1. If you are lighting more than one candle, keep the lit candles out of reach from each other to avoid cross-lighting and the risk of fire.
  1. Do not touch or move burning candles or attempt to light them with a lighter if they go out. Instead, blow them out and use a new match or lighter.
  1. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and be sure to monitor the flame at all times, especially with children in the house.
  1. Ensure that candles are extinguished before leaving the room or going to bed.


If you're looking for a way to add some ambiance to your home, lighting candles is a great option. Candles can provide a warm and inviting atmosphere and come in a wide range of scents, so you can choose the perfect one for any mood or setting. But before you can enjoy the benefits of candles, you need a quality lighter like the Motli light or the candle lighter by the USB Lighter Company. With either of these lighters, you'll be able to enjoy all the benefits of candles without any worry.

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