Pipe lighters are obviously an integral part of your pipe smoking experience. Some people think it's best to use ordinary matches to light your pipe, others prefer a butane non torch lighter for their pipe. Some lighter manufacturers make pipe specific lighters, with a hole cut out in the windshield.

Judds New Old Stock Zippo Cornell  Diehl Pipe Lighter
Judds New Old Stock Zippo Cornell Diehl Pipe Lighter
$11.50
Genuine Penguin K Great Pipe Lighter 2 1 2 x 1 1 2 Flip Top Silver
Genuine Penguin K Great Pipe Lighter 2 1 2 x 1 1 2 Flip Top Silver
$25.99
VTG ANTIQUE AG STEVENSON COMBINATION MECHANICAL PENCIL LIGHTER PIPES CIGARS
VTG ANTIQUE AG STEVENSON COMBINATION MECHANICAL PENCIL LIGHTER PIPES CIGARS
$16.99
Zippo Pipe Lighter Brushed Chrome Windproof Lifetime Guarantee Made in USA New
Zippo Pipe Lighter Brushed Chrome Windproof Lifetime Guarantee Made in USA New
$18.49
Zippo Chrome Pipe Lighter Sherlock Wind proof
Zippo Chrome Pipe Lighter Sherlock Wind proof
$19.00
200PL Pipe Lighter Brushed Chrome 041689102609
200PL Pipe Lighter Brushed Chrome 041689102609
$14.50
LOT 21 PSC VINTAGE ZIPPO CASE GUIDE WINSTON PAN AND PIPEPOCKET KNIFE OTHER
LOT 21 PSC VINTAGE ZIPPO CASE GUIDE WINSTON PAN AND PIPEPOCKET KNIFE OTHER
$27.00
Vintage Nimrod Pipe Lighter Made In USA 1950s1960s
Vintage Nimrod Pipe Lighter Made In USA 1950s1960s
$7.50
New Vertigo By Lotus Puffer Pipe Traditional Flame Pipe Lighter Blue
New Vertigo By Lotus Puffer Pipe Traditional Flame Pipe Lighter Blue
$21.99
New Vertigo By Lotus Puffer Pipe Traditional Flame Pipe Lighter Black
New Vertigo By Lotus Puffer Pipe Traditional Flame Pipe Lighter Black
$21.99
New Vertigo By Lotus Governor Traditional Flame Pipe Lighter Brown Marble
New Vertigo By Lotus Governor Traditional Flame Pipe Lighter Brown Marble
$19.99
ZIPPO Pipe Lighter Checkered 852875 Exclusive Free Shipping New
ZIPPO Pipe Lighter Checkered 852875 Exclusive Free Shipping New
$29.99
PI PETTE FIREBIRD COLIBRI PIPE LIGHTER BOX ONLY
PI PETTE FIREBIRD COLIBRI PIPE LIGHTER BOX ONLY
$18.00
Ronson Pipe Holder
Ronson Pipe Holder
$150.00
Vintage plastic Lighter and keychain Pipe Face shape
Vintage plastic Lighter and keychain Pipe Face shape
$6.29

So should you use a match or a pipe lighter? It's all down to convenience and your own preference. If you are outside and it's windy, matches probably are not the best choice. There are many wind-proof lighters available today. However, their flame generally burns hotter and stronger, is this the best way to light your tobacco?

It is also inconvenient when you run out of matches, but then again, lighters need refuelling and can run out before you are aware. There is no right and wrong in matches or lighters. If you prefer matches, just remember to keep them dry, if you prefer pipe lighters just remember to keep it topped up.