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.

Vintage Pierre Cardin Paris Pipe Lighter New in Original Box
Vintage Pierre Cardin Paris Pipe Lighter New in Original Box
$55.00
Big Ben Black Leather Metal Tobacco Pipe lighter With 3 Pipe Cleaner Tool
Big Ben Black Leather Metal Tobacco Pipe lighter With 3 Pipe Cleaner Tool
$14.99
2017New Jobon Metal Normal Flame Cigarette Cigar Butane Gas Smoking Pipe Lighter
2017New Jobon Metal Normal Flame Cigarette Cigar Butane Gas Smoking Pipe Lighter
$8.54
1PC Pipe Metal Windproof Lighters Good Quality Rare Design Cool
1PC Pipe Metal Windproof Lighters Good Quality Rare Design Cool
$6.39
Tsubota Pearl EDDIE Crocodile Black Pipe Lighter with Tools Seki Japan Old Boy
Tsubota Pearl EDDIE Crocodile Black Pipe Lighter with Tools Seki Japan Old Boy
$119.00
Honest Tobacco Tool Torch Lighter Refillable Butane Gas Cigarette Pipe Lighter
Honest Tobacco Tool Torch Lighter Refillable Butane Gas Cigarette Pipe Lighter
$7.59
New Mini Pipe with Butane Lighter
New Mini Pipe with Butane Lighter
$14.35
NEW Tobacco Pipe Lighter  Czech Pipe Tool All In One FREE SHIPPING
NEW Tobacco Pipe Lighter Czech Pipe Tool All In One FREE SHIPPING
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1972 RONSON PIPE ORIGINAL AD
1972 RONSON PIPE ORIGINAL AD
$7.47
VINTAGE 1930s 40s Regens Automatic Storm Lighter Cigarette Pipe w engraving
VINTAGE 1930s 40s Regens Automatic Storm Lighter Cigarette Pipe w engraving
$12.00
LOT Vintage Antique Cigarette Lighters Bottle Form Mini Pipe V Victory Austria
LOT Vintage Antique Cigarette Lighters Bottle Form Mini Pipe V Victory Austria
$8.00
Brush Chrome Zippo Pipe Lighter
Brush Chrome Zippo Pipe Lighter
$19.95
Black Matte Zippo Pipe Lighter
Black Matte Zippo Pipe Lighter
$20.95
Pipe Box Mottohedeh Lighter Cleaner Tampers Holder Italy Made Antique Box Rare
Pipe Box Mottohedeh Lighter Cleaner Tampers Holder Italy Made Antique Box Rare
$50.00
RARE OLD PIPE LIGHTER COLIBRINo8800
RARE OLD PIPE LIGHTER COLIBRINo8800
$49.99

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.