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.

218PL Zippo Pipe Lighter Matte Black
218PL Zippo Pipe Lighter Matte Black
$15.19
Jobon Metal Jet Double Flame Cigarette Cigar Smoking Pipe Butane Gas Lighter
Jobon Metal Jet Double Flame Cigarette Cigar Smoking Pipe Butane Gas Lighter
$12.19
Angle Jet Blue Flame Butane Gas Smoking Tobacco Pipe Cigar Cigarette Lighter
Angle Jet Blue Flame Butane Gas Smoking Tobacco Pipe Cigar Cigarette Lighter
$11.59
Tobacco Pipe Lighter w Tamper  Pick Flint Stone Finger Free Smoking Cigarette
Tobacco Pipe Lighter w Tamper Pick Flint Stone Finger Free Smoking Cigarette
$18.43
Jet Flame+Soft Flame Cigarette Cigar Smoking Pipe Lighter W Cylinder Flint Wheel
Jet Flame+Soft Flame Cigarette Cigar Smoking Pipe Lighter W Cylinder Flint Wheel
$12.59
Portable Mini Cigarette Cigar Smoking Pipe Lighter With Cylinder Flint Wheel
Portable Mini Cigarette Cigar Smoking Pipe Lighter With Cylinder Flint Wheel
$8.79
Jet Flame Cigarette Cigar Smoking Pipe Lighter W Cylinder Flint Wheel+2 Flame
Jet Flame Cigarette Cigar Smoking Pipe Lighter W Cylinder Flint Wheel+2 Flame
$9.39
Zippo Pipe Lighters Black Matte
Zippo Pipe Lighters Black Matte
$29.88
Lot Of 3 Collectible Ronson Cigarette Cigar Pipe Tobacco Fluid Butane Lighters
Lot Of 3 Collectible Ronson Cigarette Cigar Pipe Tobacco Fluid Butane Lighters
$24.99
Tobacco Pipe Lighter 45 Angle Flame With Pipe Tool Easy One Push Light
Tobacco Pipe Lighter 45 Angle Flame With Pipe Tool Easy One Push Light
$16.70
Creative Gift Deformable Heart shaped Butane Refillable Pipe Cigarette Lighter
Creative Gift Deformable Heart shaped Butane Refillable Pipe Cigarette Lighter
$8.54
JJJ citation lighter brass pipe cigerette lighter vintage Japan
JJJ citation lighter brass pipe cigerette lighter vintage Japan
$4.97
Pipe Wrench BBQ Grill Lighter by Gibson SEALED
Pipe Wrench BBQ Grill Lighter by Gibson SEALED
$4.99
SATIN CHROME LIGHTER PIPE INSERT ZIPPO WINDPROOF LIGHTER SEW IN BOX
SATIN CHROME LIGHTER PIPE INSERT ZIPPO WINDPROOF LIGHTER SEW IN BOX
$14.25
Peterson Thinking Man Pipe Lighter Satin
Peterson Thinking Man Pipe Lighter Satin
$129.60

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.