This short article could also be looked at another way. For those undecided readers, it could go by way of a few short suggestions as to what purposes today’s electronic lighters are best used for. Because by stating the obvious seems a little too easy. Why not set a challenge? While we challenge ourselves, why don’t you challenge yourself and think what good use you could have for an electric (or electronic) lighter. This is the easy and obvious choice for smokers, but of course, not everyone reading this are smokers.
Smokers, let it be said, for as long as their lungs are able to hold out, will always have good use for an electric lighter. But why should smokers have all the fun? What about you? Can you think of any good uses for your new electronic lighter? Well, we can. Round about this time, we are actually feeling quite hungry. We are in the kitchen and we are thinking of what to make next. In certain parts of the world it is already a good tradition for many home owners to be using a gas stove. It saves on the electric bill, for one thing.
In the interests of doing all things as sustainably as possible, domestically and commercially, it is only a matter of time before more people around the world catch on to this very good habit. But lighting the gas stove every morning and every evening could do with an electronic lighter. That portable little device does not impact on your monthly bills either. All it takes is one little charge via your USB port plugged into your computer which, in turn, does not generate much energy use either.
To think and talk about food, how can we not talk about the good old barbecue? The more time spent outdoors or on the patio, the more power used too. Even more sustainable, in fact, because you are never using live coals these days. But those artificial bricks still need to be lit. And there the electronic lighter comes in handy again, particularly now that it is being used outdoors. Because the elements, wind and rain, in particular, can put no further damper on the barbecue enterprise.
The weather has been tricked. Wind or rain will usually have a go at a real live flame. But when the electronic lighter is flicked, no such flame comes forward. The weather can do nothing with an unseen electric current. Unencumbered, a fresh fire can be lit. Now, in some parts of the world, it is getting pretty cold out there. It is time to light the old chimney fire. And what better use for the electronic lighter. Lighting logs is also quite sustainable. No electricity is being used to warm the living room and, quite possibly, the rest of the house.
And there are many other uses for an electronic lighter besides.