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    This $9 Rechargeable Electric Lighter Is The Only Way I Light Candles Now

    Candle lovers, gather round: this is more cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and safer than any of those other types of 🔥you were using before.

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    As someone who is a scaredy cat in my core, I never thought I'd be able to *enjoy* setting things on fire, but then came this ridiculously easy-to-use rechargeable electric lighter that's selling for $8.49 on Amazon.

    BuzzFeed editor holding rose gold stick-shaped lighter
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    It comes in five colors, including rose gold, white, black, silver, and sky blue, and has already racked up 8,000+ 5-star reviews. 

    I've named mine Estelle because I got it in rose gold and she feels ... fancy. Particularly because I mostly use her to light my deeper three-wick candles, aka my ultimate bougie vice. Before this, I was constantly buying gas lighters to avoid using matches because — as I said before — I am a scaredy cat.

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    Before anyone match-splains me I know how to properly angle them to light without burning your fingers, I'm just!! A little bit bad at it.

    Now not only do I have an easier, safer way to light candles, it's a heck of a lot more environmentally friendly than gas lighters, which you'd normally have to refill or toss, or wasting a bunch of matches.

    BuzzFeed editor holding up the lighter to show the electric current
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    I've had this bb for over a year now and never once has it faltered (nor has the one I got my parents around the same time). Not to mention you do low key feel like a wizard when you're using it. Like, BOOM, my magic wand just made fire. 

    What I also love about this electric lighter is that it holds a charge for a *long* time. I light candles seven days a week and I only have to charge this every two months or so, and even then it recharges itself up in a cool 10 minutes.

    Lighter hooked up to a short black USB cord
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    If I could harness that kind of energy on that little charge, I'd be too powerful, TBH. 

    It's also designed to be super portable for camping and traveling. The electric current is windproof (take THAT, weather gods) and there's even a little safety switch on the bottom you have to turn on before you can operate it, so it won't light up in your bag.

    BuzzFeed editor showing the bottom of the lighter with the safety switch and blue light on
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    You can tell when it's on because there's a little blue light that will light up on the bottom until you turn it off again. 

    But that's not all it comes in handy for. For instance, people with arthritis or limited mobility in their hands will find these electric lighters are a *lot* easier to use than the gas ones they need to press on. A lot of the 8,000+ 5-star reviewers also mention that they feel this is a lot more kid-friendly than alternatives as well.

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    Here are reviews from a few of this electric lighter's fans:

    "A must-have! One of my favorite IG influencers who's down to Earth and very coupon-savvy posted this during Christmas! I ended up ordering two of the white ones! Perfect for stocking stuffers for my sister and my mom! My dad is shocked how amazing it is! All three of them love it so much! So so easy to use and to charge! And there’s a safety switch so my little kids can’t light it! It’s super sleek and works amazing to start candles or even the fireplace!" —Bizzly

    "This is so simple to use. I've been using to light candles. I will be getting one for my mom, she has rheumatoid arthritis and can't use simple lighters ... she has resorted back to matches. This device is just a simple push of a lever after switching device to on position on the bottom (a blue light on bottom tells me device is on). Love!" —adg

    "What do you give a person who has everything and can buy anything she wants? Enter this super cool lighter! I was trying to think of something to gift my dearest friend. She has done a lot for me and my family that I would like to get her something just because. I came across this usb chargeable electric lighter and I’m so glad I did! I got her three really fancy candles and paired it with this lighter and it was a perfect gift! She raved about it and thanked me and said that she ordered a few more to give away to her friends too!" —Xutzen

    Anyway, odds are you've seen one of these electric lighters on TikTok or heard a friend rave about theirs by now — if you were looking for a sign to get one, this is it!! I cannot say enough good things about it.

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    Not to mention, if you pair them with a cute candle, they make *excellent* gifts. 🎁🕯🥰

    You can get these electric lighters in five different colors on Amazon for $8.49 each — to borrow a phrase from my BFF The Human Torch, flame on!!

    Reviewer holding white version of the lighter

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