The Bic multi-purpose lighter is so much more convenient to have than a regular cigarette lighter. I have tons of candles in my apartment, and those bigger jar candles burn to that you can barely reach the wick and use a regular lighter or match and try to light it and fit your hand in the jar. It makes you get your have covered in soot and burn your fingers. I buy probably 1 or 2 of these Bic lighters per year. I also use them to light my grill when it doesn't feel like starting on its own. Last year, my pilot light on my oven would go out whenever I had my kitchen and patio doors open at the same time, because of a draft. So when it would go out, I would use this Bic lighter to reach way in the back of my oven to relight the pilot light. This elongated lighter allows me to light candles on cake without getting my fingers too close to the flame. They are super convenient and easy to use. They even have a little window on the side so you can see how much fluid is left. Great house tool!