REVIEW: TikTok famous flameless lighter + photos – Insider

March 12, 2022 by No Comments

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  • I bought a TikTok-famous candle lighter after it was recommended by a coworker.
  • Although I was hesitant at first, it’s now one of my favorite Amazon purchases of all time.
  • The electric design is flameless, rechargeable, and honestly just fun to use.

I don’t have a TikTok – seeing as I’m in a fully committed relationship with Instagram – but that hasn’t stopped me from being influenced to buy products made famous by the social media platform. 

I first heard about electric candle lighters going viral in a roundup of my coworkers’ favorite TikTok buys but initially wrote them off as nothing special. Then, last summer, I moved apartments and soon realized I’d lost my trusty multipurpose Bic lighter. You know, the plastic ones with the long wand where the design hasn’t changed in more than a decade.

After heading to Amazon to pick up a new one, I was surprised to find the Bic wands were only available in multi-packs. I’ll admit to having a larger candle collection than the average person, but not enough to warrant four lighters – or the use of storage space!

Then I remembered the electric TikTok lighter. Although I wasn’t thrilled about trying something new, it was cheaper, and I was intrigued by its more than 25,000 reviews. Two days later the Suprus electric candle lighter arrived and I haven’t looked back.



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Unlike traditional lighters, this one doesn’t use butane but instead has an electric spark that appears with the push of a button. It feels safer to use and it can also be recharged with a micro USB cord. I haven’t owned it long enough to know, but the company says the battery will last for 500 charges. You can tell the battery level by looking at the number of blue LED lights that light up (four means it’s fully charged).



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The lighter also has a retractable design that protects the ceramic head and keeps your hands away. When the head is covered, it just looks like a sleek little stick. One thing to know is that black soot often collects near the spark and once it builds up, you’ll need to clean it or it can get in the way of lighting the candlewick. I don’t do this as much I should, but it really only takes a few seconds.

It’s still true there’s nothing super special about this lighter over any other one, but I like that it’s rechargeable and flameless, and it makes the simple pleasure of lighting a candle a bit more fun. I like to think I’m fairly immune to the allure of trendy products (which may just be wishful thinking), but I’m truly happy to have fallen for this TikTok find.

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