What makes a pipe lighter different from a cigarette lighter? For one thing, the specially angled flame makes it easier to light the tobacco in the pipe bowl without burning your fingers! The other difference is more subtle - pipe lighters use a softer, cooler flame, which won't damage the pipe or destroy the flavor of your favorite tobacco blend. Choose a basic lighter, such as our black pipe lighter, or go all-out on a quality Pearl pipe lighter. Many lighters feature an attached tamper and cleaning tool.