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Clipper Lighter Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a Clipper Lighter?

Clipper Lighters are collectable lighters made in Spain that have a variety of unique features including:

  • Refillable
  • Disposable
  • Replaceable Flint
  • Handy Poker for Packing

If you've been in the smoking scene for any amount of time, odds are you've come in contact with the best lighter in the business -- the Clipper. Clipper is the leader in the industry for refillable lighters and has created an incredibly unique and useful product. These lighters come in thousands of styles and colors, but maintain many distinct features. In recent years the craze for collectible Clipper lighters has been coined "Clipper Mania", and rightfully so-- collectors have sets valued thousands of dollars! Whether collecting or for daily use, Clipper lighters are the premium lighter on the market.

How do you fill up a Clipper Lighter?

Filling and refilling a Clipper lighter is pretty easy. First, you must buy high quality Clipper butane. On the bottom of every clipper lighter is a circle with a red dot. This is where you place the nozzle of the butane. Simply press down and the butane will inject into the clipper lighter. That's it!

How do you change the flint in a Clipper?

Changing the flint in a clipper is probably the most difficult part of maintaining your clipper lighter. The steps are as follows:

  • Pull firmly on the metal piece that helps the flint make a spark. This will remove the "poker" from the lighter.
  • Remove the piece at the bottom of the poker. The old flint should fall out.
  • Drop in your new Clipper flint and replace the piece at the bottom of the poker.
  • Place the poker back in the lighter and test to make sure it works.  That's it!

What makes Clippers so Collectable?

Clipper lighters are collectable for the same reason people collect tennis shoes -- because they come in a wide variety of colors and designs. The lighters are made in a variety of materials also such as metal and nylon. Clippers are meant to be collected, displayed, and traded with friends.

How old do you have to be to be able to buy a Clipper Lighter?

Lighters are used for a variety of reasons, so there is usually no age requirement to purchase a lighter. However, if you are using the lighter for smoking you should be at least 18 years old. This age may vary from state to state and you should look up your local laws for a more accurate answer.

Why Clipper Lighters?

Several factors play into why Clipper lighters are superior to their competitors. First, they are made with the highest quality raw materials and are made to withstand the test of time. Clipper lighters are refillable and reflintable, making them a smart investment. They make flint, electronic and metal lighters to fit every smoker's needs and preferences.


Clipper Lighters appeal to "roll your own' smokers because of their unique removable flint system that assists in packing tobacco. The design of the lighter also allows pipe smokers to use without being burned (major plus!) They also manufacture a variety of accessories including the gas and lighter fluid to refill. Their gas is universal and has less impurities than the other guys, making it a prime choice. Clipper manufactures over 450 million units a year, and is arguably the most sought after lighter on the market.

If you're looking for a reliable and affordable lighter, Clipper is the only choice. No one compares to the innovative technology, smooth look and sheer quality. For smokers and collectors alike, this lighter is LEGIT!

History of Clipper UK

Based out of the UK, Clipper (formally known as Clipper UK Ltd.) is a branch of Flamagas S.A.; a brand founded in 1959 by the Puig family out of Barcelona. The Puig family business initially began distributing and manufacturing perfume and cosmetic brands, and then wandered into the premium lighter industry. They hit the ground running with a innovative and superior product and haven't slowed down since. Clipper UK is the one and only distributor for Clipper products in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK and direct supply to thousands of major retailers throughout the world. Flamagas presently has distribution in over 90 countries worldwide and is ever expanding.

The original design was by Enric Sardà and after it's launch in 1972, it didn't take long to become the Number 1 semi disposable lighter. Clipper committed to using the highest quality materials to ensure their product's longevity. They implemented fixed safety features in every lighter, like a Child Resistant mechanism, nylon body and fixed flame. Every lighter is made in a fully automated facility in their own factories in Barcelona, Shanghai and Chennai ensuring top notch quality. Quite frankly, the blow the competition to of the water on every front.