This handy little device attaches to your lantern through one of the match holes. It then allows you to easily light your lantern without matches. This eliminates the hassle of trying to get your match close enough to the mantle to light it. The lighter shaft slides right up to the mantle. After lighting you pull the shaft back out of the way, all while the lighter is conveniently attached to the lantern. This lighter can be used with most gasoline, propane or butane lanterns. It has a spring loaded flint magazine, so you always get a shower of sparks. It uses ordinary lighter flints. (see below for replacements).