The future is here! This is a very innovative pipelighter with no change of battery and NO BUTANE! The only thing you need to do is to charge it with the supplied usb cord. When charged you turn it on and then you push the bottom and a spark will appear between the two "arms". You then insert it into the tobacco chamber of the pipe and light your pipe. Its ok to touch the tobacco and the supplied brush is to clean the top of the lighter now and then. The lighters works in very windy weather!