Meet the Illume ArcLighter: a flameless, electronic candle lighter that uses a high-intensity electric arc to light candles. You can use it to light paper, gas, and other things. It can light vertically and sideways, so you won’t have trouble accessing hard to reach places. The device is rechargeable via USB. There is no flame or fuel to deal with.
The Illume ArcLighter looks elegant and has a thermoplastic polymer body. The lighter turns off in 8 seconds and has a child-safety lock. The above video should give you a better idea how it works. You can find this project on Kickstarter.