The original Looftlighter is a Swedish eco-friendly invention that eliminates the use of lighter fluid, ignition cubes (concentrated lighter fluid) and all other sorts of harmful chemicals when lighting your charcoal barbecue or hearth-fire.
More than 6.5 million bottles of lighter fluid is used only in Sweden alone each year. That is pretty extreme when you realise that Sweden only have 9,5 million inhabitants and a very short summer.
When lighter fluid burns it produces CO2 which is bad for the environment. Besides this it’s death threatening for children to consume lighter fluid as it can cause chemical pneumonia.
Apart from being a threat to the environment and hazardous for children, lighter fluid can also flavor your food and its explosiveness causes many injuries each year. With the Looftlighter you will never need any harmful chemicals to light your charcoal.
Help us fight CO2 by avoiding lighter fluid as much as possible!
“Every year, many children are injured after having ingested lighter fluid during a barbecue. Even small amounts are enough to cause breathing difficulties in a child. Children can also develop what is known as chemical pneumonia, a serious condition. Never keep lighter fluid where children can get at it. Use an electric grill starter instead of lighter fluid when you’re having a barbecue.”
-Swedish Chemical Agency