Aflame with beauty

Finally there’s a refillable lighter to match your home décor. Deborah Darnell, founder of Social Light, worked in the candle business for years and what she noticed over and over again was that plastic lighters and matchbooks didn’t hold a candle to all the candles they lit. Social Light is a new way to bring beauty to every flame and fire. No need to keep it hidden away in a drawer, this lighter can be displayed stylishly and conveniently right on the table or mantel. Social Light decorative lighters feature a safety lock and adjustable flame height. Unlike disposable alternatives that end-up in landfills, these lighters are refillable and made to last a lifetime. Social Lights makes a unique hostess gift for candle lovers or anyone who likes to cozy up by the fire (yourself included).

Social Light

Decorative Lighters

Aflame with beauty

Finally there’s a refillable lighter to match your home décor. Deborah Darnell, founder of Social Light, worked in the candle business for years and what she noticed over and over again was that plastic lighters and matchbooks didn’t hold a candle to all the candles they lit. Social Light is a new way to bring beauty to every flame and fire. No need to keep it hidden away in a drawer, this lighter can be displayed stylishly and conveniently right on the table or mantel. Social Light decorative lighters feature a safety lock and adjustable flame height. Unlike disposable alternatives that end-up in landfills, these lighters are refillable and made to last a lifetime. Social Lights makes a unique hostess gift for candle lovers or anyone who likes to cozy up by the fire (yourself included).
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Deborah
    Deborah

    Since the beginning of time nothing has been more primal than the ability to produce fire. We light candles in ceremonies and social gatherings, decorate our homes with fireplaces and candlelight - all honoring our capacity to create fire.

    The Social Light is a stylish alternative to lighting candles, grills, and fireplaces. They are designed to be held gracefully and accessorize any home decor. Unlike utility lighters that resemble power tools or messy matches, the Social Light is intended for display and need not be hidden after each use. I'm happy to be here to answer any questions you may have.

  • ggreg
    ggreg
    10/16/2013 12:35 PM

    Great idea, poor execution on the price point. On the page introducing the product - for $5 more you could have a fireplace, a bunch of candles and firewood. This is overstepping, scale it back, bring it in around $15 and make some sales. It is 'not all that' for $40.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 12:44 PM

    @ggreg

    Hi Greg. I appreciate your comment on the price point. Social Light decorative lighters are manufactured to last a long time and come with a three year warranty. Many candles cost $20 and well above, regardless those candles burn up and go away while the Social Light will remain a viable part of any home decor.

  • Danny
    Danny
    10/16/2013 2:50 PM

    @Deborah

    I'm sorry your price is way too high. A three year warranty? Who keeps track of that? And since there is no holder, at some point the question will be,"where is that lighter, who had it last?" And the reply will "here, use this $1.99 one from K-Mart."

    And a lighter as part of your "home decor?" Are you kidding me? How about a decorative toilet seat to enhance one's "home decor?"

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 3:32 PM

    @Danny

    Hi Danny. Thank you for your comment. Our three year warranty is a formality. Of course, if you have our lighter for 10 years or more and if it were to need servicing - ego would supersede our warranty and we would gladly service your Social Light. As far as the price.............you might consider the various cork screws on the market - cork screws come in a variety of styles, prices, and quality too.

    Warm regards,

    Deborah

  • Danny
    Danny
    10/16/2013 7:50 PM

    @Deborah

    You are right about corkscrews. But I haven't seen many promoted as "home decor" with handles named after cities around the world. I am trying to be objective and I would wish you well in any thoughtful endeavor. I just do not see it in this product. Good luck, nevertheless.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:43 AM

    @Danny

    That's ok Danny. I'm assuming you're a man. Women have always been the true keeper's of the flame.

  • Paula
    Paula
    10/16/2013 12:40 PM

    Do all of the lighters come with the display stand?

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 12:46 PM

    @Paula

    Hi Paula. Thank you for your interest in Social Light. The lighters are not sold with the stand. We'll consider offering the stand on The Grommet if there is enough demand.

    Warm regards,

    Deborah

  • Terri
    Terri
    10/16/2013 1:08 PM

    @Deborah

    Hi Deborah, I also agree with the stand, it makes it stand out for display, and easy to pick up then also, I know that I want to get one, they look easy to hold for someone who has trouble holding the smaller lighters, and don't want something like the plastic lighters laying around. :)

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 1:23 PM

    @Terri

    Hi Terri. I'll make a note of your interest in the stand. And yes Social Light decorative lighters are easy to for both left and right handed people.

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    10/16/2013 2:53 PM

    @Deborah - I would like to give the Social Light as a "house-warming" gift and wonder....would you tell where you got the stand shown in the video? (I do have to wait to order as I do not know how their fireplace is lit)

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 3:53 PM

    @Sharon

    Hi Sharon. Ok. I just got off the phone with The Grommet and we're working to make the lighter stand available on The Grommet soon!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    10/16/2013 1:33 PM

    I'd like to know how the refill works and how much it costs.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 1:59 PM

    @Rebecca

    Hi Rebecca. All Social Light lighters come filled with premium butane. With each filling you should get approximately 200 lights (depending on your usage). Because of the long length of the wand, it's important to use a "premium" butane. The impurities in a non-premium butane will eventually clog the fuel line and compromise the functionality of the lighter. Premium butane can be purchased at specialty tobacco shops and cooking supply stores. The cost of a small premium butane refill ranges from $6 to $10. A small refill will re-fill the Social Light approximately 35 times.

  • David
    David
    10/16/2013 1:58 PM

    which one is has what appears to be the leather trim (used in the Ad?) Also if a stand were available I would order at least a dozen of each. Excellent gift. Thank you. David [email protected]

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 2:08 PM

    @David

    Hi David. We named the leather handle the Oxford Social Light. All of our lighter styles are named after cities where a socialite might live.

  • Carrie
    Carrie
    10/16/2013 4:08 PM

    Deborah, I think these are very beautiful lighters. I read your negative responses and had to laugh, I lot of people wouldn't appreciate class if it hit them in the face. I am waiting for them to come with the stand and I will be buying one. Good Job!

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 5:35 PM

    @Carrie

    Hi Carrie. Thanks..... :-) I view negative responses as valuable opportunities. The lighter stand should be available online soon!

    Warmest regards,

    Deborah Darnell

  • Curt
    Curt
    10/16/2013 6:42 PM

    Do all the lighters hold the same amount of Butane?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    10/17/2013 10:45 AM

    Hi Curt,

    Scan just above and you'll see that Deborah answered this for another person too. Each lighter comes filled with premium butane. Each filling equates to approximately 200 lights.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:52 AM

    @Amy

    Hi Curt. Yes. All the lighters hold the same amount of butane.

  • Alma
    Alma
    10/16/2013 6:48 PM

    I have no problem with the price and disagree that it's overpriced. It's not. Like a pen, you can buy something inexpensive that will last you a short while, get used, end up in the trash (can't imagine how many I've thrown away already). Or you can buy a well crafted, long lasting pen that simply needs refills (which many people do). Same thing applies to sunglasses and so many other products we use daily that don't last. This makes you appreciate the tool that much more - the skill and artisanry behind it, as the video shows. You're proud to share the story of how and where you got it (because people will ask!). Good stuff that also is sustainable to an extent, whereas all others keep filling up our trash. Love this. Winter time is near and I will enjoy using these! Beautiful product.

  • andrew
    andrew
    10/16/2013 7:10 PM

    @Alma Great idea and from what I've seen well made. Other possibilities might be customizing with initials or short quotes to enhance the gift potential. I like a good cigar myself and a windproof version might also be an idea for the backyard wine socials.

    Definitely agree that a stand would enhance the stature of the lighter: more likely to be prominently displayed with the invariable question- where'd you get that cool lighter?>>>more sales!

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:48 AM

    @andrew

    Hi Andrew. Everyone's suggestion to offer the stand was well received. The stand is now exclusively available on The Grommet.

    I'll look into a windproof model the next time I meet with my design engineer.

  • Sydna
    Sydna
    10/16/2013 8:28 PM

    Would love to see this with the other end being a candle snuffer. I love the candle lighters. A great gift with a candle.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    10/17/2013 10:50 AM

    Hi Synda,

    Great idea - Deborah was pleased to see all the suggestions that came in yesterday and is listening to each one.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:51 AM

    @Amy

    Hi Sydna. I do have a combination snuffer/wick trimmer product in the design stage right now. We'll keep everyone on The Grommet posted.

  • Guest
    Guest
    10/16/2013 10:44 PM

    I paid $20.00 for a lovely flat style lighter with tiny jewel work, but unfortunately, it was disposable. I will gladly pay for one that lasts for years even if twice or three times the expense of the throwaway. I adore these lighters!! I have several brass, copper, and black metal easels for small pictures around my home that will easily accommodate all styles and consumers can find them anywhere. Best of Luck and congrats on meeting this need!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    10/17/2013 10:51 AM

    Thanks to all who supported our launch of Social Light. We agree these are fantastic gifts that will indeed last and well worth it.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:57 AM

    @Amy

    I very much enjoyed everyone's comments and suggestions during our launch. Thank you to all at the The Grommet and for your interest in Social Light decorative lighters. -Warmest regards, Deborah

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Social Light

Decorative Lighters

Aflame with beauty

Finally there’s a refillable lighter to match your home décor. Deborah Darnell, founder of Social Light, worked in the candle business for years and what she noticed over and over again was that plastic lighters and matchbooks didn’t hold a candle to all the candles they lit. Social Light is a new way to bring beauty to every flame and fire.

No need to keep it hidden away in a drawer, this lighter can be displayed stylishly and conveniently right on the table or mantel. Social Light decorative lighters feature a safety lock and adjustable flame height. Unlike disposable alternatives that end-up in landfills, these lighters are refillable and made to last a lifetime.

Social Lights makes a unique hostess gift for candle lovers or anyone who likes to cozy up by the fire (yourself included).
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Deborah
    Deborah

    Since the beginning of time nothing has been more primal than the ability to produce fire. We light candles in ceremonies and social gatherings, decorate our homes with fireplaces and candlelight - all honoring our capacity to create fire.

    The Social Light is a stylish alternative to lighting candles, grills, and fireplaces. They are designed to be held gracefully and accessorize any home decor. Unlike utility lighters that resemble power tools or messy matches, the Social Light is intended for display and need not be hidden after each use. I'm happy to be here to answer any questions you may have.

  • ggreg
    ggreg
    10/16/2013 12:35 PM

    Great idea, poor execution on the price point. On the page introducing the product - for $5 more you could have a fireplace, a bunch of candles and firewood. This is overstepping, scale it back, bring it in around $15 and make some sales. It is 'not all that' for $40.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 12:44 PM

    @ggreg

    Hi Greg. I appreciate your comment on the price point. Social Light decorative lighters are manufactured to last a long time and come with a three year warranty. Many candles cost $20 and well above, regardless those candles burn up and go away while the Social Light will remain a viable part of any home decor.

  • Danny
    Danny
    10/16/2013 2:50 PM

    @Deborah

    I'm sorry your price is way too high. A three year warranty? Who keeps track of that? And since there is no holder, at some point the question will be,"where is that lighter, who had it last?" And the reply will "here, use this $1.99 one from K-Mart."

    And a lighter as part of your "home decor?" Are you kidding me? How about a decorative toilet seat to enhance one's "home decor?"

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 3:32 PM

    @Danny

    Hi Danny. Thank you for your comment. Our three year warranty is a formality. Of course, if you have our lighter for 10 years or more and if it were to need servicing - ego would supersede our warranty and we would gladly service your Social Light. As far as the price.............you might consider the various cork screws on the market - cork screws come in a variety of styles, prices, and quality too.

    Warm regards,

    Deborah

  • Danny
    Danny
    10/16/2013 7:50 PM

    @Deborah

    You are right about corkscrews. But I haven't seen many promoted as "home decor" with handles named after cities around the world. I am trying to be objective and I would wish you well in any thoughtful endeavor. I just do not see it in this product. Good luck, nevertheless.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:43 AM

    @Danny

    That's ok Danny. I'm assuming you're a man. Women have always been the true keeper's of the flame.

  • Paula
    Paula
    10/16/2013 12:40 PM

    Do all of the lighters come with the display stand?

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 12:46 PM

    @Paula

    Hi Paula. Thank you for your interest in Social Light. The lighters are not sold with the stand. We'll consider offering the stand on The Grommet if there is enough demand.

    Warm regards,

    Deborah

  • Terri
    Terri
    10/16/2013 1:08 PM

    @Deborah

    Hi Deborah, I also agree with the stand, it makes it stand out for display, and easy to pick up then also, I know that I want to get one, they look easy to hold for someone who has trouble holding the smaller lighters, and don't want something like the plastic lighters laying around. :)

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 1:23 PM

    @Terri

    Hi Terri. I'll make a note of your interest in the stand. And yes Social Light decorative lighters are easy to for both left and right handed people.

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    10/16/2013 2:53 PM

    @Deborah - I would like to give the Social Light as a "house-warming" gift and wonder....would you tell where you got the stand shown in the video? (I do have to wait to order as I do not know how their fireplace is lit)

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 3:53 PM

    @Sharon

    Hi Sharon. Ok. I just got off the phone with The Grommet and we're working to make the lighter stand available on The Grommet soon!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    10/16/2013 1:33 PM

    I'd like to know how the refill works and how much it costs.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 1:59 PM

    @Rebecca

    Hi Rebecca. All Social Light lighters come filled with premium butane. With each filling you should get approximately 200 lights (depending on your usage). Because of the long length of the wand, it's important to use a "premium" butane. The impurities in a non-premium butane will eventually clog the fuel line and compromise the functionality of the lighter. Premium butane can be purchased at specialty tobacco shops and cooking supply stores. The cost of a small premium butane refill ranges from $6 to $10. A small refill will re-fill the Social Light approximately 35 times.

  • David
    David
    10/16/2013 1:58 PM

    which one is has what appears to be the leather trim (used in the Ad?) Also if a stand were available I would order at least a dozen of each. Excellent gift. Thank you. David [email protected]

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 2:08 PM

    @David

    Hi David. We named the leather handle the Oxford Social Light. All of our lighter styles are named after cities where a socialite might live.

  • Carrie
    Carrie
    10/16/2013 4:08 PM

    Deborah, I think these are very beautiful lighters. I read your negative responses and had to laugh, I lot of people wouldn't appreciate class if it hit them in the face. I am waiting for them to come with the stand and I will be buying one. Good Job!

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/16/2013 5:35 PM

    @Carrie

    Hi Carrie. Thanks..... :-) I view negative responses as valuable opportunities. The lighter stand should be available online soon!

    Warmest regards,

    Deborah Darnell

  • Curt
    Curt
    10/16/2013 6:42 PM

    Do all the lighters hold the same amount of Butane?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    10/17/2013 10:45 AM

    Hi Curt,

    Scan just above and you'll see that Deborah answered this for another person too. Each lighter comes filled with premium butane. Each filling equates to approximately 200 lights.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:52 AM

    @Amy

    Hi Curt. Yes. All the lighters hold the same amount of butane.

  • Alma
    Alma
    10/16/2013 6:48 PM

    I have no problem with the price and disagree that it's overpriced. It's not. Like a pen, you can buy something inexpensive that will last you a short while, get used, end up in the trash (can't imagine how many I've thrown away already). Or you can buy a well crafted, long lasting pen that simply needs refills (which many people do). Same thing applies to sunglasses and so many other products we use daily that don't last. This makes you appreciate the tool that much more - the skill and artisanry behind it, as the video shows. You're proud to share the story of how and where you got it (because people will ask!). Good stuff that also is sustainable to an extent, whereas all others keep filling up our trash. Love this. Winter time is near and I will enjoy using these! Beautiful product.

  • andrew
    andrew
    10/16/2013 7:10 PM

    @Alma Great idea and from what I've seen well made. Other possibilities might be customizing with initials or short quotes to enhance the gift potential. I like a good cigar myself and a windproof version might also be an idea for the backyard wine socials.

    Definitely agree that a stand would enhance the stature of the lighter: more likely to be prominently displayed with the invariable question- where'd you get that cool lighter?>>>more sales!

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:48 AM

    @andrew

    Hi Andrew. Everyone's suggestion to offer the stand was well received. The stand is now exclusively available on The Grommet.

    I'll look into a windproof model the next time I meet with my design engineer.

  • Sydna
    Sydna
    10/16/2013 8:28 PM

    Would love to see this with the other end being a candle snuffer. I love the candle lighters. A great gift with a candle.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    10/17/2013 10:50 AM

    Hi Synda,

    Great idea - Deborah was pleased to see all the suggestions that came in yesterday and is listening to each one.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:51 AM

    @Amy

    Hi Sydna. I do have a combination snuffer/wick trimmer product in the design stage right now. We'll keep everyone on The Grommet posted.

  • Guest
    Guest
    10/16/2013 10:44 PM

    I paid $20.00 for a lovely flat style lighter with tiny jewel work, but unfortunately, it was disposable. I will gladly pay for one that lasts for years even if twice or three times the expense of the throwaway. I adore these lighters!! I have several brass, copper, and black metal easels for small pictures around my home that will easily accommodate all styles and consumers can find them anywhere. Best of Luck and congrats on meeting this need!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    10/17/2013 10:51 AM

    Thanks to all who supported our launch of Social Light. We agree these are fantastic gifts that will indeed last and well worth it.

  • Deborah
    Deborah – Special Guest
    10/17/2013 11:57 AM

    @Amy

    I very much enjoyed everyone's comments and suggestions during our launch. Thank you to all at the The Grommet and for your interest in Social Light decorative lighters. -Warmest regards, Deborah

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.