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What does a church candle lighter do?

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Church candle lighters aid in lighting candles in sanctuaries and altars, and are decorative as well as functional. Candle lighters are typically made of brass or another shiny metal and fitted with a handle for gripping.

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Many candle lighters made for use in churches have a secondary snuff function, allowing users to both light a candle and snuff it out at the end of a service. These tools are cylindrical rods that split into a V shape at the tip. One end of the V tapers into a bell shape and the other end contains a wick or taper. The lighters come in various lengths to facilitate lighting candles in hard-to-reach places.

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