The materials that are used to construct lighters and torches such as resin or metal is important both to the performance of the product and the overall durability. The type of material used, how that material can affect the performance, and the overall quality of that type of material is reviewed when comparing them to other competing products operating in the same market.
The features of a product need to provide benefits to the consumer. Features of lighters and torches that are reviewed provide a distinctive characteristic that sets it apart from similar items. This includes but is not limited to heating element, flint system, butane strength, charging capabilities and design.
Performance refers to life of a lighter or torch and how they function compared to the buyer's expectation. A buyer's expectation is generally shaped by both their history with using similar products and any guarantees of performance or expectations being set by the product manufacturer. Guarantees and promises are taken into consideration when measuring performance.
Each of the lighters and torches that are reviewed are produced by manufacturers that go through the proper processes to ensure their products are safe and in compliance for their intended use. It is important for these products to meet the Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for lighters which includes child safety requirements.
While value is something that can be difficult to measure, it is something that can be compared between similar products. During consideration of different lighters and torches, the value the average buyer will see compared to how much they have financially invested into the product is reviewed.