A lighter is a drainable item with various uses.
A lighter can be used to light candles, molotov cocktails, cigarettes, campfires, or antique ovens, burn corpses, or as a light source. In order to use a molotov or cigarette, a lighter must be equipped in the secondary slot of the inventory. Corpses can be burnt if a lighter is in the primary slot and a gas can is in the secondary slot.
The light provided by a lighter is inferior to that of a flashlight, but will provide a ring of light around the player. If a flashlight isn't in the player's inventory, pressing the 'F' key (default) will equip a lighter and turn it on. Once equipped, pressing 'F' will turn it on or off.
||A Lit Candle.
Lighters can be found in many counters and on vehicle glove boxes and seats.
From items.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
LightDistance = 2,
Weight = 0.1,
Type = Drainable,
UseWhileEquipped = FALSE,
TorchCone = FALSE,
LightStrength = 0.4,
DisplayName = Lighter,
ActivatedItem = TRUE,
Icon = Lighter,
MetalValue = 1,
cantBeConsolided = TRUE,
||Added to the game
|All light sources are a bit stronger
||Burn zombie corpses ! It'll need some petrol and a lighter/matches.
||Bug Fix: lighter can't be consolidated