Fire Pit Kits with Match Lit Ignition

Match Light Kits, often referred to as Match Lit Kits, are the simplest of the four main types of fire pit ignition systems.

To operate, you open the gas valve manually using the gas valve key and light the burner with a long match or taper. Adjusting the flame height and turning off the fire pit is also performed via the shut off valve.

All the leading manufacturer has a range of Match Light Kits, which are available in every standard configuration for fire pits. Square, round, linear and rectangular fire pit pans in either drop-in or flat pan design.

Because of their simplicity, Match Light Kits are ideal for DIY backyard projects; they are quick and easy to install, helping you to create a great looking fire pit.

At a later date, they can be upgraded to a more advanced ignition system if required. 

Match Light Kits – What’s Included?

Most brands Match Light kits consist of a fire pit tray with a burner, manufactured from stainless steel for durability. The kit will also include a flexible gas line and a convenient gas shut off valve. Propane versions should also include an air mixer valve. The air mixer valve connects to the burner.

Match Light Kits from Firegear Outdoors
A typical Match Light Kit from Firegear Outdoors

On most of the Match Light kits that we supply on The Magic Of Fire, the pan and burner have Lifetime Warranties.

These pans help create the void that required under the burner to form the through ventilation that is necessary on all fire fits. Eighteen square inches of ventilation is required on two opposing sides of the fire pit structure.

Fire Pit Structure Ventilation
Opposing sides of the structure should have 18 sq. inches of ventilation

These ventilation holes should be covered with vent guards once completed, to stop critters getting in and chewing up your gas lines.

The fire pit pans also provide a secure fix for the burner and creates a floor onto which you fire glass or lava rock is installed.

Take a look at our range of Match Light Kits you’re sure to find one the size and shape and color ( we have Bronze colored kits too ) that is perfect for your backyard project.

 Prop 65 Warning 

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead and Lead Compounds, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer, and Carbon Monoxide, Lead and Lead Compounds which are known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to