To dream of a lighter represents your ability to start something whenever you want. A situation or problem you can give momentum to whenever you want.
To dream of a Zippo lighter represents an ability to start something whenever you want that you enjoy toying with. A metaphor for noticing the beauty in what you know you can do.
Example: A man dreamed of playing with a Zippo lighter. In waking life he was feeling good telling an enemy that he could get revenge on him whenever he wanted.