Most old school fire pits were lit manually or included a Battery Spark System (low tech!). With appliances over 60,000 BTU per hour gas input, Automated Ignition or Electronic Ignition are standard. These systems provide rich options to the customer, and the choice is personal. Our site offers a variety of product options to suit our customers precise needs. Should you feel uneasy about which Ignition to choose, let our outdoor experts help! We'll guide you to the best pick for your space.