NOOO on that silver square coal shit, NASTY.
Graduate from self lighting, those are for on the go situations. When at home, get a case of square charcoal hookah coals (BBQ grill coals and bonfire coals do work, taste rather bad though) and light them on your electric stove burner. They wont smoke or start a fire, just transfer them right to the hookah tray under the bowl and carefully take it to its final resting place. Or, you can buy a coal carrier I guess.
Little of what I do has any meaning or lasting significance.