Q. If the wife is traveling and will not be at home during Shabbos, who should light the Shabbos candles, the husband or an unmarried daughter that is already bat mitzva?
A. Beer Moshe (8: 7) quoting Pri Megodim maintains that on the onset the father should light with a brocho. However, if he so desires he may ask his daughter to light instead with a brocho. (See Piskei Teshuvos 263: 10, Miyam Halocho 3: 64).
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is similar.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a