Redstone Lamp


A redstone lamp can be mined by hand or with any tool, dropping itself as an item.

Redstone Lamp
Hardness 0.3
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Hand 0.45
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Redstone Redstone, Redstone Ore, Dust, Torches, Lamps, and Repeaters Redstone may refer to: Blocks Block of Redstone - redstone in its block form; a moveable source of redstone power Redstone - transmits redstone signals Redstone Comparator minecraft ⃂+


A redstone lamp can be used to produce switchable light Light (or lighting) in Minecraft affects visibility, mob spawning, and plant growth. Contents 1 Brightness 1.1 Spread 2 Sources of light 2.1 Blocks 2.2 Other 3 Light-filtering blocks 4 Effects of light 4.1 Mobs 4.2 minecraft .

Redstone lamps are redstone mechanisms and can be activated by:

A redstone lamp activates instantly, but takes 2 redstone ticks to turn off (4 game ticks, or 0.2 seconds barring lag).

An active redstone lamp produces block light 15. An inactive redstone lamp produces no light.

Although a redstone lamp acts like an opaque block in most ways (torches and levers can be attached to it, redstone dust can be placed on it, etc.), an active redstone lamp is "transparent" to sky light, reducing the sky light level by 1.

Data values

A redstone lamp uses its ID to specify its activation state:

Name See values from the latest PC version of Minecraft. For values from Classic, see Data values/Classic. For values from Indev, see Data values/Indev. For values from the Pocket Edition, see Pocket Edition minecraft ID Name Block ID
Inactive Redstone Lamp minecraft:redstone_lamp 123
Active Redstone Lamp minecraft:lit_redstone_lamp 124

Every redstone lamp (active or inactive) has a block data value of 0. Redstone lamps have no block states See the definition of the block states. For the files that determine block models, see Models#Block states. Block states are extra pieces of data that further define a block. Contents 1 List minecraft .



Alpha Alpha Starting version Alpha 1.0.0 (Jun. 28, 2010) Latest version Alpha 1.2.6 (Dec. 3, 2010) Paid Yes Alpha versions 1.0.0 to 1.2.6 are available to play in the launcher. Be that as it may, please note that these versions minecraft
Nov. 11, 2010 Notch claimed that "lamps" had actually stood for "Light A-givin` Material Portal Side... the yellow stone thing"
Official releaseAnnounce Minecraft 1.0 Starting version 1.0.0 (Nov. 18th, 2011) Latest version 1.12 Paid Yes Website See the official release of Minecraft for the PC. For the version, see 1.0.0. For the first minecraft
1.2.1 1.2.1 Release date Mar. 1, 2012 1] Development versions View all Snapshots 12w03a 12w04a 12w05a 12w05b 12w06a 12w07a 12w07b 12w08a Pre-releases 1.2-pre Download Client (.json) Server Other editions of 1.2.1 Java Edition Alpha ◄◄ 1.1 minecraft 12w07a 12w07a Type Snapshot Release date Feb. 15, 2012 1] Snapshot for 1.2.1 Download Client Server ◄◄ 1.1 ◄ 12w06a 12w07b ► 1.2.2 ►► See the computer edition. For other editions, see Version minecraft Added redstone lamp.
1.2-pre Darkened texture for inactive redstone lamp.
1.2.4 1.2.4 Release date Mar. 22, 2012 1] Download Client (.json) Server Other editions of 1.2.4 Java Edition Alpha ◄◄ 1.2.1 ◄ 1.2.3 1.2.5 ► 1.3.1 ►► See the computer edition. For other minecraft Added 2-tick delay to deactivation.
1.7.2 1.7.2 Official name The Update that Changed the World Release date Oct. 25, 2013 1] Development versions View all Snapshots 13w36a 13w36b 13w37a 13w37b 13w38a 13w38b 13w38c 13w39a 13w39b 13w41a 13w41b 13w42a 13w42b 13w43a Pre-releases minecraft 13w37a 13w37a Type Snapshot Release date Sep. 12, 2013 1] Snapshot for 1.7.2 Download Client (.json) Server ◄◄ 1.6.4 ◄ 13w36b 13w37b ► 1.7.4 ►► See the computer edition. For other editions, see minecraft Block ID 124 (lit redstone lamp) was removed from the /give command.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.13.0 build 1 Added redstone lamps.
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TU12 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added redstone lamps.
See also: Lantern Lantern may refer to: Beacon - projects a beam of light skyward. End Rod - found in end cities. Jack o Lantern - crafted from a pumpkin. Redstone Lamp - crafted from glowstone. Sea Lantern -


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Note that lamps themselves are solid blocks, so they power other lamps. This causes the cross-shaped patterns that you see.

A glowing roof is easy to do - just lay wire across the blocks, or line the top of the lamps with redstone blocks. Floors and walls are also do-able. For a floor, just use the "knight`s move" shape underneath the floor with torches. For a wall, use wall-mounted torches that power blocks above them.




    Redstone Lamp


    A Redstone Lamp will light if it is powered by a redstone signal, or if it is next to a powered (solid) block. A Redstone Lamp with a switch placed on it will behave just like a standard solid block, meaning that if a Redstone Lamp is powered, it will power the block adjacent to it. It will also power Redstone wire if it is placed on top of, underneath, or directly next to the lamp following the same principles as a standard solid block. Unlike Glowstone, when a Redstone Lamp is broken it will not break into Glowstone Dust or Redstone Dust. Instead, it will yield one Redstone Lamp, just like a standard block. It should also be noted that the lamps have not yet been optimized so a large number of blinking lights can cause FPS drops or even crashes.


    A player may be tempted to use a Redstone lamp as a functional light source, however unless the player is in peaceful mode, mobs will likely spawn in an unlit room (unless the flooring is half steps, in which mobs can`t spawn). The fact that Glowstone and torches emit light constantly makes them better lighting options. Redstone lamps can instead be used to create a redstone display as an alternative for redstone torches, which do not emit much light, the player creating such a display however should be aware that each "pixel" is a small cross making straight lines impossible. This can be corrected by making the screen two blocks (of any redstone conducting block) thick. Then add levers or some be displayed. A system of redstone lamps wired to a half day clock can be used to illuminate a structure at night automatically as long as the clock is synchronized properly to spawning light levels of mobs. Because mobs can spawn on unlit lamps it makes them a great way to make a mob killing system because one can control when the mobs spawn by having the lights on or off. One can also hook up a bunch of lamps to a line of repeaters to make a timed light. Redstone lamps may also be used for automated mushroom farming, since a mushroom will "pop" if the light level becomes too high.


    Before Redstone lamps Notch wanted to implement an item called the Lantern, but the idea was scrapped and only later reemerged as the Redstone Lamp, however, several differences exist between the two. With the addition, the lantern would serve as a permanent source of light. According to Notch, when the update would occur, all torches placed on the map, in the inventory, and in chests prior to the update would be converted to lanterns. To do this, the lanterns would use the (former) block ID of torches along with a re-skin. The Glowstone introduced in the Halloween Update was a potential item requirement to craft lanterns, as it has the greatest luminescence as a raw material. This would also make lanterns relatively inaccessible and a risky item to get, as has been hinted at by Notch. A second potential item that might have been required to create lanterns was Netherrack, since it is a block that never burns out while lit. These items both can be obtained by going to the Nether.


    Redstone Lamps, originally called Lanterns, were planned crafted objects originally planned to be introduced in the Halloween Update. This feature was delayed because of the lack of time and would have been implemented in a future update.

    On November 11, 2010, on his Twitter account, Notch claimed (likely as a joke) that "lamps" had actually stood for "Light A-givin` Material Portal Side... the yellow stone thing", probably referring to Glowstone. However, on January 13, 2011 Notch claimed that lanterns were "postponed", and added on January 20 that he was "not sure" when they would be implemented.

    On the 12th of June, Notch also hinted at adding them, or at least that he`s working on them. During Minecon when confronted about Lanterns, Notch said that lanterns were scrapped due to the majority of people preferring torches.

    Later, Jeb started working on a Lantern-like idea that will feature a glowstone light source, but will be purely generational as their existence will not change the effects of torches like the Lantern was supposed to do. This idea will grow into the Redstone Lamp.

    The Redstone Lamp was introduced in Snapshot 12w07a on February 15, 2012. Jeb passively announced the addition of Lamps in a tweet the day before its release in response to another tweet.