If you would like to use alternative lighting sources other than the simple torch you can look towards Redstone lamps. Redstone lamps are a nicer looking alternative to the mundane torch, while it provides the same amount of light it can look nicer and give your home a modern feel that torches do not provide. They can be switched on and off with a Redstone pulse.
While powered, they have a luminescence like a torch and the same light level as glow stone. They require constant input in order to emit light making them slightly inefficient from a Redstone current. Similar to other light-emitting blocks, they will melt snow and ice.
|Luminant||Yes (15) (when lit)|
|Transparent||Partial (when lit)|
|Catches fire from lava||No|
To make a Redstone lamp for yourself you will need to travel to the nether and gather some glowstone. You can either break the glowstone with a silk touch tool to get the entire block or break it with any other tool to turn the glowstone dust into a glowstone block. Redstone can be found deep in mines at “Y” level 15 and below. You will need at least an iron pickaxe to obtain the Redstone dust from the ore.
Get to the nether and search for the glowing yellow bricks found in clusters high in the nether. Head back to the overworld to locate some Redstone ore. The ore is distinguishable by its red specks and it will glow when struck or walked over.
In the first row, place 1 Redstone in the middle box. In the second row, there should be 1 Redstone in the first box, 1 glowstone in the second box, and 1 Redstone in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 Redstone in the middle box. The pattern is displayed below:
A glowstone lamp requires a Redstone pulse in order to turn on. You can achieve this by simply placing a Redstone torch next to it. Alternatively, you can wire a lever to a Redstone torch and attach some Redstone dust to your lamps to make a light switch. This lever will turn the Redstone torch on the other side off. A Redstone lamp works similarly to a regular solid block, except that it can power the block next to it if it is powered.
If positioned on top of, beneath, or directly next to the lamp, it will control Redstone wire using the same principles as a regular solid block. Glowstones and torches are better lighting choices since they emit light continuously. As an alternative to Redstone torches, which do not produce any light, Redstone lamps may be used to create a Redstone display, with a player making such a display.
Redstone torches never burn out on their own, but you can turn them off by powering the blocks they're placed on. If you provide Redstone power to the block that the torch is attached to, the torch turns off and no longer functions. When the connected block is no longer powered, the torch turns on again. A Redstone lamp activates instantly, but takes 2 Redstone ticks to turn off.
A. Hostile mobs, such as skeletons and zombies, will spawn in light levels 7 or lower. A player can keep hostile mobs from spawning in an area by lighting up the area with Redstone Lamps.
A. Glowstone blocks emit a light level of 15, the brightest possible light level in the game. They emit the same amount of light as lanterns, sea lanterns, jack o'lanterns, Redstone lamps, conduits, beacons, and shroomlights.
A. Sea lanterns emit a light level of 15, the brightest possible light level in the game. They produce the same amount of light as glowstone, Redstone lamps, jack o'lanterns, lanterns, beacons, conduits, and shroomlights.
A. There are 16 levels of light (0 to 15), the highest being produced by Sunlight, Jack o' Lanterns, Beacons, End Portal Blocks, Fire, Glowstone, Lava, Active Redstone Lamps, Sea Lanterns, and Lanterns.