Redstone Lamp

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"Lamp" redirects here. For the other light source, see Lantern.
Redstone Lamp



Yes (64)


Any tool

Blast resistance





Yes (15) (when lit)


Partial (when lit)



Catches fire from lava


A redstone lamp is a block that produces light when activated with a redstone signal.



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

Block Redstone Lamp
Hardness 0.3
Breaking time
Default 0.45


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Redstone Dust +


A redstone lamp can be used to produce switchable light.

Redstone lamps are redstone mechanisms and can be activated by:

  • An adjacent active power component, including above or below: for example, a redstone torch (except that a redstone torch does not activate a redstone lamp it is attached to), a block of redstone, a daylight sensor, etc.
  • An adjacent powered block (for example, an opaque block with an active redstone torch under it), including above or below
  • A powered redstone comparator or redstone repeater facing the redstone lamp
  • Adjacent powered redstone dust configured to point at the redstone lamp (or on top of it) or directionless; a redstone lamp is not activated by adjacent powered redstone dust that is configured to point away from it.

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.

A redstone lamp acts like an opaque block; torches and levers can be attached to it, it blocks sky light, mobs suffocate in it, and it conducts redstone power.


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Data values


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Redstone Lampredstone_lampBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.redstone_lamp

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Redstone Lampredstone_lamp123Block &
Lit Redstone

Block states

See also: Block states




November 11, 2010Notch claimed that "lamps" had actually stood for "Light A-givin' Material Portal Side... the yellow stone thing".
Java Edition
1.2.112w07a32px 32px Added redstone lamps.
1.232px 32px The texture of redstone lamps has now been darkened, and the texture of lit redstone lamps has been slightly changed.
1.2.4releaseA 2-tick delay to deactivation has been added to redstone lamps.
?Levers can be placed on redstone lamps.
January 11, 201832px 32px Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of updated redstone lamp textures.
1.1317w47aThe different block IDs for the redstone lamp has now been merged into one ID.
A lit block state has been added to redstone lamps.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 123 and 124.
1.1418w43a32px 32px The texture of redstone lamps has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.13.0build 132px 32px Added redstone lamps.
Bedrock Edition
?Levers can be placed on redstone lamps.
1.10.0beta 32px The texture of redstone lamps has now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU12CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.132px 32px Added redstone lamps.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.9032px 32px The texture of redstone lamps has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.032px 32px Added redstone lamps.

Lit redstone lamp "item"

Java Edition
1.2.112w07a32px Lit redstone lamps have an item form corresponding to its block ID, which uses the cube model with the lit texture. It can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 124.
Interestingly, unlike most items of this type, lit redstone lamps are themselves dropped by lit redstone lamps.
The item is generically called "Redstone Lamp".
Pick Block on a lit redstone lamp block would highlight any existing lit redstone lamp blocks in the hotbar, rather than normal redstone lamps.
1.232px The lit redstone lamp item has changed with the lit redstone lamp texture's change.
1.2.4releaseLit redstone lamps now drop normal redstone lamp items when broken in most cases. They can still be obtained by breaking one with a Silk Touch enchanted tool.
1.2.5Pick Block on a lit redstone lamp will now always return a normal, unpowered redstone lamp.
1.3.112w16aLit redstone lamp items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the /give command using the respective numeric ID.
12w22a32px Block items have been flipped back to their pre-Beta 1.6 orientations.
1.4.212w34a32px Block items have been brightened to an almost unnoticable degree.
1.7.213w37aThe direct item form of lit redstone lamps has been removed from the game. It can no longer exist as an item in any way, only as a placed block.
The ability for lit redstone lamps to drop lit redstone lamp items via Silk Touch has not been removed, however. As a result, attempting to obtain a lit redstone lamp this way in this version crashes the game with a NullPointerException.
13w38aLit redstone lamp blocks now drop unlit items regardless of tool.[1][verify]
Bedrock Edition
?Lit redstone lamps probably exist as an item.


Issues relating to "Redstone Lamp" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Multiple tiled redstone lamps produce a pattern that resembles the truncated square tiling t{4,4}.
  • Redstone lamps are transparent on maps.


Since lamps themselves are solid blocks, they power other lamps. This causes the cross-shaped patterns of lit lamps.

A glowing roof can be done by laying wire across the blocks, or lining the top of the lamps with redstone blocks. Floors and walls are also do-able. A glowing floor can be created by using "knight's move" shape underneath the floor with torches. A glowing wall uses wall-mounted torches that power blocks above them.


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