What are Minecraft Light Sources
Light in minecraft is generated through a few different objects and affects how easy it is to see in the environment, and allows certain mobs to spawn dependent on the level of light.
Levels of light in Minecraft
Light in Minecraft is measured by different levels, 0 – 16. The highest at 16 being generated by the sun and other light sources generating different levels. These levels also determine which mobs will spawn in an area. Peacful mobs such as cows, pigs, etc; will spawn in light levels 7 and above. Hostile mobs such as skeletons, spiders, etc; will spawn in light levels 7 or lower.
List of Minecraft Light Sources
Level 16 – Sunlight
Level 15 – Beacons, End Portal Blocks, Jack O’ Lanterns, Fire, Glowstone, Lava, Lanterns, Sea Lanterns, Active Redstone Lamps
Level 14 – Torches
Level 13 – Active Furnaces
Level 12 – Sunlight during rain/snow
Level 11 – Nether Portal Blocks
Level 9 – Redstone Ore
Level 8 – Sunlight during thunderstorms
Level 7 – Active Redstone Torches
Level 4 – Moonlight
Level 1 – Brewing Stands, End Portal Frames, Brown Mushrooms, Dragon Eggs