Have you ever wanted to turn to a light source within Minecraft that goes beyond a simple torch? Have you ever looked towards a more sophisticated way of bringing light to your surroundings that can boast how far you’ve come into the game, but struggle to grasp just how you can accomplish this? In this article we shall go over how you can easily remedy this issue with the use of Redstone dust, to create your own form of built in home lighting.
Before I can go over what you will need in order to make your light, you will need a living space or a house in order to progress further. If you just want to test this out, there is no need to overcomplicate things. Make a small house that isn’t too large, but large enough to store your items, because that is the kind of example we will be going with in this article. Once you have your house ready it’s time to go over what exactly you will need.
- Red stone dust
- Redstone glowstone
Redstone will be a particularly difficult item to acquire, but such a valuable resource will show in this article why it is worth the effort to acquire.
How To build
The first step you are going to want to take will include placing your lever on the inside of your house. It is highly recommended that you put the lever near the entrance of your preferred building so that you will have space and maneuverability on the outside of your house to finish the rest of your construction.
Pay careful attention to where you place your lever, for you will need to know the location of it for your next step.
Once you have taken note of where you placed your lever, place a block right under the spot of where the lever would be on the outside of your house and then connect it with a trail of Redstone dust.
Once the connection has been made, you will make a set of stairs using blocks that you will use to extend the trail of Redstone dust all the way to the roof of your house. After you finally reach said roof, you will reach the next step.
Next, you are going to make a 2x2 hole at the center of the roof of your house which you will then fill with your Redstone glass.
Once it is in place, take care to extend your Redstone dust until it extends over the glass. It doesn’t have to cover all of your glass, but just to be thorough it does not hurt to do so.
Finally it is time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Head back into your abode and flip the switch on, and your Redstone glass should now act as your indoor lights.
On a side note, the lighting they give off won’t be quite as effective if you have a door that lets light in, so keep that mind when coming up with designs for your house.
What you have before is an excellent blueprint on how to create your own indoor lighting that isn’t something generic light the variety of torches that you can create in-game. Minecraft is all about creativity after all, and what better way to show off how far you have come into the game than to show how you can shine light through the dark.