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The differences between Smooth Lighting modes

Light in Minecraft affects certain things, such as mob spawning and visibility. Light can be provided by Ambrosium Torches, Aether Portals, sunlight, fire, and various other sources.


There are 16 total light levels in integers, which are 0 to 15. Minecraft uses the light levels of blocks to calculate the brightness of a selected block. If the light level is 0, a block will be close to black. If the light level is 15, a white block will be close to white, and a green block will be close to green.

Blocks that emit light[]

Icon Name Light Level
Display Ambrosium Torch.png Ambrosium Torch 14
Display Aether Portal Block.png Aether Portal 11
Display Quicksoil Glass.png Quicksoil Glass 11
Display Quicksoil Glass Pane.png Quicksoil Glass Pane 11


Icon Name Light Level
Sunight.png Sunlight 15
Moonlight.png Moonlight 4