Glowstone is a decorative block used for illumination. Glowstone is brighter than a torch. Glowstone emits a light level of 15, while a torch emits a light level of 14.
When a glowstone block is broken it makes the same sound as glass or ice when broken. Upon breaking a glowstone block, 2-3 Glowstone Dust will be yielded.
- Before the name was officially confirmed, glowstone was also called lightstone, brimstone and australium.