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Redstone Torch
Redstone Torches

Type

Non-solid block

Tool Used

Any

Stackable

Yes (64)

Luminosity

Yes (7)

Transparency

Yes

First Appearance

Update 0.13.0

Redstone Torch is a Block that provides light and is used in Redstone circuits as a power source. It was added in Update 0.13.0 as part of Redstone Phase 1.

Obtaining

Redstone Torches are primarily obtained by Crafting, though they also spawn naturally in Igloos.

Crafting

Usage

The Redstone Torch gives a full signal and lights Redstone Dust in adjacent blocks, both horizontally and vertically. It can also activate Blocks in this pattern. Redstone Torches can be inverted by connecting them to a lit Redstone wire, which means no light will be provided.

If placed on a Block which is connected to a Redstone Signal, the Redstone Torch will invert the signal. That is if the block is powered or activated, it turns off, whilst if there is no signal into the Block it turns on.

Redstone Torches are useful for bringing Redstone Signal lines downwards, as they travel downwards through air unto the Redstone Dust in the block underneath the Torch. 

Trivia

  • A Redstone Torch will 'burn-out' if turned on and off too many times in a short period of time.
    • Burnt out Redstone Torches do not give out light.
    • However, if a Redstone Torch gets 'burnt-out,' it can be broken and re-placed as a normal Redstone Torch.
    • After a given time period, in some cases the redstone circuit will restart.
  • Redstone Torches can be used to move a Redstone signal up or down, creating 'redstone ladders'.
  • Since Mobs don't spawn in Redstone Torches, the Player can place a Redstone Torch to verify if a block has sufficient light level. If the light doesn't change when placed, Mobs will not spawn.
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