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23 January, 2016 05:58:13

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So I've made a fairly large room in creative mode, and I really would like it to be lit up. I can't use glass ceilings as it's the bottom floor of a 2 story home. I was placing a bunch of light bulbs with switches all over the ceiling, but I was wondering if there was a way to light up the room without so many bulbs and switches? I don't want to use torches, and would prefer to not use/hide wicker lamps. Please speak in layman's terms as I have -2 knowledge about electricity. Thanks for your help! 
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23 January, 2016 06:30:20

Yes, actually, if you make the ceiling or floor out of slabs, and place light bulbs underneath, the light will shine through, lighting up your room with no visible electronics.

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23 January, 2016 22:56:56

If I know I going to need lighting like that, I make my floors 3 blocks thick. Then the floor isn't the same material as the ceiling plus it leaves a space to wire lights in.

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26 February, 2017 12:12:16

Make a furniture 16x16x16 of size with the same material of your floor or wall,
Then put 1 torch in the center bottom of your furniture. Then you have created a glowing block.. I used clay on mine so I can color it the way I want plus it looks cool...

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26 February, 2017 15:10:49

Hey Beboy, do you realise this thread was from long before V2.0?

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27 February, 2017 21:00:08

Sorry to thread-hijack but I was hoping that sticking the torch between two other blocks in furniture would prevent the smoke particles from bleeding through...nope.  If you make a furntiure piece and put a slab on top the particles escape through the slab.  If you just put a torch beneath a slab the particles do not escape.

I was excited to try this because a furniture piece made from one torch is brighter than the torch itself...

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28 February, 2017 00:07:32

It is? I'll have to remember that. And about furniture particle not the same as the 'real' ones.
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I determined that, to hide the smoke completely, you need 11 blocks above the torch. The flame will be hidden with only 5 blocks above it. I've used that effect to simulate steaming water. You'll need 2 blocks around the torch to hide the particles at the sides...

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28 February, 2017 16:29:09

SCneophyte wrote:
Is light still emitted with 11 slabs about it?!

Yes, just the same as if there were none. As long as a light source is somewhere in the model, it lights up the same. Place it at the bottom to hide the particles, at the top to show them.

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9 March, 2017 12:41:42

@stan Ha, that's nuts. Does that mean that if you bury a wicker lamp under eleven slabs, the wicker lamp will still light uo the area?

Kaalus really needs to fix the slabs situation. That's kind of nuts.

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10 March, 2017 18:32:30

I think you misunderstand, Colin. I was referring to building a model for a furniture piece. The piece lights up the same, no matter how many torches in it and no matter where they are placed within. If you don't want to see the particle effects in the finished piece, you have to have 11 blocks more, above the torch - in the model.

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29 March, 2017 11:32:13

Oh right, sorry, Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking. Thanks for the clarification.

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