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I was wondering, leaving the torch and the jack o' lantern apart, how many items and which can produce light?

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There is a list of light-emitting blocks on the Minecraft Wiki.

These blocks along with the light levels the produce are as follows:

While not technically blocks, additional light sources include:


Certain blocks will only allow light to pass through diffusely. These are water and ice, which reduce light by an additional 2 levels per block, and leaves, which diffuse sunlight but only reduce light by the normal 1 level per block.

There are also quite a few lighting bugs to consider.

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Great summary, I think our question's been answered :) – Paul May 13 '12 at 1:34

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