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Does carpet block light travelling through it like from glowstone? If so what is the reduced light level from each carpet?

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According to the wiki "Carpet is an opaque block, however, it does not decrease light going through it."

In fact, the wiki even recommends placing light under carpets: "Carpet allows light to pass through it. [...] Jack-o-lanterns are often used as a hidden light source that is considered both useful and visually appealing."

!Carpeted floor. There are some Jack-o-Lanterns below them, so this area is well lit without torches.

(image taken from the wiki)

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    I've done this, so I can confirm. Jul 20 '13 at 17:26
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I have tested it. Carpets don't block light

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    While this answer is correct, it says nothing that the other answer, posted a year ago, doesn't say better.
    – Unfair-Ban
    May 18 '14 at 23:42

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