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What is the format for the block data and data value of a lever in the On position?

I read the following on the wikis but I still couldn't figure it out.

Bit | Values

0x8 | If this bit is set, the lever is active.

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The metadata value of the block determines both the direction the lever is facing as well as whether it's on or off. To "set bit 8", you simply add 8 to the metadata value:

For example, a lever facing east that is off:

/setblock ~ ~1 ~ minecraft:lever 1

And a lever facing east that is on:

/setblock ~ ~1 ~ minecraft:lever 9
  • Thanks for the explanation. That information would have been invaluable on the wiki. – Alex Diamond Aug 8 '16 at 5:14

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