Like the title states, my lighting is somehow not working properly. Even though the debug screen shows that the light level is currently 0, I am somehow still able to see properly.enter image description here

  • This seems to be a bug. Does it go away if you use the "optimise world" feature in the world edit menu and check the "erase cached data" option? Sep 2, 2020 at 22:04

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This is because the trapdoors above you block out light, but are considered transparent blocks. Thus, you can still see around you, as it's transparent, but it is light level 0 because it blocks the light source above it, meaning that your hand appears black.

  • I don't know why this got so many upvotes. Trapdoors are definitely transparent biocks (server-side) and whether you can see through them depends on the wood type and resource packs. Sep 2, 2020 at 22:03

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