Moving Light Sources Mod 1.12.2 Adds Functionality to Torches and Other Emitting Blocks

By | March 3, 2022

Moving Light Sources Mod 1.12.2 Adds Functionality to Torches and Other Items That Emit Light

There are many mods that add just a little bit of light to the game. Moving Light Sources Mod 1.12.2 takes it up a notch by allowing torches and all other light-emitting items to emit light while being carried.

Moving Light Sources Mod

Moving Light Sources Mod

This is especially useful when you’re working in dark areas and don’t want to have to stop to place a torch down every few seconds. Not only that, but burning entities will now cast light, making it easier to see what’s going on around you. And for added fun, torches can be used as weapons and burn entities! So download Moving Light Sources Mod 1.12.2 today and enjoy all the new lighting possibilities!

Basically torches should act like torches and cast light while being carried. This is different from lighting engines like Optifine because in this case it is “real” light meaning the light level has all the normal effects (preventing mob spawning, causing mushrooms to uproot, snow to melt, etc.)

Basically all the things you wanted to do with torches is now possible!

All Light-Emitting Blocks Can Be Used

If the player is holding (in either hand) any light-emitting block (see FAQ below for list), the immediate area around the player will light up with same light level as the related block.

Light-emitting blocks from other mods should work as long as their default state is to emit light.

Torches Can Be Used As Weapons

As an option, torches now can be used as a weapon to burn entities.

Burning Entities Emit Light

I personally think it adds a lot of realism to see burning entities emitting light.

This includes flaming arrows! Hope you like it.

Some Enchantments Emit Light

“Fire type” enchantments (Flame and Fire Aspect) will emit light if player is holding item with such enchantment.

How to install Moving Light Sources Mod?

Download and install Minecraft Forge

Download the Moving Light Sources Mod from link below.

Go to Start Menu in Windows. Type run into the search box, press enter and go to %appdata%. Locate folder ” .minecraft “.

Open the .minecraft folder. The default location is: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft

Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into the ‘mods’ folder in .minecraft.

For Minecraft 1.12.2 Download From Server : download


Author: jabelar ❘ August 28, 2019 ❘ 36,490 views

How much light does a held item give off?
It will give off the same light level as the associated block would.

Does it affect the light level to prevent mob spawning and other things like snow melting?
Yes, the area around you is considered to have same light level as placing the torch, so will prevent spawning, melt snow, etc. in the same way.
see: Summary of all light level effects in Minecraft.

Which blocks/items can give off light when held?
Torch, redstone torch, redstone ore, glowstone block, glowstone dust, lava bucket, beacon, sea lantern, end rod, jack o’ lantern
Blocks from other mods which emit light in their default state should also work. (File an issue if you find a mod where this doesn’t work!)

Does it matter which hand the item is held in?
No, it will give off light in either hand.

What happens if you’re holding light-emitting items in both hands?
The brighter of the two items will have effect.

Can I include this in my mod pack?
Of course!

Do blocks from mods emit light?
Mods that have blocks that always give off light should work (e.g. Bone Torches).
Mods that have blocks that need to be lit or activated will be in default state.
Mods that have blocks with many variants that have different light levels will be supported where I have worked compatibility. (Feel free to make requests in the comments.)
Items that don’t have associated blocks (e.g. a flaming sword) won’t give off light.
I can try to support specific items and blocks — feel free to submit requests in the comments.

Can this run client-only, or with a vanilla server?
No, it must also be installed on the server.

Is this a “core mod”?
No, this uses vanilla lighting system.

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