Dynamic Lights

A data pack/mod for 1.17x-1.20.2

Update to Minecraft 1.20.3 in progress!

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Supported entities and items such as torches or lanterns will emit light by using the light block added in 21w13a.

Supported Items: Torches, Lanterns, Campfires, Glowstone, Glowstone Dust, Blaze Rods, Blaze Powder, Spectral Arrows, Lava Buckets, Sea Lanterns, Prismarine Crystals, Froglights, Glow Ink Sacs, Glow Berries, Glow Item Frames, Glow Lichen, Jack o'Lanterns, Shroomlights, End Rods, End Crystals, Fire Charge, Amethyst Shards, Nether Stars, Ender Chests and Beacons

Additionally, all enchanted items will emit light level 6 while Fire Aspect enchanted items will emit light level 9.

Always glowing entities: Allays, Glow Squids, Glow Item Frames, Blazes, TNT, End Crystals, Fireballs, Spectral Arrows, Shulker Bullets, Firework Rockets and Flying Wither Skulls

This data pack/mod is completely server-side! No Optifine required!

-> For available settings and planned features, take a look at the wiki <-


This data pack is also available as a mod with an additional global settings menu when installed alongside MidnightLib.

Decide if you want to download the pack as a pure data pack [DP] or packaged as a mod [Mod].
Put the pure data pack .zip file into the datapacks folder of your Minecraft world, or the mod into your .minecraft/mods folder.


To open the ingame menu, execute /trigger tschipcraft.menu or /function #tschipcraft:menu. There is a Reset and an Uninstall button.


This data pack follows the Smithed and essential MC Datapacks Discord Server Conventions to ensure data pack compatibility.

Current issues


Players holding a light source and other dynamic lights currently trigger BUDs and can't be pushed by pistons or slime blocks - see #12. This will be fixed in a future release.


TNT dupers don't work - see #15. This will be fixed in a future release.

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