Redstone Torch

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Redstone Torch
First Appearance Alpha 1.0.1 (PC) / 0.13.0 (PE)
Type of Block Non-Solid Block
Stackable Yes (64)
For other redstone-related objects found in Minecraft, see Redstone (Disambiguation).

A Redstone torch is a light-emitting block, similar to a regular Torch, except dimmer. Since it is a Redstone-device, it can also serve some additional functions.

Uses[edit | edit source]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

When placed on its own, a Redstone torch looks like a glowing red torch, although noticeably dimmer than a normal Torch. However, it can't melt Ice or prevent mob-spawning like a normal torch, nor does it does not have the usual fire animation.

A Redstone torch can provide a power source for Redstone Wires. Wires, in turn, are used to operate doors, pistons, or any Redstone-effected block from a distance. The torch can power wire from up to 15 blocks away and takes one Redstone tick (two-game ticks, or 0.1 seconds) for power to flow through it. The torch gives off a Redstone current on all four sides, and if there is a block above it, it will give a signal two blocks above on the block above it.

A Redstone torch provides a weak power current to any block it touches (except the block it is attached to) and provides a strong power current to any solid block above it. It acts as an inverter in redstone circuits (or "NOT-gate", as defined in the game's code), and turns off when the block it is attached to gets powered.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

A Redstone torch can be crafted by combining one piece of Redstone with a Stick.

Redstone Torch Redstone Repeater
None None None None None None
None Redstone None Redstone Torch Redstone Redstone Torch
None Stick None Stone Stone Stone
Redstone Comparator Activator Rail
None Redstone Torch None Iron Ingot Stick Iron Ingot
Redstone Torch Nether Quartz Redstone Torch Iron Ingot Redstone Torch Iron Ingot
Stone Stone Stone Iron Ingot Stick Iron Ingot

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