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Minecraft has a lot of blocks, but what if they had more? Why do we need them? Please don't just add lists of things - these will be marked as spam and removed! Also, no furniture, guns, or vertical/"sideways"/"upright"/"standing" slabs (yes, we see you).

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Colored lights

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    This would be really fun!

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    paul wyman commented
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    this is great, colors allow map creators to design areas with much more aesthetic, wanna make something creepy? complete dark/muffled light is all you got, but imagine being able to pick cactus green or red. i can already imagine the graphical issues/ glitches with this idea, but i think it adds so much in terms of map creation and base customization (a blue light for your fish tank, pink lights for a softer/calmer bedroom) i think makes it worthwhile.

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    Dan Huynh commented
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    Holy heck! I've been wanting colored lights for the longest time! Mojang get to it! XD But for real take time to think about this!

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    Yes please! Just imagine, orange street lights for a dark, run-down part of a city, or bright blue neon signs, or glowing crystals in caves with every color imaginable! 

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    xon217 xon217 commented
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    To go up against Hytale, this would be a key element in going up against them. A full re-write of the light engine Minecraft currently holds. More information here:

    https://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/minecraft-java-edition/suggestions/62108-colored-light-originally-the-colored-glass-topic

    I'm bringing this up from the dead, because I feel like it might have been forgotten. With lanterns already in place, I think it'd be best to have a solid base before we dive in too deep and have to go back to do things the right way.

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    Oiden90 commented
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    The coloured lights would be a fantastic idea. I would like to be able to change the glowstone and torch colours. Maybe be as simple as combining the torch with a dye to get the desired colour change. These would be great for the asthetics side (i.e. being able to fully duplicate an airport, with their red, green, amber, blue lights etc.)

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    J. D. commented
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    This would be amazing to have in the game. Good idea!

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    OneByOneByOne commented
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    Image if we would be able to interact with sealanterns or redstone lamps the same way as with sheep (color them directly with a dye) and automate this with e.g. dispensers. This would make it able to create color-coded redstone inditators or fancy disco lighting :)

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    That would be very cool

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    TheDreamsRed commented
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    this is very cool

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    Combining redstone lamps with dyes or colored glass could give 16 types of colored lamps!

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    I just realized there is already a post for colored redstone lamps!

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    Bob Ol commented
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    That would be cool.

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    Juliuskings7 commented
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    It's a great idea, consider mobs being effected by some sort of lights

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    marco alves commented
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    Yes, having colored light would be a really nice addition to Minecraft, my only concern is if this would affect performance significantly or cause visual glitches, but if that isn't the case, I would really like if this was added to the game

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    CraZe SpInEs commented
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    I agree! I have thought of this detail for a long time, Considering I love Building and I would like to need more colored Lighting to my Builds to create a different atmosphere instead of plain white/dull lighting. I hope this gets added to either the new update (1.16) or Later on. __Logan

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    donutmanjuice commented
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    I've been saying Minecraft should have colored lights in vanilla since before 1.6.4 (2013). 7 years and I'm still waiting for what I would think to be a pretty basic addition. I understand rewriting the lighting engine to a certain degree isn't the easiest feat but it's probably the most worthwhile idea that could be added to this game. It'd be a feature that people would cherish and use for the rest of minecrafts existence.

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    ngeier17 commented
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    I honestly think this should be one of the very highest priorities, and I truly hope they add it with the Swamp Update—swamps really benefit from lighting ambiance. I know it's a huge investment, but it would also be a genuine gamechanger for maps. Please, please, please. I want my disco ballroom.

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    snakeo20 commented
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    litterally ive had so many build ideas that just dont look good without the correct colour lighting

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    GONG BO-LIN commented
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    It would be better if you can use the Debug Stick to adjust and fix it !!
    In addition, it is even better if the Debug Stick can be obtained through Enchanting in Survival Mode.

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    BagBaker commented
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    with ray tracing, this would absolutely make sense!!1  

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    It will be great to make light sources emits different lights.

    Example:

    Torch,Fire,Campfire: warm light

    Glowstone, Redstone Lamp: slightly warm light

    Soul Torch, Soul Fire, Soul lantern, Soul campfire: Light-blue light

    Sea lantern: White light

    Nether portal:Purple light

     

    And translucent blocks to filter light based on its color.

    It will be even greater if something is affected by certain color.(Example: crop grows slowly under pure green light)

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    SurrealJCOne commented
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    Yup, redstone lamp or glowstone or glowstone dust surrounded by coloured glass and maybe a piece of redstone at the bottom.  plz plz plz   I'm really tired of almost every light source being orange.  We don't care if theres ray tracing or if it creates coloured ambiance, we just want NOT ALL OUR LIGHT SOURCES TO BE ORANGE!

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    If we could have colored lights, then we could create light shows and that would come in handy in creative.

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    It should be one of these: (1) Light shining through stained glass should be colored that color. Adding multiple different colored stained glass blocks should mix the colors. (2) We could add dye to lamps and lanterns to change the color.

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    Colored lights would be great. I understood minecraft not having them until 1.16, but now that they actually added blue fire, it feels weird that it still emits yellow light. It feels bad that currently the only way to get colored lights is to use a path tracing shader that makes the game run at 10fps.

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    NilsNice commented
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    The 1.16 nether update added soul fire which could burn in a nice light blue color, but we just have a white color for the light sources.

    There are many light sources that could have a nice color if there would be a colored light system. And I think OpenGL has the right methods for coloring light, because some mods for older versions can do that, but they are outdated and won't be updated. (That's a another topic...)

    Colored light would give new possibilities for building or just as decoration. The possibilities were endless with colored light...

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    When I saw the Minecraft trailer for the Nether update, I was impressed by the beauty and the style. Very abstract and simplistic. And the game-play simulates a very similar aesthetic, except for the lighting. Players can experiment with building styles and textures, but the lack of colored lights really limits what players can do when it comes to simulating a specific aesthetic that they find personally intriguing. Orange and white colors can be extremely pleasing when in the right atmosphere, but when you create a game where you grant the opportunity to create worlds with a limitless span of variation, the two become so bland.

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    Flarn2006 commented
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    It's worth noting that this is a thing now in the Windows 10 Bedrock beta, but it only works with RTX. It would be great to have this as more of a standard feature in the game, on all platforms (including Java), in a way that works on lower-end graphics cards as well even if the graphics for it aren't as fancy there.

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    AstroGMD commented
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    Yeah, I really want colored Lighting, that would be the best!!!