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Light Sensor Block, as shown by Jeb


Jeb released a teaser image recently, calling it a "Daylight Detector"!  Upcoming feature in 1.5, maybe?

Light sensor blocks have, in many different forms, been a feature of numerous mod packs, and with good reason; the block is often depicted sending a redstone signal when a specific light threshold is detected, and otherwise emitting no signal.  Many people use them for automatic lighting, doors, or more complicated and esoteric machinery.  Will this particular block allow for sensitivity adjustments, letting players tell the block just how much light they want detected?  Maybe this is just one exciting part of the upcoming Redstone Update.  Dinnerbone already teased a number of redstone logic upgrades, and Mojang continues to pile on the features for the upcoming 1.5 update!  We will keep you posted as it develops.

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#1

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

[quote name='caterpillareid' timestamp='1357177282' post='20091341']
Looks very helpful, fun, and interesting!!
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Compatible". [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png[/img]
[/quote]LOL! Just learn how to not be an idiot, it'll be fine! :P
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JayWulf90

Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:13 AM

I heard about this a while back, and it looks totally awesome. I can't wait for 1.5!! Stop torturing me, Mojang... Dx

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:30 AM

[quote name='hi9580' timestamp='1357175739' post='20090840']
unless they need to be in direct sunlight to work, which would be common sense but would suck
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It wouldn't be that bad just put it at the surface a couple of blocks in the ground and then run the Redstone signal down to your base where the lights are. It would require a fair amount of Redstone resource but would be worth it.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:33 AM

it would be cool if you could place these upside-down like half-slabs, thus inverting the signal!
it fits Minecraft logic and they look the same size as slabs.

but if not they still will be cool!
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mi_nombre_es_mi_nombre

Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:45 AM

Are those the old gravel textures in the background?

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RadioactivFly

Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:49 AM

This affirms my belief that Mojang will indeed make a new Nether ore for the Redstone Update. Look at that green-brown material the light sensor is made of. It looks nothing like anything already in the game. And that green-brown color contrasts nicely against the red of Netherrack. I have no doubt that the green material the light sensor is made of is in fact the new nether mineral.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:02 AM

This looks cool, you could probably just slab a NOT gate on a sensor on top of a lamp and BOOM .. street lights.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:04 AM

[quote name='RadioactivFly' timestamp='1357181342' post='20092748']
This affirms my belief that Mojang will indeed make a new Nether ore for the Redstone Update. Look at that green-brown material the light sensor is made of. It looks nothing like anything already in the game. And that green-brown color contrasts nicely against the red of Netherrack. I have no doubt that the green material the light sensor is made of is in fact the new nether mineral.
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I fail to see the green you are speaking of. I see brown and an off-white. Nothing the Redstone Lamp doesn't already have.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:09 AM

Considering that with a few redstone torches, these light sensors can become night sensors, and power on/off my city lights automatically. Can't wait for the update!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:18 AM

[quote name='mi_nombre_es_mi_nombre' timestamp='1357181137' post='20092691']
Are those the old gravel textures in the background?
[/quote] I don't think so.
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Antperson

Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:48 AM

This could be cool. It could be used for lights the only come on at night if you invert a torch.

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RadioactivFly

Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

[quote name='Doozy' timestamp='1357182289' post='20093029']
I fail to see the green you are speaking of. I see brown and an off-white. Nothing the Redstone Lamp doesn't already have.
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Brownish-green. Whatever. Brown. It's a much greener brown than dirt, isn't it? Redstone lamps have brown in them because they're turned-off glowstone. The brown in the light sensor has to come from a material in its crafting recipe since there's so much of it. No current material has that color. The crafting recipe will probably consist of a partial rim (like in a chest or furnace recipe, but without the top row) of the new material with redstone dust in the center. Purely speculation, of course.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:53 AM

[quote name='RadioactivFly' timestamp='1357184968' post='20093825']
Brownish-green. Whatever. Brown. It's a much greener brown than dirt, isn't it? Redstone lamps have brown in them because they're turned-off glowstone. The brown in the light sensor has to come from a material in its crafting recipe since there's so much of it. No current material has that color. The crafting recipe will probably consist of a partial rim (like in a chest or furnace recipe, but without the top row) of the new material with redstone dust in the center. Purely speculation, of course.
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I can't imagine such effort being put forth for the crafting of such an item. I suppose we will find out. =)

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helbirden9

Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:02 AM

Notice how the end lamp is off after only about 10 blocks. This probably means that the detector only outputs a redstone strength equivalent to the amount of light.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

So solar cells, that could be pretty interesting

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

awesome i cant wait to see what else they will add. my biggest hope for this update is something that has NOT been done before in a mod yet it is something we could make use of.

also it would be awesome if they added a form of light source that is safe to the player and not easily destroyed, i think Vechs may have mentioned this in one of his videos XD.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:24 AM

[quote name='helbirden9' timestamp='1357185752' post='20094013']
Notice how the end lamp is off after only about 10 blocks. This probably means that the detector only outputs a redstone strength equivalent to the amount of light.
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Now notice that sunlight is a light level of fifteen, and the sun isn't low enough to be a lower level of light.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:34 AM

'Tis going to be very handy.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:04 AM

[quote name='Doozy' timestamp='1357185190' post='20093871']
I can't imagine such effort being put forth for the crafting of such an item. I suppose we will find out. =)
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Perhaps it will be like lapis and give you multiple pieces of the mineral for each block of ore?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:17 AM

Awesome stuff.
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