Between fire, torches, glow stone, and glowstone lamps, I would enjoy a few more lighting options. And with the introduction of colored glass i had a few ideas.
First idea: Lanterns
- Created by placing a torch surrounded by 8 plain glass, lanterns have the same brightness as a torch but can be hung from ceilings, walls, or placed on the ground. They DO break when moved by pistons and water. They could take on the look of a small becon black but with a small flame inside instead of a diamond block.
Second idea: LEDs
- Created by placing a glowstone lamp surrounded by colored glass. Maybe half the light of a normal glowstone lamp, and will not put off a colored light per-say, but will appear of an intense color allowing for many redstone possibilities.
The lantern is, although a good idea, highly redundant. As for the LEDs, no modern stuff really fits minecraft. Also, the glowstone slabs are not self-explanatory. How are they crafted? What light levels do they give off? Do they have any other applications?
I love the idea of lanterns. It's always been a sore spot for me that torches (understandably) can't be placed upside down. So ceiling lighting is finicky. How about instead of LED's we put a torch inside a stained glass block, for multi coloured lights?
Half slab glowstones would be fun... how about glowstone panes as well?