How To Make A Lantern In Minecraft

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a lantern in Minecraft.

Minecraft lanterns are blocks that produce light. You can hang them above or below most solid blocks.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Materials Needed To Make A Lantern

  • 8 Iron nuggets
  • 1 Torch

Steps To Make A Lantern

Step 1. Open Your Crafting Menu

First, let’s open your artboard in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

How To Make A Lantern In Minecraft

Step 2. Add The Iron Nuggets And Torch To The Menu

On the craft table, add the 8 iron nuggets and 1 torch to the rack.

You need to add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row, place 3 iron nuggets, one in each box. In the 2nd row, place 1 iron clog in the 1st box, 1 torch in the 2nd box, and 1 iron clog in the 3rd box. Finally, place 3 iron clogs on the 3rd row. This is the recipe for Minecraft flashlights.

How To Make A Lantern In Minecraft

Now that you’ve added each item to the grid as described above, you’ll see a flashlight appear in the box on the right.

Step 3. Move The Lantern To Your Inventory

Once the lantern is made, you need to drag it to your inventory to hang it up.

How To Make A Lantern In Minecraft

That is! Now you have a flashlight. Minecraft lanterns are blocks that produce light. You can hang them above or below most solid blocks.

How To Make A Lantern In Minecraft

Minecraft Lantern Command

You can also give a command to make a flashlight in Minecraft. The Flashlight Command is available in the following editions of the game:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational Edition

To run the flashlight command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher lantern command

/give @p lantern 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p lantern 1 0


1. Are lanterns better than torches in Minecraft?

As you might guess, lanterns emit light. A light level of 15, to be precise, which is slightly more than torches and on par with glowstone, campfires, redstone lamps, and jack-o-lanterns.You’ll be able to light your ice fortress or igloo palace with no issues.

2. How do you make a soul lantern in Minecraft?

To make a soul lantern, place 1 soul torch and 8 iron nuggets in the 3×3 crafting grid. When making a soul lantern, it is important that the iron nuggets and soul torch are placed in pattern.

3. How do you make colored lanterns in Minecraft?

You can create “Normal” colored lanterns (lanterns that are dyed but do not have their case color changed) by combining any lantern and the dye that you want in a crafting table, or by shift-right-clicking a placed lantern with the dye in your hand.

4. How to Use Lanterns in Minecraft?

Lanterns can be placed below blocks or on top of blocks. They function identically to torches in that it begins lighting the area once it is placed and does not burn out. Simply select the lantern in your hot bar and right-click on available space on top of a block or below a block.

5. Can you turn lanterns off in Minecraft?

Like just put 8 iron nuggets and no torch to make an unlit lantern. I hope you consider this. Maybe you can also turn it off with restone because the only light source in the game you can toggle on and off right now is redstone lamps with levers and those can be pricy on materials.

How To Make A Lantern In Minecrfat Video Tutorial

In this video, watch how we show you how to make a flashlight using the flashlight recipe in Minecraft. We also show you some different ideas for using flashlights and a cool trick if you have turtle eggs.

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