In this tutorial, you will learn step by step how to make & use a daylight sensor in Minecraft. If you watch our video tutorial below, we’ll even show you how to use it in-game.
A Minecraft daylight sensor, also called a daylight detector, is a block that activates redstone depending on whether it is day or night.
- 1 Available Platforms
- 2 Steps To Make A Daylight Sensor
- 3 Minecraft Daylight Sensor Command
- 4 FAQ’s
- 4.1 1. When did Minecraft add daylight sensors?
- 4.2 2. How do I craft a daylight sensor in Minecraft?
- 4.3 3. How do daylight sensors work Minecraft?
- 4.4 4. How do you activate a daylight sensor?
- 4.5 5. How do you make an inverted daylight sensor in Minecraft?
- 4.6 6. How do you make daylight sensors turn on at night?
- 4.7 7. How much light does a Redstone Lamp give off?
- 5 How To Make A Daylight Sensor in Minecraft Video Tutorial
- 6 More Mechanism Recipes
|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||PS3 & PS4||Yes|
- 3 Nether quartz
- 3 Glass
- 3 Wood slabs (any type)
Steps To Make A Daylight Sensor
1. Open Your Crafting Menu
To create a daylight sensor, you must first open your artboard in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.
2. Add The Daylight Sensor Items To The Menu
On the workbench, add the 3 bottom quartz slabs, 3 glass and 3 wood of your choice (oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, crimson, or warped slabs) to the grid. In this tutorial we will be using oak boards.
You need to add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row, place 1 redstone torch in the 2nd box. Place the 3 glasses in the 1st row. In the second row, place the 3 bottom quartz. And put the 3 wooden plates in the 3rd row. This is the Minecraft daylight sensor recipe.
Once you’ve added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you’ll notice the daylight sensor in the box on the right.
3. Move The Daylight Sensor To Your Inventory
Now drag the daylight sensor into your inventory so you can use it.
That is! A Minecraft daylight sensor, also called a daylight detector, is a block that activates redstone depending on whether it is day or night.
Minecraft Daylight Sensor Command
You can also command to create daylight sensors in Minecraft. The command is available in the following editions:
- Java edition
- Pocket edition
- Xbox One
- Nintendo Switch
- Windows 10 Edition
- Educational Edition
To run the daylight sensor command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.
Java Edition 1.13 and higher daylight sensor command
/give @p daylight_detector 1
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition
/give @p daylight_detector 1 0
1. When did Minecraft add daylight sensors?
Daylight sensors were added in Java Edition 1.5 snapshot 13w01a. The ability to toggle between day and night mode was added in update 1.8 snapshot 14w31a.
2. How do I craft a daylight sensor in Minecraft?
To make a daylight sensor, place 3 glass, 3 nether quartz, and 3 wood slabs in the 3×3 crafting grid. When crafting with wood slabs, you can use any kind of wood slab, such as oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, crimson, or warped slabs.
3. How do daylight sensors work Minecraft?
A Daylight Sensor is a redstone block in Minecraft. It functions as a “Light detector” or “solar panel” of sorts. A daylight sensor gives an analog redstone output – in early morning, the signal is only enough to light up about 5 tiles of redstone dust; at midday, it strengthens to 15 blocks.
4. How do you activate a daylight sensor?
The Basic Alarm Clock. Place a daylight sensor under no or only clear blocks. Make a trail of redstone leading to a machine activated by redstone. When daylight hits the daylight sensor, the machine will activate.
5. How do you make an inverted daylight sensor in Minecraft?
A daylight detector can be “inverted”, which reverses the power levels produced by the daylight detector. To invert a daylight detector, aim at the placed daylight detector and use the “Use Item/Place Block” control.
6. How do you make daylight sensors turn on at night?
Another way to detect nighttime is by right-clicking the daylight detector, which turns it into an inverted daylight sensor. Using the inverted daylight detector instead of a not gate to turn on lamps makes the lights turn on early evening to sunrise.
7. How much light does a Redstone Lamp give off?
It’s the redstone lamp! Redstone lamps came to Minecraft in 2012 in update 1.2. 1 – which also added iron golems, ocelots, chiseled stone bricks and jungle biomes. They give off a light level of 15 – the same as fire and glowstone – but only when powered by redstone.
How To Make A Daylight Sensor in Minecraft Video Tutorial
In this video, we will show you how to make a daylight sensor in Minecraft.