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Minecraft Candles

Posted: Aug 30, 2021 in Minecraft

mc head By Kevin Lott


We are all well aware of how important light is in Minecraft. Over the years, there’s been so many unique light sources added for all different types of players. Torches, Lanterns, Glowstone, Lamps, Jack O’ Lanterns… You get the idea. Now, a new one enters the fray, Candles! A uniquely splendid looking light source that fits the eerie theme of the Deep Dark, which has yet to be added. Today, we’re going to explain what Candles are, how to obtain them, and anything else there is to know about them. Let’s begin.

four candles

How to Make Candles in Minecraft

A candle is a light source, which exists in an uncolored variant and 16 dyed ones. (reflecting all of Minecraft’s dyes) Candles can be lit with flint and steel and extinguished by water or right clicking, sort of like a campfire. They can also be waterlogged, but cannot be lit while waterlogged.

make candle

To craft candles, you need Honeycomb and String. Then, place them in the pattern of a torch.

They can be mined with any tool or without a tool, unlike Lanterns. They emit light like a sea pickle. A single candle emits a light level of 3. Up to four identically colored candles may be placed in one block, with each candle increasing the emitted light level by 3, for a maximum light level of 12. They also emit fire particles.

birthday cake

Candles are not lit when they are placed, and must be lit using flint and steel, fire charge, or any flaming projectile. In Bedrock Edition, a Fire Aspect book or any sword enchanted with Fire Aspect can also be used to light candles. Candles may be waterlogged, but waterlogged candles cannot be lit. Lit candles can be extinguished using water or by the player interacting with the candle. (please don’t try that at home!)

A single candle can be placed on top of an uneaten cake to create a birthday cake! How adorable!


  • Candles are similar to the concept of burnt-out torches from the Halloween Update.
  • Using the command /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:Candle[lit=true,waterlogged=true] allows for a both lit and waterlogged candle. The same thing can be done using the debug stick.



Welp, that’s pretty much all there is to know about Candles. I would like to give more information on where they naturally spawn, but that part of Caves and Cliffs just hasn’t been released yet. As of now, this is everything and anything you’d need to know about this item. They’re essentially above ground Sea Pickles, and that’s all there is to it. With that being said, I hope you all have a splendid day!

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