Dynamic Lights is a client-side mod created by talented mod creator AtomicStryker.
As its name implies, this mod adds portable and moving light sources to the game Minecraft.
So what are dynamic light sources?
In minecraft, torches, redstone lamps, glowstones and other light sources give off light when they are placed. But when they are carried they won’t give off light like what they are supposed to. With this mod installed, these light sources will still give off light even when held, thrown, or on the ground.
The Difference Between Static Light and Dynamic Light Sources
Because Minecraft is a java-coded game, dynamic lights are believed to be impossible. That is true if dynamic lights had the same effect and properties as static lights. However, AtomicStryker clever changed the properties of Dynamic Light Sources. Currently, unlike static lights, dynamic lights DO NOT give off “lighted” properties to blocks and its surroundings. Because of this, mobs will still spawn, crops will seize to grow, and etc.
About The Mod
Even with the big difference of the two light sources, dynamic lights make the game more alive and immersive especially when using Shaders mod that makes the entire game darker. With this mod installed, the following is considered as dynamic light sources: torches, redstone, glowstone, gold armor set, and others that give off static light. With the mod you can light your way by equipping gold armor, you can throw torches just to see how deep is the pit, and a dim glow will emit from a redstone. The mod can also be toggled off and on in game by using the default hotkey “L”
Playing on a Server
Dynamic Lights is only a client-side mod and therefore can be used on a server – You may see the light from other people’s held torches and equipped armor. However, the light does not have any effect on the surrounding blocks, and only you can see it. (people who does not have the mod installed will not see any light).
How to install Dynamic Lights for Minecraft 1.8
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
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