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In redstone circuits
When placing Redstone on a Glowstone block, being a transparent block, signals can pass from one block to another diagonally. Redstone wire, even though it may appear to connect up the side of a Glowstone block and to the wire portion on top, will not send a Redstone signal down the Glowstone block. This makes Glowstone effective for vertical diodes, logic gate designs and space-efficient instant vertical Redstone.
Note that upside-down slabs can be used for the same purpose, and are easier to obtain.
As a crafting ingredient
|1.2.0||Glowstone was added.|
|Crafting recipe was 3×3 glowstone dust.|
|Drop rate of glowstone dust was 1.|
|Material type began as "glass".|
|1.6.6||Crafting recipe is now 2×2 glowstone dust.|
|Drop rate of glowstone dust is now increased to 2–4.|
|Material type was changed to "stone":|
|1.7.3||Harvesting glowstone required an iron pickaxe or higher.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre5||Glowstone was given a different texture.|
|1.0.0-RC1||Material type is now changed once again to "glass".|
|1.2.1||Redstone can now be placed on glowstone.
|Glowstone is used to craft Redstone Lamps.|
|1.3.1||Glowstone can now be purchased from villagers.|
|1.5||13w02a||In texture packs, Glowstone uses /textures/blocks/lightgem.png|
|1.7.2||Glowstone can no longer be used to see through blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.5.0||Glowstone was added. Its ingredients are spawned next to active Nether Reactors.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Smooth lighting was removed from glowstone.|
|TU1||Glowstone was added.|
|0.1.1||Glowstone was added.|
- Since glowstone blocks become block entities when moved by pistons, this momentarily stops them from giving off light.
- Rarely, glowstone can be found touching the ground if the ceiling it was generated on was extremely low (2-3 blocks of clearance).
- When glowstone is placed 9 or more blocks above ground level (out of its lighting range), glowstone will actually cast a shadow, despite it being a light-emitting block.
- When you break glowstone, it has the same sound effect as breaking glass.