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Lever
Lever.gif
Lever
Type

Non-solid Block

Physics

No

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2.5

Hardness

0.5

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

Alpha 1.0.1

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 69 hex: 45 bin: 1000101

Name

lever

A lever is a non-solid block which can provide switchable redstone power.

Obtaining[edit]

Levers can be mined using any tool, or without a tool.

Block Hardness Tool Breaking time (seconds)
Hand Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Golden Shears Sword

Lever
0.5 0.75

Crafting[edit]

Levers can be crafted from sticks and cobblestone.

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Stick +
Cobblestone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Lever

Stick

Cobblestone

Natural generation[edit]

Three levers are generated naturally in each jungle temple.

Usage[edit]

Five of the six possible orientations, levers off.
See also: Redstone circuit

A lever can be used as a player-switchable redstone power source.

Placement
To place a lever, use the "Use Item/Place Block" control (right-click, by default) while aiming at the surface to which it should be attached.
A lever can be attached to the top, side, or bottom of any full solid opaque block (stone, dirt, blocks of gold, etc.), or to the top of an upside-down slab or upside-down stairs (but not to the bottom of a right-side-up slab or stairs). When placed on the top or bottom of a block, the lever will configure its orientation to be in-line with the placing player.
When placed on the side of blocks, down is on and up is off. On the top or bottom of blocks, on is north or west, off is south or east.
Activation
To activate or deactivate a lever, use the "Use Item/Place Block" control (right-click, by default). A lever can be turned on and off as fast as it can be clicked.
Mobs cannot turn a lever on or off.
Behavior
While active, a lever:
Removal
To remove a lever, use the "Attack/Destroy" control (left-click, by default). Removing a lever takes 0.75 seconds and it will drop itself as an item.
A lever will also be removed and drop itself as an item:
  • if its attachment block is moved, removed, or destroyed
  • if water flows into its space
  • if a piston tries to push it or moves a block into its space
If lava flows into a lever's space, the lever will be destroyed without dropping itself as an item.

Data values[edit]

Every lever has an ID name of minecraft:lever and stores its orientation and activation status in its block data. A lever also has a block state which is expected to replace the functionality of block data in a future version.

Block data[edit]

A lever's block data stores its orientation, and whether it is active:

Bits Values
0x1
0x2
0x4

A three-bit field storing a value from 0 to 7:

  • 0: Lever on block bottom points east when off.
  • 1: Lever on block side facing east
  • 2: Lever on block side facing west
  • 3: Lever on block side facing south
  • 4: Lever on block side facing north
  • 5: Lever on block top points south when off.
  • 6: Lever on block top points east when off.
  • 7: Lever on block bottom points south when off.
0x8 If this bit is set, the lever is active.

Block state[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The block-face on which the lever is mounted.
The direction from the block the lever is attached to, to the lever.
For example, a lever placed on a south-facing wall will face 'south'.
up_x A lever mounted on the floor, pointing east when off.
down_x A lever mounted on the ceiling, pointing east when off.
up_z A lever mounted on the floor, pointing south when off.
down_z A lever mounted on the ceiling, pointing south when off.

 powered
true
false
True if lever is 'on', providing power.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Alpha
1.0.1 Added levers.
Official release
1.3.1 12w24a Levers can now be placed upside down (on the underside of a block).
1.5 13w03a Lever orientation is no longer random.
Console Edition
TU1 Added levers.
TU14 Levers can now be placed upside down (on the underside of a block).

Issues[edit]

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