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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition.
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This page describes content that may be included in a future update to Java Edition.
These features have appeared in Java Edition development versions, but the full update containing them has not been released for Java Edition yet.
Candle JE1.pngTwo Candles.pngThree Candles.pngFour Candles.pngWhite Candle.pngTwo White Candles.pngThree White Candles.pngFour White Candles.pngOrange Candle.pngTwo Orange Candles.pngThree Orange Candles.pngFour Orange Candles.pngMagenta Candle.pngTwo Magenta Candles.pngThree Magenta Candles.pngFour Magenta Candles.pngLight Blue Candle.pngTwo Light Blue Candles.pngThree Light Blue Candles.pngFour Light Blue Candles.pngYellow Candle.pngTwo Yellow Candles.pngThree Yellow Candles.pngFour Yellow Candles.pngLime Candle.pngTwo Lime Candles.pngThree Lime Candles.pngFour Lime Candles.pngPink Candle.pngTwo Pink Candles.pngThree Pink Candles.pngFour Pink Candles.pngGray Candle.pngTwo Gray Candles.pngThree Gray Candles.pngFour Gray Candles.pngLight Gray Candle.pngTwo Light Gray Candles.pngThree Light Gray Candles.pngFour Light Gray Candles.pngCyan Candle.pngTwo Cyan Candles.pngThree Cyan Candles.pngFour Cyan Candles.pngPurple Candle.pngTwo Purple Candles.pngThree Purple Candles.pngFour Purple Candles.pngBlue Candle.pngTwo Blue Candles.pngThree Blue Candles.pngFour Blue Candles.pngBrown Candle.pngTwo Brown Candles.pngThree Brown Candles.pngFour Brown Candles.pngGreen Candle.pngTwo Green Candles.pngThree Green Candles.pngFour Green Candles.pngRed Candle.pngTwo Red Candles.pngThree Red Candles.pngFour Red Candles.pngBlack Candle.pngTwo Black Candles.pngThree Black Candles.pngFour Black Candles.png
Candle (lit).pngTwo Candles (lit).pngThree Candles (lit).pngFour Candles (lit).pngWhite Candle (lit).pngTwo White Candles (lit).pngThree White Candles (lit).pngFour White Candles (lit).pngOrange Candle (lit).pngTwo Orange Candles (lit).pngThree Orange Candles (lit).pngFour Orange Candles (lit).pngMagenta Candle (lit).pngTwo Magenta Candles (lit).pngThree Magenta Candles (lit).pngFour Magenta Candles (lit).pngLight Blue Candle (lit).pngTwo Light Blue Candles (lit).pngThree Light Blue Candles (lit).pngFour Light Blue Candles (lit).pngYellow Candle (lit).pngTwo Yellow Candles (lit).pngThree Yellow Candles (lit).pngFour Yellow Candles (lit).pngLime Candle (lit).pngTwo Lime Candles (lit).pngThree Lime Candles (lit).pngFour Lime Candles (lit).pngPink Candle (lit).pngTwo Pink Candles (lit).pngThree Pink Candles (lit).pngFour Pink Candles (lit).pngGray Candle (lit).pngTwo Gray Candles (lit).pngThree Gray Candles (lit).pngFour Gray Candles (lit).pngLight Gray Candle (lit).pngTwo Light Gray Candles (lit).pngThree Light Gray Candles (lit).pngFour Light Gray Candles (lit).pngCyan Candle (lit).pngTwo Cyan Candles (lit).pngThree Cyan Candles (lit).pngFour Cyan Candles (lit).pngPurple Candle (lit).pngTwo Purple Candles (lit).pngThree Purple Candles (lit).pngFour Purple Candles (lit).pngBlue Candle (lit).pngTwo Blue Candles (lit).pngThree Blue Candles (lit).pngFour Blue Candles (lit).pngBrown Candle (lit).pngTwo Brown Candles (lit).pngThree Brown Candles (lit).pngFour Brown Candles (lit).pngGreen Candle (lit).pngTwo Green Candles (lit).pngThree Green Candles (lit).pngFour Green Candles (lit).pngRed Candle (lit).pngTwo Red Candles (lit).pngThree Red Candles (lit).pngFour Red Candles (lit).pngBlack Candle (lit).pngTwo Black Candles (lit).pngThree Black Candles (lit).pngFour Black Candles (lit).png



Yes (64)


Any tool

Blast resistance





1, 2, 3, 4 candles: Yes (3, 6, 9, 12) when lit





Catches fire from lava


A candle is a light source, which exists in an uncolored variant and 16 dyed ones. Candles can be lit with flint and steel and extinguished by water or with the use of a bowl. They can also be waterlogged, but cannot be lit while waterlogged.


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

Block Candle
Hardness 0.1
Breaking time
Default 0.15


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Candle String +

Dyed Candle Candle +
Matching Dye



Four Candles (lit).gif

Candles can be used as a light source, emitting light like a sea pickle. A single candle emits a light level of 3. Up to four similarly-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.

Candles are not lit when they are placed, and must be lit using flint and steel, fire charge, or any flaming projectile. 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.


Candle Cake.png

A single candle of any color may be used onto an uneaten cake, turning it into a candle cake, which acts as a normal single candle. Only one candle may be placed on a cake. If the candle cake is eaten or destroyed, the candle is dropped.


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Cake squishesBlocksPlacing the block on cakeblock.cake.add_candlesubtitles.block.cake.add_candle??16
Candle cracklesBlocksRandomblock.candle.ambientsubtitles.block.candle.crackle??3
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.candle.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break??16
Fire extinguishedBlocksCandle gets put
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.candle.fallNone[sound 1]??16
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.candle.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit??16
Block placedBlocksPlacing the
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.candle.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps??16
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Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
White Candlewhite_candleitem.minecraft.white_candle
Orange Candleorange_candleitem.minecraft.orange_candle
Magenta Candlemagenta_candleitem.minecraft.magenta_candle
Light Blue Candlelight_blue_candleitem.minecraft.light_blue_candle
Yellow Candleyellow_candleitem.minecraft.yellow_candle
Lime Candlelime_candleitem.minecraft.lime_candle
Pink Candlepink_candleitem.minecraft.pink_candle
Gray Candlegray_candleitem.minecraft.gray_candle
Light Gray Candlelight_gray_candleitem.minecraft.light_gray_candle
Cyan Candlecyan_candleitem.minecraft.cyan_candle
Purple Candlepurple_candleitem.minecraft.purple_candle
Blue Candleblue_candleitem.minecraft.blue_candle
Brown Candlebrown_candleitem.minecraft.brown_candle
Green Candlegreen_candleitem.minecraft.green_candle
Red Candlered_candleitem.minecraft.red_candle
Black Candleblack_candleitem.minecraft.black_candle

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
Number of candles.
Whether or not these candles are on fire.
Whether or not there's water in the same place as these candles.


October 3, 2020 Black Candle.png White Candle.png Black and white candles are shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aCandle JE1.png White Candle.png Orange Candle.png Magenta Candle.png Light Blue Candle.png Yellow Candle.png Lime Candle.png Pink Candle.png Gray Candle.png Light Gray Candle.png Cyan Candle.png Purple Candle.png Blue Candle.png Brown Candle.png Green Candle.png Red Candle.png Black Candle.png
Candle (item) JE1.png White Candle (item) JE1.png Orange Candle (item) JE1.png Magenta Candle (item) JE1.png Light Blue Candle (item) JE1.png Yellow Candle (item) JE1.png Lime Candle (item) JE1.png Pink Candle (item) JE1.png Gray Candle (item) JE1.png Light Gray Candle (item) JE1.png Cyan Candle (item) JE1.png Purple Candle (item) JE1.png Blue Candle (item) JE1.png Brown Candle (item) JE1.png Green Candle (item) JE1.png Red Candle (item) JE1.png Black Candle (item) JE1.png Added candles.
20w46aCandle (item) JE2.png White Candle (item) JE2.png Orange Candle (item) JE2.png Magenta Candle (item) JE2.png Light Blue Candle (item) JE2.png Yellow Candle (item) JE2.png Lime Candle (item) JE2.png Pink Candle (item) JE2.png Gray Candle (item) JE2.png Light Gray Candle (item) JE2.png Cyan Candle (item) JE2.png Purple Candle (item) JE2.png Blue Candle (item) JE2.png Brown Candle (item) JE2.png Green Candle (item) JE2.png Red Candle (item) JE2.png Black Candle (item) JE2.png The textures of candle items have been changed.
20w48aCandle (item) JE3.png White Candle (item) JE3.png Orange Candle (item) JE3.png Magenta Candle (item) JE3.png Light Blue Candle (item) JE3.png Yellow Candle (item) JE3.png Lime Candle (item) JE3.png Pink Candle (item) JE3.png Gray Candle (item) JE3.png Light Gray Candle (item) JE3.png Cyan Candle (item) JE3.png Purple Candle (item) JE3.png Blue Candle (item) JE3.png Brown Candle (item) JE3.png Green Candle (item) JE3.png Red Candle (item) JE3.png Black Candle (item) JE3.png The textures of candle items have been changed again, removing the smaller candle in the inventory sprite.
Candles can no longer be placed on blocks that are not solid, such as chests and cobwebs.


Issues relating to "Candle" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • 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.