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Lever

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Lever
Lever.gif

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2.5

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 69 hex: 45 bin: 1000101

Name

lever

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

Obtaining[edit]

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

Block
Lever
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time
Hand 0.75

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.

Crafting[edit]

Levers can be crafted from sticks and cobblestone.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Cobblestone











Natural generation[edit]

Three levers are generated naturally in each jungle temple. They also generate in woodland mansions.

Usage[edit]

Five of the eight 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.
In the Bedrock edition, it can additionally be placed on the top of a fence, stone wall or hopper.[Bedrock Edition only]
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:

Data values[edit]

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, 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 states[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 face
ceiling
floor
wall
The face of the block it's placed on.
Floor is on top of a block, ceiling is on the bottom, and wall is on one of it's sides.

 facing
east
north
south
west
The direction it's facing.
Opposite to the direction the player is facing if placed on the side of a block.

 powered
false
true
If true, the lever is currently activated.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch shows interest in adding levers.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1 Added levers.
Java Edition
1.3.1 12w22a Levers now generate in jungle temples.
12w24a Levers can now be placed upside down (on the underside of a block).
1.5 13w03a Lever orientation is no longer random.
1.11 16w39a Levers now generate in woodland mansions.
1.13 17w47a Flicking a lever on now displays redstone particles.
Levers can no longer be placed on top of pistons.
Levers now have an underside texture.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 69.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.13.0 build 1 Added levers.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Levers now generate in woodland mansions.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added levers.
TU141.04Levers can now be placed upside down (on the underside of a block).

Issues[edit]

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