Sea Lantern

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Sea Lantern
Sea Lantern.gif
Sea Lantern
Transparency

Yes

Luminance

15

Blast resistance

1.5

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops
Data value

dec: 169 hex: A9 bin: 10101001

Name

JE: sea_lantern
BE: sealantern

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png It's dark at the bottom of the ocean. Black, cold, and full of unseen dangers. But a handful of Minecrafters, those brave enough to delve deep below the waves, have reported seeing lights in that darkness. Just before they're attacked by spined monsters with a single, enormous eye. Aargh!
Duncan Geere[1]

Sea lanterns are underwater light sources that appear in ocean monuments and underwater ruins.

Obtaining[edit]

Sea lantern itself can only be obtained when mined with a tool enchanted with Silk Touch. When broken using anything other than a Silk Touch enchanted tool, it drops 2–3 prismarine crystals. The Fortune enchantment increases the amount of prismarine crystals dropped. This method of obtaining sea lanterns is wasteful though; the 4 prismarine shards and up to 3 of the prismarine crystals used to craft it are non-retrievable.

Block
Sea Lantern
Hardness 0.3
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.45
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Sea lanterns generate naturally in ocean monuments as their light source.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Prismarine Shard +
Prismarine Crystals










Sea Lantern

Usage[edit]

Light source[edit]

Sea lanterns emit a light level of 15, the brightest possible light level in the game. They produce the same amount of light as glowstone, redstone lamps, jack o'lanterns, and beacons.

Conduit power[upcoming 1.13][edit]

Sea lanterns can be used to activate a conduit by building a structure around it. By doing this, the conduit will emit the "Conduit Power" effect in a certain radius, depending on how many blocks are used to power it. Prismarine, dark prismarine and prismarine bricks can also be used for this purpose.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Official release
1.8 May 17, 2014 The first images of the sea lantern are previewed by Jeb on his Instagram page. The texture is different and has a more noticable animation.
May 29, 2014 Jeb names the new block "sea lantern".
June 11, 2014 Jeb releases the new texture of the new sea lantern.
14w25a Sea lanterns added.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.13 18w09a Sea lanterns now generate in underwater ruins.
18w15a Sea lanterns are now used to activate a conduit.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.16.0 build 1 Added sea lanterns.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta 1.2.20.1 Sea lanterns now generate in underwater ruins.
1.5 beta 1.5.0.1 Sea lanterns are now used to activate a conduit.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Added sea lanterns.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.3.12 Added sea lanterns.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • The animation shows a very faint 'rippling' effect.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Block of the Week: Sea Lantern" – Minecraft.net, September 22, 2017
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