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Candle
Candle JE1 BE1.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) JE2.pngTwo Candles (lit) JE2 BE1.pngThree Candles (lit) JE2 BE1.pngFour Candles (lit) JE2 BE1.pngWhite Candle (lit) JE3 BE1.pngTwo White Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree White Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour White Candles (lit) JE3.pngOrange Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Orange Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Orange Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Orange Candles (lit) JE3.pngMagenta Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Magenta Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Magenta Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Magenta Candles (lit) JE3.pngLight Blue Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Light Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Light Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Light Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngYellow Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Yellow Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Yellow Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Yellow Candles (lit) JE3.pngLime Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Lime Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Lime Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Lime Candles (lit) JE3.pngPink Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Pink Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Pink Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Pink Candles (lit) JE3.pngGray Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngLight Gray Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Light Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Light Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Light Gray Candles (lit) JE3.pngCyan Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Cyan Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Cyan Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Cyan Candles (lit) JE3.pngPurple Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Purple Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Purple Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Purple Candles (lit) JE3.pngBlue Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Blue Candles (lit) JE3.pngBrown Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Brown Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Brown Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Brown Candles (lit) JE3.pngGreen Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Green Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Green Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Green Candles (lit) JE3.pngRed Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Red Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Red Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Red Candles (lit) JE3.pngBlack Candle (lit) JE3.pngTwo Black Candles (lit) JE3.pngThree Black Candles (lit) JE3.pngFour Black Candles (lit) JE3.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0.1

Hardness

0.1

Luminant

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

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

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 by right-clicking. They can also be waterlogged, but cannot be lit while waterlogged.

Obtaining[]

Natural generation[]

Non-dyed candles and white candles can be found in ancient cities.‌[upcoming: JE 1.19]

Breaking[]

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

Block Candle
Hardness 0.1
Breaking time (secs)
Default 0.15

Crafting[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Candle String +
Honeycomb

Dyed Candle Candle +
Matching Dye


Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition 1.19[upcoming]
Candle Ancient City Chest 1–4 23.2%
Bedrock Edition
Candle Ancient City Chest 1–4 35.7%
Bedrock Edition 1.19.0[upcoming]
Candle Ancient City Chest 1–4 23.2%

Usage[]

Light[]

Four Candles (lit) JE2.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 identically 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. In Bedrock Edition, a mob/player that is burning, a Fire Aspect book or any sword enchanted with Fire Aspect can also be used to light candles. Candles may be waterlogged, but waterlogged candles cannot be lit. Lit candles can be extinguished using water (even a water bottle‌[Java Edition only]) or by the player interacting with the candle.

Cakes[]

Cake with Candle JE1.png

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

Sounds[]

Generic[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.candle.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break??16
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.candle.fallNone[sound 1]??16
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.candle.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit??16
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.candle.placesubtitles.block.generic.place??16
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.candle.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps??16
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Unique[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Cake squishesBlocksPlacing the block on cakeblock.cake.add_candlesubtitles.block.cake.add_candle??16
Candle cracklesBlocksRandomblock.candle.ambientsubtitles.block.candle.crackle??3
Fire extinguishedBlocksCandle gets put outblock.candle.extinguishsubtitles.block.fire.extinguish??8

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
CandlecandleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.candle
White Candlewhite_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.white_candle
Orange Candleorange_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.orange_candle
Magenta Candlemagenta_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.magenta_candle
Light Blue Candlelight_blue_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.light_blue_candle
Yellow Candleyellow_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.yellow_candle
Lime Candlelime_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.lime_candle
Pink Candlepink_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.pink_candle
Gray Candlegray_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.gray_candle
Light Gray Candlelight_gray_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.light_gray_candle
Cyan Candlecyan_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cyan_candle
Purple Candlepurple_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.purple_candle
Blue Candleblue_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.blue_candle
Brown Candlebrown_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.brown_candle
Green Candlegreen_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.green_candle
Red Candlered_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.red_candle
Black Candleblack_candleBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.black_candle

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Candlecandle667Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.candle.name
White Candlewhite_candle668Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.white_candle.name
Orange Candleorange_candle669Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.orange_candle.name
Magenta Candlemagenta_candle670Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.magenta_candle.name
Light Blue Candlelight_blue_candle671Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.light_blue_candle.name
Yellow Candleyellow_candle672Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.yellow_candle.name
Lime Candlelime_candle673Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.lime_candle.name
Pink Candlepink_candle674Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.pink_candle.name
Gray Candlegray_candle675Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.gray_candle.name
Light Gray Candlelight_gray_candle676Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.light_gray_candle.name
Cyan Candlecyan_candle677Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.cyan_candle.name
Purple Candlepurple_candle678Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.purple_candle.name
Blue Candleblue_candle679Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.blue_candle.name
Brown Candlebrown_candle680Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.brown_candle.name
Green Candlegreen_candle681Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.green_candle.name
Red Candlered_candle682Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.red_candle.name
Black Candleblack_candle683Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.black_candle.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Available with /give command.
  3. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
candles11
2
3
4
Number of candles.
litfalsefalse
true
Whether or not these candles are lit.
waterloggedfalsefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as these candles.

Bedrock Edition:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
candles0x1
0x2
00
1
2
3
0
1
2
3
Number of candles, starting from 1 to 4.
lit0x4falsefalse
true
0
1
Whether or not these candles are lit.

History[]

October 3, 2020Black Candle (lit) JE1.png Two Black Candles (lit) JE1.png Three Black Candles (lit) JE1.png Four White Candles (lit) JE1.png Black and white candles are shown unnamed at Minecraft Live 2020 as part of deep dark caves biome.
Java Edition
1.1720w45aCandle JE1 BE1.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 (lit) JE1.png White Candle (lit) JE1.png Orange Candle (lit) JE1.png Magenta Candle (lit) JE1.png Light Blue Candle (lit) JE1.png Yellow Candle (lit) JE1.png Lime Candle (lit) JE1.png Pink Candle (lit) JE1.png Gray Candle (lit) JE1.png Light Gray Candle (lit) JE1.png Cyan Candle (lit) JE1.png Purple Candle (lit) JE1.png Blue Candle (lit) JE1.png Brown Candle (lit) JE1.png Green Candle (lit) JE1.png Red Candle (lit) JE1.png Black Candle (lit) JE1.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 BE1.png White Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Orange Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Magenta Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Light Blue Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Yellow Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Lime Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Pink Candle (item) JE3.png Gray Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Light Gray Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Cyan Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Purple Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Blue Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Brown Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Green Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Red Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Black Candle (item) JE3 BE1.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.
21w13aCandles can now be extinguished by splash water bottles and by lingering water bottles.
21w18aCandles can no longer be extinguished when the player is in adventure mode.
21w19aCandles are now only accessible through commands.
Pre-release 1Candle (lit) JE2.png White Candle (lit) JE2.png Orange Candle (lit) JE2.png Magenta Candle (lit) JE2.png Light Blue Candle (lit) JE2.png Yellow Candle (lit) JE2.png Lime Candle (lit) JE2.png Pink Candle (lit) JE2.png Gray Candle (lit) JE2.png Light Gray Candle (lit) JE2.png Cyan Candle (lit) JE2.png Purple Candle (lit) JE2.png Blue Candle (lit) JE2.png Brown Candle (lit) JE2.png Green Candle (lit) JE2.png Red Candle (lit) JE2.png Black Candle (lit) JE2.png Candles now have a different texture when lit, having the top 20 pixels of the candle being lighter.
Candles have been added back into the creative inventory.
Recipes for dyeing and crafting candles are once again available.
May 28, 2021White Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Orange Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Magenta Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Light Blue Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Yellow Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Lime Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Pink Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Gray Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Light Gray Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Cyan Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Purple Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Blue Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Brown Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Green Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Red Candle (lit) (pre-release).png Black Candle (lit) (pre-release).png JAPPA tweets a new iteration of the new lit dyed candle textures.
May 31, 2021White Candle (lit) JE3 BE1.png Orange Candle (lit) JE3.png Magenta Candle (lit) JE3.png Light Blue Candle (lit) JE3.png Yellow Candle (lit) JE3.png Lime Candle (lit) JE3.png Pink Candle (lit) JE3.png Gray Candle (lit) JE3.png Light Gray Candle (lit) JE3.png Cyan Candle (lit) JE3.png Purple Candle (lit) JE3.png Blue Candle (lit) JE3.png Brown Candle (lit) JE3.png Green Candle (lit) JE3.png Red Candle (lit) JE3.png Black Candle (lit) JE3.png JAPPA tweets another iteration of the new lit dyed candle textures.
1.17Pre-release 3White Candle (lit) JE3 BE1.png Orange Candle (lit) JE3.png Magenta Candle (lit) JE3.png Light Blue Candle (lit) JE3.png Yellow Candle (lit) JE3.png Lime Candle (lit) JE3.png Pink Candle (lit) JE3.png Gray Candle (lit) JE3.png Light Gray Candle (lit) JE3.png Cyan Candle (lit) JE3.png Purple Candle (lit) JE3.png Blue Candle (lit) JE3.png Brown Candle (lit) JE3.png Green Candle (lit) JE3.png Red Candle (lit) JE3.png Black Candle (lit) JE3.png The textures of dyed lit candles have been changed again, having subtler lighting on the top.
The texture for lit candles now also changes when on a cake.[1]
Upcoming Java Edition
1.19Deep Dark Experimental Snapshot 1 Non-dyed candles and white candles now generate in ancient cities. Non-dyed candles can also generate in ancient city chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.17.10beta 1.17.10.22Candle JE1 BE1.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 (lit) JE2.png White Candle (lit) JE3 BE1.png Orange Candle (lit) JE3.png Magenta Candle (lit) JE3.png Light Blue Candle (lit) JE3.png Yellow Candle (lit) JE3.png Lime Candle (lit) JE3.png Pink Candle (lit) JE3.png Gray Candle (lit) JE3.png Light Gray Candle (lit) JE3.png Cyan Candle (lit) JE3.png Purple Candle (lit) JE3.png Blue Candle (lit) JE3.png Brown Candle (lit) JE3.png Green Candle (lit) JE3.png Red Candle (lit) JE3.png Black Candle (lit) JE3.png
Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png White Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Orange Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Magenta Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Light Blue Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Yellow Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Lime Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Pink Candle (item) JE3.png Gray Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Light Gray Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Cyan Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Purple Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Blue Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Brown Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Green Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Red Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Black Candle (item) JE3 BE1.png Added candles.

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • 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. The same thing can be done using the debug stick.
  • A single candle has the same width as iron bar or glass pane.
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