A Lever is one of multiple power sources for redstone. Like the Button, levers can be connected to Redstone Dust to be operated far away from the target block. Levers are placeable on every non-transparent block. Levers are currently able to be placed on slabs, but they have a glitched model. Levers release an infinite signal, unlike their button counterparts, until shut off. If one destroys the block that the lever is on, it will be destroyed. Levers are the Minecraft equivalent to a switch. If a lever powers a redstone circuit, it must be flicked on for it to work.
Levers differ from buttons in that the charge they provide is stable. Clicking a lever also causes a visual change as the shaft of the device moves from one side to the other. Their stable nature makes Lever well suited to controlling devices that need to remain in one of two states for an indefinite period, such as minecart tracks or locking mechanisms in advanced circuits.
When placed on the side of blocks, up is OFF and down is ON. On the top of blocks, ON is south or west, OFF is north or east.
- There is a glitch where one can activate a lever two times without clicking it.
- Levers can be found naturally in Jungle Temples where they are used as a combination lock.