Light sources

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Here in Vintage Story, the nights and caves can be quite dark and scary. Players may want more light than the environment provides. Many of these options can be held in the hand to provide dynamic lighting and will illuminate the area as players walk around. Here are some options to help:

Firepit

Firepit lit.png The firepit provides light as long as it has fuel.

Torches

Heat Torch.png Torches are the simplest light source to make. They are crafted by cooking sticks in a firepit. Torches last forever when carried in player inventory or stored in a container, but burn out after 3 days when placed onto a block.

Torch Holder

Grid Brass torch holder.png Will prevent torches from burning out when placed onto a block. Metal torch holders can be found in ruins, and Brass torch holders can be crafted using two plates in the crafting grid.

Oil Lamp

Grid Oil Lamp.png Oil lamps are fairly easy to craft in early game. Oil lamps are made by combining a lump of fat and a burned bowl in the crafting grid. They don't provide much light when compared to other light sources, but don't burn out when placed on a block.

Candles

Grid Candle.png Candles, made from wax (see beekeeping) can be a good permanent light source. Multiple candles can be placed in a block, which increases the light output of that block.

Lanterns

Grid Lantern.png Lanterns provide the highest illumination, but are expensive to create. Lanterns are crafted using a candle, metal plate and glass slabs or clear quartz nuggets in the crafting grid. Light levels produced by lanterns increase when a lantern is crafted with a gold or silver lining.



Table of Light Sources

The table below includes all light sources (craftable and lootable). This is a work in progress.

Light source Duration Intensity
Torch 3 days 14
Torch in Holder infinite 14 +
Oil Lamp infinite 11
Firepit When fueled (-)
Candle infinite (- per candle)
Lantern (no lining) infinite 18
Lantern (with lining) infinite 20
Chandelier infinite 24


Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content
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