> A server-side data pack/mod for Minecraft 1.17x-1.20x

➜ The mod version of this data pack can be found here


Supported entities and items such as torches or lanterns will emit light by using the light block added in 21w13a.

Supported Items: Torches, Lanterns, Campfires, Glowstone, Glowstone Dust, Blaze Rods, Blaze Powder, Spectral Arrows, Lava Buckets, Sea Lanterns, Prismarine Crystals, Froglights, Glow Ink Sacs, Glow Berries, Glow Item Frames, Glow Lichen, Jack o'Lanterns, Shroomlights, End Rods, End Crystals, Fire Charge, Amethyst Shards, Nether Stars, Ender Chests and Beacons

Additionally, all enchanted items will emit light level 6 while Fire Aspect enchanted items will emit light level 9.

Always glowing entities: Allays, Glow Squids, Glow Item Frames, Blazes, TNT, End Crystals, Fireballs, Spectral Arrows, Shulker Bullets, Firework Rockets and Flying Wither Skulls

This data pack is completely server-side! Players joining a server with Dynamic Lights installed do not have to install anything on their end for it to work!

➜ For available settings and planned features, take a look at the wiki


Download the pack and put the .zip file into the datapacks folder of your Minecraft world.

This data pack is also available as a mod with an additional global config file and settings menu when installed alongside MidnightLib.


To open the ingame menu, execute /trigger tschipcraft.menu or /function #tschipcraft:menu. There is a Reset and an Uninstall button.


This data pack implements the Smithed and essential MC Datapacks Discord Server Conventions to ensure data pack compatibility.

Supported Minecraft versions

Current issues

Issue: Players holding a light source and other dynamic lights currently trigger BUDs and can't be pushed by pistons or slime blocks - see #12. This will be fixed in a future release.

Issue: TNT dupers don't work - see #15. This will be fixed in a future release.

Issue: Shooting shulkers teleport away - see #20. This will be fixed in a future release.

External Links

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