Glowstone Lanterns

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Make glowstone lanterns, daytime glass & nighttime glowstone

Version: v0.6

Glowstone Lanterns

With this plugin Glowstone Lanterns you can make lanterns, when it's going dark the glass of the lanterns will change in glowstone and when it's daytime it will change in glass again. The great thing is that you don't need to place a full lantern but only a glass/glowstone block, so you can use it for everyting. This plugin is very usefull for a large city to light it up, that looks really cool that the lanterns will change in glowstone! You can also place prebuilt lanterns, so that's really usefull if you want to plase a lot of lanterns in a little time. You can enable glowstone lanterns with /gl, when you place a glass or a glowstone block it is marked as a glowstone lanterns, this block will change to glowstone if it is night and to glass if it is daytime. If you use /gl l 1 you will enable prebuilt glowstone lanterns, if you place a glass or a glowstone block there will apear the prebuilt glowstone lantern you selected right there. There prebuilt lanterns are in external files, so you can make your own prebuilt lanterns and share them with other pelople.


In this video you can see how the plugin works: (Outdated Video)


  • Permissions support
  • Multi world support
  • Place prebuilt lanterns that are located in external files, you can make them and share them with other pelople
  • Posibility to create your own lanterns
  • Players can only destroy lanterns if he have permission
  • And a lot more!

Upcomming features

  • Costum messages and color support
  • In-game prebuilt lanterns creator

Player Commands

ActionCommandPermission node
Enable build mode/
Enable prebuilt mode/gl lantern <name>
/gl l <name>
Disable prebuilt mode/gl lantern
/gl l
List prebuilt lanterns/gl list lanterns
/gl list l
View help/gl help
View info/gl
Save lanterns/gl
Reload lanterns/gl reloadglowstonelanterns.reload
Check current version/gl version

Please go to the orriginal page to find more information.


You could download Glowstone Lanterns with the link on the top-right of this page above the sidebar.


1. Download the plugin 2. Add the GlowstoneLanterns.jar file and the folder 'Glowstone Lanterns' from the downloaded .zip file to the /plugin folder of the minecraft server. Also add the included folder 'Glowstone Lanterns' to your plugins folder. 3. Add the permissions if you have; (Look at the permissions paragraph underneeth) 4. Start your game and use Glowstone Lanterns!


ActionPermission nodeDefault
/gl commandglowstonelanterns.glOperators
Destroy lanternsglowstonelanterns.destroyLanternsOperators
Info commandglowstonelanterns.infoOperators
Save commandglowstonelanterns.saveOperators
Reload commandglowstonelanterns.reloadOperators


There are currently NO bugs found! :D

How to make your own prebuilt lantern

You could find the guide for this on the following page:

Page: Tutorials : How to create your own prebuilt lanterns

Suggestions, Ideas and bugs

I've you have any suggestion, ideas or bugs found. Please reply on this page or create a ticket.


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  • Avatar of timvisee timvisee Jan 19, 2015 at 23:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @mathiuzzz: Go


    It has been a long while since I last updated this plugin, so it has probably something to do with the compatability of the permissions systems used in the latest available Glowstone Lanterns version. Since a few days, I'm trying to keep each plugin up-to-date again. Currently I'm working on some other plugins I developed, but Glowstone Lanterns will be one of the next. So stay tuned for any update.

    Now, on the problem itself. I assume it has something to do with the hook Glowstone Lanterns is trying to make with the installed permissions system. First, I'd like to ask what permissions system you're using (and what version). Then, you should check the server console. If everything went right, Glowstone Lanterns should print a message to the console on startup showing information about the Permissions system. It should say something like 'Hooked into PermissionsEx', that would verify Glowstone Lanterns is hooking correctly. If the message is showing Glowstone Lanterns failed to hook, the permissions system won't be working since Glowstone Lanterns won't be able to access the permissions system. This could be caused by an unsupported permissions system, or an incompatible version. Then, at last I would like to ask whether any errors are shown in the console, if so, I'd love to get a copy of them.

    Hope that helps,
    Tim Visée

    Safe Creeper World Portal

  • Avatar of mathiuzzz mathiuzzz Jan 19, 2015 at 18:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi !

    I have a problem : i use permissionex and i added permissions of glowstone lanterns, but the server say : "glowstone lanterns : you don't have permissions"

    Do you have a solution to my problem ?

    thanks a lot for your plugin

  • Avatar of BrentHogeling98 BrentHogeling98 Dec 18, 2014 at 12:09 UTC - 1 like

    @timvisee By request I am going to be making this plugin into an updated version! I hope you don't mind, credit will be given :)


  • Avatar of TomXPro TomXPro Nov 27, 2014 at 19:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Wie really need that for 1.7.10!! Please!

  • Avatar of DQone DQone Oct 09, 2013 at 12:50 UTC - 0 likes

    You rock dude! Thank you so much!

    One question, I tried to give my mods access to create them by giving them but it still doesn't work. Have the permissions changed?

    Last edited Oct 09, 2013 by DQone
  • Avatar of timvisee timvisee Sep 19, 2013 at 19:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @DQone: Go


    I'll release a patch for Minecraft 1.6.2 as soon as possible.

    Tim Visée

  • Avatar of timvisee timvisee Sep 19, 2013 at 19:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @diannetea: Go

    You can modify these settings in the configuration file. (/plugins/GlowstoneLanterns/config.yml)

    Tim Visée

  • Avatar of timvisee timvisee Sep 19, 2013 at 19:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @Tartaros: Go

    I don't really understand what you mean sorry, but yes indeed if you have a lot of lanterns they won't change all at once, that's simple to prevent your server from crashing, you can customize the delay in the configuration file.

    Tim Visée

  • Avatar of DQone DQone Jul 12, 2013 at 11:51 UTC - 0 likes

    This has stopped working for me as of 1.6.

    Is there an update coming? I love this plugin!

  • Avatar of diannetea diannetea Jan 22, 2013 at 05:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Okay I've been using this for a long time, but at this point my world has so many lanterns that doing single updates by tick takes way too long. Is there a way you could add how MANY to update per x time? I could probably get away with 25 lights going off every tick, my server is pretty fast.

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Date created
Mar 06, 2012
Last update
Sep 29, 2013
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