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un-bugged yet? --CyberJacob 12:38, 6 October 2011 (CEST)

   Same question  --Oggylt  16:29 October 24 2011 (GTM +2)
       Yes as of 1.337 --Tim 13:24 December 18 2012 (GMT)


Luminators don't look like they're acting like cables to me! They mount somewhere, adjacent cables behind the mounted surface run into them (but not cables on other surfaces), and there doesn't seem to be any way to attach more than one cable, immediately eliminating any possibility that they can transmit power from one place to another ("act like cables"). Pretty sure they're working like machines. I don't know what their storage, max packet size, or energy consumption rate are though. Those should probably be fixed up. Hawk777 06:35, 9 December 2011 (CET)

   Page updated but needs editing --Tim 13:24 December 18 2012 (GMT)
Thanks. I put the energy into the nice table template, but someone should probably figure out the maximum permitted input packet size. That seems to be all that's missing. Hawk777 07:52, 20 December 2011 (CET)


How bright are luminators? They appear to be about as bright as a torch, but I am having a tough time being able to tell for sure, and I'm not sure where in the mod it is set in order to find out definitively.

Also, I know this is hardly the place to make any suggestions, but it sure would be nice if they were considerably brighter than a torch, considering how much set up or maintenance is involved compared to a simple torch (though certainly luminators are more aesthetically pleasing). - Niveras 02:08, 19 January 2012 (CET)

As much as many people would like various industrial light sources to be really bright, the Minecraft lighting engine doesn't (easily) allow that. Torches have a brightness of 14 within the torch block itself. Fire has a brightness of 15, and the engine doesn't allow levels above 15. This same issue has been raised with Eloraam for RedPower lumar lamps. We'd all like it and it might happen some day, but if so it'll either require some cooperation from Mojang or else quite a bit of work in Minecraft Forge, from what I've heard. Hawk777 08:55, 19 January 2012 (CET)

Switching on and off?[edit]

Is there a way to get these to turn on and off using a lever and switch cable? The energy storage prevents you from being able to use it that way since it will just stay on using it's stored energy (which will last a LONG time). If it's really not possible then that's really disappointing, I feel like the luminator shouldn't have storage. I know the redpower lamp is an alternative, but it's impossible to hide the redstone (unlike how you can hide wires in cf foam) without very thick walls or putting the lamp on the floor.