Minecraft features a lot of dark spaces and dimly lit caves. Usually, players place torches along the walls of these caves in order to illuminate the area. But that’s not very realistic, especially when you toss out dozens of pre-lit torches when walking through a cave.
That’s why the Lantern Mod approaches Minecraft lighting differently. The Lantern Mod adds dynamic, carry-able lanterns to Minecraft.
The Lantern mod was originally made as part of the Cave Gen mod, which was also made by Reaper. However, due to popular demand, the Lantern Mod was released as a separate installation. When installed with the Cave Gen mod, you enjoy some added bonus features, but you certainly do not have to install it to use the Lantern Mod.
Today, players can enjoy using a fully functioning lantern after installing this mod. That lantern is equipped just like any other tool or weapon and gives off a steady stream of light in your surrounding area.
You’ll need to add glowstone dust to your lantern to make it work, although if you have the Cave Gen mod installed, then you can also use something called a Glow Shard.
Lanterns can be carried around, but they can also be placed on ledges or hung from ceilings if you plan on staying in a certain cave for a bit. Lanterns are valuable tools to carry around and provide slightly better illumination than a torch.
When viewed in third person view, the lantern swings normally in the player’s hand and features a good level of detail. This is a well-crafted mod that adds a simple but effective item to the game. Download it today using the instructions below to try it out for yourself!
How to install the Lantern Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the latest version of the Lantern Mod from here
Step 3) Drag and drop the mod’s .zip folder into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Start playing and enjoy!