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How To Make & Use A Daylight Sensor In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a daylight sensor in Minecraft step-by-step! Plus, if you watch our video tutorial below we'll even show you how to use it in the game.

A Minecraft daylight sensor, also known as a daylight detector, is a block that activates redstone depending on whether it is day or night.

How To Make A Daylight Sensor Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PS3 & PS4 Yes

Required To Make A Daylight Sensor

  • 3 Nether quartz
  • 3 Glass
  • 3 Wood slabs (any type)

Steps To Make A Daylight Sensor

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a daylight sensor, you first need to open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Daylight Sensor Items To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 3 nether quartz, 3 glass, and 3 wood slabs of your choice (either oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, crimson, or warped slabs) to the grid. In this tutorial, we'll be using oak wood slabs.

You must add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 1 redstone torch in the 2nd box. In the 1st row place down the 3 glass. In the 2nd row place down the 3 nether quartz. And in the 3rd row place down the 3 wood slabs. This is the Minecraft daylight sensor recipe.

Add The Daylight Sensor Items To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice the daylight sensor in the box on the right.

3. Move The Daylight Sensor To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the daylight sensor down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Daylight Sensor To Your Inventory

That's it! A Minecraft daylight sensor, also known as a daylight detector, is a block that activates redstone depending on whether it is day or night.

How to make a daylight sensor in Minecraft

Minecraft Daylight Sensor Command

You can also use a Give Command to make daylight sensors in Minecraft. The command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the daylight sensor command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher daylight sensor command

/give @p daylight_detector 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p daylight_detector 1 0

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