How To Turn On Dynamic Lighting In Optifine? (Step-By-Step)

By Nic •  Updated: 01/03/22 • 

With the Optifine Minecraft optimization mod comes all the gaming fun: it supports HD textures and other best performance and looks options. But, how do I activate dynamic lights in my torches?

The dynamic lights make any luminous item that you drop or hold in your hands to illuminate; items that the mobs hold will also illuminate. If your torch does not glow in the dark, follow this guide towards getting the best from this mod. This article will show you how to turn on Dynamic Lighting in Optifine! Read on!

Step-By-Step Guide On How To Turn On Dynamic Lighting In Optifine

Are you tired of the darkness? Optifine’s dynamic lights – torches that you can hold that emit dynamic lights making your game fancier. That is, when you hold objects that essentially emit light, they illuminate the terrain. Use the settings to illuminate the caves and dark paths in a straightforward procedure:

  1. Go to “Options” in “Game Menu”
  2. Launch the “Video Settings”
  3. Click on “Dynamic Lights” and set it to “Fast”
  4. Then Hit “Done”

With the help of this feature, you can mine and have lights at the same time. You can even refer to this Youtube video.


How do you turn on Dynamic Light if you are using Optifine 1.14.4?

Go to your video settings and set dynamic lights to Fast or Fancy.

Can I use Dynamic Lighting in Optifine on top of a shader?

Optifine’s dynamic lighting should work with most shader-packs.

Is it possible to use dynamic lighting to Minecraft without Optifine?

Dynamic lighting is possible without Optifine in Minecraft. There are specific data packs that allow you to use dynamic lighting. These data packs allow any item you hold, items you drop, and items in the hands of the mobs to illuminate.


Torches that emit dynamic light, dynamic lighting, glowing mobs, and much more to illuminate the caves and dark places, Optifine has all of them. Dynamic lighting provides you with an incredible selection of handheld light sources and offers you a smooth gaming experience. 

Can read more about the dynamic lights in Minecraft over here – Dynamic Lights

Other than that, if you have any doubts regarding the topic, you can let me know in the comment section, and I would love to help you out.

Are you a new Minecraft user? And want to know about the famous Minecraft optimization mod called Optifine? Well, here’s a complete installation guide for Optifine in Minecraft.

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