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Light Sensor Basic Gate

Next tierLight Sensor Iron Gate

The Light Sensor Basic Gate is an item added by BuildCraft and a specific design of the Basic Gate to control and/or interact with all pipes of BuildCraft via one configurable function. The light sensor design has two additional preconditions available to detect the day and night which can be integrated into functions (see Usage). The next tier is the Light Sensor Iron Gate with two configurable functions. In opposition to all other gate types, the Redstone Fader Basic Gate has no AND or OR version.



A Diamond AND Gate interacts with all four types of Pipe Wire to transmit redstone signals. Pipe Wires on different pipe types can be connected via Cobblestone Structure Pipe.

The Light Sensor Basic Gate can be placed on all types and sides of the BuildCraft pipes with a right-click. By holding the crouch-key and right-clicking the gate can be removed without to destroy the pipe.

Note: The basic function is that the gate checks the precondition in the right slot, and, if this precondition is true, executes the option in the left slot. The bar between the left and right slot light up red when the precondition is currently True. The different to the Standard design is, that the light sensor design has two additional preconditions for all pipes to to detect day and night (yellow marked in the table below), which can be used to control the function.

With a right-click the player can open the GUI, which has two slots (one left, one right). Both slots can be configured by clicking in the slot. The possible options depends on the pipe where the gate was mounted:

  • All options like the standard Gate (goto)
  • Additional options of the Light Sensor Gates (goto)