A Light Bulb is a Food item obtained by harvesting a Light Flower or as a drop from a Slurper, Big Tentacle or Skittersquid. In Hamlet, they are also a drop from the Glowfly and Rabid Beetle. In DST, light bulbs can be dropped from a Skittersquid with a 33% chance.
While technically a Food item (restoring 1 Health each), Light Bulbs are mainly used for other purposes. They can be used to craft the Lantern or as fuel for Miner Hats and Lanterns (extending durability by ~19.2% or 1.5 minutes per Light Bulb).
Since Light Flowers regrow every 3 days, Light Bulbs are fully renewable, meaning an unlimited supply of fuel for Lanterns and Miner Hats.
Downloadable Content[edit | edit source]
Don't Starve Together[edit | edit source]
In Don't Starve Together, Light Bulbs can be dropped from Skittersquids which are on the surface. After this addition it is possible to craft Lanterns on Cave-less worlds.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Light Bulbs spoil quickly, so it may be wise to place them inside a Bundling Wrap to preserve them indefinitely.
- Alternatively, one can keep multiple lanterns in a chest, and refuel them all at once to have a longer-lasting supply of light.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The name Light Bulb is a play on words, in regards to a "light bulb" being the well-known invention popularized by Thomas Edison and "bulb" being the part of a plant where food is stored.