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A specially-treated fungus torch that produces a dim light over a large area. People who prefer darklight work best with this light source. Can be automatically refueled with raw fungus. Produces a small amount of heat.
- 1 × 1
- pass through only
- Cover Effectiveness
- Terrain Affordance
- Light Radius
- Heat Per Second
- Stops Heating At
- 23 °C (73.4 °F)
- Work To Make
- 100 ticks (1.67 secs)
The fungus darktorch outputs light in a 7 tile radius, with the nearest 4.746 tiles being above 50% light level and considered lit. It heats the room to a maximum temperature of 23 °C (73.4 °F) at a rate of 3.5 heat per second.
It consumes 1.5 raw fungus per day as long as it is lit. It can hold up to 20 raw fungus at a time, for a maximum run time of 13.33 days. It is constructed with a full fuel capacity. Fuel is delivered to the torch lamp by a haulers as long as refueling is enabled. It cannot be "turned off" or paused, only deconstructed, in which case no material is recovered, regardless of any "fuel" remaining.
The fungus darktorch differs from the torch lamp in that it does not count as "bright light" for the Lighting: Darklight Preferred precept. Instead, it gives those with the precept a +4 moodlet, and prevents surgery penalties for being in darkness. It is identical to the darktorch except in that it burns raw fungus instead of wood.
It is generally not resource and work-time efficient to use compared to standing lamps once Electricity has been researched. Its grid independence and immunity to power outages and solar flares make it very useful in niche applications even beyond this point.
Fungus darktorches consume 1.5 raw fungus per day, and regular darktorches burn 1.5 wood per day. When actively growing crops, nutrifungus takes much less work per unit fuel than virtually any tree. However, growing nutrifungus is worse than harvesting wild, already grown trees near your base. A base deep inside a mountain would have to walk a long distance for the nearest tree, even in a rainforest, making fungus more efficient.
Torch lamps consume more wood than darktorches, though are still more efficient when wood is reasonably available.
- Ideology DLC Release - Added.
- 1.3.3076 - Description no longer incorrectly states it is refueled with wood.