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Set diffuse color of light. Illuminates surfaces that are facing the light.


light setLightColor [r, g, b]
light: Object
r: Number - red value in range 0..1
g: Number - green value in range 0..1
b: Number - blue value in range 0..1
Return Value:


Example 1:
myLight setLightColor [0.5,0,0]; // produces red

Additional Information

See also:
setLightAmbient setLightBrightness lightAttachObject lightDetachObject setLightIntensity setLightAttenuation setLightUseFlare setLightFlareSize setLightFlareMaxDistance setLightDayLight setLightIR


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Feersum - c
Posted on Dec 01, 2006 - 16:42 (UTC)
Light can be created with command createVehicleLocal with special vehicle class "#lightpoint"
for example:
_light = "#lightpoint" createVehicleLocal pos; _light setLightBrightness 1.0; _light setLightAmbient [0.0, 1.0, 0.0]; _light setLightColor [0.0, 1.0, 0.0]; _light lightAttachObject [_object, [0,0,0]];
ColonelSandersLite - c
Posted on Aug 17, 2017 - 07:15 (UTC)
To clarify:
  • setLightAmbient - Terrain and surrounding objects are bathed in this colour.
  • setLightColor - Controls the "haze" seen around the lightsource (ex flares).
ffur2007slx2_5 - c
Posted on Mar 24, 2014 - 23:58 (UTC)
1. In Arma 3 ver 1.14 setLightColor will also change the color of the flare when setLightUseFlare, setLightFlareSize and setLightFlareMaxDistance were used on the same light source. For example:
_light setLightUseFlare true; _light setLightFlareSize 2; _light setLightFlareMaxDistance 60; _light setLightColor [1, 1, 1];

2. When both setLightAmbient and setLightColor are [0,0,0], there won’t be any visual presentation on the light source.