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No Man’s Sky: How to Get Star Bulb & What It’s Used For

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No Man’s Sky: How to Get Star Bulb & What It’s Used For

No Man’s Sky’s universe is literally teeming with different materials, items, and other bits that you can use to help you on your adventure across the universe. Here’s how to get Star Bulbs in No Man’s Sky and what it’s used for.

How to Get Star Bulbs in No Man’s Sky

There are two ways you can get this material in No Man’s Sky. We’ve listed both of these methods down below so you can decide which one works best for you.

All Ways to Get Star Bulbs

  1. Finding Star Brambles

    If you come across any planets with tons of plants and vegetation, chances are you’ll find Star Brambles.

    Star Bulbs can be harvested from Star Brambles, so be sure to use your analyzer to find this growing wild on planets.

    It’s worth noting that to harvest these from Brambles, you’ll need Hazmat Gloves.

  2. Farming Star Bulbs

    Set up a base on any planet that you choose, and then build Agricultural Terminals.

    Each one of these can grow a Star Bramble crop, which will be complete in 30 minutes and ready for you to harvest a Star Bulb from.

    Rinse and repeat this for an easy way to farm Star Bulbs in No Man’s Sky.

  3. Trading with Pilots

    This has been a rare occurrence for us, but if you come across another pilot on your adventures, you’ll sometimes be able to trade for other materials or items that you have in your inventory.

  4. Refining

    It’s possible to refine Paraffinium and Oxygen, and Paraffinium and Nitrogen into these, but you’ll need a Refiner to do that.

What Star Bulbs Are Used For in No Man’s Sky

Star Bulbs are a core material you’ll need for crating Poly Fibre. This is used to make a Circuit Board, which itself is integral to building yourself a really cool base.

Not only this, you’ll find they’re generally quite useful and required throughout No Man’s Sky’s storyline, so it’s well worth keeping hold of any you do find, rather than trading or selling them.

It’s also worth noting that Star Bulbs can be used to refine the following products in No Man’s Sky:

  • Carbon
  • Oxygen
  • Paraffinium
  • Star Bulb

That’s everything you need to know on how to get Star Bulbs in No Man’s Sky and what they’re used for. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out our ever-expanding No Man’s Sky guide wiki.

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