# Where does light come from in a Cycles scene without lamps?

Using the Blender Render, if you have no lamps, the objects are black. With Cycles Render, even without any lamps, there is a small amount of light.

Here is a render of the same yellow monkey without any lamps present using the two render engines:

Where does this light come from? Can you turn it off?

• Your profile mentions what is probably [videos] – atomicbezierslinger Sep 14 '17 at 3:26

In cycles the World emits light. You can turn this off by setting the world color to black, or setting the Strength to 0 in Properties > World: