Brightens the room you’re in and lasts about 1 minute per player level. Since light interferes with spawnform, shadows, and other things, infravision is usually a better way to maintain your ability to see. If you are an ent or otherwise need regular light, illumium shards are a better method.
The in game help reads:
No saving throw. Casting time: 1 round. Type of spell: neutral spell. Affecting stats: wis. Cast type: control. Spell point cost: 5. While most activities which require the light of day can be planned to coincide with these hours, there are times that this is just not possible. One of the easiest forms of magic, is to use it to create a source of light. Magic itself usually glows, due to its unstable power when it is beheld on this plane of existance. Therefore bringing a controlled steady magical light is a trivial task for users of magic. The more powerful the caster, the longer the light will last. To dismiss the light, just touch it.