Okay, this project may be a bit challenging for novices, but if DIY is your thing, this video tutorial certainly delivers the goods. In it, DIY Perks (who has an LED fever – he also made these kick a$$ LED panel and ring light) shows us the step by step process of building a seriously legit 1000w equivalent LED light source. The flashlight really packs a punch– it can be operated with one hand, has adjustable brightness (and a lot of it), plus, it works on batteries or an AC adapter. Did we mention it doesn’t flicker (thank you voltage based dimmer) and it boasts spotlight and floodlight mode?
It works great for shooting video or stills, indoors or outdoors. Overall, it’s a great addition to your lighting setup and sounds like a pretty fun build. Now, let’s get to it:
The parts list is extensive, that’s why the video creator posted a separate Google Doc containing descriptions of all the things you’ll need. There’s even links in doc that point you over to the appropriate product page on Amazon or eBay just in case you need to purchase some of the parts, which you most likely will.
Spotlight Vs Flood Mode
Looks useful, right? But, before we dig into our toolboxs, let’s take a quick second to send thanks to Itay, who shared this tip with us–good find!
[ h/t Itay | DIY Perks ]