Build Your Own Lighting Setup With This Awesome DIY 1000w Equivalent LED Flashlight

Apr 14, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

Build Your Own Lighting Setup With This Awesome DIY 1000w Equivalent LED Flashlight

Apr 14, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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sunbalster-diyOkay, 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:

YouTube video

The Materials

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

Flood light mode is useful for filling large areas with light.
Flood light mode is useful for filling large areas with light.
Whereas spotlight mode gives you a more directional light.
Whereas spotlight mode gives you a more directional light.
It also works great if you bounce it off a wall or use it as a hair light.
It also works great if you bounce it off a wall or use it as a hair light.

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 ]

 

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9 responses to “Build Your Own Lighting Setup With This Awesome DIY 1000w Equivalent LED Flashlight”

  1. Mezame Shashin-ka Avatar
    Mezame Shashin-ka

    Is that an arc reactor? :D

  2. Andrew Sible Avatar
    Andrew Sible

    diggin the CPU cooler, I have that one in my PC! haha…

  3. Mark Griswold Bears Avatar
    Mark Griswold Bears

    Holy hell!!! I love DIY lighting but this is way beyond my skills! Anyone wanna build me one?!?

  4. Morgan Shortt Avatar
    Morgan Shortt

    1000 watts, fuuck

  5. Andreas Raun Arneberg Avatar
    Andreas Raun Arneberg

    Janne Amunét build build build

  6. Michael D Zielinski Avatar
    Michael D Zielinski

    This one is beyond me. Might as well be a Flux capacitor

  7. Arnold Loli Avatar
    Arnold Loli

    eso te envié en la mañana

  8. Don Wrenn Avatar
    Don Wrenn

    This is old school technology, you are better off buying a 8000 lumen Grote 12 volt trilliant light and modify the housing and connect a sla 12 volt battery. Easy done

  9. Donaghue Avatar
    Donaghue

    OK, I’ve read all the negative stuff now can any one tell me if I obtain a PDF file of instructions? as I have got the parts for this project, if any one can help I would be most grateful, if you can please send or contact me donaghue@myway.com