How To Build Huge Dual Color DIY Flex Lights for $60

Feb 28, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How To Build Huge Dual Color DIY Flex Lights for $60

Feb 28, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Here is one of the cooler projects for LED panels that I’ve seen. Unlike the ‘usual’ LED panels, those panels are mounted on flexible material so they can be folded and mounted pretty much anywhere.

DIYPerks is using MARSWELL LEDs for good color rendition. if you look at the photo below you can see how 80+ CRI has a huge impact on image quality.

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(As you remember, we are big fans of checking the CRI when buying LEDs for photography projects).

There are two things I particularly light about this build:

  • The use of False leather as the carrier for the strips, it is a durable and fine looking, so you will not be embarrassed to take it on high end sets. It does not fray. The uses shows to make the holding corners and the aluminum holding bracket are nothing short of genius.
  • The other thing is the trick for using laptop adapters by connecting the two colors in serial.

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The complete instructions and parts list is detailed in the video below:

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[How to Make Flexible LED Panels | DIYPerks]

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9 responses to “How To Build Huge Dual Color DIY Flex Lights for $60”

  1. Luke Hazel Avatar
    Luke Hazel

    I build them all the time for clients. It is a lot of fun! #GreatFind

    1. Chadwick Gantes Avatar
      Chadwick Gantes

      can you build me some?

  2. Pete Cardwell Avatar
    Pete Cardwell

    Anthony Molyneux, Frankie Gianoncelli, Adam Firth, Lee Kerry – we could make our own!! Just like Stuarts…

    1. Anthony Molyneux Avatar
      Anthony Molyneux
    2. Pete Cardwell Avatar
      Pete Cardwell

      Anthony Molyneux best get over to maplins mate!!!

    3. Frankie Gianoncelli Avatar
      Frankie Gianoncelli

      ??

    4. Anthony Molyneux Avatar
      Anthony Molyneux

      Erm… Where that? I’m not from round here ?

    5. Adam Firth Avatar
      Adam Firth

      Haha! That’s a good shout though. Could be worth looking at!

  3. Martin Clark Avatar
    Martin Clark

    Looks awesome. Can you recommend a dimmer pot so that the brightness can be adjusted? Cheers.