DIY Studio Lights - How to Build Your Own!

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DIY Perks

Acum 2 ani

Light your videos better with these DIY ROpost Studio Lights!
Visit: to support my work. Parts list below!
Daylight & Warm White LEDs:
eBay US:
eBay UK:
Ice Blue LEDs:
eBay US:
eBay UK:
eBay US:
eBay UK:
Diffusion Sheet:
eBay US:
eBay UK:

Nutsert Tool:
SVG templates for the arches, for if you have a 3D printer or CNC:
Circuit diagram:

DIY Perks
DIY Perks Acum 2 ani
Thanks for watching everybody! These are the photography grade LED strips: The rest of the parts are in the description.
Jamie Russell
Jamie Russell Acum 26 Zile
Saksham Khowala
Saksham Khowala Acum lună
Which power supply we have to use ?
Matt Fahnix
Matt Fahnix Acum 2 luni
@Kyle Novak that's not possible. The dimming is accomplished by limiting the current to the light strip. It wouldn't be possible to brighten one strip while dimming another if both are controlled by the same dimmer. The only possiblity is to have more than one strip dim at the same level from the same dimmer.
Pablo R
Pablo R Acum 3 Zile
I tried following his diagram with no luck. Changing a things here and there I got it to work, but unsure if its the best configuration. Anyone else had troubles? Any tips?
The RT
The RT Acum 6 Zile
Hi, great video :D I just publish my first video on ROpost Eveeer, so if anyone has time Thanks
- Oleg Mahony -
- Oleg Mahony - Acum 7 Zile
it needs much more tools to do it....
Ryan O'Keefe
Ryan O'Keefe Acum 7 Zile
1:05 - whilst the quality does make a difference, you've at the very least, softened the image in post on the "good LED" side.
not _black
not _black Acum 9 Zile
Fun fact: the thumbnail is his profile photo
Paweł Dudek
Paweł Dudek Acum 13 Zile
I love the vids! Your accent is superb to listen to, I especially enjoyed how you said insulating in 6:49
Fafa Gamer
Fafa Gamer Acum 14 Zile
me poupe chamar isso de iluminaçao boa para foto. mal feito isso
Isaac O'Connor
Isaac O'Connor Acum 15 Zile
fuck you
Bruce Van Horn
Bruce Van Horn Acum 21 o Zi
I have a nice retractable green screen (elgato). The hardest part is lighting it. It has to be diffuse, very even, and positioned behind me, meaning I have to also light myself from the front. If I had a 40 X 40 ft room I could just use soft boxes for all the lighting. However like most people, I film in a small spare bedroom. I think this could be perfect for lighting the green screen!
Hatem Acum 23 Zile
man you can open your own factory
Syed Armaghan Hassan
Syed Armaghan Hassan Acum 25 Zile
The man is a genius!
Mathieu Prevot
Mathieu Prevot Acum lună
How do you know that the paper and translucid parts are not introducing any color shift ?
Peter Myles
Peter Myles Acum lună
Sillas Ramos
Sillas Ramos Acum lună
Hello there! I absolutely loved this project, however I'd like to ask you guys if there are any good LED light strips that are powered by USB (5v). As I'm new to this DIY world, I can't seem to find anything like it. Do you guys have any ideas? p.s.: By the way, I'm bulting a wide (slim)panel to go onto my monitor with a fresnel lens panel. It would be nice if it could be powered directly by my smart tv, which I use as a monitor.
V Cat
V Cat Acum lună
2018 ppl builiding this for YT studios..... 2020 ppl building this for zoom meetings
Mateusz Acum lună
Hey, maybe you want to make better version of that? smaller and better :) love this idea and how you make it!
Alexander Livingstone
Alexander Livingstone Acum lună
Hey Matt, I'm part way through building these to improve my horrendous home office lighting, whilst working from home. What plastic are you using? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places but all the sheets seem to be over £100. I'm using wood for the back strips and end caps instead, which I'm sure will be fine. For future reference, though, it'd be good to know where you got it from and how might is is. All you gave us was an enigmatic 'low cost'. You're right about the nut riveter - I'm having to stop myself actively looking for things to put them in.
V Cat
V Cat Acum lună
Clear Acetate Sheets medium thickness. They're suppose to be cheap (at least here in the US -- and he's not American so)
Kris Hudson-Lee
Kris Hudson-Lee Acum lună
They look great. Problem I have is as a glasses wearer I just end up with reflections in the lenses. That's a challenge in itself!
Kronk Acum lună
"Without further ado, here is some further ado!"
Obed Akatiah
Obed Akatiah Acum 2 luni
for the Algorithm
Tribalstyler Acum 2 luni
Amazing creation and presentation as per usual! I tip my hat to you sir ;-) Trying to grab the diffusion sheet not sure which one? Light/heavy or white? Cheers!
Deepchand Obla
Deepchand Obla Acum 2 luni
do you get flickering video if u shoot in 120fps using this light ???
Nate Buker
Nate Buker Acum 2 luni
Do you have any recommendations for the amperage of the 12V power supply?
Alexander Livingstone
Alexander Livingstone Acum lună
He commented about 2-3A each. I plumped for a 10A (120W) one from Amazon.
WitheRosE Acum 2 luni
I have NEVER thought ice blue and daylight LED strips could achieve something this fantastic. Great job, definitely using this in the future for looks.
Андрей Поздняков
Андрей Поздняков Acum 2 luni
Питер Паркер занимается хуйней.
Federico Galvagni
Federico Galvagni Acum 2 luni
Pls tell me the name of his desk lamp
Es Pr
Es Pr Acum 2 luni
Inexpensive? Not easy to make 🙁 first have to buy a bunch of tools
ArAkn Acum 2 luni
Not a good idea to contaminate the soils with aluminium. They might be small pieces now but under the influences of microbial and environmental corrosion is shall disperse. Please consider collecting the dust and disposing appropriately, while you do speak of recycling and environment.
Matheus Acum 2 luni
Very cool! Sadly I'll never build it, very expensive and haed
Eric Velasquez
Eric Velasquez Acum 2 luni
Arri charge $10K for their light panel, for under $200 this panel probably perform 95% of the Arri light
Jasem Kashani
Jasem Kashani Acum 2 luni
DIY grow lights, great!
thedestractor Acum 2 luni
hi Matt thank you for all this interesting DIY i have a question or if you prefer a new DIY for you can you do the same light, but this time made it for bird ( our eyes see in RGB but birds see 4 color UV +RGB i give you several link explaining how is this work for them : the third link you can see th e Types of UV bird need's this is link give you more information So can you do it? or can you suggest some led bar to add to this project to make it possible to use it for bird room thank you
Sola Scriptura
Sola Scriptura Acum 2 luni
I just love your videos!!!
FLIPSIDE Acum 2 luni
Have you patented this
Bobbie Kelsey
Bobbie Kelsey Acum 2 luni
How thick is the pvc you used? Thank you.
Steve Acum 2 luni
Very impressive
Richard Alleman
Richard Alleman Acum 3 luni
Matt, your image is plastered all over the internet on advertisements for LED strips, many of them pixelated. You're famous all over China it seems.
porchmnkey Acum 3 luni
keep up the good work!
Omer Duri
Omer Duri Acum 3 luni
Hudozhnica Ananas
Hudozhnica Ananas Acum 3 luni
OMG!!!!! That's perfect even for selling!!!!!
Chandrasekar P
Chandrasekar P Acum 3 luni
Awesome 👍 Excellent Work🙏
GreenStrqfe Acum 3 luni
if youre going to have it on a stand anyways why not construct a larger chasis and not have 5 of them together?
Kenneth Muiruri
Kenneth Muiruri Acum 3 luni
Here is my version of the DIY softbox and it's fantastic
Mark Holme
Mark Holme Acum 3 luni
How about lighting a home green screen as evenly as possible and avoid those hotspots? These tubes look like the way to go especially increasing the length to suite the dimensions of screen help. If you haven't done anything on DIY green screen, how about the ultimo tutorial on that Matt? Possibly the most useful chap in the ROpost universe!
A A Acum 3 luni
Can you just mass produce them in various lengths?
Quarantain Acum 3 luni
Very interesting video. The one thing that I miss though is an indicator that allows setting the lights to a specific color temperature. If you three sets, you might be spending quite some time getting them in sync.
Evil Kamatis
Evil Kamatis Acum 3 luni
Aren't you just glad this guy exist? Needs more recognition to be honest.
Richard Cordner
Richard Cordner Acum 3 luni
protip: XT60s not barrel plugs
Aki Master
Aki Master Acum 4 luni
can I just buy it from you?
martin mungaray
martin mungaray Acum 4 luni
I just have scissors and glue
Syed Irfan Ahmad
Syed Irfan Ahmad Acum 4 luni
Simple, easy to understand, and great video
Chapel Chicks
Chapel Chicks Acum 4 luni
Great Job, but couldn't you have just sandpapered over the inside of the clear acetate to give it a frosting effect? Or just bought frosted acetate?
Deilson Oliveira
Deilson Oliveira Acum 4 luni
What is the name of this plant on the left at 0:08?
Juan Lopez
Juan Lopez Acum 4 luni
And is is a budget solution, the time spend is the cost of purchasing a professional grade. I get it DIY concept, you can build a car, but not as cost efficient as a car company.
Susan Creed
Susan Creed Acum 4 luni
Nice work!
Nathan Simpson
Nathan Simpson Acum 4 luni
When will DIY Perks start his own lighting company?
Artware s.r.o.
Artware s.r.o. Acum 4 luni
Hello Matt, I have built 3 of these and they are fine. But when I interconnect 2 of them they do not work. Maybe voltage drop? What power source do you use?
Artware s.r.o.
Artware s.r.o. Acum 4 luni
@DIY Perks I knew it. What is your power supply?
DIY Perks
DIY Perks Acum 4 luni
Sounds like a power supply issue! Make sure that you use a power supply that's able to drive them all. They use between 2-3a each, so 2 will need perhaps a 6a power supply.
TryMyMartini Acum 4 luni
8:40 - "But why would we need three power sockets?" 13:45 - "Oh. Damn, he's good!"
lahphoto nwa
lahphoto nwa Acum 4 luni
Oh I love these lights....
Abdullah Afzal
Abdullah Afzal Acum 4 luni
how much amperage power supply will be perfect can anyone suggest one i mean 12 v & ??amps
Gego/XAREN ゲゴザレン
Gego/XAREN ゲゴザレン Acum 5 luni
*Please for the love of life don't run electricity in the backplate.* That is a death trap. If you touch it and something grounded like a metal sink or heating element, you _will_ get a jolt that can _kill_ you if the power supply is not insulated enough. You should ground the back plate to the ground in your house, not negative of the power supply. Please delete this video and redo it in a safe way.
Олег Сорокин
Олег Сорокин Acum 5 luni
This man is amazing!
Johnson Acum 5 luni
As usual great video and awesome build, but I'm not gonna lie, your first lighting setup was so much better than the second one. I think having a bit of contrast in your lighting is more interesting than the flat look you called an improvement. Anyway, love your videos man, keep being awesome!
Matt Fahnix
Matt Fahnix Acum 5 luni
Building in 2020 - The LED strips recommend using a 10A dimmer, not a 5A. Anyone know why that is?
LeonGames Acum 5 luni
What did you calculate the power usage on? I did a quick calculation and It would come around 48 watts per lamp (at the very max) so 240 watts on the full set of 5 lamps. Wich would be 20 amps on the first plug (the one you would plug in the PSU) and most plugs are rated for 3amp max (at 12v) . Could someone please tell me if I'm correct here and need to find a very beefy plug.
Boi Budget Meal
Boi Budget Meal Acum 5 luni
loved your videos. really noob friendly and your outputs are astonishing!
Emiel Dhondt
Emiel Dhondt Acum 5 luni
so funny the ali express link uses pictures from this video but with a blurred face
GHILLIE7566 Acum 5 luni
J K Acum 5 luni
Many of the links don't work, yes I know it's from 2018.
Ramesh parappanangadi DOP
Ramesh parappanangadi DOP Acum 5 luni
Wow 🔥🔥❤️❤️👍👍👍
William Regal
William Regal Acum 5 luni
This is the nicest guy I have ever seen without even seeing him in person😍
chhorisberger Acum 5 luni
Excellent Video as always, thank you for consistently producing such entertaining and high quality content! Would you by any chance have an alternative 24v recommendation for the Ice Blue Led strip (around 6500-8000k)? Thanks again
Richard C
Richard C Acum 5 luni
Could someone tell me what colour diffusion sheet I need please? The link gives 4 options: *white, light frost, heavy frost or clear* . I received the clear type but it's just clear plastic. Assuming the white is right? Also a tip on the clear acetate sheet for the front cover, I searched for a long time trying to find the right stuff and eventually settled on A0 size anti-glare covers for snap frames / pavement signs. These are common on ebay and therefore cheap, are all 400 microns thick which is nice and sturdy, but easily bends to a radius of 50mm. The anti-glare means they also diffuse the light a bit more.
Richard C
Richard C Acum 5 luni
Okay, so I recommend doing some research on the filters. The four have industry standard codes that come from Lee Filters: white - 216 (strong diffusion, commonly used), heavy frost - 129 (very similar to white, arguably softer), light frost - 253 (light softness, about sixteenth white), clear - 130 (does nothing) Having deliberated for a while I've decided to go with another supplier and *half white - 250* . White just seemed too much along with the light size (rather than a point source) and the anti-glare front acetate Lee Filters video: Lee filters page: Another UK ebay supplier with a full range of Lee Filters:
Xin Ya Tan
Xin Ya Tan Acum 5 luni
I just came from the invisible pc and monitor videos and i swear this guy has a lifetime supply of aluminium hidden somewhere.
Sãräñsh Håñðå
Sãräñsh Håñðå Acum 5 luni
thumbnail is ur profile pic.. nice
Richard C
Richard C Acum 5 luni
So what colour temperature range would you estimate these give? 3000K to 9000K ?
Andrew Xiongmao
Andrew Xiongmao Acum 5 luni
Before you can make your lamps, you have to attack a bank to afford the tools
vidhya sagar
vidhya sagar Acum 6 luni
So you are that kid from the "Home Alone" movie?😊
Noel Spalding
Noel Spalding Acum 6 luni
Ian Seager
Ian Seager Acum 6 luni
The poor hole filling and colour matching of the touch up is doing my head in!
Gacheru Mburu
Gacheru Mburu Acum 6 luni
Deborah Montgomery
Deborah Montgomery Acum 6 luni ස්ලීපර් සේවයේ මීළඟ පියවර වූයේ නැවේ රැඳී සිටින අනෙක් සියල්ලන් ඉවත් කිරීමයි
Miguel Yanez
Miguel Yanez Acum 6 luni
I would make this with only daylight led. Great video
SmartOrder Acum 6 luni
you should start selling your design, I bet many people buy them. They look great and pro!
Bob Hassinger
Bob Hassinger Acum 6 luni
Hi. New to the channel. Interesting project. As an EE and a photographer I am interested in info like power rating/requirements and light output for these. So far, following the links I find here I can not seem to find that sort of info. BTW, the foam material - what to look for, and where.
XENOHAVAQ Acum 6 luni
I wonder are there LED strip lights that are good enough to use for plant growth? If anything I feel the combination of lights could create a nice full spectrum for basic plants like basil and oregano but i'm not sure...
J.s. Sharma
J.s. Sharma Acum 6 luni
What power source you used?
saqib asad
saqib asad Acum 6 luni
Can you please share how to mak big ring light with miror ????
Ralph M Bohm
Ralph M Bohm Acum 6 luni
Very nice idea. I am now a patron. Looking forward to building some things.
Gogle Plus Sucks
Gogle Plus Sucks Acum 6 luni
A bit old, I know but where do you get your power supplies and how do you know how much power/watts you'll need to power the led strips? Also, where do you get your power sockets? I find the specs on those things SO varied and haven't even found a way to measure the pin inside a socket to see just what size it is even if I wanted to match a supply. Thanks. RichE San Diego, CA
DiverStan Acum 6 luni
Is there an easy of making the LED work on AC power? instead 12V DC supply?
Text Missing
Text Missing Acum 6 luni
Can I ask your opinion on ge tetra leds? I get em for free from my work
NC GRAVE Acum 6 luni
ha! little did he know that two years later the initial statement would be even more true than ever!
Mark Iuzzolino
Mark Iuzzolino Acum 6 luni
Can these lights be made smaller for lighting up myself while on a zoom call in front of my computer? If not, can you create a video for Zoom call lights?
rikzel Acum 6 luni
Hey! Look at his "weird webcam mod that enables eye contact conversation" video, a few video's ago. The first part won't interest you, but in the last few minutes he makes a simpeler, smaller version of a light for video conferences!
TheRogueNinja Acum 6 luni
If you go to aliexpress for the LED's they use pictures of him XD
Tajr Acum 6 luni
Heads up your before and after pic had misleading elements. The point still Stands that more cri is better. I just think it can be represented in a more accurate way
Dominic Wong
Dominic Wong Acum 6 luni
I might be wrong, but dont you need an LED driver or power supply to convert 240VAC to 12VDC before connecting to the dimmer?
Roary Acum 6 luni
@diyperks any chance of a RGB version of this sometime?
i will smelling on your handsweat
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