Building DIY LED lights

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DIY Perks

Acum 6 luni

Ever wondered how LEDs actually emit light? This video is for you! Also, regarding Blinkist, visit to get a free 1-week trial and 25% off premium membership!
Here's a link to the LED light array project:

And a link to the voltage regulator:
And LED:

Enki Du
Enki Du Acum 4 Zile
any new links for the USB C power receiver board... i can't seem to find any like that.
Kyan Kristoffer
Kyan Kristoffer Acum 4 Zile
So, what would happen if you used a 1500w cob LED with a reflector and lens meant for a smaller light?
Shubham singh
Shubham singh Acum 5 Zile
this guy is like "I got a joke i've been trying to tell you for a long time"
I turned on the small LED on a lithium battery "8 volt 12000 mAh" without any resistance, so the aluminum panel heated up quickly and the LED emitted white smoke. I disconnected the battery quickly so that the LED would not burn. What is the solution to the cause of the smoke emission and the high temperature? Is it the high amperage ?? Knowing that the small LED works at 8 volts 15 mA.
Stuart81 Acum 5 Zile
Hi, is it possible to run a single 10mm 12v diode from a 12v led rgb strip, as in can I just solder the wires from the diode on to the strip without the need for any resistors? Thanks
Andre Stehling
Andre Stehling Acum 6 Zile
Ninjashadow Acum 7 Zile
Imagine if he starts gaming
NotEVER! Acum 6 Zile
We can only hope
Nice video.I wish i could run my diy Led Grow lights from my 📱.keep putting out good information.👍
Infinite Scales
Infinite Scales Acum 7 Zile
someone know about sending pwm to leds is it more effiecient or less than a constant dc source ??
Werble photo Animation
Werble photo Animation Acum 9 Zile
I like vary much
Kodi Cooper
Kodi Cooper Acum 9 Zile
Thanks for the knowledge on the meaning on Kelvin color temperature
Niklas K
Niklas K Acum 11 Zile
7:18 please tell me you don´t actually use earphones when you´re in your car
angel berry
angel berry Acum 12 Zile
anne jast
anne jast Acum 14 Zile
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when you said that 10w led was 30% efficient and it only produces 7w of light you said it makes 7w of heat? dont you mean it leaves 3w as heat?
Kaffeetasse94 Acum 15 Zile
12:31 While this is a cool tutorial, PLEASE don't recommend using such high power LEDs with quite a lot of stray light to be used as bike lights. If such a thing comes into your sight at night, while you are using maybe a good ol' 10W bulb or a small LED light yourself, you're pretty much screwed as you can't see anything. Please only use lights with a sharp stray pattern at the top, so it doesn't blind anyone more than 20m away or so. Otherwhise, well done, always enjoying your videos :)
Krib Acum 16 Zile
Please for the love of god don't go and put one of these on a road bike anyone. Hardcore offroad only on one way trails and use a brow.
Martin Jablonski
Martin Jablonski Acum 16 Zile
I know the video is quite old already, buy would love to see you show us the build of an led bike light.
Carbon No6
Carbon No6 Acum 18 Zile
Matt: you can use a simple formula to figure it out. Me: 🧐🧐carry the 7 and multiple 8.82X10*14 = 4! 🥸🥸😎😎 BOSS! Matt: 😩😤🤬👎🖕
Jayden Lawson
Jayden Lawson Acum 19 Zile
13:04 do the filaments flash or is the light constant? That's my main drawback about LEDs - the flashing.
Jayden Lawson
Jayden Lawson Acum 19 Zile
Was just about to start work after lunch but nope... there goes my next 15 minutes :D
Crusader Animation
Crusader Animation Acum 22 Zile
I think that worth mentioning is fact that the lower current going trough LED the longer life span, and higher efficiency. BIgclive talked about it in his Dubai lamp videos
Tex Acum 22 Zile
Great video. Very professional. I even sat through the commercial. Subscribe... check. Alert notification... check.
Mubahil creativity
Mubahil creativity Acum 22 Zile
I love it
Ichan Komo
Ichan Komo Acum 22 Zile
Ooomg thank god i subscribed. I wanted to do a headlight project as in the movie hobbs & shaw. Cant find anyth in google!! And its 2021!! Please ppl, subscribe to this channel...or i'll kidnap you!
James Allen
James Allen Acum 23 Zile
I wish that I had half of your intelligence. I wud still be fick, but not as much. As my wife says, keep it up, you're good.
Vanshav Bhalla
Vanshav Bhalla Acum 29 Zile
How and where can i start getting knowledge like u?
Solar Intel
Solar Intel Acum lună
Matt, I appreciate your clarity in explaining this build. Could you pls tell us how long that LED light can be powered from a 20k mAh bank at full charge, and the costs. Thanks in advance
Qazi Wajiduddaim
Qazi Wajiduddaim Acum lună
One video on NeoPixel leds plz
Michael Myhre
Michael Myhre Acum lună
For anyone else looking for the Power Receiver Board, I believe it is this one from eBay: ZY12PDN Type-C PD to DC USB SurfacePro Decoy Fast Charge Trigger Poller
ArsenyKa Acum lună
But what about the CRI (color rendering index) of the ordinary LED strip? It may be far from good...
Eric Wesson
Eric Wesson Acum lună
One important fact about LED design: The efficiency of LEDs drops as the current rises, and as efficiency drops, so does longevity - both in terms of degradation and failure. The designer should weigh the cost per LED and driver against the desired power efficiency, but usually more importantly, the desire to maintain output over time. Good cooling also helps reduce degradation. Big Clive did a nice teardown of Dubai-mandated light bulbs, which are purposefully overbuilt so as to guarantee both good efficiency and longevity. The light bulb companies hate them because they will practically never be replaced.
Wild They
Wild They Acum lună
As an artist I find it really hard to learn new knowledge or processes without understanding them first, so when I was trying to learn to replace the lightbulb in my drawing light box with LEDs I found it hard to follow along with the tutorials. Thankyou for this! You have helped me understand much more :)
VVSB Zone Acum lună
Make homemade UV light torch to sanitise floors, cloths, gadgets it's must have gadget for now. So 👍
Nosttromo Acum lună
building DIY LED lights step one: buy a led light
Micheal After
Micheal After Acum lună
Beautiful projects, a beautiful video and a beautiful man. 10/10
Spipas Acum lună
Is it possible to make a video about your leds powered by small solar panels ?
Mahlon Karpaiya
Mahlon Karpaiya Acum lună
Teacher, how do i build a GROW lighg with led. If anyone can you can...
Joe Carmona
Joe Carmona Acum lună
Thanks for the video, very nice!!
Joe Carmona
Joe Carmona Acum lună
Looking for recommendations: I want to do a custom headlight for a motorbike with LEDs, what power would you use? 5W LEDs? They will be fed from the 12V battery of the motorbike. I wanted to make a pattern of a few LEDs and 3d print the light casing. All just for the sake of learning. Thanks in advance!
horseheadbutt Acum lună
considering its so simple... Whoever you work for isnt paying you enough matt i love the content keep it up thank you
Tom Fenn
Tom Fenn Acum lună
Great video, and thanks for making this @DIYperks. However and although a bright LED is a lot a fun for cyclists, because of the powerful directional nature of the LED semiconductor, LED headlights for cyclists are a complete menace to both motorists as well as pedestrians, especially when they flash. I've noticed that when driving (I also cycle, and think it is important always to have some form of lighting on a bike after dark for reasons of safety), there is very much a tendency to keep focussing on the bright light of a cyclist rather than paying attention to the actual road, or what may be in it. I really wish more cyclists would consider this more when choosing lights for their bikes, as we all hate drivers who have the same power on their headlights. So why should cyclists be an exception to this rule?
Gary Prince
Gary Prince Acum 2 luni
great video )))
Mark Fernandes
Mark Fernandes Acum 2 luni
Good job ,I have subscribed..
metalfist616 Acum 2 luni
There are studys going on about led light making schoolars dumb. I didnt notice any difference to myself yet, guess its the school itself making them dumb
mio Acum 2 luni
And I like Your fern
Néstor Cuscurita
Néstor Cuscurita Acum 2 luni
Hello DIY Perks, which kind of lense do you use in front of the LED?
val see
val see Acum 2 luni
liked and subbed for this and the video with the 1500w cob. Thank you for your explanations. I've been playing with driverless COBs for a few years now and it'd be nice to move on to ballasted systems like these.
Taylor Pratt
Taylor Pratt Acum 2 luni
A cool video would be a how to add more leds to a light fixture that you want to output more light such as a 4ft strip for a shop or a garage Light as well as different materials that are good for casting a smooth light rather than a clear lens, if you’re interested an want more info on my idea let me know, we can email or chat some way and I can explain more in-depth
Stefan R.
Stefan R. Acum 2 luni
Where do i get such a power delievery Board?
wolfpack0321 Acum 2 luni
Can you make the high intensity led flashlight?
Anyone GreatScott fan here 💓
Simon's Stuff
Simon's Stuff Acum 2 luni
I didn't saw the DIY Led... Acum 2 luni
where did you buy that tripod?
Kostas Chatzikyriakos-Svokos
Kostas Chatzikyriakos-Svokos Acum 2 luni
Hello, you have made great work on this video! My question is if I can create a little headlight and put it inside my PC case for directed lighting... I concerned about the temperature of leds, so if you have the solutions it would be very helpful to listen your propose... Thank you!
Sourabh Singh bais
Sourabh Singh bais Acum 2 luni
Nothing more than i learned in my school so waste of time
Andrew Reid
Andrew Reid Acum 2 luni
I really like these informative videos. Keep them coming
It’s Gaming Time
It’s Gaming Time Acum 2 luni
You are so inspiring I’m only 10 years old and now I’m making a tv using a display from a monitor
Asik As
Asik As Acum 2 luni
Question if someone doesn’t mind. for cree led chips like the xhp70.2 chip i want to combine a few of these with a voltage regulator but i can’t seem to find information on how these are wired when you have multiple chips. How do you wire Say 3 of these chips? In series or parallel? Also if each chip input is 6 volts and all 3 chips are wired in series does that mean it triples the input voltage to 18 volts as well? Or all in parallel & voltage stays the same at 6v? Thank you!
SkaRaoSky Acum 2 luni
This video is just what I was searching for , great job mister
DIY TODAY etc Acum 3 luni
one thing I don't understand, why bothering using zy12pdn receiver board when you have a power regulator and you can control voltage and current with?
Robert Meares
Robert Meares Acum 3 luni
What is a good heat sink paste for 100W and 500W LEDs?
Dorin Stanciu
Dorin Stanciu Acum 3 luni
If you find the topic interesting, maybe you could look into a way to turn on and off a flashlight using a walkie-talkie (because a walkie talkie has a longer range than a remote, which is a readily available solution)... The application would be to turn on and off - at night - a beacon on the shore from a boat (on a remote lake, where there is nobody around). Or to turn on and off a beacon in the woods to find a place in the dark. Of course, it would have to be weatherproof and capable of working in low temperatures... Something similar to the airport illumination, at nontowered airports, that is controlled by the pilots using radio transmit button (click seven times in quick succession, and suddenly the entire airfield lights up)
young Beach
young Beach Acum 3 luni
Where did u buy the type c pcb
Nitin Dhamu
Nitin Dhamu Acum 3 luni
I can't tell whether I love your voice more or your videos. Both are incredible.
Sachy Bullock
Sachy Bullock Acum 3 luni
Can u show some diy with car chargers and mouses that don't work anymore? Are there any parts from these items that v can use for something? Or are these worthless and must be thrown?
Riccardo Sartori
Riccardo Sartori Acum 3 luni
What if I have a salvaged led from an old broken flashlight? I have tested it and it turns on at full brightness at 5V, on the LED itself there is only the power rating (0.3-0.5w) so I calculated the current required with a 5V power source (0,06-0,1 A) but is there a way to ensure the current doesn't exceed these values without buying electronic components? (I have some resistors, capacitors etc, also salvaged from older PCBs) I wanted to avoid buying a voltage regulator as it would defeat the purpose of using salvaged components 🤦🏻‍♂️
Jazz marcel
Jazz marcel Acum 3 luni
Hey, why not show us how to make those cable tensioned track lights with those LEDS!...........oh, where can I get the defusers and lens thanks for such a great channel
Ian Scarborough
Ian Scarborough Acum 3 luni
Can you make grow lights?
Alessandro Palombini
Alessandro Palombini Acum 3 luni
Can you build a portable LED panel for photography? :D :D
Tky3CII II Acum 3 luni
Which powerbank do you use in the video?
Garvey Emmanuel
Garvey Emmanuel Acum 3 luni
Please can I get your email address and whataap number. I want to learn more and business wise.
Nibesh Sayami
Nibesh Sayami Acum 3 luni
Could you turn this project to create HSS off camera flash for SLR cameras. It would be so much interesting to see it happening :). I believe you could do that!
Imran Shah
Imran Shah Acum 4 luni
Dear DIY sir, Please make a video how make old phone into IR camera (remove IR cut filter). Along with USB powered IR illuminato that can be fitted on back of the phone. It would be very interesting
Benjamin Márkus
Benjamin Márkus Acum 4 luni
the only thing more vibrant than high powered LEDs is Matt's personality :D really it's at least half the reason I watch these videos for
TheTechDeer Acum 4 luni
You never seize to surprise me with new and unique videos!
Ricardo Gobin
Ricardo Gobin Acum 4 luni
Thanks Matt, clear and easy to understand. I'd love to see your take on electroluminescent lighting and the possibilities. They look really cool
Robert Meares
Robert Meares Acum 4 luni
What’s the best way to power 100 W LED? Which power supply do you suggest? As in if I get a voltage regulator which AC power adapter is best? Or do you suggest something else? Thanks
Monalisa Paul
Monalisa Paul Acum 4 luni
Love this video as always... Love from India🇮🇳
Vedant Rewale_S2 51_
Vedant Rewale_S2 51_ Acum 4 luni
PNW RC Acum 4 luni
AWESOME video! I'm anxious to put some of this knowledge to use t by building set of custom lights for my RC trucks!
jismerai verhoeven
jismerai verhoeven Acum 4 luni
Pls dont use something this bright as a bike light. It will blind anyone coming your way. Ive actually had to stop my bike next to the road because i couldnt see anything anymore as someone was coming my way with a far to bright bikelight
Michael Antonio
Michael Antonio Acum 4 luni
2:30 Hey, it looks like a top view of Berlin at night time. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
James Walton
James Walton Acum 4 luni
Very illuminating... I'll see myself out.
Cian Finlay
Cian Finlay Acum 4 luni
I'd like to build some LEDs for film, but don't understand what electrical component determines the refresh rate of the LEDs, to stop camera flicker. Some flicker can be stopped with shutter speeds but not rgn flicker, as there are three different sources. Amazing video, thanks a bunch @diyperks
Jason Hirsch
Jason Hirsch Acum 4 luni
Where did you get that nice deep dish reflector?
Jordi Ribas
Jordi Ribas Acum 4 luni
Great explanation on how LED work.
Tom Matthews
Tom Matthews Acum 4 luni
I didn’t understand much of it, yet was certain it was being explained perfectly. This isn’t even an area of interest for me yet I loved the video, just goes to show how fantastic this guy is.
Adriana Toscano
Adriana Toscano Acum 4 luni
Wao this guy has it all.Talent,the perfect type of voice for his videos,creativity and great personality.
Yu Chong
Yu Chong Acum 4 luni
Matt you should start making LED builder kits and marketing them on your channel.
NotEVER! Acum 4 luni
I want the big led to blind my enemies
NotEVER! Acum 4 luni
He says do you ever wonder how they work , Well yeah that's why I clicked lmao
Richard Sandwell
Richard Sandwell Acum 4 luni
One tip I am fond of is to underrun the LEDs well below their maximum current rating, and to where possible over cool them, this lengthens their lifespan and the brightness does not decline so much with age, and it is energy saving of course.
Don Don
Don Don Acum 4 luni
not economy
AR Acum 4 luni
love your channel and videos and LOVE to watch before i go to sleep only positive reinforcement i can say is to never use the strobe light transition again when talking about leds.. even with blue light off and nightshift on i was struggling to watch
Street & Road highway View
Street & Road highway View Acum 4 luni
If continue runs in low voltage to low light then there is no issue ?
ThePytercoyote Acum 4 luni
Great video my friend. Wishing I had your ability to do this type of amazing things. 😏
ghost in the darkness
ghost in the darkness Acum 4 luni
Where is a good place to buy supplies I wanna build my own light
Jul Acum 4 luni
Bright and brilliant presentation.
nyayam vaipu
nyayam vaipu Acum 4 luni
I am a doctor from India, now I will build my own Led, thank you!
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