DIY Studio Lights - How to Build Your Own!

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Light your videos better with these DIY ARworlds 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:

  • Thanks for watching everybody! These are the photography grade LED strips: The rest of the parts are in the description.

    DIY PerksDIY Perks2 سنوات قبل
    • Which power supply we have to use ?

      Saksham KhowalaSaksham Khowala18 أيام قبل
    • @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.

      Matt FahnixMatt Fahnixأشهر قبل
    • What if i wanted one dimmer to crossfade between the color temps so that tungsten was far left on dimmer, then turning knob to the right would slowly fade it to daylight?

      Kyle NovakKyle Novakأشهر قبل
    • Which diffusion sheet did you use - white, heavy frost, or light frost?

      Mark MorganMark Morganأشهر قبل
    • @SuperHification Thanks! That's coming up with tons more!

      Matt FahnixMatt Fahnix3 أشهر قبل
  • 2018 ppl builiding this for YT studios..... 2020 ppl building this for zoom meetings

    V CatV Cat5 أيام قبل
  • Hey, maybe you want to make better version of that? smaller and better :) love this idea and how you make it!

    MateuszMateusz9 أيام قبل
  • 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.

    Alexander LivingstoneAlexander Livingstone10 أيام قبل
    • Clear Acetate Sheets medium thickness. They're suppose to be cheap (at least here in the US -- and he's not American so)

      V CatV Cat5 أيام قبل
  • 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!

    Kris Hudson-LeeKris Hudson-Lee11 أيام قبل
  • "Without further ado, here is some further ado!"

    KronkKronk16 أيام قبل
  • for the Algorithm

    Obed AkatiahObed Akatiah24 أيام قبل
  • 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!

    TribalstylerTribalstyler28 أيام قبل
  • do you get flickering video if u shoot in 120fps using this light ???

    Deepchand OblaDeepchand Oblaأشهر قبل
  • Do you have any recommendations for the amperage of the 12V power supply?

    Nate BukerNate Bukerأشهر قبل
    • He commented about 2-3A each. I plumped for a 10A (120W) one from Amazon.

      Alexander LivingstoneAlexander Livingstone10 أيام قبل
  • 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.

    WitheRosEWitheRosEأشهر قبل
  • Питер Паркер занимается хуйней.

    Андрей ПоздняковАндрей Поздняковأشهر قبل
  • Pls tell me the name of his desk lamp

    Federico GalvagniFederico Galvagniأشهر قبل
  • Inexpensive? Not easy to make 🙁 first have to buy a bunch of tools

    Es PrEs Prأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    ArAknArAknأشهر قبل
  • I am sure this guy fall in love for aluminium

    BornelBornelأشهر قبل
  • Very cool! Sadly I'll never build it, very expensive and haed

    MatheusMatheusأشهر قبل
  • Arri charge $10K for their light panel, for under $200 this panel probably perform 95% of the Arri light

    Eric VelasquezEric Velasquezأشهر قبل
  • DIY grow lights, great!

    Jasem KashaniJasem Kashaniأشهر قبل
  • 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

    thedestractorthedestractorأشهر قبل
  • I just love your videos!!!

    Sola ScripturaSola Scripturaأشهر قبل
  • Have you patented this

  • How thick is the pvc you used? Thank you.

    Bobbie KelseyBobbie Kelseyأشهر قبل
  • Very impressive

    SteveSteveأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Richard AllemanRichard Allemanأشهر قبل
  • keep up the good work!

    porchmnkeyporchmnkeyأشهر قبل
  • legend

    Omer DuriOmer Duriأشهر قبل
  • OMG!!!!! That's perfect even for selling!!!!!

    Мария КарасёваМария Карасёваأشهر قبل
  • Awesome 👍 Excellent Work🙏

    Chandrasekar PChandrasekar P2 أشهر قبل
  • if youre going to have it on a stand anyways why not construct a larger chasis and not have 5 of them together?

    GreenStrqfeGreenStrqfe2 أشهر قبل
  • Here is my version of the DIY softbox and it's fantastic

    Kenneth MuiruriKenneth Muiruri2 أشهر قبل
  • 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 ARworlds universe!

    Mark HolmeMark Holme2 أشهر قبل
  • Can you just mass produce them in various lengths?

    A AA A2 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    QuarantainQuarantain2 أشهر قبل
  • Aren't you just glad this guy exist? Needs more recognition to be honest.

    Evil KamatisEvil Kamatis2 أشهر قبل
  • protip: XT60s not barrel plugs

    Richard CordnerRichard Cordner2 أشهر قبل
  • can I just buy it from you?

    Aki MasterAki Master2 أشهر قبل
  • I just have scissors and glue

    martin mungaraymartin mungaray2 أشهر قبل
  • Simple, easy to understand, and great video

    Syed Irfan AhmadSyed Irfan Ahmad2 أشهر قبل
  • 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?

    Chapel ChicksChapel Chicks2 أشهر قبل
  • What is the name of this plant on the left at 0:08?

    Deilson OliveiraDeilson Oliveira3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Juan LopezJuan Lopez3 أشهر قبل
  • Nice work!

    Susan CreedSusan Creed3 أشهر قبل
  • When will DIY Perks start his own lighting company?

    Nathan SimpsonNathan Simpson3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.3 أشهر قبل
    • @DIY Perks I knew it. What is your power supply?

      Artware s.r.o.Artware s.r.o.3 أشهر قبل
    • 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.

      DIY PerksDIY Perks3 أشهر قبل
  • 8:40 - "But why would we need three power sockets?" 13:45 - "Oh. Damn, he's good!"

    TryMyMartiniTryMyMartini3 أشهر قبل
  • Oh I love these lights....

    lahphoto nwalahphoto nwa3 أشهر قبل
  • how much amperage power supply will be perfect can anyone suggest one i mean 12 v & ??amps

    Abdullah AfzalAbdullah Afzal3 أشهر قبل
  • *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.

    Gego/XAREN ゲゴザレンGego/XAREN ゲゴザレン3 أشهر قبل
  • This man is amazing!

    Олег СорокинОлег Сорокин3 أشهر قبل
  • 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!

    JohnsonJohnson3 أشهر قبل
  • Building in 2020 - The LED strips recommend using a 10A dimmer, not a 5A. Anyone know why that is?

    Matt FahnixMatt Fahnix3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    LeonGamesLeonGames3 أشهر قبل
  • loved your videos. really noob friendly and your outputs are astonishing!

    Boi Budget MealBoi Budget Meal3 أشهر قبل
  • so funny the ali express link uses pictures from this video but with a blurred face

    Emiel DhondtEmiel Dhondt3 أشهر قبل
  • Cool

    GHILLIE7566GHILLIE75664 أشهر قبل
  • Many of the links don't work, yes I know it's from 2018.

    J KJ K4 أشهر قبل
  • Wow 🔥🔥❤️❤️👍👍👍

    Ramesh parappanangadi DOPRamesh parappanangadi DOP4 أشهر قبل
  • This is the nicest guy I have ever seen without even seeing him in person😍

    William RegalWilliam Regal4 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    chhorisbergerchhorisberger4 أشهر قبل
  • 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 CRichard C4 أشهر قبل
    • 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:

      Richard CRichard C4 أشهر قبل
  • I just came from the invisible pc and monitor videos and i swear this guy has a lifetime supply of aluminium hidden somewhere.

    Xin Ya TanXin Ya Tan4 أشهر قبل
  • thumbnail is ur profile pic.. nice

    Sãräñsh HåñðåSãräñsh Håñðå4 أشهر قبل
  • So what colour temperature range would you estimate these give? 3000K to 9000K ?

    Richard CRichard C4 أشهر قبل
  • Before you can make your lamps, you have to attack a bank to afford the tools

    Andrew XiongmaoAndrew Xiongmao4 أشهر قبل
  • So you are that kid from the "Home Alone" movie?😊

    vidhya sagarvidhya sagar4 أشهر قبل

    Noel SpaldingNoel Spalding4 أشهر قبل
  • The poor hole filling and colour matching of the touch up is doing my head in!

    Ian SeagerIan Seager4 أشهر قبل
  • 👍👌

    Gacheru MburuGacheru Mburu4 أشهر قبل
  • ස්ලීපර් සේවයේ මීළඟ පියවර වූයේ නැවේ රැඳී සිටින අනෙක් සියල්ලන් ඉවත් කිරීමයි

    Deborah MontgomeryDeborah Montgomery4 أشهر قبل
  • I would make this with only daylight led. Great video

    Miguel YanezMiguel Yanez4 أشهر قبل
  • you should start selling your design, I bet many people buy them. They look great and pro!

    SmartOrderSmartOrder4 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Bob HassingerBob Hassinger5 أشهر قبل
  • 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...

  • What power source you used?

    J.s. SharmaJ.s. Sharma5 أشهر قبل
  • Can you please share how to mak big ring light with miror ????

    saqib asadsaqib asad5 أشهر قبل
  • Very nice idea. I am now a patron. Looking forward to building some things.

    Ralph M BohmRalph M Bohm5 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    Gogle Plus SucksGogle Plus Sucks5 أشهر قبل
  • Is there an easy of making the LED work on AC power? instead 12V DC supply?

    DiverStanDiverStan5 أشهر قبل
  • Can I ask your opinion on ge tetra leds? I get em for free from my work

    Text MissingText Missing5 أشهر قبل
  • ha! little did he know that two years later the initial statement would be even more true than ever!

    NC GRAVENC GRAVE5 أشهر قبل
  • 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?

    Mark IuzzolinoMark Iuzzolino5 أشهر قبل
    • 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!

      rikzelrikzel5 أشهر قبل
  • If you go to aliexpress for the LED's they use pictures of him XD

    TheRogueNinjaTheRogueNinja5 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    TajrTajr5 أشهر قبل
  • I might be wrong, but dont you need an LED driver or power supply to convert 240VAC to 12VDC before connecting to the dimmer?

    Dominic WongDominic Wong5 أشهر قبل
  • @diyperks any chance of a RGB version of this sometime?

    RoaryRoary5 أشهر قبل
  • i will smelling on your handsweat

  • What camera have you used to make this video?

    joydjoyd5 أشهر قبل
  • So i can use this in both ntsc and pal ?so no more flickering?..

    AvinashAvinash5 أشهر قبل
  • The light strips suggest to use a 10A or 15A dimmer switch but I can only find the 5A type. What will change between 5A 10A and 15A? Thanks!

    Mitchell PorchMitchell Porch5 أشهر قبل
  • So cool!

    Neil MirandaNeil Miranda5 أشهر قبل
  • Hello Master ;) have you seen that they've used captures of you on AliExpress LED page that you've got link to in your description? :)

    revo91plrevo91pl5 أشهر قبل
  • AlieExpress took your content and blured your face on the product page omg :')

    WunjoxWunjox5 أشهر قبل
  • i think he owns an aluminium company

    Sam StudioSam Studio5 أشهر قبل
  • Cool

    Divi PhotosDivi Photos5 أشهر قبل
  • Hi!! Can you please make a video on how to make DSLR speedlight??

    Neil DiasNeil Dias5 أشهر قبل
  • This is so coool!!! The best diy channel!!!

    Mariya TurpakMariya Turpak5 أشهر قبل
  • Please make a video on music responding LED strips

    Nabajit TamuliNabajit Tamuli6 أشهر قبل
  • 0:10 So I saw a Video. He made a mini horror movie, and because the Video was too dark, I did not watch it. 😂😂😂

    Daniel JurkDaniel Jurk6 أشهر قبل
  • Hmm. Am I the only one that likes your "boring lighting" more than fancy lighting? Ups...

    Suad CokljatSuad Cokljat6 أشهر قبل