Building DIY LED lights

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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:

  • But what about the CRI (color rendering index) of the ordinary LED strip? It may be far from good...

    ArsenyKaArsenyKa4 ساعات قبل
  • 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.

    Eric WessonEric Wesson7 ساعات قبل
  • 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 :)

    Wilde TheyWilde Theyأيام قبل
  • Make homemade UV light torch to sanitise floors, cloths, gadgets it's must have gadget for now. So 👍

    VVSB ZoneVVSB Zone2 أيام قبل
  • building DIY LED lights step one: buy a led light

    NosttromoNosttromo3 أيام قبل
  • Beautiful projects, a beautiful video and a beautiful man. 10/10

    Micheal AfterMicheal After4 أيام قبل
  • Is it possible to make a video about your leds powered by small solar panels ?

    SpipasSpipas4 أيام قبل
  • Teacher, how do i build a GROW lighg with led. If anyone can you can...

    Mahlon KarpaiyaMahlon Karpaiya6 أيام قبل
  • Thanks for the video, very nice!!

    Joe CarmonaJoe Carmona6 أيام قبل
  • 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!

    Joe CarmonaJoe Carmona6 أيام قبل
  • considering its so simple... Whoever you work for isnt paying you enough matt i love the content keep it up thank you

    horseheadbutthorseheadbutt13 أيام قبل
  • 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?

    Tom FennTom Fenn17 أيام قبل
  • great video )))

    Gary PrinceGary Prince19 أيام قبل
  • Good job ,I have subscribed..

    Mark FernandesMark Fernandes21 أيام قبل
  • 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

    metalfist616metalfist61626 أيام قبل
  • And I like Your fern

    miomio26 أيام قبل
  • Hello DIY Perks, which kind of lense do you use in front of the LED?

    Néstor CuscuritaNéstor Cuscuritaأشهر قبل
  • 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.

    val seeval seeأشهر قبل
  • 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

    Taylor PrattTaylor Prattأشهر قبل
  • Where do i get such a power delievery Board?

    Stefan R.Stefan R.أشهر قبل
  • Can you make the high intensity led flashlight?

    wolfpack0321wolfpack0321أشهر قبل
  • Anyone GreatScott fan here 💓

  • I didn't saw the DIY Led...

    Simon's StuffSimon's Stuffأشهر قبل
  • where did you buy that tripod?

    sticchio.omegasticchio.omegaأشهر قبل
  • 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!

    Kostas Chatzikyriakos-SvokosKostas Chatzikyriakos-Svokosأشهر قبل
  • Nothing more than i learned in my school so waste of time

    Sourabh Singh baisSourabh Singh baisأشهر قبل
  • I really like these informative videos. Keep them coming

    Andrew ReidAndrew Reidأشهر قبل
  • You are so inspiring I’m only 10 years old and now I’m making a tv using a display from a monitor

    It’s Gaming TimeIt’s Gaming Timeأشهر قبل
  • 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!

    Asik AsAsik Asأشهر قبل
  • This video is just what I was searching for , great job mister

    SkaRaoSky Apex LegendsSkaRaoSky Apex Legendsأشهر قبل
  • 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?

    DIY TODAY etcDIY TODAY etcأشهر قبل
  • What is a good heat sink paste for 100W and 500W LEDs?

    Robert MearesRobert Mearesأشهر قبل
  • 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)

    Dorin StanciuDorin Stanciuأشهر قبل
  • Where did u buy the type c pcb

    young Beachyoung Beachأشهر قبل
  • I can't tell whether I love your voice more or your videos. Both are incredible.

    Nitin DhamuNitin Dhamuأشهر قبل
  • 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?

    Sachy BullockSachy Bullock2 أشهر قبل
  • 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 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Riccardo SartoriRiccardo Sartori2 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    Jazz marcelJazz marcel2 أشهر قبل
  • Can you make grow lights?

    Ian ScarboroughIan Scarborough2 أشهر قبل
  • Can you build a portable LED panel for photography? :D :D

    Alessandro PalombiniAlessandro Palombini2 أشهر قبل
  • Which powerbank do you use in the video?

    Tky3CII IITky3CII II2 أشهر قبل
  • Please can I get your email address and whataap number. I want to learn more and business wise.

    Garvey EmmanuelGarvey Emmanuel2 أشهر قبل
  • 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!

    Nibesh SayamiNibesh Sayami2 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    Imran ShahImran Shah2 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    Benjamin MárkusBenjamin Márkus2 أشهر قبل
  • You never seize to surprise me with new and unique videos!

    TheTechDeerTheTechDeer2 أشهر قبل
  • Thanks Matt, clear and easy to understand. I'd love to see your take on electroluminescent lighting and the possibilities. They look really cool

    Ricardo GobinRicardo Gobin2 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    Robert MearesRobert Meares2 أشهر قبل
  • Love this video as always... Love from India🇮🇳

    Monalisa PaulMonalisa Paul2 أشهر قبل
  • 🤮

    Vedant Rewale_S2 51_Vedant Rewale_S2 51_2 أشهر قبل
  • AWESOME video! I'm anxious to put some of this knowledge to use t by building set of custom lights for my RC trucks!

    PNW RCPNW RC2 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    jismerai verhoevenjismerai verhoeven2 أشهر قبل
  • 2:30 Hey, it looks like a top view of Berlin at night time. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

    Michael AntonioMichael Antonio2 أشهر قبل
  • Very illuminating... I'll see myself out.

    James WaltonJames Walton3 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    Cian FinlayCian Finlay3 أشهر قبل
  • Where did you get that nice deep dish reflector?

    Jason HirschJason Hirsch3 أشهر قبل
  • Great explanation on how LED work.

    Jordi RibasJordi Ribas3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Tom MatthewsTom Matthews3 أشهر قبل
  • Wao this guy has it all.Talent,the perfect type of voice for his videos,creativity and great personality.

    Adriana ToscanoAdriana Toscano3 أشهر قبل
  • Matt you should start making LED builder kits and marketing them on your channel.

    Yu ChongYu Chong3 أشهر قبل
  • I want the big led to blind my enemies

    NotEVER!NotEVER!3 أشهر قبل
  • He says do you ever wonder how they work , Well yeah that's why I clicked lmao

    NotEVER!NotEVER!3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Richard SandwellRichard Sandwell3 أشهر قبل
  • not economy

    dojar Beandojar Bean3 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    ARAR3 أشهر قبل
  • If continue runs in low voltage to low light then there is no issue ?

    Street & Road highway ViewStreet & Road highway View3 أشهر قبل
  • Great video my friend. Wishing I had your ability to do this type of amazing things. 😏

    ThePytercoyoteThePytercoyote3 أشهر قبل
  • Where is a good place to buy supplies I wanna build my own light

    ghost in the darknessghost in the darkness3 أشهر قبل
  • Bright and brilliant presentation.

    JulJul3 أشهر قبل
  • I am a doctor from India, now I will build my own Led, thank you!

    nyayam vaipunyayam vaipu3 أشهر قبل
  • Heat sink means wasting energy. What about a thermoelectric generator turning it back into electricity?

    ellipsis-truncate theresistance. videoellipsis-truncate theresistance. video3 أشهر قبل
  • Hello, please if you would, make for us an external capacitive touch pad for drawing. It would have to plug in and be recognized as a mouse. For those of us with older equipment, ie. surface RT.

    Damon BarberDamon Barber3 أشهر قبل
    • bluetooth works as well.

      Damon BarberDamon Barber3 أشهر قبل
  • Very Informative.

    MrMr3 أشهر قبل
  • The buck-boost converter used has adjustable current from 0.5 amps to 3.0 amps if I understand the the description correctly, right? I may be using it as a simple small power supply as I have 12-14 Vdc everywhere but current no control for the amperage output. Up to 3 Amps is perfect. Liked and subscribed. Retired ASE Master Tech with almost every tool. I do not want to invest in a commercial Lab power supply. I make me wonder why household LED drivers are so expensive! Rectifiers are cheap, filtering is cheap...Maybe the “UL Listing” on the back label adds $100.

    Dean KayDean Kay3 أشهر قبل
  • can you make torch or flashlight from car headlight halogen bulb 12v (they give yellow light)? if yes, please make as there is no other video making this. i searched everywhere but couldnt find. so please make powerful flashlight or torch for outdoor usage from car headlight lamps 12v halogen bulbs

    Marathi Vyakaran ChannelMarathi Vyakaran Channel3 أشهر قبل
  • as always, you amaze me with your diy stuff i wish someday i could be like you

    Receh DIYReceh DIY3 أشهر قبل
  • Can’t watch video for some reason :(

    Chinaza Udunze-EkeChinaza Udunze-Eke3 أشهر قبل
  • On a bicycle this type of light blinds opposing cyclists.

    aaaaaaa1aaaaaaa13 أشهر قبل
  • Can you provide a link to the usb type c power delivery board too please?

    M2 MM2 M3 أشهر قبل
  • What a great video! Can anybody link to a usb power board? I found a few types and dont know which one is right. Thanks!!

    joanna burtonjoanna burton3 أشهر قبل
  • Best channel ever! Thanks man!

    methodinsanemethodinsane3 أشهر قبل
  • Newb question to the group. The voltage regulator accepts DC. What would I need to plug the system into a wall outlet?

    kev xkev x3 أشهر قبل
  • Where did you get those individual led edison emitters? Where they harvested from an existing bulb?

    Fishtopher GFishtopher G3 أشهر قبل
  • I pretty much live on ARworlds.

    Retro GamingRetro Gaming3 أشهر قبل
  • Can I wire a slider on the voltage regulator inorder to avoid using the screw driver ?

    Necro MancerNecro Mancer3 أشهر قبل
  • please pleaseee dont put it on a bike.

    cOijN xcOijN x3 أشهر قبل
  • 1:12 is it a flashbang

    spiritspirit4 أشهر قبل
  • as the date of this post: "You did it, you crazy sun of LEDS, you did it."

    Ismail QazniliIsmail Qaznili4 أشهر قبل
  • How long did the led light last with 10000mAh power bank???

    Vishnu KpVishnu Kp4 أشهر قبل
  • 9:41 that was so smooth

    Rasul EmperioRasul Emperio4 أشهر قبل
  • Please make air conditioner Love from india

    BB Ki VinesBB Ki Vines4 أشهر قبل
  • Make a tutorial on making a led stage spot light please

    Devanand DhanrajDevanand Dhanraj4 أشهر قبل
  • I would have liked a more detailed explanation of how LEDs work. After all, electrons jumping to another energy state, that's also what happens in traditional lightbulbs :P

    Julius KJulius K4 أشهر قبل
  • Very nice video as always. How do you feel about CRI? As a specialist in stage and studio lighting, I pay more attention to TM30 since CRI doesn’t really consider color temperature. It’s odd because at a CRI of 100 which is technically perfect, the minus blue shift is very great. To correct a 100 CRI lamp to 5600K would result in a drop of CRI, but the color balance would be much greater than the same source at 3200K.

    Christopher TChristopher T4 أشهر قبل
  • Can you build a pc inside the ps4pro by using gaming laptop component If you build can i buy it ???

    Paresh SahooParesh Sahoo4 أشهر قبل
  • Hmm a month has passed. What will he do next hmmm.

    dont test me im 2 by 4dont test me im 2 by 44 أشهر قبل
  • I love your videos and explanations! May you please create a video on solar panels? =) I think many might also benefit from it.

    Qalyo PhQalyo Ph4 أشهر قبل
  • May you make a VEIN FINDER ? I really need it but they are a bit expensive for me, so please may you try to find out how to do it yourself ? They work with 850 nm IR lights. Thanks from now

    See Before GoSee Before Go4 أشهر قبل
  • Making LED light out of LED wow

    Nilesh PataniNilesh Patani4 أشهر قبل
  • Your videos are amazing, the first one I watched was the invisible pc desk and I immediately subbed because it blew my mind, keep up the amazing work I’m excited to see future projects.

    Finn ShafferFinn Shaffer4 أشهر قبل