Make a 1000w equiv. LED flashlight - aka DIY Sun-Blaster!

  • Опубликовано: 26 мар 2015
  • Here's how to make a phenomenally bright 1000w eqiv. LED flashlight!
    Here's the LED we'll be using:
    It's designed to be operated with just one hand, with easy control of brightness, and can be powered by either batteries or an AC adapter.
    Can be built for around £25 if you get the CPU cooler for cheap.
    Major parts list (worldwide shipping):
    Heatsink, fan, lens, and mount:

    Other parts:
    Lens and Reflector:

    Voltage Booster (there are two layout varieties floating around. If yours has a different layout than the one I used in the video, then use your own judgement when it comes to wiring up the input/output wires, which should be clearly marked on whichever layout you receive.):
    High-Capacity Battery (lasts for AGES):
    Heatsink Plaster:

    Mini Step Down Regulator (for the fan):

    XT60 Connectors:

    If you attempt this project you do so at your own risk. I assume no responsibility for any injuries or damages caused to people or property during its construction or use.
    I have taken care in making sure the information in this video is accurate. However,I am unable to provide any warranty concerning the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the video.
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Комментарии • 3 339

  • Solomon Seri Hegame
    Solomon Seri Hegame День назад

    This is awesome!!!!! need one! please can you make one and send it to me, so much interested. love your videos dude.

  • Michael Nance
    Michael Nance 3 дня назад

    He has great DYI vids . One thing I do miss about his vids is at the end when he used to say the typically English "Tarra" (Tara) . As a American Tarra always made me think > Yep typically English . :) Keep up the great DIY's !

  • SrTcode snake
    SrTcode snake 6 дней назад

    i think you should to pay like 1000 USD for all this parts

  • ㄷㄱ
    ㄷㄱ 15 дней назад

    Excellent architecture

  • bieuw science
    bieuw science 20 дней назад

    4:20 Does a 10k resistor also work??

  • cody perret
    cody perret 22 дня назад

    what low voltage alarm did you use? does it tell you how to hook it up?

  • airscrew1
    airscrew1 28 дней назад

    This guy is so clever. Even I wouldn't attempt this.

  • Mazomedia
    Mazomedia Месяц назад

    I need to have mine at 100% all the time and have them plugged in. Can anyone help me with what that wiring would look like? I'd like to run mine on plugged in.

  • goluckyour mother
    goluckyour mother Месяц назад

    you are missing the link in your description. - How to Make a Battery Protection Circuit (over-discharge protection) -

  • Rostislav Pokorný
    Rostislav Pokorný Месяц назад

    On the tiitle you have 1kW but you are use only one 100W LED chip?

  • Gabe's Hacks
    Gabe's Hacks Месяц назад

    Thanks for this! I made my own and used some of your design to help:видео.html

  • Branko Zivkovic
    Branko Zivkovic Месяц назад

    Can you present schematic?

  • h7opolo
    h7opolo Месяц назад

    f-ing bril-li-ant.

  • Wild Wandering  Woodsman
    Wild Wandering Woodsman Месяц назад

    The ship from Flight of the navigator was Trimaxion Drone Ship, pherhaps you could name your light after it 👍🏻

    THOMASWINN! Месяц назад

    Make the frame of copper or brass or color it so and you'll have an awesome steampunk looking flashlight

  • Graham Blake
    Graham Blake Месяц назад

    That is a shit-load of cooling for a 100 Watt led. If this really is essential it must be hugely inefficient.

  • Xyrus Casela
    Xyrus Casela Месяц назад

    Hello sir. What do you call the thing @4:22 that holds the volume knob? Planning to buy one. Thanks!

  • Denis Triton
    Denis Triton Месяц назад

    Потрясающе! )))

  • Dhevendran Rajendran
    Dhevendran Rajendran 2 месяца назад

    At this point, I'm just watching him for the eloquence of his English. Soothing and therapeutic.

  • Flynn
    Flynn 2 месяца назад

    Dear DIY Perks. Your videos are really awesome. Question if i wanted to use that set up for three 10w RGB leds with voltages from 8-12v do i need different potentiometers and resistors? The idea is to dimm each colour individually to get good control over the colour so one curcuit for each.... can i do the exact same?
    Thank you in advance!

  • DeezMistaReez
    DeezMistaReez 2 месяца назад

    Hey man. Great video! I'm ordering all the parts today times three. Any advice on how to modify as a scuba light?

  • wb5rue
    wb5rue 2 месяца назад

    What is sad is that in the USA copper is less expensive than aluminum for some reason...

  • Nicholas Falls
    Nicholas Falls 2 месяца назад


  • mick ladd
    mick ladd 2 месяца назад

    Really good but add more leds x4

  • Randy Arena
    Randy Arena 2 месяца назад

    Light of the Navigator! Thank you.

  • ApikkaRider
    ApikkaRider 2 месяца назад

    Can i use 2 150w voltage booster and connect 3 100w leds ?

  • kvnker boxf
    kvnker boxf 2 месяца назад


  • BeastGamer48
    BeastGamer48 2 месяца назад

    How the fuck does anyone make this shit

  • MrUnseen
    MrUnseen 2 месяца назад

    1000 w light for filming for 25 £/€/$? Dude you are genious!

  • Supercrabb TV
    Supercrabb TV 2 месяца назад

    To be honest: I have no idea of electronics and I really do not intend to build such a thing. But also I totally enjoyed watching the video. Thanks for the entertainment ^^

  • Squanchy FapFap
    Squanchy FapFap 2 месяца назад

    *Why the hell did you use leadfree solder?*

  • Александр Масудзакович

    Высокая точность

  • Brian Smith
    Brian Smith 3 месяца назад

    Very Versatile. Everyone should have one.

  • Brian Smith
    Brian Smith 3 месяца назад

    Too many strap ons and holes for me.

  • Gregory Cotter
    Gregory Cotter 3 месяца назад

    Not the kind of flashlight I'd have for daily use. But an excellent display of craftsmanship in lots areas. Job well done.

  • Pankaj Ahuja
    Pankaj Ahuja 3 месяца назад

    Can u make a death ray

  • Mac Strange
    Mac Strange 3 месяца назад


  • Nam Cao
    Nam Cao 3 месяца назад


  • speclightvison channels
    speclightvison channels 3 месяца назад

    can you loop in a heat to electric gen.puuting power back in. all those heat sinks means a lot of waste.

  • ShamblerDK
    ShamblerDK 3 месяца назад

    If the battery wires touch, YOU can be killed.

  • Mohit Kumar
    Mohit Kumar 3 месяца назад

    Hey Matt, idk if you still reply on this comment board but I was making something similar to your project and I got it working but the DC - DC booster is making this weird humming noise which it didn't before. Should i be worried about it? I am refraining from using the led too much because I'm afraid it might blow out the board. Many thanks if you can reply.

  • bmackinnon2
    bmackinnon2 3 месяца назад

    What grit sand paper did you use I was using 3000 and then 1000 with no luck on frosting the lens? maybe I just need to go at it longer? thank you

  • Grillby
    Grillby 3 месяца назад

    Am I the only one who thinks this can be used to make it look like Vel'Koz from LoL? Just make the lights purple..

  • Fakhir Ibrar
    Fakhir Ibrar 3 месяца назад

    u look like spiderman

  • eeretz
    eeretz 3 месяца назад

    Just me or you look like Tobey Maguire?

  • Cassandra Guillaume
    Cassandra Guillaume 3 месяца назад

    behind education place transition representative democratic trap invitation protest besides.

  • T8ers
    T8ers 3 месяца назад

    Your pupils while under studio lighting is a dead give away....... that YOUR HIGH AS HELL

  • Erik Popovič
    Erik Popovič 3 месяца назад

    Is it possible to make one for me?

  • jeboin1977
    jeboin1977 3 месяца назад

    I love the lego 1x4 spacer block. no diy project can go without Lego.

  • Alex31YTB
    Alex31YTB 3 месяца назад

    Expensive led or wt?
    -Edit: not actually its cheap!

  • Alex31YTB
    Alex31YTB 3 месяца назад


  • KotKtoryChodziłPoGłowieAdama
    KotKtoryChodziłPoGłowieAdama 3 месяца назад


  • charmedbygalss25
    charmedbygalss25 3 месяца назад

    diy how mucxh for that light r u gona sell it ?

  • Ayy Barc
    Ayy Barc 3 месяца назад

    This would be perfect for photography as it would replace most instances for using studio flash.

  • Mark Randall
    Mark Randall 3 месяца назад

    This really reminds me of How It's Made

  • Shadow 144
    Shadow 144 3 месяца назад

    I just realised it has a cpu cooler... Welp i hope u next use an aio liquid cooler...

    • Sander A.
      Sander A. 2 месяца назад

      He already did, check his videos.

  • jonathan dovaston
    jonathan dovaston 3 месяца назад

    How many lumens is it, I think that’s the easiest way to compare to everyday flashlights

  • Tim S
    Tim S 3 месяца назад


  • Mr Seprian Hidayat Amin
    Mr Seprian Hidayat Amin 3 месяца назад

    I saw Peter Parker in the video, this guy's smile resembles Tobey Maguire when Uncle Ben still alive

  • What Comes Around™
    What Comes Around™ 3 месяца назад

    Peter Parker is that you?🤣

  • Optim
    Optim 3 месяца назад

    Eat my Ass

  • Nikolay Amzin
    Nikolay Amzin 3 месяца назад

    He doesn't use 1000w LED it is 100w

  • Amine Amine
    Amine Amine 3 месяца назад

    the heat is directed toward the hand of the user, why didnʼt you put it on the side ?

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  3 месяца назад

      +Amine Amine its a good thing in winter. No cold hands.

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  3 месяца назад

      +Amine Amine its a good thing in winter. No cold hands.

  • Big Ben
    Big Ben 3 месяца назад

    2:46 Untill now I only knew and used this method to take out defect / burned out components.... wtf.. hahahahha

  • Josh Kaufman
    Josh Kaufman 3 месяца назад

    Great Video!
    What Video Software do you use?

  • Ivan Fedulov
    Ivan Fedulov 3 месяца назад

    You need flux

  • Semih Kartal
    Semih Kartal 3 месяца назад

    Enes batur sandim amq

  • Jonathan Stöß
    Jonathan Stöß 3 месяца назад

    Hey, someone stole parts of you Video:видео.html

  • Gabi et Vietanou
    Gabi et Vietanou 4 месяца назад +1

    he is a hot guy

  • THC
    THC 4 месяца назад

    What u did Just Assembling Huh

  • Chicken Tendie
    Chicken Tendie 4 месяца назад

    "heatsink plaster" you mean thermal paste?

  • bonifacio_kid
    bonifacio_kid 4 месяца назад

    Theon Gryjoy is that you?

  • pds tech
    pds tech 4 месяца назад

    nice concept, but poor workmanship. tho I like this vid, it's very easy to understand for DIYers but I cringe watching every step of the construction lol

  • pds tech
    pds tech 4 месяца назад

    seeing this I want to make 5x the power to it! hahahaha. remember those 500thousand and 1million candlepower spotlights you used to be able to get to plug into cigarette lighters in cars?

  • Johnny Bau
    Johnny Bau 4 месяца назад

    One quick question:
    The boost converter converts the voltage from 10-32 to 12-35 volts.
    Does that mean u can't use it when the lipo is so empty that the voltage is under 10volts?
    And can I power this with a 7,4volt lipo?

  • S_ S
    S_ S 4 месяца назад

    Thank you so much for this guide. You are awesome, please keep up the excellent work!

  • محمود جسومه
    محمود جسومه 4 месяца назад

    Can I bay one of a 1000w equiv. LED flashlight

  • Edison Siew
    Edison Siew 4 месяца назад

    This is sooo cool!

  • Chase Kolb
    Chase Kolb 4 месяца назад

    I have always considered myself a bit of am amateur electrician, programmer, carpenter, ect... Maker in general but this man makes me feel like an infant with his level understanding and diversity within the multitude trades and hobbies he covers. Also I swear he only uses aluminium in such quantity so he can say it all the time. When I say it it makes me think of junk metal, when he says it, IDK, it makes me feel oddly comfortable and at ease with using this junk metal for absolutely anything.

  • Happy Torrent
    Happy Torrent 4 месяца назад

    Aw shoot.....wait wait wait. Hang on, don't start yet. I haven't grabbed a drink yet

  • soulhunter0
    soulhunter0 4 месяца назад

    Sorry i'm new to this, but what is "stiff wire" and where can i get it?

  • jobin p thomas
    jobin p thomas 5 месяцев назад


  • sparkyuiop
    sparkyuiop 5 месяцев назад

    I don't know if I have the patience to actually make it. I'm fine with the electrical side but I got a feeling I would fuck that aluminium frame up over and over again! I think your video was one of the best tutorials I have ever seen on RUclip and I have watched a shit load of tutorial RUclip videos over a shit load of years. That said you are clearly talented in many areas and the end product looked superb. If I did it then it would likely end up looking like a ball of black PVC tape and catching fire in my hand. Id be better off replacing the battery monitor with a fire alarm but I'm not going to deaden the beeper with blu-tac like you as I'll probably need it - alot. If I could find a video of this quality and detail but for people that can't saw in a straight line I'll be sorted! I clicked like and have subscribed and look forward to watching more of your videos.

  • Yuva Raj
    Yuva Raj 5 месяцев назад

    how much

  • Juan Herrero
    Juan Herrero 5 месяцев назад

    I am thinking you could repurpose a desktop computer power supply case, using a smaller P4 style heatsink, maybe passive. They have a builtin fan on the back, and you could leave the power connector in place, putting in a battery charger and rechargeable battery, maybe from an old laptop.

  • milky jap
    milky jap 5 месяцев назад

    weaponize it

  • Abhie Parmar
    Abhie Parmar 5 месяцев назад

    Theon Greyjoy makes very good DIY videos apparently!

  • ANIL xTR
    ANIL xTR 5 месяцев назад

    peter parker lol

  • NeonFX
    NeonFX 5 месяцев назад

    Everyone in here is like "Very cool!, but Im WAAAY to lazy to do it myself"

  • Raph Schru
    Raph Schru 6 месяцев назад

    You look like a fusion between Theon Greyjoy and Peter Parker

  • Carlos Arancibia
    Carlos Arancibia 6 месяцев назад

    Best of all it is you used realy simple tools, just need a press, a drill, a soldering iron, and a metal saw.
    NIce VIdeo

  • Simopr Dev
    Simopr Dev 6 месяцев назад

    This guy looks like Spiderman (the actor)

  • Steven Beaber
    Steven Beaber 6 месяцев назад

    Will you read books to my kid? Story time with Matt.

  • Hazno OW
    Hazno OW 6 месяцев назад

    When mixed with a magnifying glass you have yourself an easy tool to permenantly blind your enemies.

  • blasterman789
    blasterman789 6 месяцев назад

    There needs to be a law against people using these cheap chinese LED arrays and making sensational videos about them like it's being innovative. To put it in perspective, 7500 lumens is roughly the equivelant of two 4-foot fluorescent tubes. Or, roughly the same as a single 55watt HID retrofit head lamp off your car. Or, instead of the crappy and inefficient chinese LED array you could be an adult and use a couple of Cree XPH 70's which put out 4k lumens each and use about half the power as the chinese crap and run at either 6/12 volts. Basically this video is about making a lot of heat from inefficient chinese leds and the best way remove that heat.

  • Satwik Satpathy
    Satwik Satpathy 6 месяцев назад

    I thought it was 11 mins long before I heard you saying "Longest DIY video" ...

  • Cihat Kaya
    Cihat Kaya 6 месяцев назад

    Woud be awesome if some one destine a 3D case for this monster that someone with a 3D printer could just print out. Would be awesome!

  • davidson2727what
    davidson2727what 6 месяцев назад

    WAYYY not water proof.

  • Flimzes
    Flimzes 6 месяцев назад

    I'd love to see a thermistor to control the fan, mounted somewhere on the LED assembly, so you don't need to adjust the fan manually