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:
    100w LED for UK/EU buyers (includes lens and reflector):

    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):
    CPU Cooler (Titan Fenrir in my case, but you can use any tower style cooler you like. Used ones can be found for around $20):

    10k Potentiometer:
    Heatsink Plaster:

    Mini Step Down Regulator (for the fan):
    60cm Aluminium Bars (UK only):
    XT60 Connectors:
    Full parts list, with remaining components:

    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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  • Длительность: 21:43
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Комментарии: 3 320

  • DeezMistaReez
    DeezMistaReez 3 часа 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 7 дней назад

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

  • Nicholas Falls
    Nicholas Falls 8 дней назад


  • mick ladd
    mick ladd 10 дней назад

    Really good but add more leds x4

  • Randy Arena
    Randy Arena 10 дней назад

    Light of the Navigator! Thank you.

  • ApikkaRider
    ApikkaRider 11 дней назад

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

  • kvnker boxf
    kvnker boxf 11 дней назад


  • BeastGamer48
    BeastGamer48 12 дней назад

    How the fuck does anyone make this shit

  • MrUnseen
    MrUnseen 13 дней назад

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

  • Supercrabb TV
    Supercrabb TV 13 дней 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 14 дней назад

    *Why the hell did you use leadfree solder?*

  • Александр Масудзакович

    Высокая точность

  • Brian Smith
    Brian Smith 22 дня назад

    Very Versatile. Everyone should have one.

  • Brian Smith
    Brian Smith 22 дня назад

    Too many strap ons and holes for me.

  • Gregory Cotter
    Gregory Cotter 22 дня 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 23 дня назад

    Can u make a death ray

  • Mac Strange
    Mac Strange 23 дня назад


  • Nam Cao
    Nam Cao 23 дня назад


  • lost dream
    lost dream 23 дня 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 24 дня назад

    If the battery wires touch, YOU can be killed.

  • Mohit Kumar
    Mohit Kumar 24 дня 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 26 дней 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 26 дней 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 27 дней назад

    u look like spiderman

  • eeretz
    eeretz 27 дней назад

    Just me or you look like Tobey Maguire?

  • Cassandra Guillaume
    Cassandra Guillaume 27 дней назад

    behind education place transition representative democratic trap invitation protest besides.

  • atomicmozart
    atomicmozart Месяц назад

  • T8ers
    T8ers Месяц назад

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

  • Erik Popovič
    Erik Popovič Месяц назад

    Is it possible to make one for me?

  • jeboin1977
    jeboin1977 Месяц назад

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

  • Alex31YTB
    Alex31YTB Месяц назад

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

  • Alex31YTB
    Alex31YTB Месяц назад


  • KotKtoryChodziłPoGłowieAdama
    KotKtoryChodziłPoGłowieAdama Месяц назад


  • charmedbygalss25
    charmedbygalss25 Месяц назад

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

  • Ayy Barc
    Ayy Barc Месяц назад

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

  • Mark Randall
    Mark Randall Месяц назад

    This really reminds me of How It's Made

  • Shadow 144
    Shadow 144 Месяц назад

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

  • jonathan dovaston
    jonathan dovaston Месяц назад

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

  • Tim S
    Tim S Месяц назад


  • Mr Seprian Hidayat Amin
    Mr Seprian Hidayat Amin Месяц 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™ Месяц назад

    Peter Parker is that you?🤣

  • Optim
    Optim Месяц назад

    Eat my Ass

  • Nikolay Amzin
    Nikolay Amzin Месяц назад

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

  • Amine Amine
    Amine Amine Месяц назад

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

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  Месяц назад

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

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  Месяц назад

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

  • Big Ben
    Big Ben Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    Great Video!
    What Video Software do you use?

  • Ivan Fedulov
    Ivan Fedulov Месяц назад

    You need flux

  • Semih Kartal
    Semih Kartal Месяц назад

    Enes batur sandim amq

  • Jonathan Stöß
    Jonathan Stöß Месяц назад

    Hey, someone stole parts of you Video:

  • Gabi et Vietanou
    Gabi et Vietanou Месяц назад +1

    he is a hot guy

  • THC
    THC Месяц назад

    What u did Just Assembling Huh

  • Chicken Tendie
    Chicken Tendie Месяц назад

    "heatsink plaster" you mean thermal paste?

  • bonifacio_kid
    bonifacio_kid Месяц назад

    Theon Gryjoy is that you?

  • pds tech
    pds tech Месяц 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 Месяц 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 2 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • محمود جسومه
    محمود جسومه 2 месяца назад

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

  • Edison Siew
    Edison Siew 2 месяца назад

    This is sooo cool!

  • Chase Kolb
    Chase Kolb 2 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • ZoDa Design
    ZoDa Design 2 месяца назад

    My project:

  • soulhunter0
    soulhunter0 2 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 2 месяца назад


  • sparkyuiop
    sparkyuiop 2 месяца 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 YouTube and I have watched a shit load of tutorial YouTube 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 2 месяца назад

    how much

  • Juan Herrero
    Juan Herrero 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    weaponize it

  • Abhie Parmar
    Abhie Parmar 3 месяца назад

    Theon Greyjoy makes very good DIY videos apparently!

  • ANIL xTR
    ANIL xTR 3 месяца назад

    peter parker lol

  • NeonFX
    NeonFX 3 месяца назад

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

  • Raph Schru
    Raph Schru 3 месяца назад

    You look like a fusion between Theon Greyjoy and Peter Parker

  • Carlos Arancibia
    Carlos Arancibia 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    This guy looks like Spiderman (the actor)

  • Steven Beaber
    Steven Beaber 3 месяца назад

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

  • Hazno OW
    Hazno OW 3 месяца назад

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

  • blasterman789
    blasterman789 3 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Cihat Kaya
    Cihat Kaya 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    WAYYY not water proof.

  • Flimzes
    Flimzes 4 месяца 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

  • Cornell Bentley
    Cornell Bentley 4 месяца назад

    thank you for making this easy to follow unlike so many other DIY videos ...

    JAYEH BHOIR 4 месяца назад

    can i use one volt booster circuit for two 100w or 50w led

  • Numan Yousufzay
    Numan Yousufzay 4 месяца назад

    wow it is creazy

  • JhonƔ ツ
    JhonƔ ツ 4 месяца назад

    What is the name of music in 16:25

  • Saiko Path
    Saiko Path 4 месяца назад


  • Joost van Groningen
    Joost van Groningen 4 месяца назад

    Man! Like your videos! build one myself. My friends are amazed!!
    Id like to know how to put some filters in front of the led panel, and which filters(different collers etc.)??? brings so much more livelyhood to the room in my opinion.
    Kind regards

  • Mark Freeman
    Mark Freeman 5 месяцев назад

    Excellent project well executed! --- Sugru would be great to tidy things up a little.

  • i am the one and only morty
    i am the one and only morty 5 месяцев назад

    i like how everyone complains but they dont make entertaining vids

  • brocos tutsamanki
    brocos tutsamanki 5 месяцев назад

    hey, i waas wondering how much it costs to expand time in each vid. plz answer back asap.

  • sporks
    sporks 5 месяцев назад

    Hello!! Just a quick question, will a 30C lipo do for powering it? Thanks!

  • dangeredwolf
    dangeredwolf 5 месяцев назад

    by the way, you have no idea how much I appreciate you making the video in 60 FPS :P

  • Huub Hulscher
    Huub Hulscher 5 месяцев назад

    Hee, great video man. I have one question I could not find the answer to: 'what is the total weight of the product?' Keep up the good work

  • Scott Pope
    Scott Pope 5 месяцев назад

    Looking to make this but RGB how could I go about that?

  • Nigel lol
    Nigel lol 5 месяцев назад

    2:37 just get a solder sucker.

  • anestis kastellos
    anestis kastellos 5 месяцев назад

    I need one of these for slender

  • fandomsiko
    fandomsiko 5 месяцев назад

    he looks so precious when he smiles omg

  • Skill Men
    Skill Men 5 месяцев назад

    i love this channel. Its DIY are great.

  • Skill Men
    Skill Men 5 месяцев назад

    great add a screen in front and its a super projector

  • Near Miss Studio
    Near Miss Studio 5 месяцев назад

    Do you know how much this weighs? Maybe bereft the frame? I'm wanting to make a few and mount them in a gigantic softbox for lighting cars. This would require me to hang them and I'm trying to make the rig mobile with a light weight deconstruct-able truss.