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

  • Опубликовано:  2 года назад
  • 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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Комментарии: 3 259

  • THC
    THC 2 дня назад

    What u did Just Assembling Huh

  • Chicken Tendie
    Chicken Tendie 2 дня назад

    "heatsink plaster" you mean thermal paste?

  • bonifacio_kid
    bonifacio_kid 2 дня назад

    Theon Gryjoy is that you?

  • pds tech
    pds tech 5 дней 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 5 дней 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 10 дней 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 11 дней назад

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

  • محمود جسومه
    محمود جسومه 14 дней назад

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

  • Edison Siew
    Edison Siew 16 дней назад

    This is sooo cool!

  • Chase Kolb
    Chase Kolb 20 дней 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 20 дней назад

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

  • ZoDa Design
    ZoDa Design 21 день назад

    My project:

  • soulhunter0
    soulhunter0 24 дня назад

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


  • jobin p thomas
    jobin p thomas 29 дней назад


  • sparkyuiop
    sparkyuiop Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    how much

  • Juan Herrero
    Juan Herrero Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    weaponize it

  • Abhie Parmar
    Abhie Parmar Месяц назад

    Theon Greyjoy makes very good DIY videos apparently!

  • ANIL xTR
    ANIL xTR Месяц назад

    peter parker lol

  • NeonFX
    NeonFX Месяц назад

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

  • Raph Schru
    Raph Schru 2 месяца назад

    You look like a fusion between Theon Greyjoy and Peter Parker

  • Carlos Arancibia
    Carlos Arancibia 2 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 2 месяца назад

    This guy looks like Spiderman (the actor)

  • Steven Beaber
    Steven Beaber 2 месяца назад

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

  • Hazno OW
    Hazno OW 2 месяца назад

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

  • blasterman789
    blasterman789 2 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Cihat Kaya
    Cihat Kaya 2 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 2 месяца назад

    WAYYY not water proof.

  • Flimzes
    Flimzes 2 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 2 месяца назад

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

    JAYEH BHOIR 2 месяца назад

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

  • Numan Yousufzay
    Numan Yousufzay 2 месяца назад

    wow it is creazy

  • JhonƔ ツ
    JhonƔ ツ 2 месяца назад

    What is the name of music in 16:25

  • Saiko Path
    Saiko Path 2 месяца назад


  • Joost van Groningen
    Joost van Groningen 3 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    i like how everyone complains but they dont make entertaining vids

  • brocos tutsamanki
    brocos tutsamanki 3 месяца назад

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

  • sporks
    sporks 3 месяца назад

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

  • dangeredwolf
    dangeredwolf 3 месяца назад

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

  • Huub Hulscher
    Huub Hulscher 3 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Death Noise
    Death Noise 4 месяца назад

    2:37 just get a solder sucker.

  • anestis kastellos
    anestis kastellos 4 месяца назад

    I need one of these for slender

  • fandomsiko
    fandomsiko 4 месяца назад

    he looks so precious when he smiles omg

  • Skill Men
    Skill Men 4 месяца назад

    i love this channel. Its DIY are great.

  • Skill Men
    Skill Men 4 месяца назад

    great add a screen in front and its a super projector

  • Near Miss Studio
    Near Miss Studio 4 месяца 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.

  • 1powelrainbow2
    1powelrainbow2 4 месяца назад

    vampire hunting equipment!!

  • Nick Pintelon
    Nick Pintelon 4 месяца назад

    hi matt and other diy'ers. I just made the sun-blaster myself and have some things to say for when you want to make this foro yourself (these are things i have come across while building) .
    first of all: when bending the aluminium profiles, you must heat them up with a flame, otherwise they crack( happend to me)
    second: the new heatsink that is linked does not have a apropriot bracket to mount to the aluminium, you have to buy a separet bracket.
    and last: mounting the regulator to the side without desoledering the capacators and the heatsinks from the regulator works fine, it stays cool enough
    it was a very nice project to make! thanks diy perks for making the tutorial, keep it up!
    greetings from belgium

    PARK CIRCUS FOOTBALL CLUB 4 месяца назад

    how to make portable flash light for photography studio??

    PARK CIRCUS FOOTBALL CLUB 4 месяца назад

    any reliable online source for buying battery ??

  • Internet Kammerjäger
    Internet Kammerjäger 4 месяца назад

    No Heat shrink! DISLIKE!

  • Kevin Sharpe
    Kevin Sharpe 4 месяца назад

    sell me one please?

  • Hamudi
    Hamudi 4 месяца назад

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  • Thomas Orr
    Thomas Orr 5 месяцев назад

    that soldering iron looks pretty damn dirty lol

  • fm00078
    fm00078 5 месяцев назад

    HOW do I make a circle of SEVEN 100w Leds so I can BURN THE EYES out of oncoming drivers who refuse to dim their "bright lights"?

  • Pirileth
    Pirileth 5 месяцев назад

    Did I heard right ANY sauce works?!?!?!

  • Chiradeep Mukherjee
    Chiradeep Mukherjee 5 месяцев назад

    How about for those who do not possess electronics knowledge?

  • Garde à vue Productions
    Garde à vue Productions 5 месяцев назад

    I'm just starting in electronic and I have a problem with the project. The led starts flashing if the dimmer is too high. Is it some sort of protection for overheating? Any way to solve the problem?? Thanks for that great tutorial by the way!!!

  • xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx
    xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx 5 месяцев назад

    u dont need to worry about IC backside touching and shorting because of the heatsink
    the backside of the IC is meant to be attached to heatsink, not as electric conductor

  • MyThIcAl TeCh
    MyThIcAl TeCh 5 месяцев назад

    Could you make this but without the potentiometer and no dimmer

  • cheesyvin
    cheesyvin 5 месяцев назад

    can i read a book with this?

  • Joshua Huang
    Joshua Huang 5 месяцев назад

    how did you control the amperage of the light?


    Very good Design!

  • Araceli Edwin
    Araceli Edwin 5 месяцев назад

    i wanna marry this man

  • Shane Harder
    Shane Harder 5 месяцев назад

    You are amazing.

  • ian gee
    ian gee 6 месяцев назад

    As you are in England it is a torch not flashlight and the uk term anticlockwise not counter cloclockwise should be used.

  • MyBigThing2010
    MyBigThing2010 6 месяцев назад

    I want 6 of something like this...I'm in the process of tinkering now...2 each for the front/back of the house and one for each side all wirelessly controlled by one central unit (rf and/or Bluetooth) to be constant on, synchronized strobe, and individual on/off/effect control of each unit separately so I can light up the yard at 2am like it's 12noon on demand! ...I'd also like a fairly fast chasing effect SO I can make the house look like a UFO about to take off, just for fun and possibly an additional option for PIR triggered security (add on switches) so depending on the effect being lit I can know immediately where the motion was sensed/triggered ....fairly big, long term and hair tearing project so far....can't wait for all my testing to be done SO I can build the final ones to mount on the roof!'s one of those projects that you want really REALLY bad...but you have to walk away from quite frequently in order to not take a sledgehammer to what you're working on haha

    RADOVSKY - 6 месяцев назад

    In the title it says 1000W and in the vid it says 100W🖕🖕🖕

  • Bulldogs and Life With Them
    Bulldogs and Life With Them 6 месяцев назад

    Loved it:)

  • william farnham
    william farnham 6 месяцев назад

    i know this is an o;d vid but i'd love to see if you could mod this with as peltier generator to run off its own heat.

  • - Infomashed -
    - Infomashed - 6 месяцев назад

    How many lumens?

  • Thomas T
    Thomas T 6 месяцев назад

    could it run crysis?

  • Gabriel Tobing
    Gabriel Tobing 6 месяцев назад

    For outdoor use, wouldn't it be good to surround the frame with a thin wall to prevent massive water intake and all as well as help to guard the circuit?

  • Josh fletcher
    Josh fletcher 6 месяцев назад

    power adapter ?

  • Muhammad Akbar Adnan
    Muhammad Akbar Adnan 6 месяцев назад

    such technology and civilization. subed!

    AMDSITHLORD 6 месяцев назад


  • Blackspell01
    Blackspell01 6 месяцев назад

    you look a bit like ramsey bolton from game of thrones

    • Blackspell01
      Blackspell01 6 месяцев назад

      do you actually need a fan or is it optional

  • ARBikes
    ARBikes 6 месяцев назад +1

    I have a big cuestión, can I use a 10k resistance electric instead of a 11k ? 'Cause I don't know if it works equal.

  • David McAdams
    David McAdams 7 месяцев назад

    You did not source the female round connector for the power supply. If I get a 7.4mm (OD)/5mm (IN) round connector for a Dell AC adapter will it show positive and negative on the connector for proper connection?

  • itamarmanor
    itamarmanor 7 месяцев назад

    theon grayjoy!

  • Jasper Janssen
    Jasper Janssen 7 месяцев назад

    Your soldering is atrocious, but the voice makes up for a lot.

  • Hamudi
    Hamudi 7 месяцев назад

    0:49 vape

  • Skankhunt 42
    Skankhunt 42 7 месяцев назад

    I have a feeling there were random ads in there for like 1/24 of a frame

  • chase gibson
    chase gibson 7 месяцев назад

    i built one of these with a strobe funtion

  • DJ Super Gamer
    DJ Super Gamer 7 месяцев назад

    he looks like peter parker

  • Raymond J
    Raymond J 7 месяцев назад

    holy flashlight batman how about i just send you $50 bucks n you build it for me dude how bout it ????

  • Norman Rogers
    Norman Rogers 7 месяцев назад

    You should sell a build kit

  • Joachim Bichlmaier
    Joachim Bichlmaier 7 месяцев назад

    How can you use a Laptop adapter that puts out 8 Ampere, if the step down regulator can only deal with 3 Ampere? You connected the step down regulator directly to the input of the voltage regulator, so the 8 Ampere go directly to the step down regulator for the fan, or am I wrong?
    I am building this thing at the moment and my step down regulator's LED is blinking and it doesn't work. Could that be because of the too high current? And how did you solve this?

  • MissileJet
    MissileJet 7 месяцев назад

    my sec favorite

  • Blue Nectar
    Blue Nectar 7 месяцев назад

    You're awesome!! ;-)

  • Valentin Svensberg
    Valentin Svensberg 7 месяцев назад

    Don't become your hands cold because of the fan?

  • Capt. Frost
    Capt. Frost 8 месяцев назад

    If I use another tower cpu cooler, I won't receive a retention bracket. How can I mount the heat sink to my frame?

  • Solomon Moon
    Solomon Moon 8 месяцев назад

    i wish i was handy enough to understand this but i cant tell if its a flashlight or a flux compacitor

  • Vinoth Kumar
    Vinoth Kumar 8 месяцев назад

    very nice and useful thank you

  • Yu Tony
    Yu Tony 8 месяцев назад

    Wow, this is amazing! can you please tell me is it easy to pulse it as well?