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.
  • КатегорииНаука и техника
  • Длительность: 21:43
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Комментарии: 3 187

  • Scott Pope
    Scott Pope 2 дня назад

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

  • Death Noise
    Death Noise 4 дня назад

    2:37 just get a solder sucker.

  • anestis kastellos
    anestis kastellos 5 дней назад

    I need one of these for slender

  • The Dick Named Rick
    The Dick Named Rick 6 дней назад

    he looks so precious when he smiles omg

  • Brain Drop
    Brain Drop 6 дней назад

    i love this channel. Its DIY are great.

  • Brain Drop
    Brain Drop 6 дней назад

    great add a screen in front and its a super projector

  • Near Miss Studio
    Near Miss Studio 7 дней 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 7 дней назад

    vampire hunting equipment!!

  • Nick Pintelon
    Nick Pintelon 12 дней 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


    how to make portable flash light for photography studio??


    any reliable online source for buying battery ??

  • Internet Kammerjäger
    Internet Kammerjäger 22 дня назад

    No Heat shrink! DISLIKE!

  • Kevin Sharpe
    Kevin Sharpe 24 дня назад

    sell me one please?

  • Hamudi
    Hamudi 29 дней назад

    ᴀᴅᴅ ᴛʜɪs ᴛᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴄᴀʀ, ɢᴇᴛ ғɪɴᴇᴅ 😂

  • Thomas Orr
    Thomas Orr 29 дней назад

    that soldering iron looks pretty damn dirty lol

  • fm00078
    fm00078 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

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

  • Chiradeep Mukherjee
    Chiradeep Mukherjee 1 месяц назад

    How about for those who do not possess electronics knowledge?

  • Garde à vue Productions
    Garde à vue Productions 1 месяц 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 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

    Could you make this but without the potentiometer and no dimmer

  • cheesyvin
    cheesyvin 1 месяц назад

    can i read a book with this?

  • Joshua Huang
    Joshua Huang 1 месяц назад

    how did you control the amperage of the light?

  • MDC
    MDC 1 месяц назад

    Very good Design!

  • Araceli Edwin
    Araceli Edwin 1 месяц назад

    i wanna marry this man

  • Shane Harder
    Shane Harder 1 месяц назад

    You are amazing.

  • ian gee
    ian gee 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 - 2 месяца назад

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

  • Bulldogs and Life With Them
    Bulldogs and Life With Them 2 месяца назад

    Loved it:)

  • william farnham
    william farnham 2 месяца 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 - 2 месяца назад

    How many lumens?

  • Thomas T
    Thomas T 2 месяца назад

    could it run crysis?

  • Gabriel Tobing
    Gabriel Tobing 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    power adapter ?

  • Muhammad Akbar Adnan
    Muhammad Akbar Adnan 2 месяца назад

    such technology and civilization. subed!

    AMDSITHLORD 2 месяца назад


  • Blackspell01
    Blackspell01 2 месяца назад

    you look a bit like ramsey bolton from game of thrones

    • Blackspell01
      Blackspell01 2 месяца назад

      do you actually need a fan or is it optional

  • ARBikes
    ARBikes 2 месяца назад

    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 2 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    theon grayjoy!

  • Jasper Janssen
    Jasper Janssen 3 месяца назад

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

  • Hamudi
    Hamudi 3 месяца назад

    0:49 vape

  • Skankhunt 42
    Skankhunt 42 3 месяца назад

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

  • chase gibson
    chase gibson 3 месяца назад

    i built one of these with a strobe funtion

  • DJ Super Gamer
    DJ Super Gamer 3 месяца назад

    he looks like peter parker

  • Raymond J
    Raymond J 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    You should sell a build kit

  • Joachim Bichlmaier
    Joachim Bichlmaier 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    my sec favorite

  • Blue Nectar
    Blue Nectar 3 месяца назад

    You're awesome!! ;-)

  • Valentin Svensberg
    Valentin Svensberg 3 месяца назад

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

  • Capt. Frost
    Capt. Frost 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    very nice and useful thank you

  • Yu Tony
    Yu Tony 4 месяца назад

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

  • Md. Satter
    Md. Satter 4 месяца назад

    it's very hard but like this one

  • Savio fonseca ufos
    Savio fonseca ufos 4 месяца назад

    Friend you know how long the lantern runs, how long does it go?

  • Kasra A.M.
    Kasra A.M. 4 месяца назад

    Help! I got my dick stuck in the heatsink and my balls are stuck on the LGA Light socket.

  • William  Houghtaling
    William Houghtaling 4 месяца назад

    Could this be used for a diy projector?

  • Kai Stümer
    Kai Stümer 4 месяца назад

    you really want to sell this as a 1000 W equivalent torch?
    You know that a normal halogen torch with 1000 W would have about 27000 Lumes. Your chip is rated as 1100 Lumens @100 Watts. But having the least knowledge of LED'S you would know that that that is fake value. Else it would have a value higher then then the best led's on the market at this power and just cost 20% of them.
    These kind of chips, normally measure @80 Lumens/Watt at about 25% current. At full current way less.
    Also by running an LED on full current you show that you have no idea of high power led's. Didn't you wonder that no real datasheet was available.
    Also learn how to add the heat conduction paste propper, your way you are just creating a bad connection where the paste actually acts to much like a retardent.

  • sebastian razatroc
    sebastian razatroc 4 месяца назад

    will the batteries give you the 100w input?

  • Ghostwalker CIA
    Ghostwalker CIA 4 месяца назад

    wow that would be really useful for making scenes in the dark.

  • Jack Brooks
    Jack Brooks 4 месяца назад

    now focus it into a beam?

  • Andrew Krahn
    Andrew Krahn 4 месяца назад

    @DIY Perks Next project: build a battery using HP Sauce as the acid.

  • Wenches'z Bawin
    Wenches'z Bawin 4 месяца назад

    buy 1 for me

  • jason wildey
    jason wildey 4 месяца назад

    how much to build me a all weather one with a better zoom. and lasts at least 2hr please

  • jayson murphy
    jayson murphy 4 месяца назад

    So what happens to this thing when you're using in the rain?

  • Mason 97
    Mason 97 4 месяца назад

    i like kick the pj

  • The Tinker
    The Tinker 4 месяца назад

    typo at 8:40

  • Joe M
    Joe M 5 месяцев назад

    Considering making one of these but maybe not quite 100w, maybe somewhere between 10w and 50w. If I did this would the circuit be the same. And how long did that 8000mAh battery last in this video?a

  • Coris Master
    Coris Master 5 месяцев назад

    such a neat idea but why not showing the light beam after adding the lens?

  • Ice King
    Ice King 5 месяцев назад

    Don't bring home the bacon without it

  • Melkiah34
    Melkiah34 5 месяцев назад

    Your video's are straight up NERD PORN!!! I love them!

  • Hydranix HNx
    Hydranix HNx 5 месяцев назад

    You should use insulating film between the heatsink and power transistors. It costs almost nothing.

  • Mech Of death
    Mech Of death 5 месяцев назад

    yeah that thing totally looks like that alien from flight of the navigator

  • pootmcphoot
    pootmcphoot 5 месяцев назад

    Lip smack.

  • Alex Ω
    Alex Ω 5 месяцев назад

    How can one build this for 30 dollars when just one piece alone costs that amount?

  • Tobias de Groen
    Tobias de Groen 5 месяцев назад

    That HP sause

  • Tom Brown
    Tom Brown 5 месяцев назад

    Would be perfect for camping and road trips but what about the rain? Won't the power supply and components get damaged from getting wet? Wouldn't it be safer to have an enclosure around it somehow? Really cool project though and I love the aesthetics of the heatsink. I thought it was the Cooler Master 212 Hyper EVO at first.

    INVISIBLE SUN 5 месяцев назад

    i did this with a uv light

  • Stan Sebastian G
    Stan Sebastian G 5 месяцев назад

    Would you be open to building multiples of these for a price?

  • Thomas Duke 2003
    Thomas Duke 2003 5 месяцев назад

    I built one of these back in the day with a less complex circut. That one got broken.. Im fixing the old one and building a new one. I'm not using battery power as that's really expensive.

  • Bigboy Brods
    Bigboy Brods 5 месяцев назад

    Your camerawork at the start is amazing

  • D. K.
    D. K. 5 месяцев назад

    in fact, those black things arent ic's, they are transistors

  • ChrisKadaver
    ChrisKadaver 5 месяцев назад

    Would the cooling performance of an older socket 775 intel stock-heatsink be enough for this build?

    • The chanel
      The chanel 5 месяцев назад

      ChrisKadaver yes

  • sasa kalak
    sasa kalak 5 месяцев назад

    Sir,job well done.

  • Alper Gökcek
    Alper Gökcek 5 месяцев назад

    So,how much working time? Battery is around 88 watts.Probably its last for a 15 minutes on full power..

  • Evert van Ingen
    Evert van Ingen 5 месяцев назад


  • NikiW
    NikiW 5 месяцев назад

    HI! Just wanted to point out that the "Heatsink, fan, lens, and mount" link doesn't fit the Voltage Regulator... Had to find it out myself :/

  • Disznaja Dagadt Disznaja
    Disznaja Dagadt Disznaja 5 месяцев назад

    Whats up, The best info that I have read was on Volt daddy (i found it on google) Gotta be the most useful info on batteries and this kind of things that have found.

  • Cascar
    Cascar 5 месяцев назад

    awesome video and awesome project!

  • Jaden S.
    Jaden S. 5 месяцев назад

    how much heat does this output? Could you get by with a cheaper (or spare) CPU cooler like an Intel LGA1155 stock cooler?

    • Lolwutfordawin
      Lolwutfordawin 5 месяцев назад

      The intel stock cooler will struggle to keep it cool without having the fan running at maximum (very loud). It's designed for 50-70w CPUs, this outputs closer to 100w of heat.

  • Tom Polfliet
    Tom Polfliet 5 месяцев назад

    What are the 11K resistors for?

  • thundersnowstorm
    thundersnowstorm 5 месяцев назад

    Can you cook on a flashlight like this? It can be hot enough to boil water in an emergency.

  • Walker Harris
    Walker Harris 6 месяцев назад

    could i do the same thing but instead of the potentiometer use a day/night sensor in its place? if so what rating would i need? and could i use the similar 100w IR led? for cctv cameras

  • Patrick Williams
    Patrick Williams 6 месяцев назад

    anyone else see the hp bottle ?

  • Ken Bell
    Ken Bell 6 месяцев назад

    very well explained!

  • Shasi David
    Shasi David 6 месяцев назад

    can i run this device on 12v/6A laptop charger?
    if so can run this for long time like 5 or 6 hours ?