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 • 3 358

  • Yianni Migias
    Yianni Migias День назад

    this is amazing! loved the navigator reference lmao!

  • The Kaiser
    The Kaiser 5 дней назад

    A birdhouse torch with a propeller?!
    Only in England...

  • Mac Strange
    Mac Strange 28 дней назад

    Dear friend this si my version:видео.html

  • Alan Alvarado
    Alan Alvarado Месяц назад

    what happens if i use 10k resistor ?

  • Andy James
    Andy James Месяц назад

    dude attach this to a drone and give it voice command so you can be like "yo drone show me the way baby"

  • Scott Moore
    Scott Moore Месяц назад +1

    Could you tell me what background you have? Either professionally or academically or both. I'm simply getting an idea of the skillsets people have that create ideas like these. Thank you and keep up the great designs. Cheers!

  • Cheese 1337
    Cheese 1337 Месяц назад

    Hello. I noticed that your boost converter has only one potentiometer on it (the voltage one). I wonder, how the correct current is adjusted for the LED, since it needs constant current?

  • Nicos G
    Nicos G Месяц назад +1

    hello. Why both 11k resistor ? How do you calculate that?

  • iHalliex
    iHalliex Месяц назад

    i really want to make one lol

  • john doe
    john doe Месяц назад

    I was so lost.

  • Patrick Star
    Patrick Star Месяц назад

    Yeah lemme just grab some household items and build a fucking solar generator in my backyard.😂😂 Jk jk I haven't even watched the video it was just too funny

  • Nil
    Nil Месяц назад

    of course, you're british, why would you use imperial. Metric is the gold standard :)

  • TechWolf
    TechWolf 2 месяца назад


  • Real AXZ
    Real AXZ 2 месяца назад

    How many coulombs my batteries should have?

  • pranjal goel
    pranjal goel 2 месяца назад

    DIY perks we love you!!!!

  • Martin Marusinec
    Martin Marusinec 2 месяца назад

    Ugly and complex design. Neverthless idea is not bad.

  • René Sierra Arancibia
    René Sierra Arancibia 3 месяца назад

    is there a pack to buy everything at once???

  • GAVR
    GAVR 3 месяца назад +1

    WHY 18:24 HP SAUCE ?

  • MrWhitenoise404
    MrWhitenoise404 3 месяца назад

    hey! how can this be made into a narrow spot ???

  • Dan Swan
    Dan Swan 3 месяца назад +1

    Or you can just buy the equivalent flashlight at Lowe's for 15 bucks.....

  • Ben Sullivan
    Ben Sullivan 3 месяца назад

    I've wanted to build this for roughly two years, and received a CPU cooler for free roughly 8 months ago. Finally ordered the rest of the parts yesterday, can't wait to build it :)

    • Ben Sullivan
      Ben Sullivan Месяц назад

      I got mine on amazon - a company called Lohas carries them, in both warm and cool. I got a warm one, it looks great. just search "LOHAS 100w LED chip" on amazon, it should come right up. If you can't find anything else, let me know, i'll show you where to find it.

    • Bhoriss
      Bhoriss Месяц назад

      where did you find the LED? it seems that the listing has ended...

  • Solomon Seri Hegame
    Solomon Seri Hegame 3 месяца назад

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

  • Tracker 001
    Tracker 001 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • ㄷㄱ
    ㄷㄱ 4 месяца назад

    Excellent architecture

  • bieuw science
    bieuw science 4 месяца назад

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

  • cody perret
    cody perret 4 месяца назад

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

  • airscrew1
    airscrew1 4 месяца назад

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

  • Mazomedia
    Mazomedia 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Rostislav Pokorný
    Rostislav Pokorný 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Gabe's Hacks
    Gabe's Hacks 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Branko Zivkovic
    Branko Zivkovic 5 месяцев назад

    Can you present schematic?

  • h7opolo
    h7opolo 5 месяцев назад

    f-ing bril-li-ant.

  • Wild Wandering  Woodsman
    Wild Wandering Woodsman 5 месяцев назад

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

    THOMASWINN! 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    Потрясающе! )))

  • Dhevendran Rajendran
    Dhevendran Rajendran 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Flynn
    Flynn 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Nicholas Falls
    Nicholas Falls 6 месяцев назад


  • mick ladd
    mick ladd 6 месяцев назад

    Really good but add more leds x4

  • Randy Arena
    Randy Arena 6 месяцев назад

    Light of the Navigator! Thank you.

  • ApikkaRider
    ApikkaRider 6 месяцев назад

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

  • kvnker boxf
    kvnker boxf 6 месяцев назад


  • BeastGamer48
    BeastGamer48 6 месяцев назад

    How the fuck does anyone make this shit

  • MrUnseen
    MrUnseen 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Supercrabb TV
    Supercrabb TV 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад

    *Why the hell did you use leadfree solder?*

  • Александр Масудзакович
    Александр Масудзакович 6 месяцев назад

    Высокая точность

  • Brian Smith
    Brian Smith 7 месяцев назад

    Very Versatile. Everyone should have one.

  • Brian Smith
    Brian Smith 7 месяцев назад

    Too many strap ons and holes for me.

  • Gregory Cotter
    Gregory Cotter 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

    Can u make a death ray

  • Mac Strange
    Mac Strange 7 месяцев назад


  • Nam Cao
    Nam Cao 7 месяцев назад


  • speclightvison channels
    speclightvison channels 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

    If the battery wires touch, YOU can be killed.

  • Mohit Kumar
    Mohit Kumar 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев 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

  • Filthy Acts, at a Reasonable Price
    Filthy Acts, at a Reasonable Price 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

    u look like spiderman

  • eeretz
    eeretz 7 месяцев назад

    Just me or you look like Tobey Maguire?

  • Cassandra Guillaume
    Cassandra Guillaume 7 месяцев назад

    behind education place transition representative democratic trap invitation protest besides.

  • T8ers
    T8ers 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Erik Popovič
    Erik Popovič 7 месяцев назад

    Is it possible to make one for me?

  • jeboin1977
    jeboin1977 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Alex31YTB
    Alex31YTB 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Alex31YTB
    Alex31YTB 7 месяцев назад


  • KotKtoryChodziłPoGłowieAdama
    KotKtoryChodziłPoGłowieAdama 7 месяцев назад


  • charmedbygalss25
    charmedbygalss25 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Ayy Barc
    Ayy Barc 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Mark Randall
    Mark Randall 7 месяцев назад

    This really reminds me of How It's Made

  • Shadow 144
    Shadow 144 7 месяцев назад

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

    • Sander A.
      Sander A. 6 месяцев назад

      He already did, check his videos.

  • jonathan dovaston
    jonathan dovaston 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Tim S
    Tim S 7 месяцев назад


  • Mr Seprian Hidayat Amin
    Mr Seprian Hidayat Amin 7 месяцев 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™ 7 месяцев назад

    Peter Parker is that you?🤣

  • Optim
    Optim 7 месяцев назад

    Eat my Ass

    NIK TECH 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Amine Amine
    Amine Amine 7 месяцев назад

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

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  7 месяцев назад

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

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  7 месяцев назад

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

  • Big Ben
    Big Ben 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

    Great Video!
    What Video Software do you use?

  • Ivan Fedulov
    Ivan Fedulov 7 месяцев назад

    You need flux

  • Semih Kartal
    Semih Kartal 7 месяцев назад

    Enes batur sandim amq

  • Jonathan Stöß
    Jonathan Stöß 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Vietdanette Vietanou
    Vietdanette Vietanou 7 месяцев назад +1

    he is a hot guy

  • THC
    THC 8 месяцев назад

    What u did Just Assembling Huh

  • Chicken Tendie
    Chicken Tendie 8 месяцев назад

    "heatsink plaster" you mean thermal paste?

  • bonifacio_kid
    bonifacio_kid 8 месяцев назад

    Theon Gryjoy is that you?

  • pds tech
    pds tech 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

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

  • محمود جسومه
    محمود جسومه 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Edison Siew
    Edison Siew 8 месяцев назад

    This is sooo cool!