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

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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  • Max Bigwood
    Max Bigwood6 ปีที่แล้ว

    That's awesome! You even provided a parts list nice one! I'd love to see how far you could take "hand held" LED lights. You cold do something insane if you used a backpack for batteries and/or cooling. Perhaps the backpack could be optional for boosting intensity/increasing longevity? A lense with a bat symbol would be really cool!

  • Marco Antonio R Ribeiro
    Marco Antonio R Ribeiro5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thank you for showing your work step by step, in addition to the full report and very helpful about where to find the components. The images were very well made, have a notion very close to the reality of the power of this flashlight. Inspired me a lot!

  • Athena Robbins
    Athena Robbins6 ปีที่แล้ว

    Pretty awesome project! I haven't play with electronics in a long time, but this project makes me want to try it. It looks a bit daunting, but it's also pretty awesome! I've just gotten into photography and this would certainly be very useful to incorporate into my newfound career. Thank you for sharing it! Great job!

  • admdub

    Your dedication to putting people’s mind at ease with “don’t worry I’m going to cover this better in a moment” is commendable.

  • Katostrofik
    Katostrofik5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Hey Matt, I love your videos. I'm in the planning stages of putting together a large (3-4' diameter) ring light and want moderately powerful LEDs. Following your link I see that the seller has some 20, 30, 50 watt versions.

  • Creativi-Tea!

    Fantastic. I'd love to build one of my own. Would it be possible to add acrylic sheets to the inside of the frame to make it waterproof? Or would that make the heat build up too much?

  • Benjamin Drechsel
    Benjamin Drechsel6 ปีที่แล้ว

    Not only is this an awesome DIY project, but also Incredibly well-produced! Great work, subscribed.

  • Andrew G
    Andrew G6 ปีที่แล้ว

    EXCELLENT video! I think that is awesome how you made this and it is incredible how bright this is. I might just make one myself!

  • Aaqil Khan
    Aaqil Khan6 ปีที่แล้ว

    Wow that's a great home made flash light. Looks very impressive. Thanks for sharing your work. It would greatly help the DIY community if you can also attach some electrical schematics as incorrect wiring can quickly damage the DC-DC converters as well as the LED. Thanks again :)

  • Iwan Jirkuw
    Iwan Jirkuwปีที่แล้ว

    You have awesome craftsmanship skills! I love your creations! ❤️

  • talisepman90
    talisepman906 ปีที่แล้ว

    I have watched a couple of your videos already and had to subscribe. Can't get enough! Very creative and just all around fun! Keep giving us this awesome content and never stop :D

  • David Owens
    David Owens5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Great video! I would like to make the same thing, but place it inside of a waterproof housing while keeping the heat down. Still not sure how I would, but great instructional nonetheless.

  • beforebefore
    beforebefore6 ปีที่แล้ว

    VERRRY nice video work (nice motion tracking, animated dimensioning bits and pieces, spotlighting areas of interest, etc.), and I really like your mechanical fabrication work, but you might do well to learn a bit more about electronics before taking on projects like this.

  • 818Cobra
    818Cobra6 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thanks I appreciate the fact that your videos are very educational and also free which is a rare thing to find online. Great videos to learn from

  • Ay Pi
    Ay Pi5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Hi DIY Perks, very nice video. I love all your project really neat and thoroughly thought, the result of both projection and test on the field . Wish the product that hit our shelves would have half of the consideration you're putting into your work. Do you have a degree in electronics or are you self tought ? Thanks for your inspiring creations.

  • S_ S
    S_ S4 ปีที่แล้ว

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

  • Olórin
    Olórin5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I wish I could like this video more than once. Really love this tutorial.

  • worldburger
    worldburger5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Great video! I've watched it multiple times. So helpful!

  • Harry Zachrisson
    Harry Zachrisson6 ปีที่แล้ว

    Nice build :-). Thanks for taking the time to put it out here for us!

  • Erich Haubrich
    Erich Haubrich6 ปีที่แล้ว

    You do this really really well. Great tutorial!! Cheers.