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

  • Added:  2 years ago
  • Here's how to make a phenomenally bright 1000w eqiv. LED flashlight!
    Here's the LED we'll be using: rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=161473769064&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
    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:
    rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=371042744391&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

    100w LED for UK/EU buyers (includes lens and reflector):
    rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=221803594952&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229508&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg






    Other parts:

    Lens and Reflector:
    rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=371258089004&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg


    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.):

    eBay: rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=171907240597&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
    Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NKNHSG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B008NKNHSG&linkCode=as2&tag=dp059-20&linkId=4FBDGVVPTBXFEGS4

    High-Capacity Battery (lasts for AGES):
    rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=131590163744&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

    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):

    eBay: rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_uq=Titan+Fenrir+CPU&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=15&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
    Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=aps&keywords=Titan%20Fenrir&linkCode=ur2&tag=dp059-20&linkId=SII6I4CB5O7QLFDO


    10k Potentiometer:
    eBay: rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=250840408606&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
    Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I5H94D4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B00I5H94D4&link_code=as3&tag=dp059-20&linkId=I7CKQJUCYFDKRZVF

    Heatsink Plaster:
    eBay: rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=350849343624&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
    Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KAOP4SY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B00KAOP4SY&link_code=as3&tag=dp059-20&linkId=UUHFKYDGPORMM6M6

    Heatpaste:
    Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006B8DX/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B00006B8DX&link_code=as3&tag=dp059-20&linkId=RRBSRH3X5NNWAUAF



    Mini Step Down Regulator (for the fan):

    eBay: rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=191095436739&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

    60cm Aluminium Bars (UK only): rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=360633556088&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229508&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

    XT60 Connectors:

    www.eachbuyer.com/10-pairs-xt60-bullet-plugs-connectors-male-female-for-rc-battery-toys-p176684.html

    Full parts list, with remaining components: docs.google.com/document/d/1KXAqb_yuzLL-pDo2ADGr9_9iZotJ0-7iZzWL1ftQci8/edit?usp=sharing


    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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Comments: 3 227

  • Raph Schru
    Raph Schru 2 hours ago

    You look like a fusion between Theon Greyjoy and Peter Parker

  • Carlos Arancibia
    Carlos Arancibia 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    This guy looks like Spiderman (the actor)

  • Steven Beaber
    Steven Beaber 4 days ago

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

  • Salty Watch
    Salty Watch 5 days ago

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

  • blasterman789
    blasterman789 7 days ago

    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 9 days ago

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

  • Cihat Kaya
    Cihat Kaya 12 days ago

    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 12 days ago

    WAYYY not water proof.

  • Flimzes
    Flimzes 14 days ago

    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 17 days ago

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

  • JAYEH BHOIR
    JAYEH BHOIR 20 days ago

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

  • Numan Yousufzay
    Numan Yousufzay 22 days ago

    wow it is creazy

  • JhonƔ ツ
    JhonƔ ツ 26 days ago

    What is the name of music in 16:25

  • Saiko Path
    Saiko Path 28 days ago

    SPIDERMAN??

  • Joost van Groningen

    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 Month ago

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

  • imortal morty
    imortal morty Month ago

    i like how everyone complains but they dont make entertaining vids

  • brocos tutsamanki
    brocos tutsamanki Month ago

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

  • sporks
    sporks Month ago

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

  • dangeredwolf
    dangeredwolf Month ago

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

  • Huub Hulscher
    Huub Hulscher Month ago

    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 2 months ago

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

  • Death Noise
    Death Noise 2 months ago

    2:37 just get a solder sucker.

  • anestis kastellos
    anestis kastellos 2 months ago

    I need one of these for slender

  • The Dick Named Rick
    The Dick Named Rick 2 months ago

    he looks so precious when he smiles omg

  • Skill Men
    Skill Men 2 months ago

    i love this channel. Its DIY are great.

  • Skill Men
    Skill Men 2 months ago

    great add a screen in front and its a super projector

  • Near Miss Studio
    Near Miss Studio 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    vampire hunting equipment!!

  • Nick Pintelon
    Nick Pintelon 2 months ago

    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

    how to make portable flash light for photography studio??

  • PARK CIRCUS FOOTBALL CLUB

    any reliable online source for buying battery ??

  • Internet Kammerjäger
    Internet Kammerjäger 2 months ago

    No Heat shrink! DISLIKE!

  • Kevin Sharpe
    Kevin Sharpe 2 months ago

    sell me one please?

  • Hamudi
    Hamudi 2 months ago

    ᴀᴅᴅ ᴛʜɪs ᴛᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴄᴀʀ, ɢᴇᴛ ғɪɴᴇᴅ 😂

  • Thomas Orr
    Thomas Orr 2 months ago

    that soldering iron looks pretty damn dirty lol

  • fm00078
    fm00078 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Chiradeep Mukherjee
    Chiradeep Mukherjee 3 months ago

    How about for those who do not possess electronics knowledge?

  • Garde à vue Productions

    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 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    Could you make this but without the potentiometer and no dimmer

  • cheesyvin
    cheesyvin 3 months ago

    can i read a book with this?

  • Joshua Huang
    Joshua Huang 3 months ago

    how did you control the amperage of the light?

  • MEGATON DEVELOPMENT CENTER

    Very good Design!

  • Araceli Edwin
    Araceli Edwin 3 months ago

    i wanna marry this man

  • Shane Harder
    Shane Harder 3 months ago

    You are amazing.

  • ian gee
    ian gee 4 months ago

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

  • MyBigThing2010
    MyBigThing2010 4 months ago

    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! ....it'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 -
    RADOVSKY - 4 months ago

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

  • Bulldogs and Life With Them

    Loved it:)

  • william farnham
    william farnham 4 months ago

    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 - 4 months ago

    How many lumens?

  • Thomas T
    Thomas T 4 months ago

    could it run crysis?

  • Gabriel Tobing
    Gabriel Tobing 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

    power adapter ?

  • Muhammad Akbar Adnan
    Muhammad Akbar Adnan 4 months ago

    such technology and civilization. subed!

  • AMDSITHLORD
    AMDSITHLORD 4 months ago

    Amazing

  • Blackspell01
    Blackspell01 4 months ago

    you look a bit like ramsey bolton from game of thrones

    • Blackspell01
      Blackspell01 4 months ago

      do you actually need a fan or is it optional


  • ARBikes
    ARBikes 4 months ago +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 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

    theon grayjoy!

  • Jasper Janssen
    Jasper Janssen 5 months ago

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

  • Hamudi
    Hamudi 5 months ago

    0:49 vape

  • Skankhunt 42
    Skankhunt 42 5 months ago

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

  • chase gibson
    chase gibson 5 months ago

    i built one of these with a strobe funtion

  • DJ Super Gamer
    DJ Super Gamer 5 months ago

    he looks like peter parker

  • Raymond J
    Raymond J 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    You should sell a build kit

  • Joachim Bichlmaier
    Joachim Bichlmaier 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    my sec favorite

  • Blue Nectar
    Blue Nectar 5 months ago

    You're awesome!! ;-)

  • Valentin Svensberg
    Valentin Svensberg 5 months ago

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

  • Capt. Frost
    Capt. Frost 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    very nice and useful thank you

  • Yu Tony
    Yu Tony 6 months ago

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

  • Md. Satter
    Md. Satter 6 months ago +1

    it's very hard but like this one

  • Savio fonseca ufos
    Savio fonseca ufos 6 months ago

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

  • Kasra A.M.
    Kasra A.M. 6 months ago

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

  • William  Houghtaling
    William Houghtaling 6 months ago

    Could this be used for a diy projector?

  • Kai Stümer
    Kai Stümer 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    will the batteries give you the 100w input?

  • Ghostwalker CIA
    Ghostwalker CIA 6 months ago

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

  • Jack Brooks
    Jack Brooks 6 months ago

    now focus it into a beam?

  • Andrew Krahn
    Andrew Krahn 6 months ago

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

  • Wenches'z Bawin
    Wenches'z Bawin 6 months ago

    buy 1 for me

  • jason wildey
    jason wildey 6 months ago

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

  • jayson murphy
    jayson murphy 6 months ago

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

  • Mason 97
    Mason 97 6 months ago

    i like kick the pj

  • The Tinker
    The Tinker 6 months ago

    typo at 8:40

  • Joe M
    Joe M 7 months ago

    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 7 months ago

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

  • Ice King
    Ice King 7 months ago

    Don't bring home the bacon without it

  • Melkiah34
    Melkiah34 7 months ago

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

  • Hydranix HNx
    Hydranix HNx 7 months ago

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

  • Mech Of death
    Mech Of death 7 months ago

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

  • pootmcphoot
    pootmcphoot 7 months ago

    Lip smack.

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