3 inventive lighting projects using LED strips

Below Average Gaming
Below Average Gaming

I turned mine into an Ambilight style kit on the back of my tv, it changes colour with the screen using an Arduino. I also took RGB LED bulbs, desoldered the circuit board, removed the outer shell and resoldered the circuit board and fitted them inside some salt lamps to go either side of the tv on shelves, they're also remote control.

8 hours ago
Shubham
Shubham

Never seen this type of creativity with led

16 hours ago
Shubham
Shubham

Awesome

16 hours ago
Cabbage Lettuce
Cabbage Lettuce

Wow he’s so good looking!

Day ago
Nik
Nik

8:51..... Says he loves Aluminium. Yet. calls it Tin Foil? lol

5 days ago
Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris

OK, all need is a box, some electronics, some ceme... Oh I can't be fucking bothered

7 days ago
Prince Yuki
Prince Yuki

Awsome!

8 days ago
Kei _
Kei _

i like his videos but i hate that some info was skipped and most info was about specific LEDs, and a bit lies on why only expensive ones would work best.. so.. ads getting smarter.

9 days ago
DIY Perks
DIY Perks

Except it's not an ad, but my own honest opinion. There aren't any other good ones for that price as far as I know ( and believe me, I've looked). Some extra info about LEDs can be found in my other videos.

9 days ago
DreamsCatcher101
DreamsCatcher101

The last one would look good on a ceiling.

11 days ago
fang li
fang li

very clever ideas and excellent execution!!

11 days ago
alch3myau
alch3myau

lol. soldering when theres fucking screw terminals. r o f l

11 days ago
S. B.
S. B.

Every time you hear the word Aluminium, take a drink.

15 days ago
Orange Spagetti Wolf
Orange Spagetti  Wolf

12:13 trying not to squint because of all the lights

15 days ago
Carlo Buongiovanni
Carlo Buongiovanni

Great!

17 days ago
Voldemort
Voldemort

el ee dee strips

18 days ago
A.K.A. AWESOMENESS
A.K.A. AWESOMENESS

youre a fucking tosser

19 days ago
joseico90
joseico90

You can also get light diffuser sheets from inside laptop screens :) Nice work.

19 days ago
lepayen
lepayen

It really depends what you want to do with the leds. If I was just making that arch light to put on a desk or table or display, I wouldn't be worried in the least about color quality and even the cheapest led strips would suffice. For $15, I had a decent 15 foot RGBWW strip with the controller. I'd really only spring for more expensive leds to ensure that I get ones that look like daylight if my project were for something like an indoor garden or something. Otherwise, there's really no need to spend more. Knowing they might dim over time, I would buy extra of the cheap ones so I could replace them if needed, but for the most part, the cheap ones and the expensive ones come from the same manufacturers and just get branded and priced differently. They seem to have pretty much the same life span. I mean it's physically the exact same leds and the exact same resistors so nothing about the strips themselves are different unless you get a type with different leds.

19 days ago
Judy Lipinski
Judy Lipinski

why not say at the beginning what the 3 projects are?

22 days ago
Adam Temple
Adam Temple

I like it, but what irks me is the whining about low quality LED strip when you go and link some mass produced Chinese generic LEDs. most strips are produced en masse with the boxes/logo's being the only difference. the ones you linked can be bought from wish for < $10 with shipping for 5m. they have the exact same diodes as 99% of white LED strips. try and find some 5050's ith each light having an individual controller if you want high quality

23 days ago
Technician
Technician

8:30 Yeah I mean you could do that.. or ... you know.... use a tap

25 days ago
onicknacko
onicknacko

Beginning of the video: yeah, can be interesting... Starting the build: Ehhh, nah. That's s.it... After finishing of the first light: Receiving the order confirmation of all the parts! Cheers man, not disappointed - again.

26 days ago
Onyx
Onyx

4:27 almost no shadow huh? Although if it didn't have a shadow it wouldn't be lighting the area

29 days ago
MICHAEL Williams
MICHAEL Williams

Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting, TV Backlight, Home Theater Ambient Light Kit - USB LED Strip with Remote, Dimmer for 30" - 40" TV - Large (9.8 feet) Buy it now: https://amzn.to/2Pc5buS

29 days ago
MANXAN H
MANXAN H

Wow he really over complicated it

Month ago
Jessica Campos
Jessica Campos

anyone know what type of plant is the one showed at 11:57?

Month ago
Yo Day
Yo Day

Or just make a sound reactive led

Month ago
Kraze
Kraze

You say aluminum funny

Month ago
Deepu Bhagyanath
Deepu Bhagyanath

excellent 👍

Month ago
med sousane
med sousane

Good job 👍👍👍👍👍

Month ago
Skip Tyler
Skip Tyler

Hey. Idea with foil. I wanted to ask advice, if you take a multicolored LED tape will there be a positive effect?

Month ago
ZOLUTIONS
ZOLUTIONS

excelente

Month ago
Tina Dunaway
Tina Dunaway

THESE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF COLOR , GREAT IDEAS THOUGH

Month ago
David Weeks
David Weeks

You said: "sheet." Huh huh huh...

Month ago
Jeramie Curtice
Jeramie Curtice

Hey how come you're not hosting American Idol anymore and what's with the accent?

Month ago
Tox Laximus
Tox Laximus

Looks like something dragged out of blue peters skip.

Month ago
Abhishek Nag
Abhishek Nag

naaaaaaaaaaaasssssstyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy inovation....loved these

Month ago
Charlywood official
Charlywood official

Hi! built that last diffused light with the large cardboard following your instructions and hooked it up to a 12v 6 amp power supply. Very educational experience so thanks for the inspiration ;-) The brightness is nowhere close to yours however even though I bought the same LED strips as you. Are you running this at 12V as specified? Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated as I want to use this for making videos and it is not really bright enough to be of use as it is!

Month ago
Yama
Yama

oh yeah ya know cause it's sooo easy to find some aluminum

Month ago
luke france
luke france

Yama just go to a hardware store how hard can it be.

Month ago
Moe The Maker
Moe The Maker

Your a genius dude

Month ago
Navraj Singh
Navraj Singh

Awesome 👍👌

Month ago
Ali Ahmad
Ali Ahmad

11:30 *.*

Month ago
The Coffee Man
The Coffee Man

what did you use as the power source for the aluminum foil lighting? It looks like a low wattage power supply with an xt-60 connector soldered to it?

Month ago
jim
jim

Great ideas with style! Thanks!! Regarding the wall lights, cut one acrylic sheet 1/2 inch narrower and make it the outer sheet of the shade. This creates a 1/4 inch light border on the top and bottom, also giving the shade a dimensional effect.

Month ago
Thomas Dornig
Thomas Dornig

what kind of power source/connector do you use for 5m LED strips? @11:17 ... and why do you need 1000 cables from a 2 pole connector to the power source?

Month ago
Kel Youtuber
Kel Youtuber

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Month ago
Astrit
Astrit

One of the most unique youtubers great work.

2 months ago
Josh Koelker
Josh Koelker

Holy fuck dude, that's a lot of zen.

2 months ago
Praise Kek
Praise Kek

You accent makes you sound like a retard.

2 months ago
Jace Callen
Jace Callen

Alanumlulom

2 months ago
Spencer Owen
Spencer Owen

Thanks for the idea. I made one that is simpler that attaches to the desk (no cement required) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2846958

2 months ago
cipsi
cipsi

Hi great video! Thanks fore sharing! Have you tried using Frosted or colored Acetate sheets instead of using clear ones? https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_72_1?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AFrosted+Acetate+sheets%2Cp_72%3A2661619011&keywords=Frosted+Acetate+sheets&ie=UTF8&qid=1534656502&rnid=2661617011

2 months ago
AnOstrichYoutubing
AnOstrichYoutubing

This is what DIYs actually are!

2 months ago
Furious D Gaming
Furious D Gaming

I have to hand it to you, these are pretty good ideas.

2 months ago
Kristiaan Yeo
Kristiaan Yeo

This video has the potential to put a lot of ring light manufacturers out of business.

2 months ago
Hawiye Madoobe
Hawiye Madoobe

Thanks

2 months ago
Stu B
Stu B

Briliant.

2 months ago
MrSosik Cz
MrSosik Cz

You look like Herdyn 😂

2 months ago
alexandru benza
alexandru benza

LOVE all your videos and I just noticed today that you very subtly look like Jude Law

2 months ago
The Fifth Eliot
The Fifth Eliot

love the faux window light!

2 months ago
Rotorage
Rotorage

Hey Matt I love your channel! I was wondering which UK power supply you would recommend for the led lights you used on the last project I was considering trying to create an almost flush mounted ceiling light using a 5 metre roll of leds I'm creating a VR room with my Oculus Rift and as I'm 6.4 tall so I wanna have lighting for the room without taking up space I can't use recessed lighting because my water tank is above the room I'm trying to light.

2 months ago
Rotorage
Rotorage

DIY Perks Thanks Matt!

2 months ago
DIY Perks
DIY Perks

A 12v 6A power adapter should do the trick! Or, if you want the LEDs to last longer you could use a 19v laptop adapter and power the LEDs with it with two strips in series (so they get 9.5v each).

2 months ago
iLogics PR
iLogics PR

"Al-you-min-u-imm" - most folks from the UK. "Ahh-loo-man-numm" - actual pronunciation of the word "Aluminum" Cool ideas for some quick projects to do with my son. Thx!

2 months ago
3008amps
3008amps

Very simple and awesome idea

2 months ago
Lil Stilts
Lil Stilts

I paid 50 bucks for my 1 foot desk lights they've been on for 3 yrs no problem

2 months ago
lars K
lars K

damn why didnt i find this video before did the same as you did on 7:40 ... but i used old hardcovers from old lights (and then sandpaper).

2 months ago
Daniel McDavid
Daniel McDavid

alaminyam

2 months ago
Jacob yt
Jacob yt

how high were you when you created these ideas?

2 months ago
西城李
西城李

guitar pedals with rocks

2 months ago
Bhavik Patel
Bhavik Patel

Wicked stuff!!! I've just bought my first home and im very DIY savvy. I think ill be following you closely, and my list of things to do grows. Thank you for your videos. Also its great to see UK you tubers doing this.

2 months ago
LastGamers
LastGamers

Why do they all light up? I was hoping that we would make a LED land mower or something.

2 months ago
musikSkool
musikSkool

Who would dislike this? Some people can just never be happy.

2 months ago
AfzalivE
AfzalivE

Oh that's genius! Just sand acetate sheets!

2 months ago
Stallion Disliker
Stallion Disliker

Can you make a Avata Floating mountain with glowing stuff on it?.

2 months ago
blenderix acadomenix
blenderix acadomenix

10:01 note: before putting the wires through the holes make sure that the holes a filed and smoothed to prevent damage on the wires

3 months ago
Alexander Roos
Alexander Roos

Can you even talk brow?!

3 months ago
J T
J T

Looks naff

3 months ago
Mat Teakle
Mat  Teakle

This channel is great - love it!

3 months ago
Chris Ward
Chris Ward

Thanks for an interesting video which I enjoyed learning from. Can you tell me what is the life of LED strip in your experience. The reason I ask is that I want to embed some LED strip in a piece of furniture covered with a glass panel, and once in it will not be accessible so it is important that the LEDs have a decent life span. Many thanks.

3 months ago
Dude Sah
Dude Sah

Dude's always smiling

3 months ago
Juan Sanchez
Juan Sanchez

Could the wall/window led reflector be placed on the ceiling?

3 months ago
SwissPL
SwissPL

Awesome

3 months ago
Avinash N
Avinash N

Why are you so awesome!!??? I don't know whether your hungry or not.. but one sub coming right up!!

3 months ago
Agent Noob
Agent Noob

4:00 8:00 11:42

3 months ago
Mohamad Amin Katebsaber
Mohamad Amin Katebsaber

Wow... amazing... Keep up the good work... ;)))

3 months ago
WebMinstrel
WebMinstrel

So how hot does a complete 5m strip get and how long can you keep it on ?

3 months ago
jersey kid
jersey kid

Aluminum

3 months ago
khaglun
khaglun

How thick is the aluminum plate???

3 months ago
Mats Karlsson
Mats Karlsson

Link to acetate sheets, please.

3 months ago
John Derry
John Derry

Incredibly awesome

3 months ago
FunMasti i
FunMasti i

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3 months ago
TECHNICIAN 101
TECHNICIAN 101

https://youtu.be/cQghwrrvG24

3 months ago
Cheese 1337
Cheese 1337

how about buying a cheap strip, and buying some decent led's and resoldering the led's? :D i know a bit of tedious process...

3 months ago
Houz Houz
Houz Houz

Nice bro.. cool ideas!!!

3 months ago
Mike Oxlong
Mike Oxlong

The most ridiculous way to pronounce "aluminum."

3 months ago
ticobiker2030
ticobiker2030

Dont really wanna play the [email protected] but all your projects sucks....

4 months ago
Andrés M. M.
Andrés M. M.

Wow, this guy is amazing!! Nice ideas, specially the last one!!

4 months ago
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones

Could you please do a video on Led light strip being being used in the garden powered by a garden solar cell

4 months ago
Руслан шаров
Руслан шаров

долго смеялся с этой хуеты =))))

4 months ago
lifehackertips
lifehackertips

None of these looked particularly good, the second project looks like something from IKEA, first project hoop light looks silly, and the last one... just looks bad

4 months ago
Kimberley Freeman
Kimberley Freeman

is there a way to have a LED strip bracelet powered by a CR2032 coin battery?

4 months ago

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