How to Make Flexible LED Panels (DIY Flex Lights!)

Shaun's Kiwi Vlog
Shaun's Kiwi Vlog

love your work brother! i'll be smashing out a couple of these this week for some up coming projects!

2 days ago
Jose-Gregorio Velasquez
Jose-Gregorio Velasquez

Excellent!!! Thank you :)

7 days ago
THE SEARCH
THE SEARCH

WOuld it be possible to power these with some really standard camera batteries - say Canon 5D LP-E6's ???https://www.duracelldirect.co.uk/digital-camera/canon/oem-pno/lp-e6--yvhjrw.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=DR9943&adtype=pla&keyword=&target=410124949097&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzvbb_8Hu2gIV6Z3tCh06DQLYEAQYASABEgKw0PD_BwE

17 days ago
DeAndre F
DeAndre F

How much for you to make me 2 of these? 🤔

28 days ago
Douwe Boerma
Douwe Boerma

he's flexin on y'all LEDs y'all ain't sayin shit about it nigga

28 days ago
DIY Gene
DIY Gene

Great idea, love the video quality. Keep up the great work.

Month ago
John Weland
John Weland

Could you do with all three color temperatures and get the tuning to work?

Month ago
3DVision Gamer
3DVision Gamer

Matt these say CRI 80+ now?! Have things changed or is this video just too old and standards were lower then?

Month ago
Don Kikon
Don Kikon

Hey have you thought of the possibility of making a baterry version of this so it can be taken with you? Cheers!

Month ago
MArDTV
MArDTV

can it be plugged in a powerbank using usb cord? or can you make a video about portable flex led lights powered by a powerbank?

Month ago
Ed Krisiak
Ed Krisiak

Great Video!!!!!!!!!!!

Month ago
Pachava Sai Suraj
Pachava Sai Suraj

How bright is are both panels independently in lumens

Month ago
Zachary Heilman
Zachary Heilman

I'm really interested in building one of these. Anyone in NYC want to work together to build one of these with me? I am good at building things but have no soldering skills. Otherwise it's a badass project and working with someone to motivate ourselves to get through it would be great. Thanks Matt for the great video!

Month ago
Anton Chan
Anton Chan

So you can leave them on indefinitely!?

Month ago
Daniel Dolezal
Daniel Dolezal

Great tutorial. Thank you for the LED light stripes recommendation. What I did with my panel was that I didn't use a glue to put together sides of the panel, I bought a special needle and black thread for leather and stitched them. The same with corners for holder. It needed some time but it looks great. :-)

Month ago
Rich M
Rich M

Really great videos. Thanks for being so thorough!

2 months ago
Vogel
Vogel

Matt I have created two of these + one more rectangle shaped. They work great. Thanks. I want to build 2 for my green screen that are much longer. Can I convert the 51 cm model into a 166 cm model. So that would then be 6 strips of each color * 166cm to give me roughly 1.7 meters (5.5 feet). That would mean my wires would have 3 exposed sections. Thoughts

2 months ago
Luc Greth
Luc Greth

Do you know your all over ebay, the sellers use your pics to sell their LEDs strips ;)

2 months ago
Reese Ferguson
Reese Ferguson

I'm assuming that if you wanted to make this with just one color temperature you would just solder one side of the led strips, instead of going every other one on both sides. At this point you could also get away with just one dimmer and you wouldn't need the twin wires. Is this correct?

2 months ago
ChunkyJo
ChunkyJo

Hey Matt. I know it's late, but can you link to something that'd be adequate for the backing? and also what wire we'd need from Amazon? This is a great idea!

2 months ago
Robin George
Robin George

Your tuto is crazy cool!! i 'll mount a battery on my panels soon. But i have i problem like after 1 minute the panel is lighted up the voltmeter show me 15v instead 18/19v and the lights goes down obviously as well.. i think this is because of the heat..'cause if i light it on straight after it goes the same bad way but after a while two minutes swtched off the light go back to high intensity..... and then after one minutes or less bad intensity goes back. I used 4 led strip roll..with every led, 1200 led. I guess it comes from the dimmers.. same pb on both of it ..but i don't know what to do Some one can help? Thanks a lot for replyers

2 months ago
Mariyana Nikolova
Mariyana Nikolova

This is great!

2 months ago
Pat Trudell
Pat Trudell

I want to make one of these so bad but with my luck, I'll do something wrong.  Is there a way you would recommend to test it before you go ahead and superglue and forever bond the device together?

2 months ago
Oludare James
Oludare James

pls who can do this for me, i will pay!!!

2 months ago
Michael Frymus
Michael Frymus

I can make this, but I just dont want to... I dont have the time for it. Wanna make a bit one for me and ill pay ya? :P

2 months ago
Faraz Malik
Faraz Malik

nice one going to try this out, can i make a version with battery ? I want to be able to take it outside for filming where I want it to be easy to take without a power adapter but batterys

2 months ago
Pando
Pando

I know this is a very old post but I'm curious if a smoother material would work for ease of gluing? I was looking for smooth fabric on Amazon and came across 60 gauge Clear Vinyl Fabric at 1.25mm. Would that work just to hold the strips? Of course it would require a better option for the edges for covering the wire. Just trying to figure out a way to use the adhesive on the strips without excessive gluing to a textured surface. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSCZQT5/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

3 months ago
WoodsTV
WoodsTV

I'm using 12v / 3a adapter which came with my previous LED strip. So I ordered two from provided supplier and followed your instructions, however it doesn't work. but when you solder everything in parallel, whole panel lights up and very bright, also you can adjust both leds separately. any ideas why it didnt worked your way?

3 months ago
Tyler Loomis
Tyler Loomis

Can you change the dimensions of this barring you get good cuts on the led's? If its the same surface area and wired in similar fashion will it still be 9.5 volts?

3 months ago
Joshua Larsen-Bradford
Joshua Larsen-Bradford

You should do another one of these with rgb leds so you can have colours

3 months ago
Stephen Beat
Stephen Beat

Very good tutorial, nice and exact in the descriptions of what to do...Great for DIY numpties like me! Cheers.

4 months ago
Mike Clites
Mike Clites

Nice tutorial!

4 months ago
Adam Ogden
Adam Ogden

You should update this but use a smart Bluetooth and/or WiFi controller.

4 months ago
AdventureSportFlashlights
AdventureSportFlashlights

Matt I appreciate you taking the time to find a good quality set of emitters for this project. I only wish I had seen your video before ordering the roll I got for my light box :).

4 months ago
MENG XUE Song
MENG XUE Song

I found a premium quality 95% LED tape lights which is best for this project, search Tecled Platinum 95% CRI on ebay, you will find it.

4 months ago
Ed Davis
Ed Davis

Can you recommend one that will give me high uv (Blue) Light for wet plate photography

4 months ago
Brittany Nuessler
Brittany Nuessler

If you want a more flexible option than adding the wire around it, you could always iron on some interfacing to the back of the faux leather before starting the project.

4 months ago
lord saviour
lord saviour

Great tutorial. Have you tried to build a portable version with some sony NP Batteries? Is that worth a thought and even possible? Would be a fantastic tool for my photography work being far away from any power socket

4 months ago
Sofos Andropopulos
Sofos Andropopulos

At 6:28 you solder a + to a - . I don't get it... Is that a mistake ?

4 months ago
sushifresse5567
sushifresse5567

I cannot find a power socket input like the one you used to connect the laptop power supply anywhere... :( does anyone have an idea where I could find one?

4 months ago
vivian daval
vivian daval

Hi I have discovered your great tutorial, I have a question about power, also I would like to use your lightpanel with Vlock battery (150wh 14.8v 10ah), I suppose it's possible but What kind of operating voltage need I? Could you help me for the conception? All best

4 months ago
Crypto Propheet
Crypto Propheet

Hi! Do you have any UK links to buy these LEDs from?

4 months ago
mistreeman
mistreeman

Hi, I'm planning on building these. I have some pleather already, but it seems to have kind of a cotton backing. How hot do these get? Is it safe to use, or should I get some new false leather?

4 months ago
squeezewilson9
squeezewilson9

Hello Matt, could you possibly post a link to all the wires that you used to make this panel? I can't find them anywhere.

4 months ago
Richard Adams
Richard Adams

Good day Matt, Can I ask if you know what I’ll need to make it a portable (Battery/Power bank) unit please? FWIW, Best DIY Panel Video by far!

5 months ago
ExoTitan
ExoTitan

hey matt, how can I make this led panel battery powered? thanks for helping .

5 months ago
Gerardo Bautista
Gerardo Bautista

Great Work I really like seen you videos I wish one day I could make all that stuff they are very usefull

5 months ago
Nicholas Falls
Nicholas Falls

look so cool!

5 months ago
Zubair babu
Zubair babu

Amazing Ideas Good Job. very nice

5 months ago
Luke McCarthy
Luke McCarthy

how could this be adapted to be battery powered using a v mount battery ?which has a 14.8V 10 amps

5 months ago
Noah Sans Ark
Noah Sans Ark

where do you find the female power connector. Either size doesn't match, or power rating too low. I've got an old HP power adapter with 4.8mm X 1.7mm plug

5 months ago
aaron ramly
aaron ramly

Hi Matt,is it possible to power up this led panel by multiple usb powerbank ?maybe use usb to dc jack. usb powerbank is cheap,light,portable,universal & also flat. pineng PN-960(6000mah) & PN-983(10000mah). price ranging around $8-9 in Malaysia.i have used this powerbank before.the reliablity is oustanding and very light to bring around. can you make "how to power led using usb powerbank". it is cheaper & easier to bring compare with standard np-f970 battery+charger.

6 months ago
Bobby Walker
Bobby Walker

no problem ive used an audio lead (DER). I have now got one finnished and it works great, my daughter will be over the moon she has asked me to set her up a studio for her, im going to make all your projects for her, i have also made your sun blaster. MANY thanks .

6 months ago
Franz Norman
Franz Norman

Hi Matt, thanks for that tutorial. Could you please give me a hand and help me with the power adapter? Lets say, I am going to build a flex LED with 8 or 10 Rolls of each 5meters.. How strong must be the power supply? (Sorry, I dont know how to calculate it right! :( ..). Right now I am using an 6,3A 120W 19V Adapter for 8x5m (40meters) LEDS and I think the LEDs are not bright enough.....Thanks for your help! Cheers Frank

6 months ago
common junk
common junk

Hi wold like to check, the wire you are using (garden wire) what is thickness 1.5 or 2mm?

6 months ago
Bobby Walker
Bobby Walker

Hi DIY perks were did you get the twin two core wire from, i can not seem to find any apart from earbud headphones. i as hoping to buy it by lenth.

6 months ago
Charlie Doom
Charlie Doom

This is fantastic! Do you have any measurements from the light meter on foot candles or lux of the lights at 1 meter?

6 months ago
Paul Tsang
Paul Tsang

The clearest instructions for DIY videos. The best channel of its type.

6 months ago
Brandon Burr
Brandon Burr

Can you send link for leather used?

6 months ago
Crossfeet606441
Crossfeet606441

Can I replace the PWM Dimmer with a Voltage Regulator (like in the first lighting panel video)?

6 months ago
Dawn Amer Photography
Dawn Amer Photography

I have built a few of these after seeing this and love them but sometime they flicker or parts don't work and I can't do anything about because the soldering is incased in dried sealer! Any suggestions appreciated.

6 months ago
Day In Nature
Day In Nature

The LED's are rated for 60W for 5m. And we are using 2x5m so it's 120W. Why is 19.5 3A power supply enough?

6 months ago
Frank Heijkamp
Frank Heijkamp

It is correct that the LED's consume 120 Watt, this is at 24 Volt. When you supply 19 Volt they will use less power. It seems that about 3 Ampère is sufficient. If you would do a calculation using Ohm's Law it shows that you will need 4 Ampère. Then what is the reason why the LED panel is using 3 A and not 4 A? This is because a LED is a semiconductor and not a resistor. The resistance of a resistor is constant. For instance 10 Ohm, that is always. The resistance of a LED is Voltage dependent. For instance 10 Ohm at 24 Volt and 13 Ohm at 19.5 Volt, variable depending on the voltage. Therefore a power supply of 3 Amp at 19.5 Volt should be enough.

23 days ago
Oscar D
Oscar D

make a led jacket indicator please

6 months ago
brandishwar
brandishwar

Bought one of the Pure White LED strip rolls from Amazon, and I noticed on the spool there is a sticker with a URL and QR code for this video. So you've definitely caught their attention...

6 months ago
Hussein Hani - حسين هاني
Hussein Hani - حسين هاني

i made the same project and the PWM Dimmer does get very warm so what should i do ?

6 months ago
Reeo Thec
Reeo Thec

can i have youre low cri led strips for my own project

6 months ago
Tori Hasty
Tori Hasty

This is amazing! Thank you so much!

6 months ago
S Kate
S Kate

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6 months ago
john t
john t

Great build Matt!

6 months ago
Ivars Svarcs
Ivars Svarcs

hy. does the panels flicker in slow motion? For example 60FPS or 120FPS? Could you test and come back to me?

7 months ago

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