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

21stGentry
21stGentry

Quick question. One of my dinners, when I turn it on. Seems to kill the whole thing. The other dimmer works perfect and one set of lights turn up. The other dimmer not so much, at first turn on, the red light on the panel turns red. As soon as I turn it up, all lights go out and the red lights on both panels start flashing. Any thoughts? Soldered and re-soldered. No dice. Faulty dimmer, or fault elsewhere?

11 hours ago
Debbie Thomas
Debbie Thomas

Thank you! What a brilliant, and clearly explained and demonstrated video (you have a great voice too, by the way). I've been trying to find something to provide more light for my orchids grown indoors, although I'd need to use waterproof lights because of the humidity. Commercial ones are way outside my budget, but this has really shown me how I can move on with the project for not too much money. Some of the bits I'd have to ask my partner to do for me, but most of it I could do myself. Fantastic!

10 days ago
Mosto Production
Mosto Production

Wow!

15 days ago
djeeno
djeeno

I know this is an old video and this comment most likely won't get read but... WHY?! I've seenyou do this several times and it makes no sense, why do you stubbornly solder cables to the underside of screw terminals... it makes no sense.

16 days ago
Trevor Bagnell
Trevor Bagnell

I am just getting started on making two of these panels. I have some Amaran 672 LED panels that I have been using for video but I dropped one into the oily bilge of a boat and it doesn't quite work anymore so hoping these panels can fill the void. The only question I had on the build process was why not use the wire terminal blocks already on the pusle width modulator assemblies rather than soldering on the backside? Just tie a knot in the power cables to act as strain relief so they don't pull out of the terminal block.I was able to find >95Cri lights online for not much more money. Wish me luck!

19 days ago
StreetArtistsOfTheWorld
StreetArtistsOfTheWorld

What is that pin called (that attaches to the LED rights so I can use a laptop power to connect to), you can see it at 12:26 Thanks!

23 days ago
Wargamer208 Yt
Wargamer208 Yt

What is that thing it’s like a welder but what is that

Month ago
InTuition Music
InTuition Music

a solder iron

20 days ago
Keri Corley
Keri Corley

I would use latex glue. Adhere's quickly and remains flexible. I would also cut it in the shape of a collar, so the ends can be brought together to make a spot light or leave open. Boning would be great for strength. Seamstress here.

Month ago
Spiros
Spiros

You are brilliant!

Month ago
Marcoosianism
Marcoosianism

Great DIY. However a CRI of 85 is not really considered good at all for video or photography. Hopefully the higher CRI LED strips will come down in price at one point.

Month ago
Therealphantomzero
Therealphantomzero

I would love to make one that would accept a power bank. Is that possible?

Month ago
Edwin van den Akker
Edwin van den Akker

I seriously going to make this myself! But I make one adjustment. I will add a v-lock battery adapter to connect my camera batteries to it. Thanks!

Month ago
Bogdan Sorlea
Bogdan Sorlea

what is the thickness of the steel wire?

Month ago
Eko Tan
Eko Tan

Hi, is it possible to make this LED Panel portable? Meaning using rechargeable batteries to power the Panel.

Month ago
Andrey Anderson
Andrey Anderson

лукас пацаны

Month ago
Andrey Anderson
Andrey Anderson

не ну так то збс

Month ago
Andrey Anderson
Andrey Anderson

ну нахуй пацаны

Month ago
Andrey Anderson
Andrey Anderson

ебааать.....можно же купить!китайцы уже всё сделали!!!

Month ago
John Stockton
John Stockton

With regard to voltage. If you have something that is rated at 12V does that mean that you can power it with anything over 12V or anything under 12V. It would be great if you could do a video about powering stuff. IE: Bowering these LEDs off batteries covering the how and why does and don'ts. Maybe cover step-up step-down converters and so on. All with a focus on video production. Just a suggestion.

Month ago
John Stockton
John Stockton

Could you not just make me one. HAHA. No seriously. The 50cm version.

Month ago
John Stockton
John Stockton

Awsome

Month ago
John Stockton
John Stockton

can you hook them up to a battery

Month ago
Ivan Santoso
Ivan Santoso

is it me or I am literally turned on by you.... you are so sexy :( I don't like your video but I love your voice hahaha

2 months ago
Janinesametzky
Janinesametzky

You're a Genius! Thank you for the video!! The only thing a can't find in any shop/onlineshop is the twinwire with two cords inside? Can you maybe help me?

2 months ago
drutgat2
drutgat2

This is absolutely brilliant. Thank you. QUESTION - the gentleman in the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cEx062MRBA (at 1.36) had a slightly different way of going about the wiring - could that be substituted for the way you do the wiring (I just know I am going to break the wire if I do it the way you do)?

2 months ago
Daniel Muszkiet
Daniel Muszkiet

hi great video! can i ask you what wire cutter u are using?

2 months ago
DREW
DREW

Thank-you for this!

2 months ago
jagdish dabade
jagdish dabade

Thanks

2 months ago
ankita hatankar
ankita hatankar

the video is awesome sir..but can we make the same panel using IR sensor??

2 months ago
Justin Chestnut
Justin Chestnut

Matt are you able to do this same thing with led strips that change colors?

2 months ago
Bogdan Sorlea
Bogdan Sorlea

Great job, mate!

2 months ago
Harleen Nash
Harleen Nash

This a great project by which there are numerous applications. My wheels are turning can you hear them> may be not. LOL

2 months ago
I'M ON THE VERGE OF GAMING
I'M ON THE VERGE OF GAMING

I am planning on using this tutorial to create an LED panel that has all three different color tones

2 months ago
Alvaro Frederico Ramos Pompeia
Alvaro Frederico Ramos Pompeia

There is a way to change a lamp Osram Efm 8v 50w used in my super8 projector to a similar led?

3 months ago
Tom Santos
Tom Santos

Você é demais!

3 months ago
Thomas Reyes
Thomas Reyes

I agree with good quality strips. I made a 3d printed ring light with cheap strips, sadly it wasn't bright enough

3 months ago
Jeremiah Zazueta
Jeremiah Zazueta

Curious if 2 years later there are any better LED Strips you can suggest? Or an alternate design? Perhaps building a 2x4 unit with specs for that? Would love to see an update on this project. Thanks.

3 months ago
Alxnder9
Alxnder9

Hello! Great tutorial!! I just wanted to ask if this panels would work for photography. Thanks a lot!

3 months ago
Khalid Kobe Ikram
Khalid Kobe Ikram

Could the light quality of the light rival the Peter Hurley Flex by Westcott?

3 months ago
Alex Alt
Alex Alt

10:57 “Before pushing through the shafts we’ll of course have to pull of the knobs and then screw the nuts” xD

3 months ago
Jas Bataille
Jas Bataille

Now I just need to make them battery-powered, or even better, to install a solar-panel on the back to recharge them for my travel photography work!!! Awesome!

3 months ago
Mihir G
Mihir G

Hey, Do you think these LEDs are the best option or would I see noticeable improvements using a 5m strip of 6500k Yuji LEDs?

3 months ago
Philipp Tux
Philipp Tux

Excellente vidéo. Merci !

4 months ago
That Food Life
That Food Life

When I wire these as you described it only lights one quarter of my strips (half of the one color). Any ideas on fixing this?

4 months ago
MENG XUE Song
MENG XUE Song

Matt, do you think make a pre-made square flexible LED sheet will save you lot of time, I can design one the send you some free sample for testing. Let me know you comments. Thanks

4 months ago
MENG XUE Song
MENG XUE Song

Hi, Matt. I love this video very much I am also a photography / Video fans. I am also running a LED manufacturer in China, we focus on premium quality LED flexible tape lights some models reach 95% CRI. Is that possible we can became a sponsor for your all project which need LED tape lights. We can provide our premium quality tape light for free. Email me at [email protected] Thanks very much.

4 months ago
Jo CLODO
Jo CLODO

I really can't understand why you don't connnet the last strip in the very center (6:31) how is it possible ??

4 months ago
Power Battery Channel
Power Battery Channel

Excellent ideas, man!!!

5 months ago
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!

5 months ago
Jose-Gregorio Velasquez
Jose-Gregorio Velasquez

Excellent!!! Thank you :)

5 months 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

5 months ago
DeAndre F
DeAndre F

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

6 months ago
CoasterVerox
CoasterVerox

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

6 months ago
DIY Gene
DIY Gene

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

6 months ago
John Weland
John Weland

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

6 months 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?

6 months 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!

6 months 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?

6 months ago
Ed Krisiak
Ed Krisiak

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

6 months ago
Pachava Sai Suraj
Pachava Sai Suraj

How bright is are both panels independently in lumens

7 months 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!

7 months ago
Anton Chan
Anton Chan

So you can leave them on indefinitely!?

7 months 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. :-)

7 months ago
Rich M
Rich M

Really great videos. Thanks for being so thorough!

7 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

7 months ago
Luc Greth
Luc Greth

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

7 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?

7 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!

7 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

7 months ago
Munkaa
Munkaa

This is great!

7 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?

7 months ago
Oludare James
Oludare James

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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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?

8 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?

8 months ago
Joshua Larsen-Bradford
Joshua Larsen-Bradford

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

9 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.

9 months ago
Mike Clites
Mike Clites

Nice tutorial!

9 months ago
Adam Ogden
Adam Ogden

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

9 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 :).

9 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.

9 months ago
Ed Davis
Ed Davis

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

9 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.

9 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

9 months ago
Sofos Andropopulos
Sofos Andropopulos

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

9 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?

9 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

9 months ago
Crypto Propheet
Crypto Propheet

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

10 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?

10 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.

10 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!

10 months ago
ExoTitan
ExoTitan

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

10 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

10 months ago
Nicholas Falls
Nicholas Falls

look so cool!

10 months ago
Zubair babu
Zubair babu

Amazing Ideas Good Job. very nice

10 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

10 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

11 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.

11 months ago

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