The DIY Sun-Blaster: Make a 1000w equiv. LED flashlight

3/26/2015 ISO 1200 Magazine 1 Comments


Here's how to make a phenomenally bright 1000w eqiv. LED flashlight!



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 (most ship worldwide):

100w LED:
http://www.eachbuyer.com/100w-white-l...



Lens and Reflector:
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...


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: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008...

High-Capacity Battery (lasts for AGES):
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...

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: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=a...


10k Potentiometer:
eBay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I...

Heatsink Plaster:
eBay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K...

Heatpaste:

eBay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...

M2 Nuts:

eBay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...


M2 Screws:

eBay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...


Mini Step Down Regulator (for the fan):

eBay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...

60cm Aluminium Bars (UK only): http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-534...

XT60 Connectors:

http://www.eachbuyer.com/10-pairs-xt6...

Full parts list, with remaining components: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K...


If you attempt this project you do so at your own risk. DIY Perks assume no responsibility for any injuries or damages caused to people or property during its construction or use.



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1 comments:

Steve Polk said...

Would you build and sell this light? I am interested in buying!!!