Introduction: Make a 1000w Equiv. LED Flashlight!

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.

Full parts list with purchasing links: Google Docs - 100w LED Parts List

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RobertH245 (author)2016-03-17

Does anyone know where I can buy the mounting bracket for the LED? I have the LED and glass, but can't find the mount to attach it to the frame.

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Yonatan24 (author)2015-12-01

Hi, I've added your project to the "5 Awesome DIY LED Lights (For Video/Photography)" Collection

This is the link If you are interested:

https://www.instructables.com/id/5-Awesome-DIY-LED-...

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mindless_creations (author)2015-07-07

I have been wanting to do this as well. Your video is excellent and very helpful. I am looking to slim down the design a bit and was wondering what is the smallest in Heat Sink I could go while still having as much power as needed from the LED? I am in the planning stages and am trying to figure out what to get. Thanks! :)

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HeavyMetalGuy (author)2015-04-13

Great work!

I totally thought of flight of the navigator right before you said it :D

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tomatoskins (author)2015-03-26

This looks awesome! I'd love to see some written instructions so I could take this out to my workbench. Great instructable!

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