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Hey! everyone My name is Steve .

Today i'm going to show you How to Make Extreme Bright USB LED .

I'm using a 10 watt LED chip .

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Let's Start

Step 1: Stuff I Used

  • An Old USB wire
  • Dc to Dc Step Up converter click
  • 10 Watt LED Chip click
  • An Aluminum Sheet

10 Watt LED : It is very small but it can Produce Tremendous amount of light

Dc To Dc Converter : It is used to Convert 5V Dc coming from USB to 9V to Drive the LED

Aluminum Sheet : It is used to Cool Down the led " it's a Heatsink "

Step 2: Attention

i'm using a Very Small Heat Sink

So i'm not going to Drive the Led to it's maximum Power

If you Just Set The Voltage to 9V it's just work fine with little warm up

Step 3: Drilling

  • Drill 2 Hole in Center
  • Keep 3 mm Distance between 2 Holes

Step 4: Converter Mounting

  • Cut Double Sided Tape matching the Dc to Dc converter Length
  • Now Stick the tape to Aluminium Sheet ( As Shown in The Picture )
  • Now Stick the Dc to Dc Converter on the Tape
  • And Remove the excess Tape from the Aluminium Sheet

Step 5: The Solder

  • Now Solder The USB wire to Converter


  • Negative USB wire to VIN-
  • Positive USB wire to VIN+

If Don't Know Negative & Positive

  • Use Your Multi-meter to Find the Wire
  • Normally it have 4 wire
  • White , Green , Red , Black
  • Black is your Negative
  • Red is Your Positive

All The Best

Step 6: Secure the USB Wire

  • Use a Cable ties to Secure USB wire with 2 Holes

Step 7: Converter Set Up

  • Use your Multi meter and a Screw drive to set the Potentiometer
  • Connect your Multi-meter positive lead to OUT+
  • Connect your Multi-meter negative lead to OUT-
  • Now use your screw driver to tune the Potentiometer
  • Set The Voltage Close to 9 V ( Necessary )

Step 8: Mounting the LED

  • Use some glue to glue the led you can also use silicone based glue
  • Now Connect 2 Wire To Led
  • Negative of Led to OUT-
  • Positive of Led to OUT+

If Don't Know Negative & Positive

  • Just Connect two wire to any terminal of the led
  • now connect your USB to any Source
  • If it Turn On . You've connected The right way
  • if It Does not Turn On . You've connected The wrong way
  • Just Flip the Connection

All The Best

Step 9: Congratulation

You Just Made It

Now Enjoy Your LED

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