Since their conception, LEDs have become more and more common in general lighting, arts & crafts, decorations, and cosplay/prop making because of their versatility, sustainability, and affordability. Find a way to incorporate at least one LED into your project for the LED Contest.

It’s time to light it up and be one of our brilliant winners for a chance to win some awesome prizes from Digi-Key including a Samsung 65" LED TV, 32" LED Smart TV, and Philips Hue Starter Kits. It's time to light up the world with your illuminating projects. Got any bright ideas?

Get started by checking out our LEDs and Lighting Class to learn about various electric lighting. Then, take your project a step further by learning how to incorporate Tinkercad into your LED project with the 3D Printing with Circuits Class!

The LED Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand (1)

Samsung 65" LED TV
Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

First (3)

Samsung 32" LED Smart TV
Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Second (5)

Philips Hue Starter Kits
Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (10)

Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 13, 2017 and Jan 15, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select LED Contest 2017. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.