DIY Homemade “YouTube Studio” Lights – Build Your Own!

Light your videos better with these DIY YouTube Studio Lights!

Visit: to support my work. Parts list below!

Daylight & Warm White LEDs:

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Ice Blue LEDs:

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Diffusion Sheet:

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Nutsert Tool:

SVG templates for the arches, for if you have a 3D printer or CNC:

Circuit diagram will be added in a day or so.


Elixir Indigenous says:

Yes, indeed those lights are so bright that even through the video they left an afterimage….WOW!!!

MinecraftSss says:

There’s a screw in the wall in the top-right corner in the beginning of the video.
Low production value!!

Memeorandum of Understanding says:

or use good old fluorescent tubes….cheap and good CRI rating.

Andy Sontag says:

For those wanting to build these lights, it appears Matt changed his mind about how many he wanted to show together, hence the video cut from three fingers to 5 fingers. This means you’ll need to order two LED strips of each color in order to build 5 lights of the size Matt shows in his video. The seller appears to be sold out of the 97 CRI daylight strips as of 9/14. They are currently only listing the 95 CRI daylight strips. I’m not sure which version Matt was referring to in his video.

If you’re looking for the power sockets try searching for “power jack sockets” on Aliexpress. Someone else will likely know which size is best though most power supplies seem to be compatible with both 5.5mm x 2.1mm and 5.5 x 2.5mm socket sizes.

In order to power 5 Matt sized lights on full brightness from all three strip types you would need a 12 volt power supply capable of at least 15 amps of current if all 5 lights are daisy chained together like Matt’s does. Though you wouldn’t want to do this as at least one of your power sockets would melt in a few seconds. In normal daylight only use with full brightness you’ll need a 6 amp supply for 5 lights daisy chained together. Just know that you’ll be pushing 6 amps through a 5 amp socket which is pretty close to the point where the socket starts to melt. To be safe and be able to daisy chain 5 lights you’d probably want to use a 5 amp supply and be ok with not being able to get full brightness.

I’m looking forward to making these lights. Very nicely done Matt!

Jimmy Hinkle says:

VERY nice job!

whiteburr says:

Phenomenal video

flyingjeep911 says:

Every time I watch your videos I feel how you metric guys watching a video with a guy calling out inch dimensions hahaaa trying to convert in my head

Fernando Romera says:


Ian Grant says:

Stupid question (because I could google it), but what’s 80 x whatever in inches?

Felix O'Keefe says:

What exactly is the white plastic material you used in this video? You refer to it as Low Density PVC. Is it Low density PVC foam sheet? like this:
Where might I buy this material?

Bogdan Sorlea says:

what spectrophotometer do you use / can recommend?

rostinvanh says:

Next level. I hope you picked up all those aluminium bits that fell on the lawn though…

Iridescent Blue says:

The hardest Item to get out of the whole project would be the acetate. I’ve been looking online at my local hardware shops and on eBay and I can’t find it anywhere. Do you have a link to somewhere you got them from online or did you go to a hardware store to get yours?

reda sd says:

Your Work and the way you explain are satisfying, Thank you

Rannulfr says:

Matt, this is a great video! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for.

Nico van der Walt says:

Thanx again Matt Its so pleasant to look at your vids!!

DonDomel says:

awesome !!!

dimmaz88 says:

Those are truly professional looking lights, nice work.

Venkat P says:

the initial lighting setup was much better

bionku says:

In the links provided 3 types of LED color temp strips are available, which are the two used in the video?

Gavin Atkin says:

I want those so bad it hurts! One day when I can start building my tool collection I’m going to try

Marc Knotts says:


Maisonier says:

This could be use as a great alarm … with some arduino to turn on with all the lights at maximum brightness.

downrighthorizontal says:

these are really excellent and actually very well timed for me because i just got a dslr and am excited to do photography, but need better lighting 🙂 these look really professional and the video quality is great!

Paul Reader says:

Are these LEDs suitable for the flexible panels from a couple of years ago?

CryptoKnightTM says:

From Linus to this Subscribed!

Jet Zee says:

this channel shows you how you can make your own gadget

Justin K says:

I found the same strips on amazon and was surprised to see pictures of two of your projects!

Hamza Bou says:

Best video ever

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