How to Make Flexible LED Panels (DIY Flex Lights!)

These are the LED strips I used for this project:

In this video we’ll be making some flexible LED panels that are not only extremely practical, but also perform well when it comes to colour rendition and brightness. They only cost about £40 ($60) to make as well!

Here are links to the other parts:

PWM Dimmer

Articulating Arm Clamp


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Marius Haugan says:

In your research, did you come across any full spectrum RGB strips that had good CRI?

Michael Fisher says:

Would one be able to leave these on 24/7?

milovarquiel says:

This video its what all Youtube should be, teaching and not fucking vapid content.

Rant off.

You save me thousands of bucks and help me more than you can ever imagine, thank you.

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1n5An3&3v1L says:

theyd be good for the walls in your indoor vege growroom,,,,for veges

Dana Miller says:

bravo, informative as well as entertaining. The only thing I would like to understand better is the cost of each component. Oh yes, one more thing. How much time it takes to complete. Thank you handsome

Debbie Thomas says:

Thank you! What a brilliant, and clearly explained and demonstrated video (you have a great voice too, by the way). I’ve been trying to find something to provide more light for my orchids grown indoors, although I’d need to use waterproof lights because of the humidity. Commercial ones are way outside my budget, but this has really shown me how I can move on with the project for not too much money. Some of the bits I’d have to ask my partner to do for me, but most of it I could do myself. Fantastic!

emrento el luminia dos says:

if they want to make your statue, they cant find enough concrete for your balls. Thank you MAN!!!

LEDFactory100 USA says: If you want to make a flexible LED panel, you can find the best material here. The LED strips have CRI 90 and CRI 95. If the strip lights are made with genuine 3M adhesive backing, you don’t need the cloth glue. LEDFactory100 made it.


This is great! I need some extra lighting for my photo booth and think I’ll just make a couple of these and split off from the 9v power supplies currently powering the built in lights and have these things just fold out like wings. I’ll place some diffusion fabric over them so my subjects aren’t too blinded and also to protect the lights when they get folded back into the photo booth over the video screen. I don’t need to dim them or go to warm, so just the white natural will do. Awesome tutorial.

raredreamfootage says:

85 CRI? No thank you!!!

Sohail Alam says:

Led strips in India don’t come with CRI markings. I am trying to make a ring light, is there any way we can find the cri rating of a given strip?

gabrielwhite says:

24 dollars? Thats a rip off

Don Kikon says:

Almost 3 years after watching this vid I finnaly build it. Thanks Matt it is an amazing proyect and they performe excellent!

Ben Hinman says:

You can get the Travor bi-color LED lights now for twice this price at 60 by 30cm. I think its worth it just to save the man hours it takes to build one from scratch plus the better build quality and the included remote definitely makes it worth the money. But i might do something like this for a budget RGB flex panel since there are no cheap options for that.

Pablo S. Alvarez C. says:

Matthew, thanks a lot for this (and others) tutorials.
Saddly I did not find some materials that you used and I needed to improve others with 3D printing, so this is my result:


amazing tutorial, I Like it

djeeno says:

I know this is an old video and this comment most likely won’t get read but… WHY?! I’ve seenyou do this several times and it makes no sense, why do you stubbornly solder cables to the underside of screw terminals… it makes no sense.

Trevor Bagnell says:

I am just getting started on making two of these panels. I have some Amaran 672 LED panels that I have been using for video but I dropped one into the oily bilge of a boat and it doesn’t quite work anymore so hoping these panels can fill the void. The only question I had on the build process was why not use the wire terminal blocks already on the pusle width modulator assemblies rather than soldering on the backside? Just tie a knot in the power cables to act as strain relief so they don’t pull out of the terminal block.I was able to find >95Cri lights online for not much more money. Wish me luck!

Bart says:

weird flex but ok

Wargamer208 says:

What is that thing it’s like a welder but what is that

Gaming in still Life says:

Can I do this but make them 4 ft long and half a foot wide?

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