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How to Make $60 Flexible LED Panels for Thrifty Photo Lighting

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Want to add some flexible LED panels to your lighting kit without breaking the bank? This 19-minute video tutorial by DIY Perks is for you. It’s a step-by-step guide on how you can assemble your own LED panel for about $60 by buying high CRI LED strip lights (~$25), a PWM LED dimmer (~$8), an articulating DSLR camera arm (~$18), some faux leather for the backing, some wiring and a solder gun.

Here’s what the finished product looks like:

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These do-it-yourself panels can be bend into any shape you want, have dual color temperature (cool and warm), are super light, and can be mounted pretty much anywhere.

(via DIY Perks via Lifehacker)

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