Light Hacks

Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Build a Giant VU Meter Using Light Bulbs

Basically, a VU Meter measures loudness (volume units) of an audio signal. But this blinking VU meter project catches the eye more than the ear. The construction of the VU meter using 12 flashing bulbs is relatively simple. At the heart is a 12...
How to: Huge Christmas Music & Light Display

How to: Huge Christmas Music & Light Display

We all dream of building a massive, neighborhood dominating musical Christmas light display.  A seasoned Christmas display pro has filmed a behind the scenes tutorial showing you the magic.‚  Although the new LED lights are now...
High Voltage Plasma Light Bulb Experiments

High Voltage Plasma Light Bulb Experiments

Demonstration Material is Dangerously-Stupid, do not try this yourself.  From http://www.slightlymadscience.com Turning a light bulb into a plasma ball. To limit the amount of electricity that goes into the transformer, there's a 200 watt light...
Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

This movie demonstrates an implementation of wireless energy transfer, in combination with magnetic levitation. The result is a light bulb(20 Watt) floating in mid-air, while lit. Be sure to checkout the inspiration for this...
DIY Ambient Light Systems

DIY Ambient Light Systems

Here’s an awesome DIY lighting system for you. This guy set up a wicked system that can be controlled by the colors displayed on his TV (similar to Phillip’s Ambilight) or by controlling it with his BlackBerry. He used and LED-Wiz...
How to Display Audio as Light, LEDs to Music

How to Display Audio as Light, LEDs to Music

We’ve got three tutorials to help you learn how to convert audio signals to LED light. One tutorial lights the frosted edges of plexiglass. Another uses signals directly from a sound card. Which ever method you choose, the result will be...
How to: Make Inexpensive LED Lightsabers

How to: Make Inexpensive LED Lightsabers

Have you become a Jedi in your Star Wars delusional mind? If so, break out of the the asylum with a Jedi lightsaber. Oh, but you don't have a lightsaber yet, okay. Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make a very inexpensive LED...
Build a Laser Light Show

Build a Laser Light Show

A laser light show is possible to replicate with the diffraction grating effect. Different laser effects can be created using a variety of materials: small motors and diffraction grating pieces, and mirrors. It's possible to create...
LED Light Box Thumps to Your Music

LED Light Box Thumps to Your Music

Here’s a super simple DIY project for you – Learn how to solder LEDs to make them soundreactive to your music!  It’s a really fun project and great for those just getting into circuitry.  It’s actually one of the first projects I built...
Flexible LED Light Strip

Flexible LED Light Strip

A short DIY video on how to cut and connect Flexible LED Strip. It is intended as an instructional video from the www.leddistributors.net...