How to Build Your Own DIY Light Triangle “Ring” LED

In this video, Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter shows how to create a simple yet interesting looking (and potentially very useful) triangle LED that you can use as a sort of special ring light.

So you are tired of those oh so common round ring lights and you want a more interesting, special looking ring light to get some catch light in your model’s eyes (or you are shooting YouTube videos and you want to look like you are from the future), well a triangle LED can be the way to do it.

The assembly process is simple to take 3 or 6 Aluminum tracks and connect LED strips to them, for a triangle (Pike used super glue – we would probably use screws). Next comes the somewhat more complex part you will need to weld the strips and connect a dimmer and a battery – Pike shows exactly how to do this in the video – there are strips which do not require this welding and use USB power and have a light switch but you will typically lose the dimming option and we are not sure about the power or quality of these trips.

You can also check out many more interesting DIY photography projects here on LensVid. If you liked Judd’s video you can check out some of his other videos on this sub-section of LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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