There are plenty of tutorials on the web for how to create DIY ring lights, but this build has a unique take. The 10-minute video by Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter will take you through the steps required to build a triangular “ring” LED light that can be dimmed.

This triangular “ring” light will create a unique catch light a little different to the normal donut shape. You could of course also use it as a dimmable side light or use it to take some interesting product shots.

Here are the parts used:

The video at the top is broken down in to the following sections:

  • 1:54 – The Build
  • 4:05 – Wiring Diagram
  • 7:23 – Power Options

The build will require some soldering, but the video will walk through the steps and it is actually quite a simple process. The total cost for the project was around $92, but Pike says you could reduce the cost by using cheaper LED strips.

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