DIY Ambilight Clone Even Better Than Original Commercial Version

By Jason Fitzpatrick on October 27th, 2011

This DIY Ambilight–reactive ambient HDTV lighting–setup is brighter and more sophisticated than the original. Check out the video to be blown away by the brightness.

Most of the time when you’re checking out a DIY project you, at best, can say “That’s as good as the thing it’s copying”. In this case, we’d rather have the clone.

Garret Mace’s Ambilight clone build might not be the simplest Ambilight clone we’ve seen but the supporting frame, adjustable modules, and sheer brightness of it (he’s got 60 watts of LEDs installed behind a 58″ Plasma HDTV) are quite impressive. Check out the video above to see it him planning, building, and testing it, then hit up the link below for everything from the parts to the source code.

mtAtmo: Insanely Brighht 60W LED Backlight for 58″ Plasma Screen [MaceTech via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/27/11
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