Sometimes lighting conditions aren't the best when you're recording video or taking pictures, regardless of how great your camera is. One of the best ways to remedy this situation is with a camera-mounted LED light. Problem is, good ones cost a few hundred dollars. Fortunately, you can make one yourself for a lot less.
Esnabez needed a light for his video camera so he decided to make one from scratch and it turned out pretty great. Want to see how well his tiny little light actually works? Check out this video and watch as it lights up a pitch-black living room. Pretty powerful, right?
While not the simplest of DIY projects, putting together this light shouldn't be too tough if you know how to solder. You just need a project box, a battery holder (and batteries), LED lights (of course), and a few other things to make this happen. Be sure to check out Esnabez' post on the HV20 Forum for the full how-to if you want to make it.
My LED On-Camera Light [HV20/30/40 Forum]