LED lighting panels for photography can cost $500 or more, but if you're willing to put in a little elbow grease, Make shows you how build your own for about $100.
The project uses a bunch of materials you can get just about anywhere, including a brownie pan to house the whole thing. It will take a bit of soldering to get through it, but it's not and overly complicated project. Even better, the end result is a great looking panel that doesn't really scream DIY. Head over to Make for the full guide.
Brownie Pan LED Light Panel [Make]