I love strip lights; they're probably my favorite when it comes to lighting. However, like everything that has to do with lighting, they're expensive — often much more so than their design and realization seem to command. Luckily, there are clever photographers out there with DIY projects like this one to save the day (and your wallet).
Coming to you from Joe Edelman, this fun DIY project will show you how to take about $25 and a half-hour of your time to build your own strip light modifier into which you can insert any speedlight you own. So, if you want to be really fancy, for about $350 and an hour or so of your time, you can build two of these strip light modifiers and pick up a Yongnuo transmitter and two Yongnuo speedlights to give yourself a pretty nifty, versatile, and fully wireless two-light kit (side note: I own four of those Yongnuo speedlights and think they're great). Edelman also takes some time to shoot with the newly built modifiers and show you some various setups to achieve different looks later in the video. Take an hour to head to Home Depot and try it out for yourself this weekend!