Forget Alien Spaceships: You can now make a UFO of your own

05:27 PM | 20 Oct, 2016
Forget Alien Spaceships: You can now make a UFO of your own
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - With every new day, come news of mysteries regarding Earth, particularly about extraterrestrial life. Aliens, as they are called, form the bulk of those unexplained news.

During last few years, there have been several reports of UFO spotted in different parts of the world. But none of them was proven to be a case of ‘alien invasion’.

What we have here now is a new invention by humans - closely familiar to an alien spaceship - which can easily scare the pants off your neighbors. It could be mistaken for a hovering UFO, but this DIY flashlight consists of ten separate 100-watt LEDs mounted on a Freefly Alta drone.


Daniel Riley of Stratus Productions designed 'the world's brightest flashlight' last year and recently updated the creation with new lights that are much more accurate and brighter.

The filmmaker replaced the cheap eBay LEDs with Yuji high CRI LED chips, which illuminates the night sky with a flying spotlight - very much close to an alien spaceship.

Riley's original creation was awarded the title of 'world's brightest flashlight' in 2015 by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The design is an ultra-powerful 1000W light that puts out a whopping 900000 lumens, according to the Mail Online.

It weighs just 10 pounds and uses a giant heat sink for dissipating the heat from the lights - the light system is powered with two batteries and runs for about 10 minutes on a single charge.

“While I was building the 1000 watt LED light bar a little over a year ago I never imagined it would be flying on a drone,” Riley said in a recent YouTube video.

“But then I went to free flight systems and got my hands on an Alta and realized it would be pretty easy to setup for aerial use.”

“I attached some landing gear to it and installed the server to switch it on and off,” says Riley.

And now the 10-pound rig makes one big bright light in the night sky.


“To power the light I attached 6S 8-amp-hour lithium-polymer batteries above the two 6S 10-hour flight patterns.”

“With this setup the Alta and the light can both run for about 10 minutes.”

He continues to explain that the Alta drone was the perfect choice for this project, as it already has bright navigation LEDs on each arm. Users can also change the colours with the drone's accompanied app via a smartphone.

The five minute clip ends with some of footage that Riley shot while testing the drone.

Viewers are presented with an almost pitch black screen and in just a few seconds, you can see the extraordinary light of the copter creeping into the frame.

Check out yourself:

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 24, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 24, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 320
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 24, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 214,700 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs184,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 24 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Karachi PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Islamabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Peshawar PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Quetta PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Sialkot PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Attock PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Gujranwala PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Jehlum PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Multan PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Bahawalpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Gujrat PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Nawabshah PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Chakwal PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Hyderabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Nowshehra PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Sargodha PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Faisalabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611
Mirpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,611


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