LED Hoop Maker Kit

There are three main parts to an LED hoop.

1. Tubing
2. Power system
3. LEDs

By ordering this kit you agree to the terms described in the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

Step One: Select and Purchase Tubing

I no longer sell tubing, so this part you’ll have to buy separately.

There are many types of tubing.
Two types that I recommend are Rigid and Flexible.

Rigid Tubing

The Rigid type of tubing is common for LED hoops. If you plan to use your hoop to perform
tricks and fast reversals, use this type of tubing. It is available in 100 ft rolls at usplastics.com
part number 58018. Shorter lengths are available at McMaster.com part number 50375K55.
(note purchase at least 25ft since some of the tubing may be kinked in the box)

Flexible Tubing

The Flexible tubing is great for making a collapsible hoop . Click here for a quick demo video.
Some don’t mind its flexibility and still pull off tricks, and also enjoy the comfortable feel and
natural ability to grip your body without tape. But others still find it too slow for tricks and reversals.
It is available in 100 ft rolls at usplastics.com part number 58008.
Shorter lengths are available at McMaster part number 5181K11.

To calculate how much tubing you need:

Take the diameter of the hoop you would like to make
and multiply that by 3.14,
then divide by 12.
Example: 40 inches x 3.14 =  125.6 inches
125.6 inches /12 inches =  10.46 feet

Or just use the convenient calculator on the top right corner of this site!

Step Two: Choose a Battery System – LEDs optional

1. Disposable lithium battery:

This is the easiest to assemble.
The battery lasts about 5 hours of continuous use, and can be easily replaced for a new one.
Its the lightest one on this site.
Replacement batteries cost $10.

Included tube connector is designed for 0.814″ Inner Diameter tubing. Example #58018 sold at Usplastic.com
Alternate Minimum Tubing Size = 0.6″ Inner Diameter. Min Tube Example USplastics.com #58017 or #58007 (flexible collapsible hoop)

LED minimum: For Red, Blue, Green or White use at least 4 of them. All other LEDs have no minimums with this battery

Before  choosing this battery system be sure to review the
Assembly Instructions
.

Battery Specs
Voltage: 3.6V
Dimensions: 0.58″D x 2″L (not counting leads)
Weight: 0.6 oz
Run Time: approximately 5 hours

This kit includes:

One Lithium Battery
12 feet of paired wire
One Slide Switch
One Tube Connector: 0.814″ OD

When you are ready you can select an LED combination from the drop list below.
Or choose “none” then “add to cart” and then purchase select any LEDs you want from the LED page.

the tube connector included in this kit is the same as the standard kit which is for tubing with 0.814″ Inner Diameter. To connect a thinner tube you will need a custom connector. click here for custom connector instructions
LED options

.

2. AA battery module:

This special circuit allows you to power LEDs with only one AA battery. You can use alkaline or rechargeable.
A single battery will last about 3 hours and can be swapped out with a new one as needed.
The battery fits into a convenient battery holder.
Carry a few batteries with you and you’ll get hours of use when you are far from a power outlet hooping off the grid. Popular for weekend festivals and desert festivals like burning man.

Included tube connector is designed for 0.814″ Inner Diameter tubing.
Minimum Tubing Size = 0.814″ Inner Diameter, (or 0.75″ID only if you file down the battery holder edges)
Tube Example = #58018 sold at Usplastic.com

You must use at least 7 LEDs with this system. More than 21 LEDs is not recommended. Slow changing LEDs may flicker when transitioning but its not very noticeable in the hoop.

In order to check the 1st to 7th LED during your build you can use 2 or 3 AA batteries in series, a 3V lithium coin cell, or buy a lithium battery.

Some soldering skill is required to link the special circuit to the switch and battery holder.

Please REVIEW the Assembly Instructions before choosing this system.

This kit includes:

AA circuit module
AA battery holder
12 feet of paired wire
One Slide Switch
One Tube Connector: 0.814″ OD

When you are ready you can select an LED combination from the drop list below.
Or choose “none” then “add to cart” and then purchase select any LEDs you want from the LED page.

LED options

3. Rechargeable battery: Standard

Installing this single rechargeable battery in your hoop gives you power for at least 5 hours. It recharges in only 1 hour with a small compact charger that plugs into a DC jack on the hoop tubing. No need to ever open the hoop.

Included tube connector is designed for 0.814″ Inner Diameter tubing.
Minimum Tubing Size = 0.814″ Inner Diameter
Tube Example = #58018 sold at Usplastic.com or 58008 for a flexible collapsible hoop.

LED minimum: For Red, Blue, Green or White use at least 3 of them. All other LEDs have no minimums with this battery

This requires soldering of the DC Jack, switch and battery wires.
You must read the Assembly Instructions before choosing this system.

Battery Specs
Voltage and Capacity: 3.2V 1500mAh
Dimensions: 0.814″D x 2.625″L
Weight: 1.6 oz
Charge Time: 1 hour
Run Time: approximately 5 hours

This kit includes:
One Standard Rechargeable Battery
DC jack
Quick World Charger (100 to 240VAC)
12 feet of paired wire
One Slide Switch
One Tube Connector 0.814″ size

When you are ready you can select an LED combination from the drop list below.
Or choose “none” then “add to cart” and then purchase select any LEDs you want from the LED page.

LED options

4. Rechargeable Battery: Small

This new battery is a little larger than a typical AA battery so you can fit this into thinner tubing and tighter spaces.
It will last roughly 2.5 hours. Recharges in less than one hour.

Included tube connector is designed for 0.814″ Inner Diameter tubing.
Minimum Tubing Size = 0.6″ Inner Diameter (snug fit)
Tube example = USplastics.com #58017 or #58007 (flexible collapsible hoop) would be the smallest size

LED minimum: For Red, Blue, Green or White use at least 3 of them. All other LEDs have no minimums with this battery
This requires soldering of the DC Jack, switch and battery wires.
You must read the Assembly Instructions before choosing this system.

Battery Specs
Voltage and Capacity: 3.2V 600 mAh
Dimensions 0.625″D x 2″L
Weight: 0.7 oz
Charge Time: less than 1 hour
Run Time: approximately 2.5 hours

This kit includes:
One Small Rechargeable Battery
DC jack
Quick World Charger (100 to 240VAC)
12 feet of paired wire
One Slide Switch
One Tube Connector 0.814″ size

When you are ready you can select an LED combination from the drop list below.
Or choose “none” then “add to cart” and then purchase select any LEDs you want from the LED page.

the tube connector included in this kit is the same as the standard kit which is for tubing with 0.814″ Inner Diameter. To connect a thinner tube you will need a custom connector. click here for custom connector instructions

 

Sorry, this item is out of stock

LED options

none $46.00
7 blue, 7 green, 7 slow $66.00
7 blue, 7 green, 7 fast $66.00
21 slow $66.00
21 fast $66.00

Step Three: Choose LEDs

If you added a Power system to your cart and chose “none” for your LED option, you can find other LEDs on the LED page.

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

I am only supplying you the parts required to make your own LED hula hoop. LED Hoop Instructions can be found here. Ultimately the quality of the LED Hula Hoop is a product of your own handy work. By purchasing this parts kit you agree that you have some experience in working with these materials or will have an experienced person work with you. You also agree that I am not liable for any damage that may occur to you or this product in any way as related to this kit or any product you produce with it.

Warning:

When building an electronics kit, use common sense and appropriate safety precautions. This kit requires soldering. Excessive heat from the soldering iron may damage LEDs. Static electricity can also damage LEDs.

72 comments

  1. ducky says:

    what connector should be used for the flexible tubing? will you have a kit for the collapsible hoop anytime soon?

  2. prodmod says:

    It uses the larger connector .814 x 1.
    I don’t have the entire kit for one price but you can just order any of the maker kits above and any extra LEDs if you need them, and then order the 10.5feet of tubing on the flexible tubing page here
    http://prodmod.com/buy/foldable-collapsible-flexible-led-hoop-tubing/

  3. Janelle says:

    i really want to make myself an led hoop with your kits. do you have a total package with tubing and everything, with the rechargeable battery? if you dont could u make an exception and give me some pricing? thank you

  4. prodmod says:

    i don’t have anymore stiff tubing right now. i only have the flexible version. if you want that its faster just to buy the parts you need from my site like i mentioned in the previous comment. it doesn’t get cheaper than that. Otherwise you can buy the stiff tubing hoop kit at makershed.com and the rechargeable kit from me. but that’s 2x shipping cost.

  5. Chris says:

    Just ordered the slow change kit w/ the flex tubing last week and made the hoop today for a xmas gift and was amazed at how easy it was to put together, great product my wife performs w/ a fire dance tribe and all the girls would like to have a led hoop for indoor shows could you email me wholesale prices and shipping cost for mutiple kits

  6. prodmod says:

    If you are looking to buy wholesale please go to this page and fill out the form. Also give me you zipcode to estimate shipping.
    http://prodmod.com/buy/wholesale/

  7. Amanda says:

    Why is the rechargeable option here more expensive than the rechargeable battery upgrade on the other page?

    1. Kikit says:

      Sir, I think there will be a possibilities of wetrsen disturbances in gujarat due to sanddy and nilam cyclones. and also a chances of scattered rains in the coastal area of gujarat and maharashtra and including s. gujarat. clouds will appear i think during the next 48 hours. only minor change not major. means just a luxurious and dry season. m a true? please reply ashokbhai

  8. prodmod says:

    the items on this page are maker kits. They have all the parts of the LED hoop except for the tubing. The other page you are referring to is probably the accessories page? There you have only the rechargeable Upgrade Kit. The Upgrade Kit is when you already have the standard hoop kit or already made your hoop and want to add the rechargeable battery to it.
    In short, the LED Hoop Maker Kit Rechargeable: Core is more expensive because it comes with more parts

  9. Rae says:

    I was trying to add the rechargeable kit to my cart, but for some reason the button isn’t working :P

  10. prodmod says:

    I seemed to have messed up the code, but its fixed now.

  11. Alicia says:

    so do the AA battery and rechargable kits only work with the flexible tubing or is the rigid the same size? I’m not sure what my options are with that rigid tubing…

  12. prodmod says:

    the flexible tubing and rigid tubing I list above are both the same size. They are about 0.814″x1″. So they both accept the AA battery holder and the rechargeable upgrade. If you use a thinner tubing, like 0.6″x.75″ then the rechargeable kit will not fit. And instead of an AA battery you can try a AAA battery, but it’s a tight fit and one AAA wont last very long. You can put two AAA batteries in series to get more light time, but it takes more room and might be hard to change out.

  13. Katina says:

    I am real short and my regular hoop has a diameter of 35″ Can I Cut the tubing to make it fit my size? If I do cut the tubing are there any modifications That I would need to make to the spacing of the LEDs? I would make do with a larger hoop but it hits the ground when I booty bump and forward chest hoop.

  14. prodmod says:

    yes you can cut the tubing. You can either use less LEDs or space them closer together. to figure out the spacing you take the circumference = 3.14 x 35inches = 110 inches. Subtract about 6 inches for the connector and battery = 104. then divide by number of LEDs. 104/21 = 5 inches. its just an estimate.

  15. Laura says:

    got any of the rigid tubing in stock now??! I really DO NOT want flexi tubing.

  16. prodmod says:

    as stated up top, You can also buy shorter lengths (of rigid tubing) at mcmaster.com part number 50375K55.
    just be sure to get more length than you need so you can cut it down to size and not worry about the warped ends

  17. Laura says:

    OK- so if I order the rigid tubingfrom mcmaster……but I get the rest of the supplies from you, do you offer a connector for sale?

  18. Laura says:

    OH DUH– just found my own answer :) Hey, thanks for the quick response…….diggin’ the attentive customer service!

  19. Laura says:

    got that wholesale quote for me yet– we are DROOLIN over here in anticipation??!! Please email me asap! Thanks!

  20. Rae says:

    What kind of wire do you use? I may need to redo my lights and getting new wire may seem like the easiest option, instead of trying to re-use the wire I currently have. Thanks!

  21. samantha says:

    How heavy are the finished 21 led hoops compared to 160 and 100 psi hoops? I have been learning on a 160 psi, but need to move onto a 100 psi. I really want to make an led hoop but I am worried it will end up too heavy. What do you think?

  22. prodmod says:

    Rae, the wire is simply 22 AWG paired speaker wire. you can find it at Radio Shack

  23. prodmod says:

    Samantha,

    a finished prodmod hoop is 1 lb 5 oz.
    a typical 160 psi hoop with no lights weighs about 1 lbs.

    so figure that the prodmod hoop is 5 oz more.

  24. Jenny says:

    Hello Prodmod
    I just ordered the rechargable LED kit and Im trying to order the piping now. Do I have to use 1″ or can I fit all the guts in 3/4″ piping?

    THANK YOUUUUUU!!!
    Jen

  25. Maria says:

    Hi,
    I am looking into buying the rechargable kit with LED lights but I was hoping I could also order flexible tubing from your site. The link for the pre-cut tubing was broken. Do you still offer that? I do not have use for a 100 feet of tubing :( Do you offer tape for the LED hoop as well or could you tell me a website where they sell those. Thanks! Hope moving goes well!

  26. Hanna Banana says:

    So if i order the rechargeable kit with the 21 slow change does the 10.5 feet of flexible tubing come with it because i cant figure out how to get the tubing included in my basket and also i would like to get an extra foot of tubing i do better with bigger hoops please let me know i would like to order asap but i also am getting this for my birthday and i was wondering if there was anything i could do to get it shipped before june 27th thank u please let me know asap

  27. Hanna Banana says:

    is the 21 slow change the 7 different colors change on the led page :These LEDs automatically and slowly cycle through the colors: Red, Green, Blue, yellow, teal, purple, white. because thats the ones i wanted i just wanna know the easiest way to order the rechargeable flexible tubing with an extra foot to play with and those specific lights

  28. Krysten says:

    can i use 30leds with a single rechargable?

  29. Kelly says:

    Hi,
    I live in the UK. Any idea how I can order the tubing over here. Ive tried looking, but cant seem to find a company =[

  30. Katina says:

    do you not sell the flexible tubing in your kits any more?

  31. prodmod says:

    that is correct. I no longer sell tubing. But the vendors I list at the top of this page are recommended.

  32. cole says:

    are you currently shipping? i would like to buy the kit that includes the AA module. is pay-pal the only method you use? are the 21 LED hoops going to be signifigintly dimmer? how many lights do you recommend using? also, does it matter that the different colored LED’s have different values? how about a price for the module, variable colored LED’s(how ever many you would recommend for one hoop) and the light grommets. or can i get the lights at raido shack?
    thanks for taking the time to respond, Cole.

  33. Paige says:

    Hello, i am trying to decide between getting the AA battery module or the rechargable battery. I need an opinion. Does using just the one AA battery make the LED’s not as bright?

  34. prodmod says:

    Cole -
    1. yes I am shipping
    2. Paypal is the only method but with it you can use any major credit card
    3. My ProdMod LED hoops are based on 21 LEDs, so I’m not sure what it would be dimmer than? Some of the systems above should not use less than 20 LEDs, unless you choose to use resistors.

    4. All of the LED offered on this site right now are of the same or similar voltage rating, so they do not have different values. But if you used Red, Orange or Yellow then you would need to use a resistor for each one of those.

    5.a. Each kit above can be purchased with 21 color change LEDs. The prices are listed above.

    5.b. There are no light grommets in my kit. all the parts you need are included except for the tubing. It sounds like you got some information from a different site? you should review the Instructions before you buy anything!
    http://prodmod.com/make/ledhulahoop/

  35. Brandon says:

    Can I use 7 UV LED lights with 14 of the Slow Changing LED lights on the AA battery module? Will there be any defects or will the lighting work properly?

  36. Clairity says:

    Hi. I thought you should know that mcmaster.com does sell the foldable tubing. It’s part number 5181K11 and it is available by the foot. I’ve been using it for the last 5 months and it’s great!
    Clairity

  37. prodmod says:

    Thanks for the tip Clairity! They must have added this item recently. I will update my list above

  38. Leslie says:

    So what colors are the “21 slow” and “21 fast”?

  39. prodmod says:

    the colors are best viewed through a video on the LED page
    http://prodmod.com/buy/leds/

  40. amber says:

    I was told by someone that you need to use resistors, but I was looking at your kits to buy, and no resistors, why? do you really need them?

  41. prodmod says:

    short explanation is that the LEDs I use without resitors have a voltage rating around 3.2 to 3.6V, and the batteries I use are also in the range. Because of this it is very difficult to provide the LED with too much current. If my battery was 4 or 5 or 6V then I would need a resistor to reduce the current to the LED and prevent it from burning out.

  42. Christine says:

    Can I purchase the 3/4″ tubing instead of the 1″ and be able to fit all the wires and parts inside?

  43. Krysten says:

    how many leds can i hook up to a single battery? im not actually making a hoop, but i want to make a battery powered uv led rope light.

  44. Bridie says:

    Do you have an l.e.d kit that will work with 1/2″ tubing?..my tubing of choice is 1/2″ ID and 5/8 OD..

  45. AndreaR says:

    YAYYY I just ordered everything I need to make a hoop!!! So excited…I will be waiting by my mailbox until it arrives : )

  46. Jillery says:

    Where can I find “the larger connector .814 x 1.”? All of the connectors on McMaster Carr, Home Depot and Lowe’s are for 3/4″ or 1″ ID tubing.

  47. prodmod says:

    The 3/4 inch coupling is the one that fits

  48. stretch says:

    hey nice website appreciate the instructions :)

    wanting to make a rechargable unit for my cousin for xmas.

    I am in new zealand though
    any chance you could e-mail me the battery and charger specs or rough models on the battery so I can try and find something locally ?
    any help would be mega appreciated

    regards
    Stretch

  49. Gwen says:

    I just received my LED kit, I had bought tubing from a local ace store before I got the kit to my own detriment, the tubing is the exact same size as the coupling you sent in the kit, which wouldn’t matter if the battery pack fit, I could try to find a coupling small enough for it, but alas that doesn’t fit in there either. the websites you recommended above for ordering tubing, the product # you supplied is for 1″ tubing, your kits come with 3/4″ coupling which is too small correct?

  50. prodmod says:

    The tube OD I mention on my site is 1inch but the inner diameter is close to 3/4 inch. So the coupling should fit. Tell me exactly what type of tube u purchased.

  51. Alie says:

    Hi I was wondering if you had a group discount on your LED hoop kits. I am the treasurer of the hoop club at uvm and we really want to make LED’s for night shows ect. There’s about 15 of us now who want to make hoops and next semester another 15 or so depending on what our club can afford. Contact me with information please.

  52. Clairity says:

    I use the rechargeable battery system and want to make some minis with 10-15 LEDs each. Is there a formula for what type of resistors I would need?
    Thanks!

  53. prodmod says:

    Hi clairity

    Since the battery voltage is so close and sometimes Less than the led voltages, the standard formula doesn’t help us.
    Its best to measure current and be sure the current to each led is less than 20 ma.
    So if you have only 10 LEDs you want the total measured current to be less than 200ma. I would guess a 2 ohm resistor is enough but wouldn’t be sure without measuring it myself. If you use a resistor is should be 1 watt in power rating.

  54. Clairity says:

    Thanks! I’ll probably play around with this after Christmas.

  55. Sheila says:

    McMaster doesnt carry couplings that work with t he tubing you recommend, just got off the phone with them. What couplings do you use for these?

  56. Meta says:

    Hey, Im trying to order all the stuff now, hopefully you can help me. I usually use the 3/4″ 100psi tubing from lowes, I went thru all the tubing options you gave, and it seems like for the rigid tubing the lightest PSI I could find was 140.Do you know of any out there that are 120 or less? I even looked up the smaller .6 ID tubing which I don’t mind, but that was something like 150 PSI.
    Thanks for your time.

  57. amber hagberg says:

    I want to make a 1/2 in led. Do you have a kit that would fit?

  58. amber says:

    I’m also curious about purchasin in quanitiy

  59. Frank Hines says:

    Can I purchase just a AA Module? If yes, how much is it?

  60. Cheryl Ingram, Funky Diva says:

    Hello,
    I want to find a cool hula hoop for my daughter who has been taking hula hoop classes. She is starting to get more advanced in her tricks and at her recitals. If I have a business license and resellers permit can I get a few at a wholesale price? Also, what do you recommend for a cool purple LED one? Or multi colored? I’m not sure what size she uses but I know the one she has now is one that comes apart. I wouldn’t mind selling a couple in my boutique as well. Thank you. Cheryl @ Funky Diva

  61. Annie says:

    I want to get the small rechargeable kit for a hoop that I planned on using about 40 leds. Will just one battery power that many?

  62. alli says:

    i want to make mini hoops- i was wondering if ordering one kit of LEDs will be enough and then just get 2 of everything else?- is there an order option for this?

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    I am very interested in constructing my hoop with 1/2 inch tubing as I love really light weight, smaller hoops. Am I able to use the kits you sell and substitute AAA batteries into the circuit? Thank you for your help :)

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