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LED Lighting in Grill

LED Lighting in Grill

Postby Speed Nut [OP] » May 04 2021, 3:56am

I have a 2020 Silverado 2500HD and want to put amber/yellow LED’s in the grill to light up the SILVERADO letters. I know nothing about LED’s or what I would need. Has anyone done this? A company called Wicked Warning has done this and posted their finished product on YouTube, but they don’t sell a kit or have any install info.
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Re: LED Lighting in Grill

Postby ricka182 » May 04 2021, 1:13pm

I did similar with my bowtie on my 2006. The bowtie itself was actually two pieces, so I was able to split it in half. I lined the inside with reflective foil, then wired in a green LED strip, ran those wires to ground and then to a 12v source, with a 3rd wire into the cab for a switch.

In your case, I would guess you want it lit up at all time when power is on, so you would connect to a constant 12v source with ignition on, then when you turn key it lights up.

If you were to just stick lights behind it, you'll only light up the radiator...so you need to check if the lettering can be even be split so you can get lights in there...and if it's all individual lettering, that will be more difficult.
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Re: LED Lighting in Grill

Postby Jakiemosr » May 04 2021, 4:05pm

I just got an LED headlights bulb conversion kit from xenonpro which are great you can check if they have something for the grill https://www.xenonpro.com
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Re: LED Lighting in Grill

Postby roorancher » May 04 2021, 10:30pm

Maybe this will help you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJesF5-xgK8

The guy's sheet metal and electrical skills leave a lot to be desired to say the least; (I would have used black "delrin" plastic sheet instead of sheet metal,) but you get the idea.
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Re: LED Lighting in Grill

Postby SierraHarley » May 04 2021, 10:37pm

Is this the video you saw from Wicked Warnings?



It's of course your truck but my thoughts are it looks like poo. The letters aren't lighted up that well.

If you do go the lighted Bowtie or Chevrolet route then make sure you carry a bottle of soy sauce in case the rice leaks out. ;)
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Re: LED Lighting in Grill

Postby roorancher » May 04 2021, 10:41pm

SierraHarley wrote:(then make sure you carry a bottle of soy sauce in case the rice leaks out. ;)


I prefer Duck Sauce on my rice.
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Re: LED Lighting in Grill

Postby Speed Nut [OP] » May 04 2021, 11:01pm

roorancher wrote:Maybe this will help you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJesF5-xgK8

The guy's sheet metal and electrical skills leave a lot to be desired to say the least; (I would have used black "delrin" plastic sheet instead of sheet metal,) but you get the idea.


I see what you mean. But, definitely gives me a direction. Thanks.
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Re: LED Lighting in Grill

Postby Speed Nut [OP] » May 04 2021, 11:23pm

SierraHarley wrote:Is this the video you saw from Wicked Warnings?



It's of course your truck but my thoughts are it looks like poo. The letters aren't lighted up that well.

If you do go the lighted Bowtie or Chevrolet route then make sure you carry a bottle of soy sauce in case the rice leaks out. ;)


LOL! Yes, that is the video. I’m not following your rice and soy sauce comment.
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