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  • 2004 Trailblazer tail light retro

    Some may remember me, if not here is a little back story.
    I came on here to learn about LEDs and to build LED tail lights for a 1993 GMC Jimmy s15 that I had. First set I built used cheapo China superflux LEDs, wired in 2 sections, one for the brake and the other section for the running lights.
    I later on acquired a optidrive PWM and made a new set using 240 Lumileds and 30 Nichia white LEDS for the reverse lights.
    That truck is now in a grave and I picked up a new to me 2004 Trailblazer LT with 93,000 miles on it.

    I could not leave the stock lights alone, they were ugly as can be so this is what I came up with.
    Same amount of LEDs as the trailblazer, 240 lumileds and 30 Nichia.
    Hope yall like um!

    Daytime video

    Night time video

  • #2
    Nice those are bright. Holy hell though, that license plate light what is in there

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    • #3
      In the license plate bulbs are some Sylvania Zevo 194 t10 LED bulbs. I picked them up at orielly. You are as surprised as I am with how bright they are.

      *mod, could you move this to the finished project section please, I was not aware of that Thanks!*
      Last edited by richphotos; May 13th, 2016, 12:54 PM. Reason: Posted in wrong section.


      • #4
        Those are awesome!
        2006 Chevy Cobalt - SRX Bi-xenon/Denso 35w
        2011 GMC Terrain V6 - 4TL-R retrofit


        • #5
          Great work!

          2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
          2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport


          • #6
            Thanks for all the kind words! I am extremely happy with how they turned out

            Here are a couple progress pictures

            I am going to be painting the OEM 3rd brake light white to match the truck to hide it.
            I have some plug and play switchbacks in the front which are insanely bright.
            Next up I might order some mini h1s and do the headlights.


            • #7
              Been about 2 months now and they are still going strong
              The 5050 pre-wired LED strips I used for the 3rd brake light are working okay, its just not bright enough for me. I am going to be exploring other options.
              I have quite a few red/orange lumileds sitting around that I could make something out of.


              • #8
                Still going strong for the tail lights. Man, these leds last a LONG time.


                • #9
                  Awesome job. Did you ever paint the stock 3Rd Brakelight? Also I like that you didn't forget about the side markers.

                  Subaru Outback retrofit:
                  License plate lights with dual brightness: