Good Looking Interior Lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by zigger215, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    So I'm up north workin in the oil fields of prudhoe bay right now (story of my life) and my girlfriend has some stuff to haul in my truck. We were worried it wouldn't start because its been -50 in Fairbanks for the last week or so (it warmed up to 10above yesterday) so she went out and tried starting it, the ol' silverado didn't let her down. She fired right up and then Alida took a picture of the interior lighting in the dark. I thought I'd share, this is a full LED conversion.

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  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    that looks pretty sweet! Are the dimable? I kike how white they are, but they look really bright. I tend to keep my dash lights dimmed pretty low. Did you do the steering wheel controls also? The hvac controls? If so, how hard were they to do? I have 4 of the 8 buttons on my wheel controls with no lights and a few out on my hvac controls.
  3. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

    That looks awesome!!

    It's one of those mods that everyone wants, but I just can't justify the labor in taking everything apart and soldering all that in. The white looks very nice!!
  4. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    They are dimmable. Yea I did the hvac and everything. The entire project took close to 8hrs start to finish. Having a big ass shop tends to help out a lot.
  5. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    I actually had to drill into the steering wheel circuit for the light switch to install the bigger, rivet style LED. The LEDs are from vision x use

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  6. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    I may be harassing you in the near future for more info about the steering wheel controls. I have never installed led lights. I have no idea what resister I would need to use (if any) or what to purchase. I have been directed to many sights by other posts. But, I still have no idea what to buy. I can solder with no problem.
  7. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    Well my suggestion would be to go with vision x LEDs. They have the resistors in line already and they offer a wide imaging angle for more even lighting.
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I've considered doing this in blue but like others I can't justify the time associated with it. Perhaps when I have nothing better to do. :)
  9. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Thats a ton of work and it shows.. Can you post some before and after pics?
  10. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    That's what I want to do, but most of my lights are replaceable. Except for the 4wd back lights, headlight switch and door controls.
  11. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    Sorry enkei, I'm horrible at remember to take pictures...I don't have any of before. Just some during the install. Most of my lights were out.
  12. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Ok Sooooo We are waiting..[​IMG] Take them out and put back the Stock ones...[​IMG] Then take some before and after shots...

    Get out of the [​IMG] and get to work.....ok ok....They do look good...[​IMG]
  13. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    Lol classic! I am thinking about removing them...I have some switches I want to replace, notice on the steering wheel buttons on the right side of the wheel, the paint is wearing off and you can see the light through the paint. I don't like that.
  14. Jalapeno Business

    Jalapeno Business New Member

    I have this same problem on the steering wheel controls and a couple on the stereo. Truck just rolled over 257,000 miles, too.
  15. Cheez

    Cheez Member

    LED conversions are a pain but they look so good when finished! I redid just my cluster and A/C controls and I love them!

    If interested in using a resistor I used a 460ohm on all of mine.
  16. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    These are preloaded. Every LED needs a different load resistor based on the specs of the LED.
  17. Zac001

    Zac001 New Member

    that looks very clean... great job!!!
  18. devil_doc7721

    devil_doc7721 New Member

    those look really cool i definetly would like to do mind in blue LED. anybody know how much it would cost to get somebody to do them for us who are not very electricly sound?
  19. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    I've been thinking about offering my services but I don't know what kind of price I would do...it takes a LOT of time to convert an interior.
  20. pmf608

    pmf608 New Member

    I had replaced all of my interior lights in my Silverado with blue LEDs and I liked it a lot better than the factory greenish-white incandescent lights. I've been seriously considering swapping everything out to some nice clean white LEDs in the Avalanche, but with a lot more electronics, it's a lot more work. This time I would have heated seat controls, power window controls, sunroof switch, steering wheel, etc. etc. instead of just gauges, radio, headlight switch, and climate controls like my old truck had. I'll probably still eventually get around to it.
    [MENTION=50750]zigger215[/MENTION] Just out of curiosity, I know a lot of GMs lighting stuff has the blue-green stuff on the back of it that gives the incandescent lights that weird greenish color - did you need to remove that when you swapped to white LEDs? And if so, how did you do it?

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