Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Led strips under the headlights like a new audi.. in Cadillac Escalade Forums; A few weeks ago i was in traffic and saw a new Audi comming at me with the LED strip ...
A few weeks ago i was in traffic and saw a new Audi comming at me with the LED strip lights under the headlights..now thats cool i thought. I stopped at a friends shop that does under kitchen cabinet LED lighting and told him i had a idea.We made a template to match the curve under a escalade headlight and from that came up with a mold to work with. He had these higher power white Led's he showed me so we laid them in the mold and solder'd the wire to the end of the strip.Then we poured a opaque color epoxy over so we would have a durable weatherproof assemby. Another friend with a bodyshop donated a couple of pieces of 3M body tape. I removed the headlight assemblys and double side body taped the LED strip to the plastic trim piece above the bumper cover. Ran the wiring in convoluted tubing to inside the under hood fuse box and selected a "key" on power source. This is the results..i hung onto the mold in case my other buddy's or someone here with a 02-06 caddy wear me down to make them a quality lasting set also
Re: Led strips under the headlights like a new audi..
Originally Posted by pmartell12
sounds complicated, i did mine last year with some $3 led strips from ebay
Well its a little more work and cost to do it right I have burned out 4 led tailgate strips and quite a few cheap ebay chinese LED strips from the condensation that builds up inside those hollow strips when you wash your truck..these solid epoxy filled strips are made with USA top shelf LED's..i hate doing things over and over due to cheap materials.