License Plate LEDs for 1999-2016 Chevrolet Silverado (pair)

You could receive 20 Diode Points for writing a review for this product.

Availability: In stock

Ships today if ordered in the next 2 hours and 18 minutes!

  • Natural White (4000K)
  • Red
  • Pure White (5000K)
  • Cool White (6000K)
  • Warm White
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Amber
  • SMD2 (24 lumens)
  • HP3 (56 lumens)
  • HP5 (92 lumens)
Add to Wishlist

License Plate LEDs for 1999-2016 Chevrolet Silverado (pair)

More Views

Customer Images
Earn $1.00 store credit! Upload a picture of this product installed for 20 Diode Points. (2MB limit)


License plate bulbs are used to illuminate the rear license plate on your vehicle. From the factory, the bulbs are incandescent, lighting up in a yellowish color.

Newer luxury cars use LED modules to illuminate the license plate with modern, cool white light. By changing your license plate bulbs to LED, you can easily add this luxury look to your vehicle! 

The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb.

 With low price and easy install, this is one of the best, easiest modifications you can do to improve how your car looks at night.



SMD2: Similarly compact design, with two 5050-size Epistar SMD chips, driven at high power for maximum effective brightness. Outputs at 180 degrees.

HP3: One high-power SMD under a diffusing lens for truly even output (no hotspots). Constant current design and air-cooled base for superior reliability. Features dual contact pins and nonpolar function for easy installation.

HP5: Four high-power SMDs, under a diffusing lens. Just like the HP3, but run at higher power, with integrated copper plating for superior heat dissipation, allowing maximum brightness.

Fitment. All bulbs use a quality inject-molded 194/168 T10 terminal, with a full-size base connector and proper pin alignment, designed for exact replacement of your factory 194 bulb. Just remove the old bulb, and plug in the new LED.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


These LEDs are available in crisp, bright colors including White, Warm White, Blue, Red, Amber, and Green.

 We strongly recommend white or warm white for license plate applications- the other colors are illegal in most areas. Please check your local laws before ordering.

Color Reference Banner


Diode Dynamics offers several brightness options so you can choose what fits you best.  These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

SMD2: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
HP3: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!
HP5: Nearly triple the brightness of stock OEM bulbs!

Lumens: BUYER BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum.

These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true, measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much lower than the misleading "calculated" figures. Please click here to learn more about LED brightness measurement.



LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means we use only brand-name suppliers such as Epistar, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.

While Diode Dynamics bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.

Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.

Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, and bulbs held together with inferior adhesives. At best, solder joints will crack and fail on low-quality LEDs after a few weeks of use. In the worst case, these bulbs can damage housings as the extra flux and adhesive evaporates and creates a residue on the lens of the housing.

Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.

All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty. For more information, please view the Warranty Information page.

Bulb Size 194, also known as T10 W5W W3W 147 152 158 159 161 168 184 192 193 259 280 285 447 464 501 555 558 585 655 656 657 1250 1251 1252 2450 2652 2821 2921 2825 175
Year 1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
Make Chevrolet
Model Silverado
Application LED Bulbs
  1. Brighter and better than what I expected Review by Marco

    I purchased the License Plate LEDs for my '99 Silverado to replace a pair of flickering led lights that I had purchased from a discount store. They did not last as long as I thought they should for the price I paid for them. I was pleasantly surprised as to how small these led lights from Diode Dynamics were and even better how much brighter they were. It's been about 2 weeks since I installed them and no issues at all. Very happy with my purchase. I plan to buy more LED lights for my truck from Diode Dynamics in the near future. (Posted on 5/3/17)

  2. Great LED's Review by Phillipe

    I bought the SMD2 6000k bulb. They look great. Just wanted an upgrade from the stock yellow halogen license plate bulbs on my 2016 Silverado 1500. It looks great with these led's. Gives the truck a modern look. I'll be upgrading my reverse lights and cargo light as well. (Posted on 3/16/17)

  3. Excellent Review by SSTODD

    these look great with the factory LED fronts on my 2016 Z-71, should come standard! (Posted on 2/17/17)

  4. Better than expected Review by mark

    The bulbs look and feel like top quality. I was very surprised to see the top notch packaging when they arrived as well. I was worried that the LED's would be too much illumination at nite, but was pleasantly surprised when I tested them out when it got dark. The LED's where just right and look nice and bright without over powering glare. Adds a nice updated look to my 2014 Chevy Silverado. Good job Diode Dynamics for putting these LED replacements out there for us. Looks great. (Posted on 1/18/17)

  5. Bright Lights Review by Kyle D.

    Overall I am very pleased with the lights. I would have given all 5 stars but they did not fit exactly right as the clear plastic tubing was too long for the light to fit inside of the cover on the truck. Simple fix to just remove the plastic tube and away I went. Haven't seen anyone else have this issue but for some reason I did. Would definitely recommend as a nice upgrade to everyone! (Posted on 12/12/16)

  6. Quality and Price Review by Stashedhis

    LED's work and perform as stated (Posted on 9/23/16)

  7. Excactly What I was Looking For!! Review by Greg

    These are perfect for my '16 Silverado. Easy to install and gave me the look that I wanted. Thanks DD! (Posted on 8/12/16)

  8. Beats stock bulbs hands down. Review by Jim

    Very good product, install was a snap. (Posted on 7/4/16)

  9. Hp5 - cool white 6000k Review by Bugzzy

    2015 Silverado - hp5 cool white - excellent quality - looks great - easy to install , gives the truck a more modern look.
    Get them , you'll love them ! (Posted on 6/1/16)

  10. great led Review by carlos

    I purcased 2x194_HP3W led lights for my trucks licsense plate lights and reverse lights after many failed led lights from other manufacturers. When i ordered these i didnt think theyd be as bright as the other multi led lights but i was extremely impressed. Out the box these bulbs are just as bright but built very well. I kept having issues with flickering lights and now with these thats gone. Only had them for a couple of weeks but the other brands would only last a week at the most before theyd fail. I would highly recommend these to everyone in need of a quality led light setup. And there shipping is on point and i had them within days of my order. (Posted on 2/14/16)

  11. Worth it. Review by E

    Easy to install. They look good and they throw enough light to keep the cops happy. (Posted on 2/14/16)

  12. HP5 LED license plate bulbs Review by Johnnu

    Great product! High quality, easy install, bright bulbs! I absolutely reccomend these bulbs (Posted on 2/8/16)

  13. Beyond expectations! Review by Brian

    These LED's are the real deal! I went with the 6000K and they really made my new truck look even more high end than what it is! Ordering some for my wife's GMC Terrain now! (Posted on 12/12/15)

  14. HP5 Cool White bulbs Review by C.Rod

    I ordered the HP5 LED bulbs in Cool White(6000k) color for my 2015 Chevy Silverado and couldn't be any happier with my choice. These bulbs really clean up the look of the rear of my truck. The crisp Cool White color makes my truck look even newer! (Posted on 10/8/15)

  15. Clean! Review by Jakob

    I bought the SMD2 because the SMD1 were out of stock. I'm almost glad they were because I think the brightness of these are perfect. These really clean up the look of my truck over halogens at a very low cost. Also super easy to install with zero tools. Definitely recommend. (Posted on 10/1/15)

  16. good to go! Review by Jason

    Ordered the HP3 versions. Distributes the light evenly across the plate without any hot spots. Very bright! (Posted on 9/11/15)

  17. Worth the money Review by Josh

    They add a nice touch to your truck in an inexpensive way, definitely worth buying. (Posted on 8/10/15)


Level of Difficulty: 1/10

Just unplug your factory bulb, and replace it with the new LED one. It is a direct replacement for your vehicle.

Accessing the bulb itself is quite easy. Usually, it is held in by two tabs, and you can pop it out from the outside of the vehicle. In some cases, you will need to remove a few screws, which are clearly visible. Finally, it may be held by clips from the inside, accessible when you open the hatch or trunk.

If it does not work the first time, try flipping it around in the socket, as all LEDs require the correct polarity.

Worry-free warranty

  • -Full 3-year warranty on all products
  • -No waiting: we usually send new items out with a return label (US customers only)


You will get quick help from our trained staff for any issues.

All Stage Series products carry a limited 8-year warranty.

For further details, please see our full article.

Domestic (US) Customers

  • - Just $5 per order with our Diode Delivers program
  • - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
  • - USPS, for delivery in 2-4 days (on average)
  • - Express services are available, see exact pricing at checkout
  • - Fully Insured


International Customers

  • - We ship to all countries via standard mail
  • - Usually around $10 for LEDs, or $25 for HIDs.
  • - Choose your service on checkout to see exact prices:
  • - USPS 1st Class: 2-5 weeks
  • - USPS Priority: 1-2 weeks
  • - Express EMS: 1 week
  • - Please email us if you are unsure about shipping to your country.

You will receive updates from our site when your order is shipped, along with a unique shipment number to ensure that your order is correctly accounted for. This allows you to easily reply to us if you have any concerns.

Whether your order is big or small, it is tested through many run cycles, and each bulb is tested before shipment. Every single bulb. Every time. And if anything does go wrong, you can rely on our industry-leading warranty for worry-free replacement.

If you're not happy with your items, we want to make it right. So we have some pretty awesome return policies:


30 day return policy. All customers have 30 days from the date of original order shipment to return items.

Full refund, no fees. At Diode Dynamics, we offer free returns. That means no restocking fees, no administrative fees, and no hassle!

 Free return label. If your original order was over $50, you get a free return label for your items (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, you can send the items back through your preferred method.


Within 30 days: If your original order was over $50, you can get new items shipped to you with a return label (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, we can send you the new items first, but you are responsible for returning the old items.

Within 90 days: Any item can be returned for exchange or store credit within 90 days. The buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping, and must first return the old items. We'll still cover the postage for the new items.


Please note: due to the nature of custom acrylic pieces, we cannot offer any refund or exchange for returned custom acrylic items.


To make a return or exchange, please request an RMA, or give us a call. When we get it back, you will be notified and credited appropriately.

Again, all returns must be approved, with an RMA. This is so that we can process your return as quickly as possible when we get it. If you would like to return an item, please Request an RMA. Please include as much information as possible about the reason for return.

Alternatively, you can also send us a message, or give us a call!