Specializing in Buick Turbo Regal restoration, customization and performance parts since 1987, Kirban Performance continues to support everything late-model T-Type, Turbo-T, Grand National and GNX owners need for their pride and joy. If you’re an ’86-88 G-body owner, then you can benefit from their latest product, the G-body Third Brake Light LED Panel!
Kirban Performance 1986-1988 G-Body – Third Brake Light (CHMSL) LED Panel (PN 7660)
Many cars produced today have the LED format for their various lights. LED lighting offers several benefits. Besides projecting a brighter and wider light, LEDs draw a lot less amperage and hardly generates any heat compared to the glass-style bulbs.
The stock bulb in the third brake light is a #1156 bulb. If that bulb were to stay on for two minutes, it would reach over 200 degrees. This can burn the socket housing and, in severe cases, distort the top of the brake light housing. In contrast, the LED panel would only reach 130 degrees after TWO HOURS.
This custom-made panel contains three rows of fifteen each for a total of 45 of the SuperFlux LEDs. The SuperFlux LEDs are a brighter LED over some of the other available LEDs. Each panel is coated on the back to seal and protect the circuits from any moisture or unintended shorts by tools or careless installation. Each panel is then tested before delivery.
Each LED panel has integrated voltage regulating circuitry built into the base of the socket for space saving. This limits the amount of voltage going to the LED panel. This helps insure that the LED panel will last anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 hours.
The LED panel is powered up through the factory socket. No wires get cut and no modifications are needed to the third brake light housing in your car.
LED Panel comes with easy-to-follow directions, and is an excellent upgrade to improve the lighting in the third brake light.
- Utilizes OEM CHMSL housing
- No cutting wires; no modifications needed to housing
- More efficient, longer-lasting than OEM-style bulb
- Provides much brighter light than even some other LED
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.