Ford F-150 LED Headlight Kit Offers Major Safety Upgrade

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Upgrading your weak F-150 halogen headlights to super-bright LEDs is so easy there’s no reason not to do it.

After decades of zero progress, we’ve come a long way in terms of vehicle lighting. Today, most every car and truck on the market comes with some sort of LED exterior lighting, at least as an option. But even then, factory lights can leave a lot to be desired.

If you do a lot of driving at night, you already know that being able to see further out can make the difference between avoiding and succumbing to an accident. Thus, spending a little dough on the brightest headlights available for your Ford F-150 might actually save you some cash in the long run.

Ford F-150 LED Headlight Kit

One of the better LED headlight upgrades we’ve seen lately comes to us from a company called F150LEDS. They claim that their MKV CREE LED headlight kit, available for the 2015-2018 F-150, is the brightest currently available anywhere.

The pure white beam pattern these lights emit is focused and fully adjustable as well. Which means you won’t be blinding oncoming traffic. And the headlights themselves are built to keep moisture out and dissipate heat efficiently, which means they’ll also last a long time. Which, according to F150LEDS, is up to twice as long as your typical bulb.

Ford F-150 LED Headlight Kit

As you can see in the video above, installation is a snap, too. After pulling back your wheel well fender liner, you simply pull the rubber grommets off the back of the headlight. Twist and remove the high and low beam bulbs, connect the new ballast, and install the new LED bulbs. The kit also comes with new grommets that aid air flow to keep the super bright new bulbs cool.

Ford F-150 LED Headlight Kit

Modding your F-150 is nothing new, of course. And yet, we rarely take the time to upgrade things that can vastly improve our truck’s safety. But going from factory 500-600 lumen halogens to 9,000 lumen LEDs is a simple way to do just that!

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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