The factory F150 halogen lighting has a reputation for being terrible and with this truck destined for long days and late nights on dark trails we needed to make some changes. New LED headlight bulbs and fog light bulbs gave us more powerful, street-legal lighting while two Westin 6" LED bars and two Rigid SR-M's provided better off-road accessory lighting. Get all the details below!
The halogen headlights on our F150 were undoubtedly an achilles heel for the truck. The light range and output were both dismal, but the actual housings were still in good shape so instead of replacing the entire headlight unit we chose to install a CrystaLux H13 LED headlight conversion kit. The LED bulb is built around a powerful CREE XHP50 diode that's capable of generating up to 6,000 raw lumens of light per side with a 6500K color temperature. The diode is housed in a bulb assembly made out of 6063 aluminum that allows for excellent heat dissipation and structural strength. 04-14 F150 CrystaLux XHP50 H13 LED Head Light Conversion
With our headlights converted to LED we needed to replace our F150's fog lights with LED's to match. We've installed Diode Dynamic's fog lights on a few of our other F150 builds in the past, but we decided to try out their HP48 model for this truck. The HP48 is the most budget friendly fog light Diode offers and it puts out a solid 210 lumens in a cool white color that is brighter and offers a more modern style over factory. 99-18 F150 Diode Dynamics LED Fog Lights
We wanted to get some affordable off road lighting on the front of our F150 that would fit properly with our Westin Grille Guard. Conveniently we were able to pick up a set of Westin HDX Flush Mount 6" LED bars that bolt directly on to the center section of the grille guard. These lights are not the brightest on the market but they're a very reasonable price, easy to install and they offer up a bit more light when you need it which makes them hard to beat. Westin HDX Flush Mount 6" LED Kit
Casting light out over the bed and behind the truck we have a pair of Rigid SR-M Pro lights with diffused lenses. These little LED pods don't look like much, but in typical Rigid fashion they put out an impressive amount of light and are incredibly durable. We also added some green covers to protect the lenses and soften up the harsh white light. Rigid SR-M Pro Diffused LED Light