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How to Install LED Tail Lights

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Welcome to the complete RECON guide for LED tail lights installation. When you need to know how to wire LED tail lights, what tools you need to get the job done, and which are the best set to buy for your truck, we’re the experts to turn to for the information you trust. As a specialty retailer in the aftermarket automotive lighting space, you could say that we’re pretty passionate about this topic. We sell a wide variety of truck lights for self-installation and want to provide all of our customers and fellow truck lovers with the knowledge to soup up their rides.

The installation process doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, we believe that everyone can accomplish this feat at home in their driveway or garage with the right tools and know-how. First, we’ll go over some basic information, the many benefits of upgrading to LEDs on your truck or SUV, and our very best installation tips and tricks.

Additionally, be sure to check out our full selection of RECON LED Tail Lights for trucks and SUVs. Continue reading How to Install LED Tail Lights

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10 Best LED Headlights for Trucks

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The best LED headlights for trucks can be challenging to find with so many options on the market. That’s why our experts are here to bring you all the info you’ve been looking for to make the selection that’s best for your ride. Whether you drive a Ford Super Duty, a Dodge Ram, or another major model truck or SUV, we’ve got you covered.

With the best aftermarket headlights for Dodge Ram trucks as well as the best aftermarket truck headlights for Fords, Chevys, GMCs, Jeeps, and Toyotas, there’s something for everyone right here at RECON. Available in a wide variety of styles, you’ll find the best aftermarket truck headlights with clear lenses, smoked dark lenses, scanning turn signals, and ultra high-power LED lights for superior performance and the ultimate style.

Here are the 10 best LED headlights for trucks, all available right here at RECON. Shop today to upgrade your ride. It’s time to GET LIT! Continue reading 10 Best LED Headlights for Trucks

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LED vs. Halogen Truck and SUV Lighting

bright headlights beaming from a truckWhen selecting the best aftermarket parts and lighting accessories for your truck or SUV, it’s essential to know the difference between LED vs. halogen bulbs. Choosing between halogen vs. LED headlights has become a common pain point for drivers in recent years, as the newer lighting type is taking the automotive industry by storm. But, are LED lights really better for your vehicle?

When considering the differences between LED vs. halogen lights, and deciding which is best for you as a driver, it’s important to consider several things. Among the points to consider are the price, how long the lightbulbs are bound to last, how well they stand up to wear and tear, and perhaps most importantly, how well they function on the road and in poor weather. Then, examine the same facts regarding halogen bulbs to determine which better suits your lifestyle and automotive lighting needs.

As leaders in the aftermarket truck and SUV lighting industry, the pros at RECON are here to break everything down for you. We’re here to provide fast facts, quick stats, and more, to help you get the best lights for your vehicle. Whether your whip is fresh off the lot and you’re looking to make some major changes to the exterior, or it’s a labor of love that you’ve been working on for years, LED lights can give you the new edge you’re looking for. Continue reading LED vs. Halogen Truck and SUV Lighting

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Are LED Lightbulbs Energy Efficient?

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As the premier aftermarket truck lighting industry experts, one of the most common questions we hear here at RECON is are LED lights energy efficient? It’s no secret that LED lighting parts for trucks and SUVs tend to be more expensive than their traditional halogen counterparts and many drivers want to know if the investment makes sense economically. So, are LED bulbs the most energy-efficient option on the market available to vehicle owners or is there a better route to take if you’re looking to extend the lifespan of your lights? We’re here to provide you with all the info you need to know to make the best decision for your truck or SUV lighting.

If you’re looking for the very best LED bulbs for trucks, shop RECON and GET LIT today. We have everything you need to upgrade your ride, from major installations such as projector headlights and LED taillights, all the way down to the smallest details like LED light resistors, replacement bulbs, and so much more. What’s even better is that when you join the RECON family of customers, you’ll gain access to exclusive perks and benefits such as free technical support and assistance, online installation guides, and a limited warranty on virtually all parts.

Keep reading to learn about LED lights, including answers to the question of are LED bulbs energy efficient? Continue reading Are LED Lightbulbs Energy Efficient?

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The Best H1 Bulb for High Beam & Projector Headlights

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It’s essential to know the best H1 bulb for high beam headlights, so that you can get the most out of your aftermarket truck and SUV parts. The best H1 LED bulb for projector headlights will provide you with a beam that’s clear, crisp, bright, and best of all, long-lasting. However, not all LED truck bulbs are created equally. And most importantly, not all LED truck bulbs will fit every projector headlight installation. Finding the right part, and knowing precisely what to order, is easy when you shop RECON for all your truck lighting needs.

We’re here to provide a breakdown of the top 3 best H1 bulbs for high beam and projector headlights, so that you can be sure you’re not left in the dark. Browse our selection online or give one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives a call. We’re standing by to provide you with purchasing guidance and assistance, as well as to provide technical support for part installation and troubleshooting. Because when you shop RECON, you’re part of the family for life. Check out this list of best H1 LED bulbs for projector headlights and GET LIT today! Continue reading The Best H1 Bulb for High Beam & Projector Headlights

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Best Blacked Out Looks for FORD F150 Trucks

A picture of one of the blacked out headlights on a new Ford F150.

Understated is the new bold, and nothing will give you that cool, subdued, understated look like blacked-out lights on your FORD F150 pickup truck. RECON has you — and your lights — covered. We have custom-fitted blacked-out and smoked-out LED projector headlights and taillights for old and new FORD F150 trucks. Continue reading Best Blacked Out Looks for FORD F150 Trucks

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Shop RECON Universal Parts

recon universal parts for trucksCheck out RECON’s full line of universal truck accessories and universal truck lighting today and never get left in the dark again. Our wide array of universal parts, exclusive apparel, stylish antennas, and LED accessory truck lights keep customers coming back year after year. Personalize your ride today and be sure to stand out wherever your journey takes you.

With an amazing selection of aftermarket truck parts and lighting components, you can add unique LED lighting, universal truck accessories, style antennas, or show off your patriotic spirit on your ride by ordering a roof vinyl USA wrap. And that’s just the beginning. There are endless ways to deck out your truck or SUV.

RECON universal truck lighting and accessories fit most full-sized make and model trucks and SUVs. Shop now and GET LIT today with RECON! Continue reading Shop RECON Universal Parts

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The Purpose of a Front Air Dam on a Truck

truck front air dam purposeAt RECON, we are connoisseurs of all things trucks. We want our trucks to be big, powerful, and to look altogether rad. But we also recognize a few realities. Gas is costly — even with improving fuel efficiency standards in the industry, large, high-performance trucks drink up a lot of petrol. With that said, front air dams might provide truck owners with a way to squeeze a few extra miles out of their tanks while making their trucks look even sweeter than they already did.

If you don’t have a front air dam on your truck, it’s time to consider installing one. Read on to find out how this minor truck alteration can save you money and improve your ride’s performance. Continue reading The Purpose of a Front Air Dam on a Truck

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Installing The Best LED Truck Bed Lights

installing the best led truck bed lightsLED truck bed lights can not only take your truck to the next level in style, but it is also highly functional. Bed lights are required in most states to legally operate your truck, but often the factor installed cargo lights are not always up to the task. This is particularly true if you are carrying a load and the lights are obscured. Read on to learn more about the benefits of installing the best LED truck bed lights. Continue reading Installing The Best LED Truck Bed Lights

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Where to Get New LED Headlights for Your Truck

a new LED headlight for a truckWhere can I get a new headlight installation for my truck?” As experts in the aftermarket truck lighting industry, this is a question that we hear at RECON time and time again. Whether you’re looking to install a fresh set of new LED headlights for the first time after using traditional halogen installations for years, or you’re looking to upgrade from an old LED installation, we have you covered.

We’re the premier source for all your aftermarket truck and SUV lighting needs, with helpful information regarding whether or not LED headlights are worth it, how the self-installation process works, what to look for before you buy, and of course, the best new LED headlight installations for major MAKES and MODELS.

If you’re in the market for a new set of headlights for your truck or SUV, look no further. Not only will you find all the info you need right here at RECON, but we have the aftermarket parts you need too. So go ahead and browse our wide selection of projector headlight installations and LED headlight bulbs, pick your poison, and GET LIT today! Continue reading Where to Get New LED Headlights for Your Truck

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Properly Adjusting Your Truck’s Projector Headlight Aim

Front view of headlight beams in the distant at night on a dark road.

As a truck owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is in excellent condition. You can do simple things, such as checking whether the tires have sufficient air pressure, the brakes’ function properly, and the cleanliness of the oil and filter for good engine health. Another crucial thing is to ensure proper headlight aim. Continue reading Properly Adjusting Your Truck’s Projector Headlight Aim

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Interior and Exterior Truck Lighting Ideas

Close up picture of one cool looking headlight on a white SUV.

If you’re looking for truck lighting ideas to give your ride a major upgrade, you’re in the right spot. Whether you’re looking for truck exterior lighting ideas or truck interior lighting ideas, there are endless ways to customize your truck with aftermarket parts and accessories to create a look that’s entirely unique. Continue reading Interior and Exterior Truck Lighting Ideas

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The Benefits of LED Lights

Front view of a dark colored GMC pickup trick with bright LED headlights.

A common question we hear from fellow truck and SUV drivers here at RECON is regarding the benefits of LED lights. As a truck lover, you want the very best parts for your vehicle. From the major things like projector headlights down to the smallest details such as LED replacement bulbs, you want products that offer superior function and provide optimum style. LED lights benefits check off both of these boxes and the best news is that you can use them in a wide variety of your truck’s lighting components. Continue reading The Benefits of LED Lights

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Off Road Lights for Trucks and Jeeps

Black Jeep at the head of a rainy off-road trail.

No matter what model truck or SUV you drive, adding off-road headlights is essential for those times you go off the beaten path. Whether you’re hunting, fishing, mudding, driving through the desert or to your favorite camping spot, it can get dark out there. RECON makes sure that you stay lit, adding both style and functionality to your truck with the best selection of off road lights.

Off road lights offer high performance, which is crucial, as driving through wooded areas and terrain with no lights can be dangerous. You need all the visibility you can get and you need your light installation to stand up to impact from branches, sand, debris, and water. Continue reading Off Road Lights for Trucks and Jeeps

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How Do Projector Headlights Work?

White pick-up truck with aftermarket projector headlights installed.

While rising in popularity among drivers and auto manufacturers, many individuals wonder how do projector headlights work? Projector headlights are a newer type of installation compared to their reflector headlight counterpart. While reflector headlight installations have been present on vehicles for many decades, widespread use of projector headlights first came about in luxury vehicles of the 1980s. Now, drivers of all vehicles, including trucks and SUVs, are choosing to make the upgrade. However, it’s common for consumers to have questions, particularly when doing work on their vehicles themselves. Many individuals want to know how to adjust projector headlights and how to aim projector headlights, as well as what type of lightbulb is best suited for the installation. Continue reading How Do Projector Headlights Work?

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How Long Do HID Bulbs Last And Other Facts

GMC pick-up truck with HID headlights

Two of the most common questions our technical support representatives hear at RECON are regarding “how long do HID bulbs last?” and “why are HID bulbs so expensive?” It is true that HID light bulbs are more expensive than their traditional halogen counterparts, however, they are well worth the investment. HID light bulbs are more technologically advanced, being a newer type of bulb to the market. They pose many benefits for drivers, last longer than traditional headlight bulbs, and offer superior function. HID headlight bulbs are quickly becoming the lighting option of choice for truck lovers everywhere. Continue reading How Long Do HID Bulbs Last And Other Facts

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How to Get Moisture Out of Your Headlights

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Finding moisture in headlights is frustrating, especially when you don’t know the source. Most truck owners, at one time or another, will find themselves looking up “how to get moisture out of headlights.” It’s a common problem, and one that can be costly to repair if it isn’t correctly addressed. When it comes to getting rid of the condensation that builds up in your headlights, prevention should be the first line of defense. There are steps that you can take to rid your headlights of water, and then ensure that it stays away for good. Continue reading How to Get Moisture Out of Your Headlights

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How to Install LED Rock Lights

Pick-up truck with LED rock lights

Learning how to install LED rock lights doesn’t have to be complicated. And when you buy from RECON we give you everything you need for a successful installation, including wiring, hardware, and gaskets for a 4 piece kit.  LED rock lights add an unbeatable element of “wow” to your truck. Once you pick the color you’re looking for and buy your brand new set of LED rock lights, installation is the next step. You can get up and running in a matter of minutes and be ready to put on a show with your new jaw-dropping display. Continue reading How to Install LED Rock Lights

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Most Popular LED Lighting Upgrades for Ford Truck Owners in Florida

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If you’re a lover of trucks in Florida or looking for Ford truck upgrades, LED lighting is the perfect place to start. Aftermarket LED light upgrades provide you with many benefits, in addition to looking awesome. By selecting a variety of different parts, you can create a look that stands out like no other truck on the road.

Here at RECON, the options are limitless. Projector headlights, LED tail lights, 3rd brake lights, bed lights, puddle lights, and more. There is no LED aftermarket truck light that you can’t find. Available in a variety of styles and colors, our Ford truck upgrades give you a distinct appearance.

Check out some of the most popular LED lighting upgrades for trucks in Florida below, and get some ideas for how to customize your ride. Continue reading Most Popular LED Lighting Upgrades for Ford Truck Owners in Florida

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The Most Popular Types of Trucks in Texas

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For all the Texas truck lovers out there, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular trucks in Texas. Not only that, but there are some great ways that you can customize your truck to be sure you stand out from the crowd. It’s no secret that trucks in Texas are extremely popular. RECON truck accessories provide the opportunity to help make your vehicle look even more rugged, more robust, and cooler than ever, so yours looks unique. Continue reading The Most Popular Types of Trucks in Texas

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Top Inexpensive Ways to Customize Your Jeep

Red Jeep with custom parts.



Looking to customize your Jeep with inexpensive jeep mods? There are simple upgrades you can make that will give your Jeep a completely re-vamped, powerful, rugged look. After you customize your Jeep, you’ll be ready to hit the road- or dirt- in style. We’ve compiled a list of the top ways you can modify your Jeep that won’t break the bank. Continue reading Top Inexpensive Ways to Customize Your Jeep

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2020’s Best LED Tailgate Light Bar for Trucks

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A New Year means that it’s time for some new truck upgrades, and what better choice than a new LED tailgate light bar? Not only are they practical, but they look awesome on your truck, and there are plenty of ways to create a customized look that matches the look you want for your vehicle.

So, what’s the best LED tailgate light bar of 2020? When you shop at RECON, there’s no way that you can go wrong. No matter what make or model truck or SUV you drive, we have a style for you. Check out our selection and find just what you’re looking for. Continue reading 2020’s Best LED Tailgate Light Bar for Trucks

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The Top Tips for Maintaining Your Truck

Well maintained white pickup truck.



Once you’ve customized your truck using the best aftermarket parts and lights, you’ll want to know the best truck maintenance tips to keep your vehicle in prime condition. Keeping your truck properly maintained does more than just ensuring that it looks its best at all times, but it will help you save money in the long-run.

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Choosing the Best Custom Tail Lights for Your Truck

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When choosing the best aftermarket, custom tail lights for your truck, there are many options to consider. Not only can you select custom tail lights, but you can opt to purchase tailgate light bars, custom brake lights, truck bed light kits, and illuminated license plate kits. The options to customize your truck with aftermarket tail lights and accessories are endless. With all the parts available, you can design a one-of-a-kind truck that is truly yours.

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Are My Truck’s Tinted Tail Lights Legal?

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When having aftermarket truck tail lights installed on your truck, the last thing you want to worry about is getting a ticket for them in the future. Tinted tail lights have become extremely popular in recent years, due to their sleek and modern look. But are tinted tail lights legal? It depends.

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Do My Truck’s LED or HID Headlights Blind Other Drivers?

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The question many drivers have is whether or not their aftermarket truck headlights blind other drivers. If you’ve recently installed HID and LED headlights, you know that they’re much brighter compared to the traditional halogen bulbs. So are they blinding to other drivers on the road?

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The Ultimate Guide: LED Headlights vs. HID Headlights

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Halogen light bulbs come stock on most trucks and vehicles, though they often aren’t the best option for drivers. As technology has progressed, better lighting options have been developed that offer a wide range of benefits to consumers. RECON offers options for all aftermarket headlights, helping drivers choose the part that best suits their needs.

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The Lifespan and Installation Process of LED Truck Headlights

Man standing next to newly installed LED truck headlights.

There are many benefits to installing LED headlight bulbs on your truck, and RECON offers more than ten different models to meet the unique needs of your lifestyle and vehicle. The greatest benefit to installing LED truck headlights is the brighter output of the bulbs, as well as their long lifespan.

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How to Easily Change Your Truck’s Headlight Bulbs

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If you’re looking to easily change your truck’s headlight bulbs, whether you’re replacing halogen, HID, or LED lights, it can be a simple process if you follow these steps. There are several items you’ll want to make sure you have before you get started. Make sure you have a clear workspace away from any street traffic or potential hazards. Never attempt to change your headlight bulbs if it’s raining or in a wet environment, since you’ll be working with electrical components. Safety always comes first.

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Replacing Halogen Headlights: Everything You Should Know

Two trucks in need of halogen headlight replacement

If you’re looking to replace your halogen headlights with LED or HID bulbs, there are a few things you should know before you get started. The popularity of LED and HID headlights as aftermarket truck parts has continued to rise in recent years, due to certain advantages that they have over the conventional halogen option.

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Foggy Headlights: Common Causes and Best Restoration Methods

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Whether you have halogen, LED, or HID lights, sooner or later every truck owner is going to struggle with foggy, hazy headlights. It’s a fact of aging, and nothing stays new forever, but it’s something that needs to be addressed. 

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