FORD F-450 Super Duty LED Lights, Parts & More
There are many FORD F-450 accessories to choose from. Some of the accessories are more complex, requiring a skilled mechanic to install. Other F-450 accessories are simple to install, often involving taking out the existing product and inserting the new accessory. There is also a fair amount of variance in the purpose of the accessories. Some are purely for visual purposes, but there are also many FORD F-450 parts you can install to make your vehicle safer or even enhance the performance.
FORD F-450 Truck Lights
For many FORD owners, one of the most common F-450 accessories are new lights. There are two primary reasons for getting new lights. The first is to increase illumination and make it easier to drive. This is especially important if you plan to go off-roading, or you normally drive in difficult conditions. These FORD F-450 parts are especially common in states where rain or snow is common, as both these conditions make it difficult to see the road with standard lights.
The other reason lights are such an important FORD F-450 accessory is they increase your visibility to other drivers. This not only reduces the chance of accidents, but if you ever require roadside assistance, especially in poor weather conditions, it makes it much easier to spot your vehicle. This becomes even more important if you plan to use your FORD F-450 to go off-roading.
Types of FORD F-450 Truck Lights
Looking at FORD F-450 accessories can be overwhelming because of the many options available. There are three primary types of bulbs available. The first is a halogen bulb, which was previously standard for trucks. Halogen bulbs contain a special filament, contained inside of a vacuum. As it burns, it generates a bright and focused light.
High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights are another FORD F-450 accessory to consider. These lights use Xenon gas, which produces a bright light, but consumes less power than halogen bulbs. While both of these are effective options, many drivers much prefer the third option, LED lights.
With F-450 accessories, you want to pick the strongest and most efficient options. As lights go, LEDs are among the best. LED lights are bright, but require minimal power to operate. They also have the longest service life, with many drivers using the same bulbs for several years without any issues. In the past, the only FORD F-450 accessories using LED lights were auxiliary lights. In 2020, it is much more common to find both head and tail lights with LED bulbs. Depending on what year you got your FORD F-450, it is possible your vehicle came standard with LED lights.
One of the FORD F-450 accessories you can get illuminated is the emblem. One option is to replace an existing emblem with an illuminated version, but you can also get a new LED illuminated emblem to stick onto your truck. If you are adding a new emblem, installation is simple. To get this FORD F-450 accessory to stick, use heavy-duty tape, allowing you to mount it anywhere. If you are replacing an emblem, you may have to remove the back paneling to hook up the wiring.
Head and Taillights
In terms of FORD F-450 parts, your head and tail lights represent the most important lighting systems. LED projector headlights are a great way to illuminate even the darkest roads. With how long LED lights last, you do not have to worry about frequently replacing your bulbs. If you normally drive in difficult conditions, you may benefit from installing LED fog lights as well.
Taillights are important to show your location to any drivers behind you. Even in strong rain or snowstorms, LED taillights continue to illuminate your vehicle. Another FORD F-450 accessory you can easily install to the back of your car is a mini-LED tailgate light bar. This bar goes across the back of your truck, running between your two tail lights, further illuminating your truck.
Replacing both your head and tail lights is easy. With most trucks, all you need to do is unscrew the existing lights and install the new ones.
Trucks supported with FORD F-450 Truck Lights
One of the best parts of purchasing FORD F-450 accessories is how compatible they are. FORD produces the F-450 each year. The majority of the makes and body styles are the same each year. Most models of lights use the same FORD F-450 parts, with the only difference being the size. With most lights, the compatibility is based on your truck’s model year.
When you are looking at lights to purchase, the compatibility information is normally included in the name. For example, the lights may include 08-16 in the title, indicating any FORD F-450 produced during these years are compatible with the lights.