The US automaker is offering on the best-selling F-150 series for the first time a factory-equipped strobe LED light kit acting as a warning accessory, available across the entire 2016 model year range.
We can see the official title has the word warning in it – meaning it should be used in case of necessity – but we all know in earnest Ford has transformed the F-150 into the perfect party accessory. The LED strobe lights were already available on the 2016 F-Series Super Duty, and they are now for the first time ever available on the F-150 series as well. Ford still tries do right by us by telling its clients the recommended usage includes utility, road construction and municipal crews on-site work – but we also know some of the “intelligent” clients will also try it during normal road driving. The kit is designed to “brighten” up the periods of low visibility and uses low-power, light-emitting diodes that have also been treated to be water resistant and durable.
With specific tailoring for the F-150, the front and rear amber lens strobe lights will be visible from up to 1,000 feet during the day and up to a mile at night. Making sure they are visible, the LEDs have been positioned up high at the rear edge of the hood while in the back they flank the center high-mounted stop lamp. In order to better match the on-site needs, the LED light pattern is programmable. Ford also boasts a three-year / 36,000-mile limited warranty for the LED strobe lights which can be serviced at any of the 3,000+ dealerships across the United States.