Ford will offer a strobe warning LED light kit for its F-150 to fleet customers for the first time on 2016 model-year trucks. The package has been available for Super Duty trucks.
The strobe light kit is designed for utility, road construction and municipal crews that need enhanced vehicle visibility to warn motorists to proceed with caution. The kit uses weather-resistant, durable, low-power LEDs, and is specifically designed to work with the F-150's aluminum-alloy body.
The front- and rear-mounted amber lens strobe lights can be seen from as far away as 1,000 feet during the day and a mile at night, according to Ford. Forward-facing signals are high mounted at the rear edge of the hood for maximum visibility. Rear-facing signals are mounted on either side of the center high-mounted stop lamp, and provide up to 180 degrees of illumination. Customers can program the flash pattern to meet specific fleet requirements.
"Ford designed the first-ever factory-installed LED warning light kit based on fleet customer input," said Kent Bock, Ford's commercial accessory business development manager. "Ordering is as easy as checking a box, and the truck is delivered to your dealer with the system installed."
The no-drill option has a Ford limited warranty of three years or 36,000 miles, and is not susceptible to corrosion issues that can be a result of aftermarket installation.