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I just traded a '13 F-150 for a '15 F-250 and I'm pretty surprised at how much better the headlights were on the older truck.
I'm looking for better light without spending 3 or 4 hundred bucks.

Anybody have good experience with replacement bulbs in these trucks?
 

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Best way is to go with the lifetime LED but you're looking at a price that you don't want to spend.

The other solution i see is upgrade the bulbs like sylvania ultra but some people had bad luck with their lifetime. Others had them for years


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Best way is to go with the lifetime LED but you're looking at a price that you don't want to spend.

The other solution i see is upgrade the bulbs like sylvania ultra but some people had bad luck with their lifetime. Others had them for years


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Consumer Reports has found the lighting is getting worse in newer vehicles because the lights are designed for appearance and not to produce the best lighting. And the more expensive the vehicle, the fancier the lights and the worse the problem.
 

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In city driving, I agree the lighting is sub-par. OEM casts such a large unfocused beam it blends with street lighting, but most city lighting is enough. On the open highway between civilization, I find the OEM lighting does the job. Click your brights on and be mindful of oncoming traffic, it throws plenty of light in the dead of night.

Alternatively, the only other way to get more light is to dive into the aftermarket. There is an outfit that does custom HID projector retrofits for many vehicles including our late model F250+. They run about $1200 a set. With this outfit, you really get what you pay for. If you're a DIY person, you can save about 60% on that price tag, and buy the projector kit and retrofit your own headlamps, but you better be sure you know what you're doing, any mistake could put you in for buying another set of headlamps, and then you won't feel so thrifty.

OEM headlamps suck, there's no fighting it. Spend $30-$50 on bulbs all you want, the results will be pitifully minimal at best, if not make it worse. Go projector or suck it up and deal with what OEM gives ya. There's no shortcuts in proper light output. Don't be that guy that makes halogen reflectors so bright he blinds everyone else... bad things happen to those people and their rigs.

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I was really surprised at how much these lights suck compared to the '13 F150 I had. Those lights were amazing with a good pattern and white light and these lights just suck in comparison.
We live in the country and I'm looking for light to let me know if something is on the side of the road about to make a run for it.
I ordered a bull bar and I have a 20" light bar that I'm going to put on it so I have the option when we're on the way home or in to town for now. I know they're not legal for street use and all of that but I don't intend to leave them on when there is traffic coming. We go for miles without seeing cars between our home and civilization. Maybe down the road I'll invest in some lifetime LED replacements after I've spent enough money on all the other things on the growing list of what I want to do to this truck.
 
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