In a vehicle as complicated as the Ford F-150 pickup, it would be easy to overlook some of the more subtle—but important—touches that the expert designers at Ford have incorporated. And that’s a shame, because the new 2015 F-150 has a few options that bear mentioning. One of our favorites is a segment-exclusive new technology for LED headlamps that will change the way you see both your vehicle’s lights, and the road.
Even among new Ford pickup trucks, the 2015 Ford F-150 holds a special place because of the amount of innovation packed into its lightweight aluminum body. And this technology extends to the lighting, because the new Ford F-150 is the first truck ever to offer more efficient light-emitting diode—or LED—headlamps. Not only is the 2015 F-150 pickup the first truck ever to offer LED headlamps, but it’s also picking up on a trend that has been present in modern vehicle cabins for a couple of years: the incorporation of modern smartphone and tablet technology. Those crystal-clear touch screens are also made using the advanced capabilities of LED.
And there are many reasons to be glad that you can find LED headlamps in the 2015 Ford F-150. Around Shelbyville, your average headlamp will never stand a chance of lasting the whole life of the vehicle—at some point, almost everyone will have to head to the auto parts store to change out a bulb. But the LED lights of the new Ford F-150 will last more than five times as long as regular bulbs. On top of that, they are proven to be more durable and they use 63% less energy. Once again, Ford proves it’s on the cutting edge of vehicle technology.