What is the advantage of the MKIII system? . . .
Our MKIII headlight is our latest design, are brighter, have greater range, better build quality, more efficient fans and feature built in rotatable bulbs elements giving you control over the light dispersion field. This allows us to create a brighter unit with more output for you while also helping eliminate excess potential glare to oncomming drivers.
While the previos generation units are excellent lights, the MKIII kits are better in every way.
My Lights will not power on or don’t seem to work correctly. . . .
The first step to resolve this issue is to check both three pin connectors that connect to the truck on the headlight kit, as this is the most common reason for the lights to function incorrectly or not power on. Sometimes the specs can vary slightly even among our F150's so adjustments may need to be made. If one or more of the three male pins on the LED light system is ever so slightly out of line the plastic plug will appear to be properly connected but the miss aligned pin(s) may not be making contact causing the light to malfunction. The deviation of the pins is sometimes very slight and you can miss it at first glance. Carefully re-aligning these three pins to insure they go into the correct hole will rectify the issue.
This image shows the correct PIN insertion pleacement.
This image shows the correct pin orientation. You can properly align your tabs using a flat head screw deriver etc. as needed, but be careful not to break the tabs.
I am confident either my bulb or ballast unit may not be working correctly. How can I tell for sure? . . .
If one of your headlights is still functioning correctly, try swapping the bulb from the malfunctiong side to the side that is still working. If the problem follows the bulb, then we know it its the bulb that needs replaceing or ballast PIN alignment. If the bulb works correctly on the other side then it may be the ballast that needs repalcing or ballast PIN adjustment.
How do I use the Bulb rotation feature on the MKIII system? . . .
The MKIII headlight systems have built in rotation elements. Simply removing the small screw in the bulb shroud will allow you to rotate the shroud to your desired position. Then re-install your screw to soldifiy its postion. There is no 'correct' postion, it is based on your needs and preferences.
Are the MKIII lights too bright? . . .
Our MKIII headlights are designed with rotation elements to allow light cast adjustment so that you have more control over the light cast field to help prevent bothering other drivers. You can also use the adjustment screw on the headlights themselves to further aim the headlights.
Our headlight kits are the brightest available but with the suggestions above you should not have any issues with others drivers!
What do I do if moisture makes its way inside the lamp assembly? . . .
Our MKIII headlight fan systems are designed to help circulate air and eliminate any extra moisture that finds its way into the lamps. Running your headlight fan system should eliminate any moisutre. If you are getting excessive amounts of moisture there may be a leak etc someohwere that needs to be sealed (with RTV silicone) or you can also try further covering the rear of the headlight housing. (be careful nto to block the fan air flow however).
While the previos generation units are excellent lights, the MKIII kits are better in every way.
What is the difference between MKI and MKII? . . .
The MKII Lights are our newest version. They offer improved brightness, better build quality, laser engraved bodies and a purer white light. We highly recommend the MKII option! Both the MKI and MKII units will fit the same applications.
Can I Adjust the direction that the lights point? . . .
Yes! for Hi/Low dual beam lights, our bulbs are designed so that one of your lights can be rotated 180 degrees. This will allow you to install the bulbs in the manner that you feel is best, either with your low beams facing our or inwards. Facing in is the most common choice.
How do you rotate the light direction? . . .
One of your lights should rotate 180 degrees (half turn) to allow you to choose the direction of your lights while on low beam.
First take your bulb and install the fan unit.
Then, while holding the back base of the bulb steady, rotate the fan unit clockwise. If you feel heaey resisitance, try your other bulb as the rotating unit.
If the lights seem hard to turn, then you may need to use some additional force by using a wrench or similar device. Please be careful to select the light unit that you will not damges its power cable and is free to rotate.
I dont see a huge difference between Low and Hi beam? . . .
We all are used to very dim low lights and much brighter high beams with the difference usually being very drastic. We packed as much power as possible into the low beams, and for this reason the difference between low and high is not as dramatic. They are still extremely bright however.
If my F150 has OEM HID or OEM LED can I install these? . . .
No. If oyur truck is factory equipped with HID or LED headlamps than you cannot use our LED system.
Are these legal for road use? . . .
Our lights are approved for use both off-road and on-road use!
One of the headlights flickers a couple of times when you turn it on and then it stays on. What does this mean? . . .
It could be the computer voltage system adjusting to the headlight request and may be nothing at all to worry about. If it casues issues than it may indicate a weak connection some where in the system. Please see the "I have some flickering with my headlights' FAQ for solutions.
I have some flickering with my headlights. . . .
This problem is almost alays related to a loose connection in some way. Please check for bent tabs at the harness connection or any looseness in the screw down power connector as seen below in the pics.
Other things to check;
Check all connections throughly, not only for tighteness but for clean contacts. The screw down caps can sometimes be broken and not appear so. You also need to ensure the correct polarity at your connections i.e. if a harness is plugged in upside down it may appear correct but the polarity may be causing issues. Finally, your particualr system may need a simple in line resistor installed simply to let the truck feel the light is still present compleplety and to provide the approariate voltage. After install we suggest allowing a 'set in' time with your lights after installing them and allow them to run for 15-30 minutes. If you have thoroughly tried all of the above please contact us for further resolution.
What is the wattage? . . .
Our bulbs will draw approx. 36 watts a piece and the MKII lights produce approx. 7500 lumen per light!
My bulbs don’t face the right direction? . . .
You should find that one of your bulbs will be rotatable 180 degrees. This design will allow you to position the lights and have them facing the direction that you desire.
One of my headlights doesnt seem as bright? . . .
Please make sure all of your connection points are very clean, as this can cause a loss of power/brightness.
One of the bulbs is loose in the socket and spins around, the other one does not. . . .
That is by design, no need for alarm. They are built that way to allow the bulb to rotate in a 180 degree position so that the F150 owner can decide which side the light faces on for low and high beams. The bulb should stay fixed in both 180 directions once aligned and installed.
Radio Whine . . .
We get this report on a very, very rare basis, usually indicating something is not grounded well in the truck. One fellow owner fixed the issue by installing a ground loop isolator (can be found at parts store or amazon, approx $8-10). The issue is usually not tied to the headlight kit, bot something on the truck itself. Here is an example of a ground loop isolator that you would install on your radio. ( Click here for a product example on amazon )
Will these lights work with my DRL's? . . .
Our headlight system works great with the DRL’s system!
Can the headlights be used with aftermarket assemblies? . . .
If your aftermarket assembly accepts the same bulb as the original headlamp then you can use our kits! If they do not use the same bulb type as the OEM housings, than they will not work.
What are the colored sheets for in the headlight kit? . . .
Those are color appliques that you can wrap around the bulbs protective sleeve to change the color output of the headlights if so desired.
How do the LED headlights compare to the OEM HID systems? . . .
Our LEDs will have a more pure white color to them and essentially equal brightness, the OEM HID system may slightly edge out the LED system on range based on the housing design but we believe our LED design is better in every other way.
Are these equipped for extreme temperatures? . . .
Our LEDs are desined to be used in extreme temperuates, both cold and hot.
Will they melt snow? . . .
Our LEDs do run cooler than your normal halogens so it would take them slightly longer to melt snow than your OEM halogen lights but based on fellow F150 owner feedback the upgrade is well worth it!
HID vs LED? . . .
When compared to an HID system generally LEDs have a purer and more uniform color pattern and can produce greater brightness although sometimes depending on the housing enclosure HID can outdistance LEDs very slightly
On my 2004-08 the high beam activates when I activate fog lights. . . .
This is a rare scenario but we have seen it. This is caused by the grounding function of the fog light assembly being tied to the high beam system. You will need to install an inline resisitor with your fog lights to reduce the electric load. If that does not work then try grounding the ground wire itself to the frame of the truck.
I am confused about how to buy the 2015 headlights? . . .
If you want both the Low and high beam package then select the ' Low & High Beam Combo ' option and then select whether you would like the MKI or MKII version.(we highly recommend the MKII!)
One Hi & Low combo order will contain both the highs and lows LED kits for each headlight. A single kit consist of a pair of bulbs (the combo kit has 2 pairs of bulbs). We hope that explanation helped!
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