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Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with americanmusscle.com. And this is my quick review of Recon's high-power LED dome light set available for all 2009 and 2014 F150s. You should be checking out the recon kit here if the dark and dim factory interior lights just aren't cutting it anymore and you want a huge improvement in light output over those factory light bulbs, along with making the switch to more modern technology in the LED. Now, this is a very basic kit with a basic purpose here, guys, right, to provide your interior with a little bit more light. Now, the Recon kit does include three separate bulbs or LEDs in this case to be used in three different locations, the overhead dome light in the center of the cab and along with the driver and passenger side map lights. So why make the switch to the modern LED lighting? Well, guys, for starters, as you might imagine, they're going to be far brighter than the dull, yellow factory incandescent lighting. In fact, Recon's actually claiming these things are going to be 18 times brighter than these factory bulbs. Now, this should be more than enough lighting for you, no matter what time of day you need them. Along with the additional brightness benefits here, the LED is packing some other benefits as well, such as lower power draw through less wattage, which is going to put less strain on your truck's battery and charging system, which might come in handy if you do happen to leave a dome light on overnight, not going to wipe out your battery. And finally, guys, the LEDs are going to be much more durable and last far longer than those factory incandescent bulbs. In fact, the average life span of an LED or each individual diode is going to be roughly 50,000 hours. So basically, you should never have to worry about replacing these things for the lifespan of your truck. So yes, you are going to be spending a little bit more money initially with this kit here. However, they're not going to be burning out at the rate of those factory style bulbs. Speaking of price, at the $60 to $70 price point for the Recon kit, some of you guys might think that's a tad excessive when compared maybe to some other generic options similar to this. And I don't totally disagree with you in this case. However, what you have to keep in mind is Recon is known for producing some high-quality LED lighting and accessories. So, again, you have to factor that into the price when comparing these to some of your other generic options you might find on other option sites. As for the install, well, there's really nothing to it. Now, I do want to urge you, though, however, to be careful because some of the factory housings ca be a little fragile. And if you start muscling these things around, they might actually break on you. As for that center dome light, simply pull that thing straight down, swap out the bulb and you're good to go there. No real tools needed for that one. On the other hand, the map lights for the passenger and driver's side will require a flat-head screwdriver to release the clips in order to pull that down but, again, very simple stuff here. Again, just use caution. That's all I can tell you. Again, swap the bulbs out for the map lights and you should be good to go there, guys. Overall, a very simple one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter here for the Recon kit and maybe 30 minutes of your time to get everything in place. To wrap this one up, guys, it's pretty simple. If you don't mind spending the money on the Recon kit here, you're going to drastically improve the lighting for the interior of your F150 while getting some of those secondary benefits when making the switch to a modern LED such as the long life span and the low power draw. That's my review of the Recon high power LED dome light kit, which you can grab for your truck right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Installation Time: (approx) 10 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
It looks like my rear (dome/map lamp) bulb assembly has 3 of those long bulbs... one center dome and two map lights. This is not what your picture shows. 2011 F150 Super crew. Is that what it comes with?
The Recon High Power LED Dome Light Kit will include one long festoon bulb, and two 194 base bulbs.
Do the led lights dim as they go off ?
The Recon High Power LED Dome Light Kit will function just like the factory lights - they will dim after locking the doors but they will not dim when they are manually turned on or off.
After they were installed they worked for a few months and now that don't work at all and blew a fuse. Do these draw more amps than the stock?
These lights actually draw less amperage than stock due to the nature of LED's. If they didn't work then a fuse blew, there could be an issue with a short to ground on the power circuit for those lights.
will this kit work on my 2012 super crew as the kit only comes with the three bulbs but the light for my back seat has three in it when it looks like in the picture the back seat light only has the one bulb
The Recon High Power LED Dome Light Kit will work with a 2012 Super Crew.
Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour
Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
May 22, 2018
The lights are good, install was easy. The lights themselves were not consistent. First time one flickered, American Trucks was quick on the exchange. The next set one was blue one was white, exchanged again, ended up with front lights that are blue and back that is white. But tired of messing with it so said good enough. American Trucks did a great job on the exchanges.
Performance Gain 3
Bang For Your Buck 2
Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
May 09, 2018
Bright and powerful but...
Very bright but not too bright. Updates the look of the interior. However I've had issues with them lately. My drivers side map light is a bit finicky. Press it once and it goes on and then off when you release, press it a second time nothing happens, press it a third time and it stays on like it should.... this happens every single time, like it was designed to do that or something. Also had my fuse blow for these twice now in the past few months. Not sure if it's related to my drivers side map light issue
Performance Gain 5
Bang For Your Buck 5
December 29, 2017
These are awesome. So much brighter than the stock yellow bulbs, Just be careful removing the factory housing as the plastic tabs are pretty fragile
July 05, 2017
Looks great, much brighter and the quick installation made it about 10 minutes to switch the lights. Only draw back is you still have to buy led lights for the map lights in backseat dome
June 22, 2017
the recon LED dome light kit is great . You open the doors a bright light comes on it light up the entire cab.And its not hard on your eyes. Money well spent.
June 22, 2017
Way better than the stock lighting
My truck was too dim at night with the stock incandescent bulbs. The LED upgrade was easy to install and made a huge difference in the amount of light inside the cab. great when you drop something under the seat at night.
June 22, 2017
Lights are super bright compared to stock bulbs. Didn't seem like an exact fit, but they did go in and work good
January 16, 2017
nice look inside
way better look inside, and brighter. love the white glow look.