The 3 LED Bulbs You’ll Need For Your F-150 | CSP Mini, S.V-4, and Carbide Canbus LED Install

the 15 to 17 Ford f-150 is one of the
most challenging headlights to get a good low beam upgrade in and in this
video I’m gonna show you guys what we found to be the best option I’m gonna
show you guys how to install it how to even access it on your truck and more
importantly I’m gonna show you how much brighter that thing is compared to stock
so let’s head on over to the truck and get started now accessing your headlight is actually
as simple as turning the wheel and reaching in here with a 5.5 millimeter
socket and pulling these two screws out there are two screws and then there’s
one plastic pin retainer super easy to remove and when you get these things out
you can pull back the liner reach up behind the headlight and access the low
beam high beam and turn signal in one shot you do not need to remove the
headlight to do this it is an easy upgrade in your driveway
now our truck is all assembled to my left here but we’ve actually got a
separate fifteen to seventeen f150 headlight housing just for testing all
these different bulbs if you’ve tried to shop for bulbs on the internet already
you already know there’s three 400 different options out there some of them
have fans some of them don’t some of them have flexible heat sinks some of
them have large drivers pass-through harnesses what do you even pick in this
video I’m going to show you guys exactly how you can get a low beam bulb in here
that’s actually gonna fit with your factory dust cover now you may or may
not be aware but on the back of your Ford f-150 headlight housing you’ve got
your low beam bulb up top you’ve got your high beam bulb down low and in
front of them is this dust cover and this is the trickiest part of this truck
the dust cover pops off like so but as you can see the low beam bulb is offset
toward the top of the housing what that means for you is you cannot install just
any old large fan base bulb most of them don’t fit you can’t install any giant
passively cooled bulb because they also won’t fit they’ll hit up here we’ve seen
guys trim this out before we’ve seen guys not even put the dust cover back on
that’s up to you honestly we don’t like running without dust covers if you go
through pressurized car washes you go down dirt roads enough you’re gonna get
stuff in your headlights it looks bad you got a nice truck there’s no sense in
not putting a dust cover back on so we needed a bulb that would fit with the
factory dust cover and that is the GTR lighting CSP mini bulb the beautiful
part about this bulb is it was actually designed with these trucks in mind the
guys of GTR Lighting decided hey we need something small low profile that’s gonna
fit in just about everything that’s gonna still pack a punch and as you’re
about to see in our studio when I face this thing up against the stock
headlights you’re not gonna believe how much light comes out of a small bulb
like this now removing your factory bulb is as simple as reaching in turning it
counterclockwise pull it toward you press in on this little tab
and remove it from the vehicle just like that now once again we’re doing this all
from inside the wheel liner of the truck super easy you don’t have to pull the
headlight out there’s very little difference in size
between the original halogen bulb and the GTR lighting CSP mini bulb that’s
why this thing is so great for this application check this out
plug the bulb in just like this insert it into the factory opening here align
the tabs and twist it into place as you can see there is plenty of room for the
dust cover to go back on it’s not sticking out beyond the dust cover it’s
gonna cool effectively and you can still reinstall this just like it was from the
factory now that is the biggest reason why we love these bulbs this is one of
the only options on the market today that we’ve tested and we’ve tested a lot
well over 100 bulbs in this headlight alone this is one of the only ones that
will fit with your dust cover now when it comes to the high beam on the 15 to
17 f150 you actually do have a few different options remove the dust cover
just like so and as you’ll see unlike the low beam the high beam is centered
in this opening what that means is you can get away with a little bit more
aggressive bulb and you can actually even run a fan base bulb as I’m about to
show you here and get the dust cover back on so twist your factory 9005 bulb
unclip it from the wire harness set it off to the side now if you’ve been on
our channel for a little while you’ve probably seen the S-V.4 bulb this is a
very very popular bulb today it is unbelievably bright it fits just about
everything but even on this tight headlight housing here the 15 to 17 you
can’t run it in a low beam it’s just too wide at the base this part right here
will bump into the top of the headlight housing however when it comes to your
high beam because the high beam is centered in this vehicle like it is on
many other vehicles you don’t have to worry about that it’s centered in the
opening the dust cover will go back on you can run the S-V.4 in your high beam
here’s what it looks like compared to the original 9005 bulb as you can see
it’s very similar in size it’s just a little bit deeper and it’s a little bit
wider this bulb also has an external driver the sweet part about all of this
is you can fit it all into that high beam opening and get this dust cover
back on so take your high beam bulb insert it into the headlight housing
Twista clockwise lock it in place go ahead and connect it to your factory
wire harness and finally you can tuck the driver and just below the fan here
there’s just enough room on these headlights that you can do this and
check this out you can put the factory dust cover right back on there it’ll
still it’ll still cool properly and most importantly you are going to have an
unbelievably bright high beam in your fifteen to seventeen f-150 now there’s
one last thing you can do to your headlights on your f-150 to make it
really stand out from the crowd and that is a turn signal upgrade kit from GTR
lighting this is what your factory turn signal looks like it has this brown plug
on the end you can reach up and grab it it’s right between your low beam and
your high beam on your vehicle so you can still do this upgrade without
removing the headlight what we’re gonna be installing today in its place are the
carbide canbus 2.0 bulbs from GTR lighting this is what they look like
compared to stock now what I absolutely love about these bulbs is you do not
need a resistor to get them installed properly without hyper flash that is
phenomenal on a vehicle like this where you’re reaching up in the wheel liner
you don’t want to be stripping back wires soldering things screwing stuff to
sheet metal if you can just pop something like this in like so and plug
it back in your headlight that’s a win for everybody and it really is as simple
as that that was not the case the last 10 years in LED technology you could not
get a plug-and-play resistor list bulb to work properly in your truck today you
can thanks GTR lighting now with our headlight completely upgraded I’m gonna
go ahead and get this done on this truck right beside me here we’re gonna head on
over to our studio we’re gonna do some before-and-after shots for you guys and
show you just how much brighter this combination is compared to stock so
we’ve got our f150 pulled into the studio now and we can clearly see why
you’re even watching this video in the first place these came in at 230 maximum
lux it’s a dim low beam however the beam pattern is good from the factory and
that’s a great thing for us we’re gonna put a different bulb in there we’re
gonna brighten it up and we’re gonna try not to introduce too much more glare in
the eyes of oncoming traffic that is the goal here brighten it up and not get
flash let’s see what the CSP mini bulb can do in the low beam
now the GTR alighting CSP mini bulb came in at 1010 lux compared to the 230
this thing had from the factory that is awesome we’re almost four times brighter
in stock and man it’s got a clean output we’re not picking up any glare above
those cutoff lines anymore than we had from the factory honestly we’ve got a
nice hot spot on the left and right headlights and we’ve got a little bit
more flood left and right as well so if you’re driving on the road you’re gonna
illuminate those ditches a little bit better than you could before now let’s
check out the high beam the stock high beam on the fifteen to seventeen f-150s
is a pretty decent high beam it came in at 660 lux it’s not the worst we’ve seen
and the best part is the S-V.4 high beams should brighten it up
significantly so let’s check that bulb out now the S-V.4 bulb in this
particular truck is the real home run when it comes to high beam this came in
at 2710 lux compared to the 660 man if you’re
looking for something that’s gonna give your truck a little bit more punch on
the back roads a little bit more on the open highways the S-V.4 bulb is the
way to go as you can see it installed easily and we’ve got a beautiful punchy
eye beam now as you can see that low and high beam combination on this truck is
night and day different compared to what you came home with when you bought the
thing now if you need any other upgrades for your Ford f-150 we’ve got like six
of them in the parking lot out front right now they are all in different
stages of development we’ve got stuff like the XB LED headlights we’ve got a
video on those showing you how to take your truck apart how to get them
installed how they look compared to stock they’re unbelievable I love those
things we’ve got some of the world’s brightest reverse lights for these
trucks and I’d love to show them to you subscribe to the channel visit headlight
revolution com if you need anything else for your f150

28 thoughts on “The 3 LED Bulbs You’ll Need For Your F-150 | CSP Mini, S.V-4, and Carbide Canbus LED Install

  1. Could I use the 9005 low beam headlight bulb for a 2015 Toyota Rav4

  2. I guess these guys don't ship out orders and dont' respond to your emails or calls. A bit sketchy to order from these guys.

  3. When they are released, will you please do some testing on the VLEDs V6 TRITON LEDs?

  4. What's the 4th plug connector for (the black connector between low and high)

  5. Difference between GTR Lightning CSP Mini and Supernova Perfect Fit?? They seem to be the same led, same design, shape, led diodes… even your description page is the same, but with different branding:

    LE: The PerfectFit even has a lower price and lifetime warranty

  6. Are the HR S-V.4 H11 the same as the Supernova V.4 H11? If yes, then why are they $99 on Supernova’s website and $209 on HR’s site?

  7. The morimoto 2 stroke fits just fine with the dust cover on my truck

  8. How about 1860 chip led..?
    Ist ok for reflector headlight..
    Pls help..#Headlight Revolation

  9. Just installed this setup on my 16 XLT and they look great…but it's no joke that this is not an easy install. Low beams actually fairly easy but the high beams were a nightmare to seat and get locked in. Definitely glad for the info of this video but be prepared for some bloody knuckles and definitely some swearing.

  10. Will the GTR Gen 3s fit in the high beam or low beam here? How does the DD SL1s compare to the Perfect Fits in the low beams? The SL1s fit without any modifications to the dust cover as well.


  12. Thanks for this video guys! I have been waiting for this one, it has definitely made me decide on buying the csp minis for my low beams, fogs and the sv.4s for my high beams

  13. Nothing about changing the headlight bulb (or assembly for that matter)in a newer F150 is easy! Though it may be with a hoist and removing the wheel. Nothing with ever beat the east of my 2003 Chevy was.

  14. Do you have a link or part number to the GTR Carbide Canbus 2.0 LED turn signal bulb as mentioned in the video?

  15. Guys, I have emailed you several times from your web site with no response, what's up with that?

  16. So does the turn signal bulb also produce the white light to fill in the gap between the highbeam and low beam?

  17. So the low bean bulb assembly fits behind a dust cover, but is the bulb actually good quality? Does it last? Sure it appears more bright but I want my bulbs to last as well and not replace every couple years.

  18. I don't get how you can run that low beam bulb you said wouldn't fit in low beam housing, in place of the high beam bulbs. High beams are way more bright than low beam bulbs. They should be entire different types of bulbs. Cause to me if you are putting it in the high beam slot only cause it doesn't fit the low beam slot in this specific truck then either you were planning on running too bright a bulb in the low or the bulb is too weak for the high.

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