Installing LED Replacement Lighting From Recon

April 26th, 2011

Text and Photos by J.S. Hansen

Recon Truck Accessories has quickly become a household name in the light-duty diesel aftermarket––and for good reason. Recon manufactures some of the highest-quality replacement LED and lighting products in the industry. And the company’s lighting is a simple upgrade for nearly any kind of diesel pickup.

Recon offers an upgraded bulb or lens for every light you’ll find on your truck, from stem to stern, including direct plug-in replacement LED bulbs for the interior dome lights, along with replacement smoked- or clear-lens mirror marker lights. Recon also offers plug-and-play LED tail lights, cab lights, third brake lights and below-the-tailgate LED marker bars. The company offers a wide array of lens colors, including standard red, amber, clear and even smoked.

When it came time to improve the looks of our dark shadow-grey 2010 Ford F-350, Recon was the first place we called. We decided to outfit our truck with Recon’s smoked LED taillights, smoked third brake light, smoked LED mirror lights and even ordered the company’s smoked replacement lenses and LED bulbs for the factory Ford cab lights. While our project truck is currently not equipped with cab clearance lights, we will be installing them shortly.

The beauty of the install is that all the parts we ordered are complete plug-and-play lighting systems that required no drilling or wiring. You simply remove the factory lights and bulbs and plug the new Recon LED systems into the factory wiring harnesses. We also installed the “Line of Fire” LED bar, which fits under the tailgate that comes prewired with a four-prong trailer connector that simply plugs into the trailer tow wiring harness under the bumper, so no wiring is required there either. Once plugged in, the unit functions as a standard marker, turn and brake light.

All these parts were installed in less than an hour in the garage and took no special tools, just a couple of sockets, ratchet and screwdriver. The smoked lenses really helped give our truck the stealthy sporty look we were after. In addition, the LED lighting is much brighter for safety and will offer a much longer lifespan, compared to those factory bulbs.


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