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Old 10-05-2015, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hello all. I am new to this forum.
Has anyone else had "blind spot" issues with the 2014 F150 FX4 headlights?
I live in a rural area, with no street lights and am finding the lack of vision to the front corners very concerning, bordering on dangerous.
My concern is pedestrians or obstacles that I cannot see and i turn into them, due to no light is being projected towards the "front corners".
The lighting directly ahead is very good, but the blind spots have me concerned. Is there any recalls on this lighting situation? Has anyone else noticed this?
I know the 2015 F150 had a design change that has addressed this issue.
Any help on this matter, that does not cost me money, will be appreciated.
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The concept behind an hid projector is to avoid the very thing you're talking about. The projector collects the light and focuses it into a clean solid beam rather than letting the light scatter.
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Better trade your 14 in for a 15! As this is the 1st ever mention of this new Phenomanon...
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Yep its the nature of the beast. Should have got halogens
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I use my foglights to fill in that area. That works really well for me. But I live in town, so I never have the high beams on.
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I'll have to look again tonight, but I never felt it limited my vision.
Then again I'm one of those guy's that has his yellow fogs on, all the time.
For you I would suggest brighter white halogen (not LED) fogs. I'm pretty confident, that will fill the peripheral gap, for you.
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Hello all. I am new to this forum.
Has anyone else had "blind spot" issues with the 2014 F150 FX4 headlights?
I live in a rural area, with no street lights and am finding the lack of vision to the front corners very concerning, bordering on dangerous.
My concern is pedestrians or obstacles that I cannot see and i turn into them, due to no light is being projected towards the "front corners".
The lighting directly ahead is very good, but the blind spots have me concerned. Is there any recalls on this lighting situation? Has anyone else noticed this?
I know the 2015 F150 had a design change that has addressed this issue.
Any help on this matter, that does not cost me money, will be appreciated.
Hi DrillExpat,

Pass along the current mileage of your rig. I'll see how I can help out with those headlights.

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I don't have a solution but I saw a few months ago LEDs that mount on your rear view mirrors where the cap is currently located. Apparently they throw lots of light and may offer a cool solution for driving in your neighborhood
http://store.sdhqoffroad.com/fordf15...admirrors.aspx

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A set of Morimoto XB fogs or Rigid Industries SAE fog lights will fill that exact void.
About 10 months ago I sold my very nice retrofit to go back to OEM HIDs paired with Rigid's SAE fogs. These are not normally Dually's...they have a SAE compliant lens that focuses the light in a wide flat rectangular beam.
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A set of Morimoto XB fogs or Rigid Industries SAE fog lights will fill that exact void. About 10 months ago I sold my very nice retrofit to go back to OEM HIDs paired with Rigid's SAE fogs. These are not normally Dually's...they have a SAE compliant lens that focuses the light in a wide flat rectangular beam.
Yes, exactly!

I have the Morimotos XB LED fogs and they are projected LEDs that fit and wire up in the stock fog location. They throw a wide, low, white beam. They have more side coverage than he halogens.

Last I checked they were $150 but it looks like they went up a bit. Still worth it.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...l#.VhW0eZT3aK0

The Rigid Industries mentioned are also very good. I ran a set of their duallys for a couple years and they are bright but are more expensive.

You may be interested in a 20" light bar if you drive a lot on dark roads.
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