“Ford fires stones at this headlamp, expose it to extreme sun, soak it in saltwater, shoot rocks, rock salt and ice – it’s very tough to crack,” said JR Toothman, Owner.LED is the fastest-growing segment in lighting technology, according to trade magazine LED Inside. Applications include smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, luxury sedans, industrial, commercial and outdoor lighting. Even supermarkets incorporate LED lighting to make produce look fresher. What sets F-150 LED technology apart is how the headlamps are made, and how different they are from what the industry has traditionally used. To develop this cutting-edge headlamp technology, Ford leveraged the expertise of its longtime lighting developers OSRAM and Flex-N-Gate. With the LED lighting system available for the new F-150, Ford lighting experts had more freedom with the lamp design, because LEDs are smaller than typical headlamps and are easier to package. The new Ford F-150 LED headlamp unit uses semiconductor chips to control the light. The technology helps make LED lights more durable and therefore longer-lasting. Ford designers created a unique lens for the F-150 LED headlamp with special machines that carve out 16 precision optical surfaces and 80 facets on the lens face to spread the light evenly. The innovative design magnifies the light, allowing Ford to better illuminate the road for the new F-150 driver using just a single LED per lamp. The crowning touch for the lighting on the all-new F-150 is another first for the auto industry. Ford designers outlined the LED headlamp with a thin LED tube to create a signature appearance for the new truck that can be spotted from great distances at night.
“Remember the craze in the 1980s with truck light bars?” said JR Toothman. “It looks so cool. I’m telling you, this LED light tube is going to be the next big thing. Our new F-150 owners will be longing for dusk every day, just to show off their trucks in dramatic lighting.”
In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to continue to serve our customers’ automotive needs, while protecting the health or our customers and employees, Toothman Ford’s sales department will be operating on an appointment only basis. We understand personal vehicles are our community’s primary mode of transportation and we are working hard to safely serve you. We are following state health official guidelines and have diligently increased our cleaning standards.
In addition, we encourage our service customers to take advantage of our 24/7 key drop for service appointments to encourage social distancing.
Please contact us if you have an automotive need. If you do not feel comfortable making an appointment to visit our dealership we can make arrangements to serve you remotely.