Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Justin with americanmuscle.com, here with my quick review of the Oracle LED Off-Road Mirror Caps, available for your 2009 to 2014 F-150 and Raptor. You should be checking out the Oracle Off-Road Mirror Caps here if you're serious about upgrading the auxiliary lighting in your truck for a number of reasons, but mainly for off-road use.
Now, these things are gonna provide a ton of light output, whether you're trail riding, camping, or whatever, and might be a nice alternative to some of those other big light bar options out there if you're not crazy about the appearance of those things or sometimes the mounting difficulties that can come along with those. Instead, with the Oracle options here, you're getting a seamless factory integration with no brackets, no drilling, or no permanent modification.
Oracle is known for designing and producing a bunch of aftermarket auxiliary lighting stuff for a number of different applications, and these mirror caps fall right in line with that. Now, these guys debuted at SEMA a couple of years ago and became instantly popular with many truck owners out there for the reasons I've just mentioned. You're getting a ton of light output from a relatively small OEM-style part without the use for those big extra light bars.
Well, let's talk about that light output real quick because these guys, despite their small size, are really gonna throw a ton of light. You are getting two mirror caps, obviously, here with this kit from Oracle, each one featuring 12 1-watt LEDs, when combined, produce a pretty solid 2,200 lumens overall. RECON has loaded their mirror caps with very high-quality Cree XP-E LED bulbs here, which is a nice thing to point out because these things are essentially the benchmark in the industry when it comes to quality.
Now, each bulb has been rated up to 50,000 hours when it comes to life span, and each one is gonna produce a color temperature of 6,000 K, or 6,000 Kelvin, which is a very, very bright white light with just a small touch of blue, but not much. These LEDs feature a 45-degree beam angle, which is nice to point out because that's gonna throw a ton of light output to your peripheral here, which is important if you do a lot of off-roading. Now, your factory headlights are obviously gonna throw a bunch of light output right in front of the truck, but these guys, of course, will take up some of the slack and cover some of the stuff to the side of the truck, which again is important if you do a lot of off-roading or trail riding because it might help you spot possible hazards that you wouldn't see with your headlights.
Breaking down the construction a little bit here with the Oracle kit, you're gonna find a durable ABS plastic for the housing itself, and the lens is going to be a very rugged polycarbonate lens. And that's actually surrounded by an anodized rock guard. What Oracle says is this is just gonna help protect the lights themselves if you do happen to smack a tree or an obstacle off-road.
You're gonna be dropping just north of 400 bucks for this kit from Oracle, which might sound a little pricey to a lot of you guys at home. But you have to keep in mind that you're not gonna be spending additional money on mounting brackets or additional wiring like you would with some of those light bars we talked about earlier. And also, guys, you have to keep in mind, the Oracle quality and construction overall is going to be worth the price of admission.
Getting into the install here, guys, there is some wiring involved, as you might expect, so you wanna make sure you have your crimpers ready to go or soldering iron, if you prefer, in addition to some few basic hand tools, a socket set, a few screwdrivers, and a T20 TORX tool. Now, you will need to do some power and ground stuff here. You will need to run a switch to turn these guys on and off, and you will need to slightly disassemble the mirrors to get everything installed. So we'll call this one a two out of three on my overall scale of difficulty. Really not that bad, especially if you have a basic grasp of wiring, but again, maybe a couple of hours in the shop or garage to get this one knocked out.
Wrapping up my review of the Oracle Side Mirror Caps here, I think it's gonna be a great option for you guys who do a lot of off-roading or camping or maybe you just live in a dark area, and here's why. You're getting a ton of light output from a relatively small package. You don't have to go crazy with those additional mounting points or wiring like you would with a big light bar option. And finally, the price really isn't all that bad, considering the quality of the RECON kit and the relatively easy install.
So that's my review of the Oracle Side Mirror Caps with Off-Road LEDs, which you can grab right here at americanmuscle.com.
Visibility on the Path Less Traveled.
When off-roading, you need to be able to see the obstacles on each side of your truck, not just in front. With these Oracle Side Mirror with Off Road Lights, your peripheral visibility will increase, protecting both you and your truck. Effective Lighting.
Complete with 24W LED power, these lighting structures are highly effective. A 6000K color temperature allows them to shine brightly without glare. Meanwhile, the 45-degree beam angle illuminates plenty of space. Durable for Rough Roads.
Each of the off road lights in this kit has a waterproof rating of IP67 to ensure these lights function in all weather. Sturdy polycarbonate construction secures the lights onto factory mirrors firmly to endure rough road riding. Easy Integrated Installation.
Since these lights are designed to fit on the factory model side mirrors, installation is easy. For the basic wiring required, just follow the detailed instructions included in the kit. Application.
These Oracle Off-Road LED Side Mirror Caps are manufactured to fit the standard side mirrors of any 2009 to 2014 F-150. Not compatible with tow mirror equipped models.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Driver Side Mirror
- (1) Passenger Side Mirror
- (1) Toggle Switch
- Wiring Harness
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
LED Mirror Cap Specifications.
- Attaches to factory mirrors
- Polycarbonate housing
- Acrylic lens
- Advance LED Optics
- (24) Cree XPE 1W LEDs
- 45 Degree LED Beam Angle
- 24 Wattage per Lamp
- 6000K Color Temperature
- 2A Power Draw per Headlamp
- IP67 Waterproof Rating
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 09-14 - 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Designed for the Standard (Non-Towing) Mirrors.