The Putco Smoked LED Third Brake Light is a good choice for your 2004 to 2008 F-150. If you're looking for an exterior appearance change with a light that offers noticeable LEDs for visibility and safety but also has a slightly more stealthy look, this option has a smoked lens with a chrome interior accent and a black housing with 15 LEDs all for just over 100 bucks and the installation isn't too hard, thanks to the plug and play harness here so I'm giving it one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Now, I know the light might look like it falls in a number of different categories aside from smoked, but there are some different things I wanna point out here. This light does have a black interior housing where the LEDs mount with some of the ion chrome accents. Now, the smoked name comes from the lens which isn't the darkest smoked lens I've ever seen I will admit, but it is a bit darker than a stocked clear lens. Now with that said, if you're looking for an all-out stealth mode with a darker, more aggressive third brake light, then this might not be for you. But, if you're looking for the subtle chrome accents with a noticeable individual LED, this is a good choice. Now, there are 15 of those individual LEDs lined up in a row here. The outer three on each side will have a white light output, while the inner nine will be red for the brake light. The ion chrome housing accents have greater reflections for visibility, to make sure cars and trucks behind you have their lights properly reflected off the top of your third brake light.
Now, the LEDs last for hours on end, more so than traditional bulbs. The kit runs just over 100 bucks which isn't too bad in my opinion. Putco also offers this in a clear light with a regular lens and a chrome option with a more flashy, in your face appearance if this isn't doing it for you.
The installation is pretty straightforward. However, you'll need simple hand tools like a ratchet and socket set to get the job done in about an hour at the absolute most. You'll simply unbolt the housing from above the windshield where it mounts, unplug the factory wiring and set it aside with the stock light. The new Putco option comes with that plug and play harness you see here which literally plugs right into the stock wiring harness in the truck and you can bolt down the housing to the stock locations. It's as simple as that so I'm giving it one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. With that said, it wraps things up here so if you are the owner of a 2004 to 2008 F-150, you might want to check out the Putco Smoked LED Third Brake Light which you can find right here in americantrucks.com.
Upgraded Styling. This Putco Smoked LED Third Brake Light kit is a direct replacement for your factory Ford F150 third brake and will add an innovative and custom look to your pickup. The bright light of the LEDs will provide additional safety to you and those around you, making it easier to see you during braking situations.
Quality Construction. This Putco Smoked Lens Third Brake Light Kit features a smoked lens with an i-on chrome coating that has been applied to the inside of the lens, creating greater reflectivity and visibility. The 15 super bright LEDs will last many hours over traditional light bulbs. Installation of the Smoked Third Brake Light is simple with the Plug-n-Play harness and requires no knowledge of wiring for installation.
Application. The Putco Smoked Lens LED Third Brake Light is designed to fit 2004-2008 Ford F150s with factory third brake light.