License Plate LEDs for 1997-2016 Ford F-150 (pair)

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  • Red
  • Cool White (6000K)
  • Warm White
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Amber
  • SMD2 (24 lumens)
  • HP3 (56 lumens)
  • HP5 (92 lumens)
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License Plate LEDs for 1997-2016 Ford F-150 (pair)

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License plate bulbs are used to illuminate the rear license plate on your vehicle. From the factory, the bulbs are incandescent, lighting up in a yellowish color.

Newer luxury cars use LED modules to illuminate the license plate with modern, cool white light. By changing your license plate bulbs to LED, you can easily add this luxury look to your vehicle! 

The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb.

 With low price and easy install, this is one of the best, easiest modifications you can do to improve how your car looks at night.



SMD2: Similarly compact design, with two 5050-size Epistar SMD chips, driven at high power for maximum effective brightness. Outputs at 180 degrees.

HP3: One high-power SMD under a diffusing lens for truly even output (no hotspots). Constant current design and air-cooled base for superior reliability. Features dual contact pins and nonpolar function for easy installation.

HP5: Four high-power SMDs, under a diffusing lens. Just like the HP3, but run at higher power, with integrated copper plating for superior heat dissipation, allowing maximum brightness.

Fitment. All bulbs use a quality inject-molded 194/168 T10 terminal, with a full-size base connector and proper pin alignment, designed for exact replacement of your factory 194 bulb. Just remove the old bulb, and plug in the new LED.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


These LEDs are available in crisp, bright colors including White, Warm White, Blue, Red, Amber, and Green.

 We strongly recommend white or warm white for license plate applications- the other colors are illegal in most areas. Please check your local laws before ordering.

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Diode Dynamics offers several brightness options so you can choose what fits you best.  These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

SMD2: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
HP3: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!
HP5: Nearly triple the brightness of stock OEM bulbs!

Lumens: BUYER BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum.

These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true, measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much lower than the misleading "calculated" figures. Please click here to learn more about LED brightness measurement.



LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means we use only brand-name suppliers such as Epistar, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.

While Diode Dynamics bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.

Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.

Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, and bulbs held together with inferior adhesives. At best, solder joints will crack and fail on low-quality LEDs after a few weeks of use. In the worst case, these bulbs can damage housings as the extra flux and adhesive evaporates and creates a residue on the lens of the housing.

Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.

All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty. For more information, please view the Warranty Information page.

Bulb Size 194, also known as T10 W5W W3W 147 152 158 159 161 168 184 192 193 259 280 285 447 464 501 555 558 585 655 656 657 1250 1251 1252 2450 2652 2821 2921 2825 175
Year 1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
Make Ford
Model F-150
Application LED Bulbs
  1. Sweet looking upgrade for less than $20 Review by Anthony

    Longest part of the installation was realizing latex or rubber gloves would be better to take the bulb out than bare hands. You need the extra grip to remove the existing bulb. The plastic housing surrounding the bulb has clips on the back underneath the bumper, push those through to the outside and you'll get much better access to the bulb, plus it's a lot easier to clip the bulb back into the housing. The bulb needs to be tightened into the housing by turning clockwise until you hear and feel a little click. Test the bulbs first before you put everything back how it was, as for me the bulb needed an extra tighten. All in all a very good little upgrade for under $20 and really looks a lot cleaner than the candescent stock bulbs. Pretty sure you won't be disappointed. (Posted on 1/4/17)

  2. Great brightness, great color Review by Jeff S

    Replaced the factory halogen bulbs with these on my 2015 F-150. The color matches the other exterior LEDs perfectly. These little bulbs put out an incredible amount of light. Really happy with them. (Posted on 1/3/17)

  3. Very Happy Review by gary

    I ordered 6k HP3 56 lumens. Could not be happier. Very bright and does not blind my rear view camera. Did standard shipping got them in 2 days. Very happy. (Posted on 12/29/16)

  4. Fantastic Lights Review by Micha

    These little lights pack some serious brightness! and for the price you simply can't beat them! Extremely satisfied with the look it provides. (Posted on 12/28/16)

  5. FANTASIC LED BULBS!!! Review by joel

    These are the brightest LED bulbs I have ever used!!! Shipping was VERY fast and packed very well.... Will buy from again and again.. GREAT COMPANY!!!!!!!! (Posted on 12/24/16)

  6. Super bright lights Review by Kan

    These little lights are great. Extremely bright and very high quality! Ship time was great as well. I received them within 3 days of ordering. Plan to get a few more soon!
    (Posted on 12/11/16)

  7. So much better than the OEM Review by Shaun

    Nice sharp while. Better than the dull yellow (Posted on 11/7/16)

  8. Perfect lighting Review by Edward R.

    First time buying from Diode Dynamics glad I found these easy install and shines the perfect light just what I wanted look great on my 2016 F150. (Posted on 9/26/16)

  9. Excellent purchase Review by Heather

    I bought these lights for my 2013 F150. These lights are awesome, they have been on my truck for about 2 weeks now. I have a back up camera in the Ford emblem of my truck and was worried the light may be to bright and affect my vision in the camera. The light is actually angled very well and does not mess with the camera at all..I will be ordering these for my other vehicle also (Posted on 9/23/16)

  10. Excellent Review by Roger

    Talk about a bright plate light. Nice clear white light. No issues (Posted on 8/15/16)

  11. Great Value Review by Big Mike

    These lights are as advertised, simple to install and look great. (Posted on 7/21/16)

  12. 10 times better than stock Review by Jared

    Bright white LED lights looks 10 timer better than stock yellow lights highly recommend! (Posted on 6/29/16)

  13. White not yello Review by Jeff Y

    Bought these for the work truck after factor went out, clean look. (Posted on 3/26/16)

  14. Great lights Review by Jay

    Work great. It's been over 6 months and they have kept their brightness and color. Love em' (Posted on 9/24/15)

  15. amazing product!!! Review by craig

    this is the third set of leds i have got for different vehicles from diode and they are amazing. I always recommend diode to anyone who is looking for a effective way to improve their vehicles lighting. (Posted on 1/22/15)


Level of Difficulty: 1/10

Just unplug your factory bulb, and replace it with the new LED one. It is a direct replacement for your vehicle.

Accessing the bulb itself is quite easy. Usually, it is held in by two tabs, and you can pop it out from the outside of the vehicle. In some cases, you will need to remove a few screws, which are clearly visible. Finally, it may be held by clips from the inside, accessible when you open the hatch or trunk.

If it does not work the first time, try flipping it around in the socket, as all LEDs require the correct polarity.

Worry-free warranty

  • - Full 3-year warranty on all products
  • - No waiting: we usually send new items out with a return label (US customers only)


You will get quick help from our trained staff for any issues.

All Off-Road Lighting also carry a limited lifetime warranty.

For further details, please see our full article.

Domestic (US) Customers

  • - Just $5 per order with our Diode Delivers program
  • - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
  • - USPS, for delivery in 2-4 days (on average)
  • - Express services are available, see exact pricing at checkout
  • - Fully Insured


International Customers

  • - We ship to all countries via standard mail
  • - Usually around $10 for LEDs, or $25 for HIDs.
  • - Choose your service on checkout to see exact prices:
  • - USPS 1st Class: 2-5 weeks
  • - USPS Priority: 1-2 weeks
  • - Express EMS: 1 week
  • - Please email us if you are unsure about shipping to your country.

You will receive updates from our site when your order is shipped, along with a unique shipment number to ensure that your order is correctly accounted for. This allows you to easily reply to us if you have any concerns.

Whether your order is big or small, it is tested through many run cycles, and each bulb is tested before shipment. Every single bulb. Every time. And if anything does go wrong, you can rely on our industry-leading warranty for worry-free replacement.

If you're not happy with your items, we want to make it right. So we have some pretty awesome return policies:


30 day return policy. All customers have 30 days from the date of original order shipment to return items.

Full refund, no fees. At Diode Dynamics, we offer free returns. That means no restocking fees, no administrative fees, and no hassle!

 Free return label. If your original order was over $50, you get a free return label for your items (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, you can send the items back through your preferred method.


Within 30 days: If your original order was over $50, you can get new items shipped to you with a return label (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, we can send you the new items first, but you are responsible for returning the old items.

Within 90 days: Any item can be returned for exchange or store credit within 90 days. The buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping, and must first return the old items. We'll still cover the postage for the new items.


Please note: due to the nature of custom acrylic pieces, we cannot offer any refund or exchange for returned custom acrylic items.


To make a return or exchange, please request an RMA, or give us a call. When we get it back, you will be notified and credited appropriately.

Again, all returns must be approved, with an RMA. This is so that we can process your return as quickly as possible when we get it. If you would like to return an item, please Request an RMA. Please include as much information as possible about the reason for return.

Alternatively, you can also send us a message, or give us a call!