The Subaru Forester, also known as “Fozzies” by their adoring owners are easily one of the most beloved Subarus of all time. Despite being less sport oriented than the popular WRX and WRX STi, the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester has a cult-like following. 

And that’s no surprise! The 2014-2018 Forester combines all wheel drive and either a 2.0 or 2.5 modern 4-cylinder into a practical 5-door package. That said, “Fozzie” owners know there’s room for improvement, as evidenced by tens of thousands of modified Foresters all across the country. 

But, where to begin!? Just like the 2014-2018 Forester, LED lighting upgrades are an awesome mix of form and function. By upgrading your Subaru Forester’s stock halogen bulbs with plug-and-play LED replacements, you’ll have more usable light output and clean, 21st-century look. 

Keep reading below for the top 5 LED lighting upgrades for the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester!

Diode Dynamics SL1 LED Headlight Bulbs

Despite all the modern features of the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester, the factory incandescent H11-size low beams and 9005-size high beams are simply behind the times. The ideal upgrade for getting better visibility from your Forester’s reflector-style headlight is an optically focused LED bulb, such as our H11-size SL1 Low Beam and 9005-size SL1 High Beam Bulbs.

Unlike generic LED headlight bulbs that can cause lots of unwanted glare, the SL1’s design perfectly mimics the filament location of your stock halogen bulbs. The result is a clean, OEM-like beam pattern that is FAR brighter. Best of all, our H11-size low beams and 9005-size high beams are 100% plug-and-play!

Check how easy it is to install LED headlight bulbs in your 2014-2018 Subaru Forester!

Diode Dynamics LED Fog Light Bulbs

From the trail to the turnpike, our H11-size SLF LED Fog Light Bulbs provide dramatically more usable light than the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester’s stock fog lights. And don’t be fooled by high “lumen ratings” seen on generic LED bulbs from Amazon or eBay. At 780 test-verified lumens, the SLF is one of the brightest LED fog lights you can buy!

LED Fog Light Bulbs in Subaru Forester

The same advanced optical design featured in our  SL1 LED Headlight Bulbs, is also found in our H11-size LED fog light bulbs.  This means you have more light output and better visibility without ANY unnecessary glare!

Upgrade your Subaru Forester's fog lights in less than 20 minutes! 

Diode Dynamics Front Turn Signal LED Bulbs

If you’re already upgrading your 2014-2018 Subaru Forester’s factory headlights to LED, we recommend replacing your stock front turn signals with our 7440-size XP80 LED replacement bulbs. Packing 510 verified lumens, the XP80 LED Front Turn Signal Bulb provides far more light output than anything offered from the factory! 

To prevent hyperflashing or hyperblinking, we also recommend checking out our plug-and-play CF18 LED Flasher Module. This inexpensive, easily installed module prevents hyperblinking that can occur after installing front turn signal LED bulbs. For a truly unique look with custom blinking and hazard patterns, check out our SmartTap LED Flasher Module!

Check how easy it is to upgrade your 2014-2019 Subaru Forester’s front turn signals!

Diode Dynamics Tail Light LED Bulbs

Your 2014-2016 Subaru Forester’s factory tail light bulbs are no match for the performance of modern LED replacements. By installing our LED Tail Light Bulbs, your Forester’s running and brake lights will be FAR more visible to other drivers at night. 

Diode Dynamics 7443-size HP11 LED Tail Light Bulbs drop right into place of your 2014-2016 Subaru Forester’s stock lights. Unlike cheaper options, we engineer the HP11 with the highest quality components and verify it’s light output (310 lumens) in our St. Louis laboratory. As with all Diode Dynamics LED lighting, our HP11 LED Tail Light Bulbs are backed by a 3-year warranty.

Subaru Forester with LED tail lights

Diode Dynamics Backup Light LED Bulbs

When it comes to reverse lights, brightest is best! Our 921-size XP50 LED Bulbs are the #1 backup light upgrade for the 2014-2019 Subaru Forester. As with all our LED bulb upgrades for the Subaru Forester, we prove the light output in our laboratory. At 410 lumens, the XP50 is one of the brightest plug-and-play backup bulbs on the market! 

Installing the XP50 is easy, requiring only basic hand tools. There is NO splicing, wiring, or modification needed! Simply remove your Forester’s stock backup bulb, and the XP50 plugs right in! In minutes, you’ll drastically improved visibility when reversing at night.

Subaru Forester LED reverse light bulbs


  • Fits all 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Subaru Foresters

  • Fits all trim levels including 2.0XT Premium, 2.0XT Touring, 2.5i, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Premium Black Edition, and 2.5i Touring

Diode Dynamics LED lighting is proudly engineered and tested right here in the USA, and is backed by our 3-year worry-free warranty! Want to check out more LED lighting upgrades for your 2014-2018 Subaru Forester? Click here!