Lethal Performance adds a brighter shine to its new Mustang GT
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Lethal Performance
There are many ways to mod your Mustang. Some things make it faster, while others enhance its looks. Often the most satisfying mods are those do-it-yourself upgrades that immediately bear the fruits of your labor. Let’s face it; if you can go out to the garage and quickly knock out some mods that offer an appreciable improvement, odds are it’s going to brighten your day.
Speaking of brightening things, the latest Mustang is brimming with high-tech equipment, but when it comes to many of the lights that you use everyday, the technology on-board is still pretty mundane. The traditional bulbs use power less efficiently and they give off yellow glow, which is in contrast to the headlights and displays in the car.
To bring brighter, whiter interior and reverse lighting to its latest project—a 2015 Mustang GT—Lethal Performance turned to Diode Dynamics for a full suite of its plug-and-play LED bulb upgrades for the S550.
“We chose to install the Diode Dynamics bulbs on our car because they look much better than the factory ones,” Jared Rosen of Lethal Performance said. “They also follow the theme that Ford chose to go with for the headlamps, taillights and galloping-pony puddle lamps. The factory conventional bulbs have a yellow hue to them where the LED emits a nice clean white light.”
As great as the improvement in lighting is, what’s even cooler is just how easily you can upgrade your new Mustang with these bulbs.
“The Diode Dynamic LEDs are direct replacements for the factory bulbs. There’s no wiring, cutting or soldering needed. You simply remove the factory bulb and replace it with the Diode Dynamics one and you’re done,” Jared explained. “The most important thing when doing the install is to know that LEDs are polarity sensitive. That means that the bulb has to be installed the correct way in its socket to work. Test each bulb to make sure it’s lit before reinstalling the dome light/vanity light housing so that you don’t have to take it apart again to flip the bulb the correct way.”
Of course, it stands to reason that the bulbs are a good fit for the latest Mustang, because the company that manufactures them has a Mustang project of its own.
“We’ve been following the progress of the manufacturers releasing products for the all new mustang and saw that Diode Dynamics was on top of their game,” Jared added. “They have their own EcoBoost ’Stang in-house, which they’ve done all of their testing on so we know we’re going to get stuff that fits and works. That’s a much better route to go rather than playing the guessing game with some other brand that hasn’t done any R&D with this specific model.”
To further take the guesswork out of this upgrade, we followed along as Jared upgraded the Lethal Performance 2015 Mustang GT.