F-250 Lariat White and Amber Strobe Lights Install (2023)


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In this video, we're featuring a number of our Wicked Warnings white and amber strobe lights installed on a new F-250 Lariat Super Duty.

In the front of this truck, we've added new LED headlight and fog light retrofit bulbs. Check our website at wickedwarnings.com if you would like to upgrade your lights to LEDs. We're also featuring our Razor LED in the grille. The Razors are set to an alternating amber-white flash pattern that changes speed.

From the front and the sides of this truck, you can see our LIN-6 amber strobe lights in the fog light bezel and our Auto Flasher Mirror Mod Kit flashing the mirror lights. In the side badges, we're using our Thin-X TIR series amber strobe lights.

In the rear of this truck, we've installed two LIN-6 amber strobe lights under the taillight for additional rear and side warning. Our ECO HAW HD (high dome) version is used within the factory reverse lens and our Auto Flasher module is used to strobe the cargo light. Our Auto Flasher is a wire-in module that can be used to flash many factory lights. The Auto Flasher will work to strobe the cargo lights when this truck is in warning mode. When the warning mode is not activated, the cargo lights will return to normal function.

All of the white and amber strobe lights on this truck are activated by the factory auxiliary switches. One switch activates the strobe mode and the other activates the flood mode. All of the Wicked Warnings white and amber strobe lights used in this build will be linked below. Visit www.wickedwarnings.com to see more product details.

If you have any questions about our white and amber strobe lights, design or installation services, please send us an email at info@wickedwarnings.com, call us at 630-361-4390 or send us a message using a form on our website. Be seen and be safe!

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ECO HAW - www.wickedwarnings.com/product/eco-led-haw/

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How, you doing? Thanks for watching.

This is George at Wicked Warnings, here with another very very nice, F-250.

This particular.

One happens to be a Lariat.

It also has the - I believe.

This is the Lariat sport and I don't know if they call it blacked out or what they call it, but it's, the darker trim package for the Lariat.

You get the grille, the mirror caps, the badges all blacked out from the factory.

Very cool.

Right on my style.


You can see.

This particular Lariat was missing LED.


That was one of the things that we did while it was here in the shop, LED headlight and fog light retrofit bulbs in this truck.

Make, sure you check our description or our website for links to those, as well as links to our very popular Razor LEDs, which are set on flood mode right here in the grille and our Mirror Mod Kit, which you can see is in flood mode.


One switch.

We have for front flood that does this.

And here would be our warning switch.

We're using auxiliaries, five and six, which both are set to work without the key.


You can use your lighting with or without the engine.



You can hear.

This truck is not running.

And the key is off.

Well key's on for the fog light.

But those switches will work key on or off.


The grille, we're featuring our Razor LED.

That's set on an alternating amber-white pattern that changes speed.


The fog lights, we're featuring our LIN-6 set on a three by three flash, triple flash pattern.


You can see that just a little bit better.

The way the grille is set up.

And the way that fog light's set.

We've got an LIN-6 on each of our fog lights, facing primarily, sideways.

Another LIN-6 on the back of this truck underneath the tail light to complement, the ones in the front.

We're also featuring our Thin-X LIN in the badges.


You can see a little better view of that Mirror Mod Kit.

That's, a Mirror Mod Kit was the original version of what you're seeing there.

It's now being produced under the Auto Flasher name.

But you can order either one and they're both the same product.

It is the Mirror Mod Kit, which is now made with our Auto Flasher module.

And that is flashing.

The white LED lights that the Super Duty has in the upper trim levels.


You don't have those white lights on your mirror.

And you only have the amber ones, no problem.

We have an Auto Flasher module or Mirror, Mod Kit for you as well.

Look in the Auto Flasher product and you'll see.

The amber version.

This is the white version.

Here you'll, see that beautiful blacked out F-250 badge featuring our Thin-X TIR in amber and it's just on an alternate flash there, mounted right in the badge.


Try to get a little focused for you there.

You can see we've chosen roughly the same pattern for our TIR Thin-X as we did for our LIN on the sides.

We have that three by three alternation going on with our LIN-6, as well as our Thin-X here.

And that way, the light never really goes out.

It just alternates back and forth.

This truck is primarily shorter distance warning.

So we don't need to stretch out real long, distances.


The alternation gives you movement without the light ever actually shutting off.


The back, you can see our LIN-6.

And that is complimenting.

The front.

You can also see a little bit of our Auto Flasher module.

That's on the cargo.


We also have our newest hideaway.

Our ECO HAW, in the back reverse.

That's, an ECO HAW in an HD amber version.

And you can see that particular pattern right there, that flash pattern is only available in our ECO HAW.


If you're a fan of that, you're gonna need to order the HD ECO HAW.

And that will be amber in the factory reverse lens of the non LED F-250 through 550 tails., Above that.

You can see our cargo light and the way we have flashed both of those together on and off with our Auto Flasher module.


The cargo light will work normally when not flashing.

We didn't lose any of the functionality.

When, you open your door, it's, still gonna light up, it's, still gonna light the bed and go to dim when you close, the door.

All, that's, still gonna work fine and because we're using our Auto Flasher module on that cargo, light, we're able to strobe it and flash it the way you see.

Now, there's, two different cargo, lights.

One like this, with the standard third brake in the middle, no camera.

And another one with a camera.

The third brake with the camera.

You can alternate left and right.

The third, brake, without, you alternate together, just like this., We're controlling everything from the auxiliary switches right here in the cab.

I, went ahead and labeled them up for you.

And as we said, we've got flashing and front flood for this client and they're.

Both gonna be working without the key because we've done that modification.

Be sure to check the description for links to all of these products and make sure you email into Wicked Warnings at info@wickedwarnings.com and get ahold of us in the next video.

Thanks again, for watching..


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Off-Road Vehicles

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