Ford Bronco II Taillights
When replacing the taillights on your Ford Bronco II, you’ll want to make sure that you get parts that are compatible with your particular Ford vehicle. The easiest way to do this is to search for Bronco II taillights that specifically work with your truck’s make and model year. This is important to avoiding the frustration of having parts that dont fit.What kinds of taillight bulbs are available?
There are several different types of bulbs available for all cars. Some of the most common are halogen, Xenon HID, and LED. All of these are special in their own right, and you should make sure to understand the individuality of each before making a decision for your Bronco.
- Halogen: These lights have been around for many years and work off of simple technology that mirrors common household incandescent light bulbs. Halogen lights use a combination of a tungsten metal filament and halogen gas inside of a standard glass bulb, and they are one of the most common types of bulbs in use for cars. One of the most beneficial characteristics of halogen taillights is that they are engineered to be self-repairing to an extent. Under normal use conditions, the metal filament that conducts the electricity through the bulb, and is responsible for generating the light, gets worn down by the heat as surface atoms start to vaporize off of the surface. However, after the bulb has cooled sufficiently, the halogen gas takes these vaporized atoms and the gas deposits that were previously vaporized into atoms back to the surface of the filament. This helps to maintain the structural integrity of the filament so that the bulb can burn longer.
- Xenon HID: Widely known for being capable of producing bright light, these bulbs exploit a special characteristic of xenon gas. When xenon gas gets highly energized, it releases a bright light. This bulb capitalizes on that by running electrical current directly through the gas. Instead of the normal metal filament, xenon HID taillights skip the filament and rely instead on the electricity jumping the gap between the two electrodes, which are placed close enough together to make this possible. Despite the tiny distance the electricity jumps, it is able to energize the xenon gas enough to get it to produce the bright light that these bulbs are known for.
- LED: LED bulbs are one of the updated designs that have been developed in the realm of automotive lighting, though LEDs themselves have been used as dashboard indicator lights and computer screen lights for decades. LEDs boast energy efficiency, coupled with an impressive light-to-size ratio. These benefits make LED taillights a worthy choice for any vehicle.
Replacing the taillights on your Ford truck is a simple process. After you have the replacement bulbs, remove any fasteners or bolts that are holding the taillight assembly in place and the old bulb by gently twisting it until it comes loose, then insert the replacement bulb and put the assembly back into place. Make sure everything is tightened and secure before testing the replacement lights and heading out on the road in your Bronco II again.