S550 Mustang Lighting Upgrade Guide

December 18, 2017 2:33 pm

As hall-of-fame coach John Wooden once said, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” Ford designed the S550 Mustang with a very aggressive look in mind. From the front fascia to the lines of the rear quarter-panel, no detail was overlooked. This, of course, includes the shark-like headlights and the bold, refined taillights that make these Mustangs stand out day and night. However, you can still up your Mustang’s bold look with just a few lighting mods from Diode Dynamics that will have people’s heads turning as you drive by!

Diode Dynamics is a continuous innovator in terms of car lighting, helping enthusiasts across the globe achieve a custom, unique look for their car. Below are some of our favorite products to truly set your S550 apart:


The 2015 Mustang introduced a set of fiery-looking headlights with three slanted LED accent bars in each. From the factory they come as just white LEDs, illuminating for the parking light and as daytime-running lights. Diode Dynamics introduced a way to take this unique design to the next level, either with their Switchback LED Boards, or their Multicolor LED boards.

The Switchback LED Boards (pictured above) make those accents also light up as a brilliant, amber turn signal, with a “switchback” dual-color effect that is also a sequencing pattern! This is a great way to stand out on the road while maintaining a clean OEM-style appearance. The white LEDs turn on as your parking lights and DRLs, with a dimmed power level at night. Any time you hit your turn signal, the white shuts off, and they light up in bright amber to indicate signaling, in a sequential order, just like the factory taillights!

The Multicolor LED Boards, on the other hand, give you the ability to use high-power RGBW LEDs instead! The RGB function allows for full multicolor control using an RGB controller, to accent the look of your Mustang and make it stand out on the road. However, the white LED board operates independently of the other colors, so you can keep a clean, factory white appearance for everyday driving. The RGBWA option allows for the same functionality of the Switchback, as well as the multicolor options.


To spice up the look for those eating your dust, Diode has a variety of options. The Taillight Sequencer Module takes the ever-so-popular sequential turn signal function and activates it for any taillight engagement (braking, hazards, un/locking, etc). The sequential turn signals are already a distinctive look on the Mustang, but this taillight sequencer will leave no doubt that you’re driving a mean muscle machine. To top off the custom look, you can purchase the Fourth Brake/Reverse Light Kit, which allows it to shine both red and white. The kit works in three ways: anytime the parking lights or headlights are on, the red light will be on at 50% brightness, acting as a rear fog lamp; when you hit the brakes, the red light will power on at full intensity for increased visibility and style; lastly, when you put the car into reverse, the white LED will illuminate, grabbing the attention of those around to ensure you can reverse safely.


As this article’s opening paragraph points out, details are important. The details are what make your Mustang stand out from the rest! To round out a totally unique look, Diode Dynamics has alternative lighting options for your car’s side markers, front turn signals, and interior. The LED Rear Sidemarker Kit, available in clear, amber, or smoked, is a direct replacement fit with high-powered LEDs that accent the car nicely. Complementing these are the Sequential LED Front Turn Signals, which substitute the entire factory housing. This upgrade will make your front turn signals operate in a sequential manner, matching the rear set. You can substitute the OEM housing with either clear or smoked tint housing, and with the DRL harness, you can convert these into daytime running lights. The final touch is to make your interior match your style and personality by selecting the right Interior LED Conversion Kit. With three color options – cool white, blue, or red – and two brightness levels for each, you can give your car the exact feel you want!

While performance is, and will always be the first priority, the look of your car should be a close second. These LED upgrades will help bring the most personality and style out of your vehicle, making your ‘Stang stand out from the rest!