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Diode Dynamics is excited to introduce our Stage Series SS5 Grille CrossLink Lightbar Kit for the 2021+ Ford F-150!


Perfect Fitment. The Grille CrossLink Lightbar Kit for the 2021+ Ford F-150 from Diode Dynamics allows you to mount five linked SS5 LED pods in front of the factory grille. These application-specific brackets were CAD-designed to bolt into place using factory mounting points on the factory grille. No cutting or drilling required!


Designed for Performance. Featuring the highest output intensity of any 5-inch LED pod on the market, these auxiliary lamps have been designed for maximum functionality, with patented technology and custom-engineered TIR optics, all in a durable package.

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From there, while other options on the market lose as much as 10% of the light output shining through an outer lens, the custom-molded TIR optic in the SS5 serves as both the optic and main lens for greater efficiency and light output. Thanks to this patented and innovative technology, when coupled with high-intensity LED chips, the total intensity of the SS5 is much greater than other LED pods using basic optics or reflectors with a standard outer lens.

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Selectable Backlight. The Stage Series 5" LED Pods included in the White kit feature a selectable backlight with eight different color options, perfect for an extra styling accent, or for more visibility when you’re not using the main beam. Selecting your backlight color is easy - simply alternate the power on and off. There’s no complicated programming with a controller! The SS5's backlight fully illuminates the TIR optic, providing unique accent lighting that you won't find on other LED pods.

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NOTE: Due to the yellow lens, the Yellow kit is only available with an Amber backlight color.

Click HERE to check out the SS5 Grille CrossLink Lightbar Kit for 2021+ Ford F-150!

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CrossLink. Our patent-pending CrossLink technology allows you to link the five SS5s included in this kit together to create a single lightbar. Unlike other options on the market that use multiple pieces to link pods together, we have designed a single-piece CNC aluminum link. This provides extreme rigidity, but is fully adjustable. This kit was designed for a curved configuration. And thanks to inset threaded mounts built-in to every SS5, there is no need to buy a special linking version of the SS5 for your setup.

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Control through OEM Aux Switches. Both kits include an OEM aux switch adapter wire that connects to the harness and allows you to control your lights using the factory-installed aux switch bank. Two switches will be used - one for the main beam, and one for the backlight. For those who don't have the aux switch bank, you will use the toggle switch adapter wire included with the harness to mount a switch.


Functional Output. Stage Series beam pattern options were designed with advanced optical simulation modeling, to shape the output in highly-functional beam patterns with high efficiency.

  • Combo pattern combines both the Driving and Flood optics, perfect for all-around use. It shines light downrange in a focused 30x20 Driving beam to punch with distance, and fills in the surrounding area to create a full 70x30 degree pattern. With a row of driving optics in the middle, and a flood optic on the top and bottom, this has been designed to provide extra light for every situation.


White or Yellow. This kit is available in a cool white or selective yellow color. The white is a 6000K color temperature, which is a true cool white output, and matches most factory LED lighting. The selective yellow is a 3000K color temperature, great for high contrast in poor weather or a distinctive look on the road.


Sport or Pro. This kit is available at two different power levels. All options use high-intensity LED emitters, and TIR optics for unmatched focus and overall output. The Sport model uses nine high-intensity LEDs for 40W of total power. The Pro model steps things up in a big way, with double the total power at 90W. Click the Specifications tab to see more information.

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In the Box:

  • Two (2) Application-specific heavy-duty steel brackets
  • Five (5) Stage Series 5” LED Pods
  • Four (4) CrossLinks with hardware
  • One (1) CrossLink endmount kit
  • Four (4) CrossLink splitter harnesses or Three (3) Ultra heavy-duty CrossLink splitters & One (1) Ultra heavy-duty terminating splitter
  • One (1) Heavy duty single-output harness or One (1) Ultra heavy-duty single-output harness
  • Installation Guide



Interchangeable Lens. Need a different beam pattern or color? You can swap it yourself! We offer replacement lenses that allow you to change the color or optic of your Stage Series SS5 Pods.

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Snap-on covers. For states that require them, we also offer snap-on covers for your SS5 Pod. These covers are available in a variety of colors and keep your SS5 Pod clean and protected from dirt, dust, or whatever else the road throws your way!

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Proven Reliability: Stage Series LED lighting has been extensively tested for long-term operation from -40 to 185 degrees F, along with vibration, moisture intrusion, and corrosion testing. All of these tests are completed to SAE standards, just like factory components. They've also been put to the test on-road by racers and enthusiasts alike.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post, PM, or email [email protected].

PM us for the free-shipping code (U.S. forum members only)

John C.
Diode Dynamics

 
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Nice looking product, looks well made, would be curious as how it interacts with front camera, etc
 

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Very clean kit, doesn't seem too unreasonable for price. What is the overall light output with the pro kit?
 
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Nice looking product, looks well made, would be curious as how it interacts with front camera, etc
Great question!

I've confirmed with our engineering team here at our headquarters that this kit doesn't interfere with any sensors. The 360 camera does show a portion of the SS5 CrossLink kit but no obstruction to impact the view.

Additionally, I've put in a request to obtain an image from our media team to include in our product listing.
 


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Very clean kit, doesn't seem too unreasonable for price. What is the overall light output with the pro kit?
We are currently working on an extensive data sheet with more information that will be included in the specifications tab of our listing soon.

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Please feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or give us a call at (314) 205-3033 Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. CST, and our service representatives would be happy to provide even more additional information.
 

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Not a bad deal for a $100. Not the prettiest product out there , but cant go wrong for the money.
Would definitely give it a shot. Always good to have extra lighting for the road.
 

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Not a bad deal for a $100. Not the prettiest product out there , but cant go wrong for the money.
Would definitely give it a shot. Always good to have extra lighting for the road.
I think their page is set up odd. The $100 option is only for the bracket. The kits are $1200-1800 depending on if it's the standard or pro kit.
 

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Jesus man, you are right. I was kinda debating at a $100, but at $1800 ... NOPE.
If i wanted to blow that much money , Id go Baja Design route. They are gorgeous and top notch.
This looks like aliexpress product, less the price tag.
 
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Jesus man, you are right. I was kinda debating at a $100, but at $1800 ... NOPE.
If i wanted to blow that much money , Id go Baja Design route. They are gorgeous and top notch.
This looks like aliexpress product, less the price tag.
Our Stage Series LED pods are designed, tested, engineered, and proudly assembled right here in the US.

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We have a ton of different components in our products, sourced from both US and overseas suppliers. Many components have multiple suppliers. The decision comes down to overall capability and cost - some components like LED chips simply are not made in the U.S. at all.





We do our best to buy domestically whenever we can (especially with freight costs these days), and we're proud to be supporting 35+ production jobs here in the U.S. by doing all assembly in-house.



Thank you for your support and if you have any additional questions, we'll be happy to help!
 


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For users that haven't heard of Diode Dynamics, I highly suggest checking out their facility in St.Louis, Missouri.

I had the opportunity to tour their new headquarters while visiting for a business meeting a month ago.

This video might be enjoyable too if you haven't researched any comparison content between BD and DD.

 

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Our Stage Series LED pods are designed, tested, engineered, and proudly assembled right here in the US.

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We have a ton of different components in our products, sourced from both US and overseas suppliers. Many components have multiple suppliers. The decision comes down to overall capability and cost - some components like LED chips simply are not made in the U.S. at all.





We do our best to buy domestically whenever we can (especially with freight costs these days), and we're proud to be supporting 35+ production jobs here in the U.S. by doing all assembly in-house.



Thank you for your support and if you have any additional questions, we'll be happy to help!
Please note that I was not harping on your pricing, but how it is presented. I first went and saw $100 and thought "WOW! THAT'S REALLY CHEAP!", then realized it was $1200 and $1800 for the full kits.

Very well could be worth every penny, but after being presented with the $100 first, it's sticker shock. I would suggest you make the default the "standard", with the "Pro" next and then bracket only as the third option. The product pages actually says "Kit", but the default option is the bracket only.

Even reading the description of the product page when you have "bracket only" (which is the default) it causes some confusion on what you're getting. The title never changes and I don't see a clear indicator that I have bracket only selected. Bracket only isn't highlighted, the subject still says "kit", etc.

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Again, built in the USA, by what seems like a reputable company = great news and probably worth every penny. Just bad presentation on the product page :)

 

 
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