The 2013 Ford Fusion is set to be the first mass-market vehicle to solely use LEDs for its interior lighting.
Interior LED lighting has been an option available in high-end cars for a number of years after Ford debuted the technology in its Lincoln Navigator in 2003.
The LED lighting scheme comes in eight colour options and will eventually be introduced across the entire Ford range. The different colour options range from orange to ice blue and green, determined by Ford to result in different feelings and moods for the driver.
According to Ford engineers, an average incandescent lamp will last “two, maybe three years” before having to be replaced, while the life span of the new LEDs will exceed that of the car they are in.
The company also anticipates that savings will arise from LED packaging being a fourth of the size of an incandescent lamp package