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Future Ford Vehicles Could Get Light Assembly On Roof

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a roof-mounted light assembly that could be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on September 20th, 2022, published on September 5th, 2023, and assigned serial number 11745646.

Ford Patent Roof Mounted Light Assembly

The Ford Authority Take

Over the past few months, Ford has filed patents for ideas including a detachable lighting assembly for vehicles, a lighting-based notification system, dimmable external vehicle lighting, a pillar light assembly, and an automatic drive model lighting system. Now, this newly-filed patent keeps that trend going by introducing an idea for a roof-mounted light assembly that could be used in future Ford vehicles, too.

Ford Patent Roof Mounted Light Assembly

Of course, roof-mounted lighting is nothing new, as the aftermarket has long offered light bars, pods, and various other elements that one can easily add to their vehicles. These types of parts are typically reserved for off-road situations, when one might need some extra juice to illuminate the dark trails ahead early in the morning or late at night. However, this patent outlines a different type of roof lighting that would be neatly integrated and perhaps even not terribly noticeable when it’s not in use.

Ford Patent Roof Mounted Light Assembly

Aside from being integrated into the roof assembly, this lighting would also wrap around both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle, which is rather unique. While it’s unlikely one could utilize this lighting while driving due to federal regulations, it could prove incredibly useful in a variety of other situations, whether that be traversing a dark area, or perhaps even just pulling into a parking lot or garage at night – not to mention off-roading – which makes it potentially viable for use in future Ford vehicles.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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