BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Cosmetic/Visual (Exterior + Interior) Modifications
 
Racewerkz Engineering
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-20-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
tlp
Colonel
 
tlp's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 e92 M3 SG/FR
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Posts: 2,018
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 BMW e92 M3  [4.55]
24 SMD LED Turn Signals vs OEM

All of the vendors seem to be selling these. They are all come from the same mfg. Can anyone comment on the lighting intensity and look vs OEM which is LED as well. Is it worth the price of admission??

Would love to see some comparison photos as well.

TIA

This is the kit...

AutoTecknic 24 SMD LED Fender Turn Signal - E9X M3
- Amber Orange LEDs
- Ultra White LEDs (Off-Road Use Only)

Complete replacement combination set of the matte black fender grilles and the high powered 24 SMD LED fender turn signals for the E9X M3. Customers can choose to buy them as a combination set or purchase the 24 SMD LED fender turn signals separately. These LED fender turn signals are a great way to increase visibility when switching lanes, and the color matching LEDs can also increase the overall aesthetic appearance of the car.

Features
- 24 High-powered SMD (Surface Mounted Device) LEDs on each turn signal light.
- Direct plug-&-play, no error codes guaranteed!
- Enhanced visibility with modern OEM appearance.
- Reflector added for a complete 180 array of illumination.
- Available in amber orange & ultra white color (off-road use only).
- Ultrasonically sealed for a seamless look.
- Superior brightness & craftsmanship compared to original & similar products



__________________
My Coding Journal
Current - '11 e92 M3 SG/FR ZCP|ZCV|ZP2|2MK|494|415|6NR|752
tlp is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-20-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
TRY...M3
Major
 
TRY...M3's Avatar
 
Drives: Depends on the day
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: PA

Posts: 1,432
iTrader: (2)

I will def purchase the ultra white very soon. Only thing holding me back is the pain in the ass it takes to take the side gills out.
__________________
e92///M3
TT Lamborghini Gallardo
INSTAGRAM: CHRISTIANPERLES
Lamborghini-Talk.com: Christian.
TRY...M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-20-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
spoonf20c
let me see you become a ///Monster
 
spoonf20c's Avatar
 
Drives: E92
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SloCal

Posts: 315
iTrader: (12)

those look nice. just wish the smoked version was darker.
__________________
spoonf20c is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      02-20-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
GOLFFRR
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
GOLFFRR's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

Posts: 15,962
iTrader: (4)

^^ +1

maybe in due time
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, EMAIL US FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Need a quote or assistance from David? GO HERE-->http://www.bimmerdavid.com/#!blank/c1r1e
Davids current ED Special M235/228--> http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1013211
GOLFFRR is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2011, 10:23 AM   #5
335viaSTi
Colonel
 
335viaSTi's Avatar
 
Drives: LeMans Blue E90 ///M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: WPAFB, OH

Posts: 2,365
iTrader: (3)

I'm curious as well on these. Getting ready to pull side gills and if they are out might as well change out the lights.
__________________
E90 ///M3 [LeMans / Silver Novillo Extended / Carbon Leather Trim / DCT / Everything] I picked DCT because I want to be more involved in my un-involvement.
335viaSTi is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2011, 10:40 AM   #6
Legion5
Major
 
Legion5's Avatar
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 1,371
iTrader: (12)

subscribed
__________________

Clean cars are happy cars!
CANON PHOTOGRAPHER
Legion5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2011, 01:23 AM   #7
tha_good_life
Brigadier General
 
tha_good_life's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 JzB E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Seattle

Posts: 3,902
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
2010 BMW M3  [4.33]
i'm curious myself
tha_good_life is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2011, 02:16 PM   #8
tlp
Colonel
 
tlp's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 e92 M3 SG/FR
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Posts: 2,018
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 BMW e92 M3  [4.55]
No one has any comparison shots? Is it safe to say that they are inferior to OEM?
__________________
My Coding Journal
Current - '11 e92 M3 SG/FR ZCP|ZCV|ZP2|2MK|494|415|6NR|752
tlp is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2011, 02:34 PM   #9
tlr
Second Lieutenant
 
tlr's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 E93
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 294
iTrader: (0)

I have a set of these on the way, I'll try to remember to take some before/after shots.

I ordered amber, IMO they look better, plus they're legal.
tlr is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2011, 06:22 PM   #10
w00tw00t
Lieutenant Colonel
 
w00tw00t's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Z06
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Seattle

Posts: 1,624
iTrader: (11)

I installed mine this morning (ultra white) - sadly 5-6 leds in the the right blinker are burnt out or not working so there's a dead spot in the middle of the led strip .. working with the vendor to get a replacement but it'll be a pain in the ass to remove and reinstall .. they are very bright though and look trick! I would get them again .. I just hope QC isn't a problem..
w00tw00t is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2011, 06:57 PM   #11
tlp
Colonel
 
tlp's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 e92 M3 SG/FR
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Posts: 2,018
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 BMW e92 M3  [4.55]
Quote:
Originally Posted by w00tw00t View Post
I installed mine this morning (ultra white) - sadly 5-6 leds in the the right blinker are burnt out or not working so there's a dead spot in the middle of the led strip .. working with the vendor to get a replacement but it'll be a pain in the ass to remove and reinstall .. they are very bright though and look trick! I would get them again .. I just hope QC isn't a problem..
Bummer, update us on the outcome and vendor if it makes sense.
__________________
My Coding Journal
Current - '11 e92 M3 SG/FR ZCP|ZCV|ZP2|2MK|494|415|6NR|752
tlp is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-02-2011, 02:16 AM   #12
tlr
Second Lieutenant
 
tlr's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 E93
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 294
iTrader: (0)

Here's my comparison video. Camera left is OEM, camera right is 24 SMD LED turn signals from **********s (same manufacturer as AutoTecknic?)

As you can see the 24 SMD LED lights are quite a bit brighter than OEM.

Worth $100 for something you'll almost never see? Maybe not.



(if it shows an error try again in a few minutes, it's still being processed)

Also I've attached a couple photos.
Attached Images
  
__________________

Last edited by tlr; 03-02-2011 at 02:35 AM.
tlr is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2011, 01:38 AM   #13
tlp
Colonel
 
tlp's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 e92 M3 SG/FR
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Posts: 2,018
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 BMW e92 M3  [4.55]
The brightness is noticeable. Thanks for posting.
__________________
My Coding Journal
Current - '11 e92 M3 SG/FR ZCP|ZCV|ZP2|2MK|494|415|6NR|752
tlp is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2011, 02:51 AM   #14
kaykay
Lieutenant Colonel
 
kaykay's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal

Posts: 1,770
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Total waste of $100. Stock signals are LED, you really need a few lumens brighter? LOL
__________________
'12 CLS550 Palladium Silver - loaded
'11 E92 M3 ZCP - SG/B-EXT/CF, M-DCT, loaded
'11 E93 328i, BSM over Saddle Brown, sport, loaded
'08 550i M-Sport, Carbon Black (Gone but not forgotten), '06 W211 E55 AMG (Gone, miss this animal),'01 E39 540i Sport
kaykay is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2011, 01:42 PM   #15
Orange fever
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Orange fever's Avatar
 
Drives: E46M,E90M,X5M,135I
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: in the hood!!!

Posts: 1,635
iTrader: (4)

I was going to do this like 9mons ago .
Test it out for one of the vendors . I didn't like it ...
Oem ftw !!!
__________________

X5M E70 Black Sapphire Metallic,VF Engineering Hex Flash Software,Vorsteiner-FrontSpoiler/RearDiffuser
/ 2011 135i/E82 N55 Aw (stock)
Orange fever is offline   Thailand
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2011, 02:26 PM   #16
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
 
MMMorish's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

Posts: 2,836
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaykay View Post
Total waste of $100. Stock signals are LED, you really need a few lumens brighter? LOL
+1 000 000
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"
MMMorish is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2011, 11:30 AM   #17
tlr
Second Lieutenant
 
tlr's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 E93
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 294
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaykay View Post
Total waste of $100. Stock signals are LED, you really need a few lumens brighter? LOL
Meh. I'm happy with it. I can see the blinkers reflecting off walls next to the road now
__________________
tlr is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2011, 11:43 AM   #18
elp_jc
Brigadier General
 
Drives: .
Join Date: May 2008
Location: .

Posts: 4,910
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaykay View Post
Total waste of $100.
Absolutely. Plus that cheap quality stuff won't last nearly as long as stock.
elp_jc is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-17-2011, 12:08 PM   #19
StrifeM3
Colonel
 
StrifeM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Walnut/Placentia

Posts: 2,802
iTrader: (16)

Garage List
2013 BMW  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to StrifeM3
I have had them for 2 months. My problem with them is the part of the light did stop working. Possible due to water getting into it when I wash the car.
__________________
| 2013 M3 Coupe | Individual Monte Carlo Blue | Black Novilla Extended with Tobago Blue Stitching | 6MT | Carbon Fiber Leather Trim |
| BPM Sport Tune | OSS Headlights | HRE590RS | Brembo | Dinan Intake | Dinan Pulley | Dinan Strut Tower | Dinan Midpipe | Akra Slip-on | Valentine 1 Built-in Radar Detector

Quote:
Originally Posted by e1000 View Post
After buying the M, I now consider oil companies drug dealers.
StrifeM3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-18-2011, 01:14 PM   #20
Jbook
Major
 
Jbook's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 ESS E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Bay Area

Posts: 1,255
iTrader: (20)

Garage List
2011 BMW E90 M3  [4.72]
I bought the bright white ones from JLevi 3 months ago and have had no issues. I think they look great with my white angel eyes and white lighting all around the car (under door handles, trunk)
Jbook is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-22-2011, 04:02 PM   #21
DavidZ
Second Lieutenant
 
DavidZ's Avatar
 
Drives: '11.5 E90 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland USA

Posts: 228
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaykay View Post
Total waste of $100. Stock signals are LED, you really need a few lumens brighter? LOL
It's way more than a few lumens. The 24 LED fender signals are so bright they're painful to look at directly when you're standing next to the car. They're much more visible than OE in daylight as well. Increased visibility is a good thing. Not sure about reliability though.
__________________
'11.5 M3 sedan | Jerez Black Metallic | 6MT | M Performance Exhaust | no DCT no EDC no NAV no nonsense
DavidZ is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-23-2011, 09:38 PM   #22
JerryK73
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 LeMans Blue Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Jersey/New Orleans/Houston

Posts: 244
iTrader: (3)

I have a set of these on my car that I purchased from E92 Lighting. I got the dark tinted version. I haven't had an issue with them and because of the dark tint they aren't blindingly bright when they are on.
JerryK73 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST