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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Fri, Oct-22-2010, 11:25:39 AM   #31
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The e46 ones look good there, but if really like to see a daytime video to get a better feel for the brightness...
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Ian, let us know what you choose, Im trying to find a good amber LED option as well, just i dont want to risk burning the plastic, or having them burn out or anything.

I bought those OEM ones, just for peace of mind, bc OEM is a pretty safe bet that they will work properly.
Maybe a silly question but did you do a comparison with them? I might try these out after not really being happy with the Stealth bulbs I had before. Just not enough light output for me.
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Old Sun, Oct-24-2010, 01:18:33 AM   #33
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Ian, as promised, here are a couple vids of the bulbs I ordered from autolumination.com.

Mind you it's Seattle, and our next chance for sun won't be until Wednesday. Nevertheless, you can get an idea of the daytime brightness of the LED bulbs. In the first video, the bulb on the right is LED. The second video is a closeup of the LED bulb in action.

To my eyes, I'd say the brightness of the 120-led cluster is about 90% as bright as the filament bulbs. Color is a beautiful amber, not some cheesy yellow or orange you get from some other companies. I'm pleased with these bulbs; autolumination products never dissapoint me.

Whenever the sun decides to pops out, I'll update this thread with another video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTIxI_B-wrs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEc7aOwlS1E
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Obi, these might be right up your alley. I have the cool white as my back-up bulbs and they work great. Will be trying the amber for the front turn signals in the coming weeks.
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Ian, I am not sure if you want LEDs because they tend to be brighter, or you're trying to get rid of the egg-yolk look without losing illumination brightness. If the latter, I am using the Philips SilverVision turn bulbs (http://www.powerbulbs.com/product_detail.asp?prod=69#), and to me, they look as bright as OEMs without the amber look (although they do illuminate amber just like a regular turn signal). Next time I'm at a meet, I could compare the brightness of mine to an e46 with standard bulbs.
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maybe not what you're looking for Ian, but this is what I just picked up for my car..and actually really like them:

I can see them in the reflection of the vehicle in front of me during the day, where I couldn't when I had smoked housing and crome bulbs.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=338895







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FYI, Try to stay away from the Resistors. They get up to like 300 degrees.

You can use SSS to turn off what they call "Hot" testing IIRC for the Turn signals.
Basically disables the bulb out warning without the use of resistors.

I have some $11 ones from ebay and they work perfect. Brighter than OEM halogen bulbs and Instant On-Off matches OEM tails.

Make sure to get SMD LED bulbs with leds facing all around the bulb to produce the same effect as a Halogen Bulb.

I hope this helped.
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FYI, Try to stay away from the Resistors. They get up to like 300 degrees.

You can use SSS to turn off what they call "Hot" testing IIRC for the Turn signals.
Basically disables the bulb out warning without the use of resistors.

I have some $11 ones from ebay and they work perfect. Brighter than OEM halogen bulbs and Instant On-Off matches OEM tails.

Make sure to get SMD LED bulbs with leds facing all around the bulb to produce the same effect as a Halogen Bulb.

I hope this helped.
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Ian, I am not sure if you want LEDs because they tend to be brighter, or you're trying to get rid of the egg-yolk look without losing illumination brightness. If the latter, I am using the Philips SilverVision turn bulbs (http://www.powerbulbs.com/product_detail.asp?prod=69#), and to me, they look as bright as OEMs without the amber look (although they do illuminate amber just like a regular turn signal). Next time I'm at a meet, I could compare the brightness of mine to an e46 with standard bulbs.
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maybe not what you're looking for Ian, but this is what I just picked up for my car..and actually really like them:

I can see them in the reflection of the vehicle in front of me during the day, where I couldn't when I had smoked housing and crome bulbs.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=338895







Those look really cool... but I'd like to see a set in person to judge brightness. I've heard they're not as bright as stock...
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maybe not what you're looking for Ian, but this is what I just picked up for my car..and actually really like them:

I can see them in the reflection of the vehicle in front of me during the day, where I couldn't when I had smoked housing and crome bulbs.
I ordered a set of these last week. Pics to come.
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Ian,

What did you end up installing?
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