E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Lighting Forum

Lighting Forum
Angel Eyes, DDEs, lighted rings, Clear Turn Signals, LEDs, Xenon, HID, or Bi-Xenon. If it lights up and you want to discuss it, post here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-29-2007, 09:59 PM   #1
m3_tofast
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 82
My Ride: 04 M3 SMG Drop, C230
Arrow I WANT BLUE FOG LIGHTS HAS ANYONE USED THESE PIAA BLUE LED's ?

I would like for my fog lights to be BLUE without Xenon Conversion. Has anyone use these Piaa Blue LED's ? Heres the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PIAA-...spagenameZWD1V
m3_tofast is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 05-29-2007, 10:25 PM   #2
curious_george
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,269
My Ride: '02 325i ZSP
Why in the world would you want blue fog lights? I sure hope no one has done this.
curious_george is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
LW///M3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Clifton NJ
Posts: 418
My Ride: 05 Sti >> E46 M3
why blue? you have an m3 buddy...blue screams rice
__________________
2009 ///M3 Space Gray on Fox Red
LW///M3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 12:01 AM   #4
m3_tofast
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 82
My Ride: 04 M3 SMG Drop, C230
I think its tight. Has anyone used these before are they worth it ?
m3_tofast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 12:40 AM   #5
deafboy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Blaine, WA
Posts: 26,609
My Ride: 2000 323Ci
I have the 6000k ones....

and dont do it....

the light output is horrid.....

they are more meant for turn signals....
__________________
-Cole aka bigtall*****

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owtlaw333 View Post
You'll always be pretty in my eyes, Cole :luv:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrissspyy View Post
i was like passed out while she's shoving the entire bar in my mouth. :rofl: :rofl:
deafboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 12:43 AM   #6
m3_tofast
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 82
My Ride: 04 M3 SMG Drop, C230
But will the 8000K actually light up blue ?
m3_tofast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 12:47 AM   #7
deafboy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Blaine, WA
Posts: 26,609
My Ride: 2000 323Ci
lol...oh yeah. my 6000k ones are on the verge of blue/purple.

but seriously.

dont do it.

pic....

__________________
-Cole aka bigtall*****

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owtlaw333 View Post
You'll always be pretty in my eyes, Cole :luv:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrissspyy View Post
i was like passed out while she's shoving the entire bar in my mouth. :rofl: :rofl:
deafboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 12:51 AM   #8
deafboy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Blaine, WA
Posts: 26,609
My Ride: 2000 323Ci
BTW....blue lights ARE illegal...

FYI
__________________
-Cole aka bigtall*****

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owtlaw333 View Post
You'll always be pretty in my eyes, Cole :luv:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrissspyy View Post
i was like passed out while she's shoving the entire bar in my mouth. :rofl: :rofl:
deafboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 01:36 AM   #9
m3_tofast
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 82
My Ride: 04 M3 SMG Drop, C230
Im doing it for HID look
m3_tofast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 01:37 AM   #10
deafboy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Blaine, WA
Posts: 26,609
My Ride: 2000 323Ci
go with HIDs.....

trust me.
__________________
-Cole aka bigtall*****

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owtlaw333 View Post
You'll always be pretty in my eyes, Cole :luv:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrissspyy View Post
i was like passed out while she's shoving the entire bar in my mouth. :rofl: :rofl:
deafboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 02:35 AM   #11
m3_tofast
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 82
My Ride: 04 M3 SMG Drop, C230
But I dont want to ruin the current setup. I just want basic HID Look Bulbs.
m3_tofast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 02:46 AM   #12
Jlevi SW
1.888.JLEVISW
 
Jlevi SW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: 2942 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara CA
Posts: 12,398
My Ride: Vorsteiner 335i
Send a message via AIM to Jlevi SW
nothing will quite hit that color besides HIDs. We have kits from 175
JL
Jlevi SW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 02:49 AM   #13
hoppa79
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: golden state
Posts: 763
My Ride: needs more cowbell
go HID or be disappointed.
__________________
hoppa79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 02:59 AM   #14
deafboy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Blaine, WA
Posts: 26,609
My Ride: 2000 323Ci
Quote:
Originally Posted by m3_tofast View Post
But I dont want to ruin the current setup. I just want basic HID Look Bulbs.
what is your current setup?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jlevi SW View Post
nothing will quite hit that color besides HIDs. We have kits from 175
JL
Not true.... LEDs can get any color you want. My fogs are an exact match (color wise) to HIDs. Its just that the light output blows

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoppa79 View Post
go HID or be disappointed.


I wish I would have gone with HIDs....

probably get some in August.
__________________
-Cole aka bigtall*****

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owtlaw333 View Post
You'll always be pretty in my eyes, Cole :luv:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrissspyy View Post
i was like passed out while she's shoving the entire bar in my mouth. :rofl: :rofl:
deafboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 08:33 AM   #15
JCz04Bimmer
Registered User
 
JCz04Bimmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Boston
Posts: 3,369
My Ride: 2004 330Ci & 06 Z4MC
Send a message via AIM to JCz04Bimmer
Quote:
Originally Posted by m3_tofast View Post
But I dont want to ruin the current setup. I just want basic HID Look Bulbs.
Google HOEN. They make very high quality xenon-match bulbs that have decent output. If you want something functional go with a 3,000K bulb... sort of yellowish.
__________________

JCz04Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 09:48 AM   #16
Edison@JleviSW
1.888.JLEVISW
 
Edison@JleviSW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Santa Clara
Posts: 28,332
My Ride: BMW Duh
Send a message via AIM to Edison@JleviSW
Quote:
Originally Posted by deafboy View Post
what is your current setup?



Not true.... LEDs can get any color you want. My fogs are an exact match (color wise) to HIDs. Its just that the light output blows





I wish I would have gone with HIDs....

probably get some in August.
LEDs can get you the color but they certainly will not put any usable light on the road. And they will never match the light output of a true HID kit.
Edison@JleviSW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 09:53 AM   #17
2000_328CI
DK Jack Sparrow
 
2000_328CI's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Isla de Muerta | DC/VA
Posts: 29,029
My Ride: 328Ci | Range Rover
Send a message via AIM to 2000_328CI Send a message via MSN to 2000_328CI
Quote:
Originally Posted by deafboy View Post
lol...oh yeah. my 6000k ones are on the verge of blue/purple.

but seriously.

dont do it.

pic....



def. no good


OP, save up an buy an hid kit. No sense in spending all that money only to be disappointed with the results


i have 6k xenon fogs






oh and op, you drive a bmw.. please remove "tight" from your vocabulary (unless using the word as in a tight seal or something along those lines)
__________________

435 Horsepower 328Ci
Everything you need to know on muffler deletes : http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=745244
Wrapping an E46 in Vinyl : http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=bronze
2000_328CI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 11:10 AM   #18
LW///M3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Clifton NJ
Posts: 418
My Ride: 05 Sti >> E46 M3
Personally I see no point in wasting money on a cheap hid kit setup for my fog lamps. At that point (if it comes) I will just buy matching halogen bulbs. They wont be close but I would get a superwhite color to them, and save my money.

HID fogs make pretty much zero sense, but hey thats just me.

If you want to upgrade your light output, upgrade your low beams to either a projector retrofit, or oem HID upgrade.
__________________
2009 ///M3 Space Gray on Fox Red
LW///M3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 11:13 AM   #19
2000_328CI
DK Jack Sparrow
 
2000_328CI's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Isla de Muerta | DC/VA
Posts: 29,029
My Ride: 328Ci | Range Rover
Send a message via AIM to 2000_328CI Send a message via MSN to 2000_328CI
Quote:
Originally Posted by LW///M3 View Post
Personally I see no point in wasting money on a cheap hid kit setup for my fog lamps. At that point (if it comes) I will just buy matching halogen bulbs. They wont be close but I would get a superwhite color to them, and save my money.

HID fogs make pretty much zero sense, but hey thats just me.

If you want to upgrade your light output, upgrade your low beams to either a projector retrofit, or oem HID upgrade.
i don't see why it makes no sense....

To increase light output, I bought P46s with 6k xenon bulbs... then, to match my fogs, I went with 6k xenon bulbs in my fogs as well.

The resulting product gives more light output and looks damn sexy
__________________

435 Horsepower 328Ci
Everything you need to know on muffler deletes : http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=745244
Wrapping an E46 in Vinyl : http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=bronze
2000_328CI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 11:29 AM   #20
deafboy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Blaine, WA
Posts: 26,609
My Ride: 2000 323Ci
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick@Jlevi SW View Post
LEDs can get you the color but they certainly will not put any usable light on the road. And they will never match the light output of a true HID kit.
thats what I said

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000_328CI View Post


def. no good


OP, save up an buy an hid kit. No sense in spending all that money only to be disappointed with the results


i have 6k xenon fogs

oh and op, you drive a bmw.. please remove "tight" from your vocabulary (unless using the word as in a tight seal or something along those lines)
for the most part....

you have to give me some kind of credit though for being unique

I'll be getting HIDs in August when I get back....
__________________
-Cole aka bigtall*****

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owtlaw333 View Post
You'll always be pretty in my eyes, Cole :luv:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrissspyy View Post
i was like passed out while she's shoving the entire bar in my mouth. :rofl: :rofl:
deafboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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 On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use