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    991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    GT3 configurator is live on the German and UK sites. LED headlights - never expected this from Porsche so soon.




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    Re: 991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    I had no idea LED's were capable of such high light output until recently when I picked up a Surefire Fury LED flashlight, 500 lumens in a tiny package. It will burn your retinas out if you're not careful!

    Although xenons have the brightness and longevity, the power savings of the LED's make them a better choice.

    I think the Audi R8 V10 was the first car with all LED headlights a few years ago.
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    Re: 991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete View Post
    I had no idea LED's were capable of such high light output until recently when I picked up a Surefire Fury LED flashlight, 500 lumens in a tiny package. It will burn your retinas out if you're not careful!

    Although xenons have the brightness and longevity, the power savings of the LED's make them a better choice.

    I think the Audi R8 V10 was the first car with all LED headlights a few years ago.
    Toyota offered it as early as 2010 on the Prius also. I remember because I almost spec'd my wifes with them three years ago.
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    Re: 991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    I have to ask what do these cost in the configurator vs. Xenons? Xenons are more expensive to produce and require the ballasts, LEDs are cheap and don't require the ballast, if offered at the same price there is a lot more profit in the LEDs....

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    Re: 991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    In Germany I believe bi-xenon is standard. LED is 2.832,20 €. However, it's not only about manufacturing costs, but also development costs. Bi-xenons are on the market for more than 10 years and it's a fairly common technology now, produced by hundreds of manufacturers, which means price for them should be next to nothing.

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    Re: 991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    paco's figure is LED with some other options, so it's not the price for just LED.
    This is how it looks in the German configurator:

    - Bi-Xenon is standard

    - PDLS: €702

    - PDLS and black headlights: €1171

    - PDLS, black headlights and LED: €2832

    The additional cost for LED looks like around €1650, but can only be ordered with PDLS and the black headlight design.
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    Re: 991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    Didn't previous versions of the GT3 have a lightweight headlight option? (Or was that the GT3 RS only?) I would assume that the LED light kit weighs less than the bi-xenon, but I might be wrong.

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    Re: 991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    Quote Originally Posted by rubber_ducky View Post
    Didn't previous versions of the GT3 have a lightweight headlight option? (Or was that the GT3 RS only?) I would assume that the LED light kit weighs less than the bi-xenon, but I might be wrong.
    Yes it did but that option consisted of old style halogen lamps not LED's.
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    Re: 991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    Quote Originally Posted by K-Man S View Post
    I have to ask what do these cost in the configurator vs. Xenons? Xenons are more expensive to produce and require the ballasts, LEDs are cheap and don't require the ballast, if offered at the same price there is a lot more profit in the LEDs....
    Ahh profit, how could I forget the most IMPORTANT thing about these cars! This explains why I'll be a worker bee the rest of my life.
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    Re: 991 GT3 configurator live - LED headlights from Porsche.

    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPete View Post
    Yes it did but that option consisted of old style halogen lamps not LED's.
    Yup. I'm well aware... though my post could have been better articulated.

    Speaking of profits... weren't the lightweight/halogen headlights a no-cost option over the standard bi-xenons? Love that. $$$$

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