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Front Turn Signal LEDs for 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup (pair)

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$40.00
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  • HP24 (410 lumens)
  • HP48 (280 lumens)
  • HP11 (310 lumens)
  • XP80 (520 lumens)
 

To stop hyperblinking, you can replace your flasher module with this one, designed for LEDs. If you purchase this, resistors are not needed. Only one needed per vehicle

A set of 6 ohm resistors and connectors, to slow down the fast-blinking caused by LEDs. Can be used on any vehicle. See install video and information below.

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Front Turn Signal LEDs for 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup (pair)

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FUNCTION

From the factory, turn signal bulbs are powered by standard incandescent lights that light up amber in color.

Newer luxury vehicles are using LEDs for turn signals, because LEDs offer a crisp, instant on/off, increased brightness, and true, vibrant color. By replacing the bulbs in your vehicle, you can achieve this modern look!

You can even add functionality to your vehicle with switchback bulbs! These light up bright white for running lights instead of dim amber, but still blink amber when you activate the turn signals, for a unique dual-color effect!

The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb. The bulb may blink faster since it uses less power, and your vehicle thinks the bulb is out- to fix this, please see "hyperblinking" section below.

 

BULB DESIGN

HP48: This bulb is non-polar, CK compatible, with 48 Epistar 3014 LED chips. Thanks to the cap on the top, the light from this High Power Bulb is shined backwards and away from the bulb, not straight out. This means the output is excellent, because it uses the vehicle's housing completely, which then shines the light much more uniformly.

HP11: Four side-firing 1.5W-rated Osram LED chips, and one 5W-rated LED chip on top, which is projected by a lens for maximum effective brightness. The bulb is housed in a machined aluminum casing, which provides superior heat diffusion for long life.

XP80: Each of the four sides of this bulb contains three 5W-rated chips, and the top is fitted with four more under a projector lens. This is the brightest self-contained automotive LED bulb on the market, and is housed in an aluminum casing with a textured finish for maximum heatsinking properties.

HP24: 16 amber and 8 white, high-power LED chips. Full aluminum body for durability and advanced digital latching circuit for color control. 6000k, Cool White to match your HIDs or other LED applications. 

Fitment. All three bulbs use a quality aluminum 1157 terminal, with a standard base connector and proper pin alignment, designed for exact replacement of your factory 1157 bulb.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


COLOR

Amber: These LEDs illuminate in a crisp, bright, amber color.

Switchback Option: Your vehicle may be able to use a specialty bulb known as "switchback." This bulb is only suitable when there is a clear reflector. Normally, your front turn signal lights up half power amber when you turn on your headlights, and flashes full power amber when the turn signal is activated.

By using this dual-filament design, along with an integrated controller chip in the bulb, you can get a very cool effect: the switchback bulb lights up white when your headlights are turned on, and flashes amber when you use the turn signals. When you switch the turn signal off, it "switches back" to white. This allows you to gain a uniform white appearance in the front of the vehicle at night, while still having amber turn signals.

 We only list amber and switchback bulbs for the front turn signal. This is because other colors, such as white and red, are not legal for front turn signal use. Please view other pages for other colors and applications.


BRIGHTNESS

Diode Dynamics offers several brightness options so you can choose what fits you best.  These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

The amber bulbs in this listing are dual-brightness, and will illuminate at 60% power for parking/running lamp, and 100% for full turn signal.

HP48: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern instant on/off of LED technology.
HP11: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
XP80: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!

Lumens: BUYER BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum.

These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true, measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much lower than the misleading "calculated" figures. Please click here to learn more about LED brightness measurement.

 

 

QUALITY

LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means we use only brand-name suppliers such as Epistar, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.

While Diode Dynamics bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.

Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.

Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, and bulbs held together with inferior adhesives. At best, solder joints will crack and fail on low-quality LEDs after a few weeks of use. In the worst case, these bulbs can damage housings as the extra flux and adhesive evaporates and creates a residue on the lens of the housing.

Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.

All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty. For more information, please view the Warranty Information page.


HYPERBLINKING

The turn signals on most vehicles will begin to blink fast (hyperblink) when LED bulbs are installed. This is because the new LEDs will use less power than the original bulbs, so your vehicle thinks that the bulb is out and warns you by hyperblinking.

This phenomenon will be the same for every LED bulb on the market- there is no such thing as a "no hyperblink" LED bulb, even though some companies advertise them as such.

Flasher Replacement: Replacing the flasher relay, the module that controls blinking speed, is the easiest option to correct hyperblinking. You can remove the flasher on your vehicle, which is a small relay module under the dash, and replace it with a new flasher designed for LEDs. You will only need one flasher for your vehicle, whether you are replacing just one pair or both sets of turn signal bulbs (front/rear).

Resistor Kit: If you prefer not to change the flasher, you can add resistors to the bulb's circuit, and mimic the power consumption of the original bulb, returning the vehicle to normal turn signal speed. Resistors are a universal fix for any vehicle. Diode Dynamics resistors are 50W, 6 ohm, and come with extra-long connection wires for easy install. If you have both front and rear LED turn signals, you should purchase one set for each pair, to create enough resistance for the whole turn signal circuit. The installation itself takes only 10-15 minutes, and involves making two simple connections. Everything you need is included in the kit. 

Bulb Size 1157, also known as 1016 1034 1157A 1176 1178A 1196 2057 2057A 2357 2357A 2397 3496 7528 94 992
Year 2010,2011,2012,2013
Make Kia
Model Forte Koup
Application LED Bulbs
  1. perfect Review by Brian k
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    installed these HP11 amber flashers. they look great. excited to see them at night as well. keep up the good work DD. will most certainly buy from these guys again.
    (Posted on 7/18/16)

  2. perfect Review by Brian k
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    installed these HP11 amber flashers. they look great. excited to see them at night as well. keep up the good work DD. will most certainly buy from these guys again.
    (Posted on 7/18/16)

  3. Great LEDs Review by metallicafan
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    Love the way they look! Very easy install! Fair pricing and fast shipping! Definitely would recommend to anyone looking to upgrade their turn signals! (Posted on 7/16/16)

  4. Stage 1 switchbacks w/CF13 module Review by Mark
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    Now that I have installed these bulbs my car is complete. Crisp and clean and the exact brightness I was looking for with the stage 1. Quick and easy to install the flasher under the dash. (Posted on 10/26/13)

  5. absolutly love them!!!!! Review by chris
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    They are great. Worked wonders. Easy to install fast shipping. Everything was amazing. Bought the stage 3 switchbacks and they work perfectly. Didnt order the ressitors so I have hyperblinking but I like that lol (Posted on 7/17/13)

  6. GREAT!!! Review by Zachary
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    I love the Switchbacks! They are so bright and look amazing! Very good buy! (Posted on 2/28/13)

  7. Amazing!!! Review by James
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    I got the switchback LEDs and they are very bright!!! Very easy to install Plug and Play! Great Product! (Posted on 2/7/13)

  8. BRIGHT! Review by Josh
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    Got these installed, first off they are simple to install popped them right in my Kia Forte Koup and bam they are amazingly bright white. They work perfect with a flasher module. Love These things! I got the stage 2 and it was totally worth it! (Posted on 1/21/13)

  9. Great sporty look Review by Julian
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    I ordered the stage 1 switchbacks and I love them. I will be ordering the stage 2's soon to upgrade. I definitely recommend them. (Posted on 12/6/12)

  10. AWESOME! Review by Brian
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    i love the way the switchbacks look with the HIDs, definitely has a completely different look to the lighting, great product! (Posted on 9/30/12)

  11. One of my favorite mods! Review by Justin
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    I purchased these as switchbacks. As running lights, they are a nice bright white. Blends in nicely at night with my 8000k HID's, though during the day the colors are easy to tell apart. I'd recommend a 6000k HID kit to color match. As turn signals the color is a crisp amber/yellow color. On top of all that, the bulbs themselves just look cool! (Posted on 9/14/12)

  12. Excellent! Review by Sunsparc
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    Ordered and installed the switchbacks. They are fantastic! I get questions about them all the time, asking why I don't have amber bulbs. I simply flip the switch and people are amazed! Easier to install than HIDs, just a simple twist. (Posted on 9/6/12)

  13. Awesom Lights! Review by ForteFan
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    Recently purchased these switchbacks for my 2011 Forte Sedan and gotta say they look sweet together with my LED strips and HID Headlights! Most of the time I just drive with these and my strips on. As always, awesome customer service and ultra fast shipping! I would definitly recommend these to anyone! (Posted on 8/10/12)

  14. My Car looks so much better Review by James
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    I just love the concept of these swtichbacks. Being a total noob I thought these were going to be difficult to install but it was super easy. Diode's customer service is the best thing going... I love the bright white light these emit when the orange turn signals are not in use. I just wish the orange light was a tab bit brighter. Nevertheless, these are worth the money and will make an awesome addition to any Forte. (Posted on 8/10/12)

  15. Awesome looking! Review by Sunsparc
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    I'm new to the whole car modding. I just installed the switchbacks today to go along with my DD 6000K 35w HIDs. I must say, the switchbacks look amazing with them! Same color temperature and very clear. Everyone is amazed at how they change color, including me! (Posted on 8/10/12)

  16. Cool product Review by Joseph
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    I bought a pair of these for my forte, though it only seems to flash orange when my car is off though. Even when i tried a new pair and reseting the battery.It may be because i have aftermarket headlights though. I would reccomend still reccomend to anybody and everybody. (Posted on 8/10/12)

  17. Great and easy upgrade Review by Julian
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    I just installed these along with the DD HIDs and I couldn't be happier! this is probably the easiest upgrade you can do to your car. simply swap the stock halogen bulbs for these following the instructions on the owner manual. I specially like that the light color matches the 6000K HIDs so it all looks seamless. definitely happy with this purchase. (Posted on 8/10/12)

  18. Great look for a Low Price Review by xjacobx
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    Got these installed last week and everything is working great. They are bright at night and i love the color. I still have the factory Halogen lows and highs so they don't match but I still like the look.
    Great thing to customize your car that doesn't break the bank.

    The only warning I would give is, that you have to pull the whole head light out to install the bulb on the Forte Koup, other than that, its an easy install!
    Would definitely recommend to anyone that wants a cool look! (Posted on 8/10/12)

  19. Great addition to HID lows. Review by Yaoz
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    I love driving with just the parking lights on so the switchbacks stand out. I catch people staring while they are trying to figure out why I have one amber light and one white light when I'm at a turn signal.

    The install was very easy(referred to my owners manual).

    They look great. They work great. I love them. (Posted on 8/10/12)

Worry-free warranty

  • - Full 3-year warranty on all products
  • - No waiting: we usually send new items out with a return label (US customers only)

 

You will get quick help from our trained staff for any issues.

All Off-Road Lighting also carry a limited lifetime warranty.

For further details, please see our full article.

Domestic (US) Customers

  • - Just $5 per order with our Diode Delivers program
  • - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
  • - USPS, for delivery in 2-4 days (on average)
  • - Express services are available, see exact pricing at checkout
  • - Fully Insured

 

International Customers

  • - We ship to all countries via standard mail
  • - Usually around $10 for LEDs, or $25 for HIDs.
  • - Choose your service on checkout to see exact prices:
  • - USPS 1st Class: 2-5 weeks
  • - USPS Priority: 1-2 weeks
  • - Express EMS: 1 week
  • - Please email us if you are unsure about shipping to your country.


You will receive updates from our site when your order is shipped, along with a unique shipment number to ensure that your order is correctly accounted for. This allows you to easily reply to us if you have any concerns.

Whether your order is big or small, it is tested through many run cycles, and each bulb is tested before shipment. Every single bulb. Every time. And if anything does go wrong, you can rely on our industry-leading warranty for worry-free replacement.

If you're not happy with your items, we want to make it right. So we have some pretty awesome return policies:

Returns

30 day return policy. All customers have 30 days from the date of original order shipment to return items.

Full refund, no fees. At Diode Dynamics, we offer free returns. That means no restocking fees, no administrative fees, and no hassle!

 Free return label. If your original order was over $50, you get a free return label for your items (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, you can send the items back through your preferred method.

Exchanges

Within 30 days: If your original order was over $50, you can get new items shipped to you with a return label (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, we can send you the new items first, but you are responsible for returning the old items.

Within 90 days: Any item can be returned for exchange or store credit within 90 days. The buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping, and must first return the old items. We'll still cover the postage for the new items.

 

Please note: due to the nature of custom acrylic pieces, we cannot offer any refund or exchange for returned custom acrylic items.

 

To make a return or exchange, please request an RMA, or give us a call. When we get it back, you will be notified and credited appropriately.

Again, all returns must be approved, with an RMA. This is so that we can process your return as quickly as possible when we get it. If you would like to return an item, please Request an RMA. Please include as much information as possible about the reason for return.

Alternatively, you can also send us a message, or give us a call!