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First off, Transforged should be ashamed of themselves for trying to sell these for $800. The finishing of the 3D printed parts are truly sub par. I bought this pair used and they were in rough shape. Ended up dumping another ~$100 for VHT Nightshades Red tint, 2k clear coat, new LED rings, and new PWM Dimmers. First I disassembled everything, refinished the parts with 120, 220, 800, 1000, & 1500 grit sandpaper. Then sprayed VHT Nightshades followed by 2k clear. Lastly, new LED rings and rewiring.

I also own GRP V3 lights. Those lights are of excellent quality and come at a fair price. Truly the gold standard for Lotus lights currently.

The differences that I do like about the Transforged lights are:
1. They are wider in diamater than OEM/GRP lights and do not require the extra bezels around the lights.
2. They protrude out much less.
3. They are brighter than OEM/GRP.
4. They are unique. I don't know how many lights transforged produced, but there can't be many left in good condition.

Now for the photo dump...
Land vehicle Vehicle Automotive lighting Car Automotive tire

Wheel Tire Vehicle Car Land vehicle

Vehicle Automotive lighting Car Hood Motor vehicle

Car Vehicle Vehicle registration plate Wheel Tire


Original rough finish and clear coat peeling. Sanded everything smooth
Wood Plant Publication Rectangle Wood stain
Product Publication Font Magenta Electric blue
Tire Automotive tire Adhesive Tread Automotive design


VHT Nightshades Red + 2k Clear Coat
Liquid Cosmetics Fluid Bottle cap Bottle
Automotive tire Tread Rim Gas Font
 

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Nice work mate. I love my Transforged Eclipse, for exactly the same reasons you have mentioned, the dimensions fit the car perfectly. I must be lucky (touch wood) in that they don’t have any failed LEDs yet after many years.

If they do one day, I might have to talk to you about how you replaced the LED rings!
 

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Those look sick! Wow!

But after reading about your issues, I’m glad the previous owner did the GRP’s on mine!
 
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Actually, kinda liked the burnt out version. Gave it a kinda Star Wars feel! LOL!
 

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Awesome job OP. Love the little baby in the stroller watching! I take my kids to the garage when im working there too.
Ahahahaha! Wait, there’s a baby? LOL! Those tail lights are car porn! I’d have missed a topless girl….well, that’s probably pushing it. LOL!
 

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Good work on bringing those back to life.

That transforged guy always had some design intuition. But never had the engineering or build quality to back it up.
 

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This is how Transforged should have done them. I was going back and forth between those and the GRP v2's, thankfully the v3's came out and I went that route. I was really hesitant with the Transforged because of the 3D print quality and the faceted look. Looks way better now that you've given them the appropriate treatment!
 

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Nice work mate. I love my Transforged Eclipse, for exactly the same reasons you have mentioned, the dimensions fit the car perfectly. I must be lucky (touch wood) in that they don’t have any failed LEDs yet after many years.

If they do one day, I might have to talk to you about how you replaced the LED rings!
For sure man. Honestly, the LED rings/wiring on these is so simple. You could easily replace all the electrical components and LED's for under $100. They're all readily available on Amazon. I even contemplated trying to reproduce a few pair just for fun, but I don't have a 3D printer or know the logistics of using one very well. I wonder if there is a way to scan the outer shell and inner base for dimensions and then print copies. All the components are extremely simplistic. If someone lives in Houston, Tx and wants to experiment with me I'd be down.
 
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