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      02-07-2013, 11:10 AM   #45
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Refraction, yes, the two rings are 1 part.
always noticed outer rings are never as bright as inner ones. Is that correct?
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Refraction, yes, the two rings are 1 part.
Thanks very much, I thought it must be refraction. I'll try to snap a few pics of mine, before & after once the weather warms up a bit and the snow stops flying.
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How are these compared to lux Halos in regards to brightness?
See my post #10 in this thread.

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always noticed outer rings are never as bright as inner ones. Is that correct?
Yes. See explanation below.

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Thanks very much, I thought it must be refraction. I'll try to snap a few pics of mine, before & after once the weather warms up a bit and the snow stops flying.
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Yes, which means if you look at them from an extreme angle, the outer ring will look very dim. They are designed to be seen head on or at a narrow angle from head on. This will be fixed by the new LCI angel eyes, which use a different design.
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Yes, which means if you look at them from an extreme angle, the outer ring will look very dim. They are designed to be seen head on or at a narrow angle from head on. This will be fixed by the new LCI angel eyes, which use a different design.
I smell LCI group buy......
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I smell LCI group buy......
It'll be better for sure. But I have no desire to spend $2k when a simple LED bulb is 90% as good :-P
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LCI means new bulbs?
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LCI means new bulbs?
http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782431
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New headlamp??


The price...
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yeah new headlamp...sure it will be expensive.
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Finally got around to installing my Lux Angels yesterday. They look great, pretty much what I expected to see after swap. MUCH BETTER than stock. Now looks virtually identical to my MY11 X3. Sorry, no pix. Only occurred to me after I had done the swap. I guess there's not much point anyway, given the myriad of pix already posted. Nice 'white' light, vs. dim amber.

As an aside, this job is definitely not for those with 'sausage' fingers.....it's tight in there.....took me about 10 minutes just to get one twisted back in correctly/tightly.

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Finally got around to installing my Lux Angels yesterday. They look great, pretty much what I expected to see after swap. MUCH BETTER than stock. Now looks virtually identical to my MY11 X3. Sorry, no pix. Only occurred to me after I had done the swap. I guess there's not much point anyway, given the myriad of pix already posted. Nice 'white' light, vs. dim amber.

As an aside, this job is definitely not for those with 'sausage' fingers.....it's tight in there.....took me about 10 minutes just to get one twisted back in correctly/tightly.

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Only 10 mins? It took me 40 mins to install LUX, accomplished with much cursing and skinned knuckles :P
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Only 10 mins? It took me 40 mins to install LUX, accomplished with much cursing and skinned knuckles :P
hahaha. I had the hardest time on the first one too. I started doubting it would ever fit. Then it became much smoother on the subsequent ones as I learned to look at the position of the tabs and the slots and try to align them before sticking the bulb in.
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Get a girl to do it for you. Had my GF with small hands install mine in about 10 min tops from hood open to closed.
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just try this H8 LED (by accident), it is very simple to replace. Direct swap to H8 bulb without any wire cutting or extra piece of resistor. It is reversible polarity +/- on any direction, no error showed on BC
The brightness in daytime is very good on the inside ring, dim as usual on the outter ring
with this connection you may not get full brightness out of this LED, since the car supply only 8-9V maximum to this H8 bulb in DRL mode and 6-7V in low beam mode
follow this link to buy
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/H8-18...665550222.html
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just try this H8 LED (by accident), it is very simple to replace. Direct swap to H8 bulb without any wire cutting or extra piece of resistor. It is reversible polarity +/- on any direction, no error showed on BC
The brightness in daytime is very good on the inside ring, dim as usual on the outter ring
with this connection you may not get full brightness out of this LED, since the car supply only 8-9V maximum to this H8 bulb in DRL mode and 6-7V in low beam mode
follow this link to buy
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/H8-18...665550222.html

Higher voltage and higher watts doesn't necessarily mean brighter, it just means it uses more "electricity/power". This is a common misconception and a technique many suppliers use to trick consumers into thinking their bulbs are brighter than they actually are. It is the amount of lumens it produces that dictates how bright it is, and this is not necessarily correlated to wattage/voltage. That is to say, a 5W bulb can create 350 lumens, and a 10W bulb only 150 lumens. So while the 10W bulb has double the wattage, it is actually very dim compared to the 5W with significantly higher lumens. Just throwing it out there for potential bulb buyers, don't be fooled by the wattage, look for the lumens. So while the bulbs you linked may be bright, I wouldn't base it on the V or W alone, I'd have to see a lumens rating before buying any bulbs.
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Higher voltage and higher watts doesn't necessarily mean brighter, it just means it uses more "electricity/power". This is a common misconception and a technique many suppliers use to trick consumers into thinking their bulbs are brighter than they actually are. It is the amount of lumens it produces that dictates how bright it is, and this is not necessarily correlated to wattage/voltage. That is to say, a 5W bulb can create 350 lumens, and a 10W bulb only 150 lumens. So while the 10W bulb has double the wattage, it is actually very dim compared to the 5W with significantly higher lumens. Just throwing it out there for potential bulb buyers, don't be fooled by the wattage, look for the lumens. So while the bulbs you linked may be bright, I wouldn't base it on the V or W alone, I'd have to see a lumens rating before buying any bulbs.
I agree, but unfortunately they rarely indicate brightness in lumens It would have been too easy ..
Based on light descriptions we can find on websites, we can only trust voltage and reviews of our great community to judge it

I have found a new version on ebay that claims to be 32W (4x8W LED):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/H8-32W-E60-E...664d8c&vxp=mtr

Did anyone buy those and can tell us more about its brightness?
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just try this H8 LED (by accident), it is very simple to replace. Direct swap to H8 bulb without any wire cutting or extra piece of resistor. It is reversible polarity +/- on any direction, no error showed on BC
The brightness in daytime is very good on the inside ring, dim as usual on the outter ring
with this connection you may not get full brightness out of this LED, since the car supply only 8-9V maximum to this H8 bulb in DRL mode and 6-7V in low beam mode
follow this link to buy
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/H8-18...665550222.html
Do you have pics in daylight?
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I agree, but unfortunately they rarely indicate brightness in lumens It would have been too easy ..
Based on light descriptions we can find on websites, we can only trust voltage and reviews of our great community to judge it

I have found a new version on ebay that claims to be 32W (4x8W LED):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/H8-32W-E60-E...664d8c&vxp=mtr

Did anyone buy those and can tell us more about its brightness?
True. This is why I like going to SuperBrightLEDS to get my LEDs, because they indicate lumens. They should have H8 bulbs that fit the AEs too.. worth taking a look into. Personally bought bulbs from them and they work spectacular (not H8s though).
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Just saw the new LUX H8 v4 got released. Supposed to be brighter than v3 and has adjustable colors. Of course price went up to $249. I'm slightly intrigued.
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Interesting. And, they claim these do not flicker upon start-up, which is a big + in my book.

Also, in regards to the price, they have always been $250 if I'm not mistaken. Just for the past month, they reduced the V3 to $230 (I'd imagine to get rid of inventory for the new V4s)
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Interesting. And, they claim these do not flicker upon start-up, which is a big + in my book.

Also, in regards to the price, they have always been $250 if I'm not mistaken. Just for the past month, they reduced the V3 to $230 (I'd imagine to get rid of inventory for the new V4s)
Ah I see. I bought the 1st gen v3 awhile back when I had the 335i, I seem to recall it being $225 or so. I had to get rid of it was because it did not fit E89 (2nd gen v3 did).
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I just received my kit this morning and installed it: I am very happy of the result!!
Easy installation, color is perfect and 20W lights seem to be powerful enough in daylight.
Bought them on ebay for $70 from "cortse" seller.
  • 20W CREE LED Angel Eye. 4 CREE Q5 LED light bulb; 5W each LED chip, 20W per light bulb
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They have an 32W model, any one try it ? or any information about it ?
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