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      03-07-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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brightest angel eyes on the market?

are the lux 6500k the brightest angel eyes out there? what are you guys running?
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Brightest hands down are the hid kits but yes the lux are the brightest in led.
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How much does it cost for an hid kit?
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are the lux 6500k the brightest angel eyes out there? what are you guys running?
I have the Alpine HID 8000 K angel eyes,and they are ....v v v
http://www.alpinemss.com/product_p/hidan.htm
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Yes, HID are definitely the brightest available.
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I have heard HID mess the rings up. (Not sure if that is true or not)
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Go with Lux..plug, play..forget
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Motorcepts Mtecs, hands down.

The reason is, Mtecs use CREE LED (www.cree.com), from a lighting designers point of view, CREE makes awesome LED chips.

Color temperature, 5000k, 6000k, 8000k is just a color, doesn't necessarily (rather drastically) alter the lumen output a lot. It does, the cooler the temperature, the more lumen output you get. BUT also you loose your color rendering CRI Index.

High wattage is NOT your friend. Maximum should be around 10-12watts per side. anything higher than that, unless they come out with a crazy heat sink, would just melt your housing. A lot of manufacturers overdrive their LEDs, which can cause a higher initial lumen output, but as time goes on, the lumen depreciation is high, and also will cause premature failure.

Unless LUX can prove their chips are name-branded, or atleast have it LM tested, I wouldn't go for it. Also, SOME manufacturers on here sell you products that are NOT UL TESTED OR UL COMPLIANT. aka, not guarantee that that thing will not go on fire for excessive heat.


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None of the plug & play (lux, mtec, etc.) or HIDs come close to OSS. They need to be custom installed but are evenly distributed to each ring unlike the others. Plug & Play only look good when it's dark and looking straight at them. No comparison IMO. Of course they are much more expensive with installation.
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None of the plug & play (lux, mtec, etc.) or HIDs come close to OSS. They need to be custom installed but are evenly distributed to each ring unlike the others. Plug & Play only look good when it's dark and looking straight at them. No comparison IMO. Of course they are much more expensive with installation.
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Motorcepts Mtecs, hands down.

The reason is, Mtecs use CREE LED (www.cree.com), from a lighting designers point of view, CREE makes awesome LED chips.

Color temperature, 5000k, 6000k, 8000k is just a color, doesn't necessarily (rather drastically) alter the lumen output a lot. It does, the cooler the temperature, the more lumen output you get. BUT also you loose your color rendering CRI Index.

High wattage is NOT your friend. Maximum should be around 10-12watts per side. anything higher than that, unless they come out with a crazy heat sink, would just melt your housing. A lot of manufacturers overdrive their LEDs, which can cause a higher initial lumen output, but as time goes on, the lumen depreciation is high, and also will cause premature failure.

Unless LUX can prove their chips are name-branded, or atleast have it LM tested, I wouldn't go for it. Also, SOME manufacturers on here sell you products that are NOT UL TESTED OR UL COMPLIANT. aka, not guarantee that that thing will not go on fire for excessive heat.


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None of the plug & play (lux, mtec, etc.) or HIDs come close to OSS. They need to be custom installed but are evenly distributed to each ring unlike the others. Plug & Play only look good when it's dark and looking straight at them. No comparison IMO. Of course they are much more expensive with installation.
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yup. Totally agree.
OP asked about brightness. No LED setup, either plug and play or LED ring will be as bright period.
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A lot of people are unaware of the OSS option and think that plug and play or HID is the only choice. The HIDs are sloppy in appearance and are so bright but poorly defined that you can't even make out that they are rings when looking straight on them. Just giving the OP some info he may have not been aware of. I went through quite a few options and wish I had known exactly how different they were beforehand.
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Very pleased with the $245 Lux H8 V3 5000K Bulbs I put in my 09 E92. For my money, it is the best compromise between ease of install, cost and brightness.
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I have the Alpine HID 8000 K angel eyes,and they are ....v v v
http://www.alpinemss.com/product_p/hidan.htm
Those look really good, how does it look during the day?

I'm really disappointed with my aib 4.0
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Those look really good, how does it look during the day?

I'm really disappointed with my aib 4.0
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Those look really good, how does it look during the day?

I'm really disappointed with my aib 4.0
I loved my HIDs when I had them.
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A lot of people are unaware of the OSS option and think that plug and play or HID is the only choice. The HIDs are sloppy in appearance and are so bright but poorly defined that you can't even make out that they are rings when looking straight on them. Just giving the OP some info he may have not been aware of. I went through quite a few options and wish I had known exactly how different they were beforehand.
This is just personal preference though.
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Even Light distribution is always a problem. Unless you go with led rings. Cheap. Brights and provide that updated look for the headlight
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