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      05-02-2011, 06:35 PM   #45
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no the lux's are not brighter/as bright as the OEM newer LED ae's...but they are far better than the stock yellow halogen OEM bubs IMO...

if you want brighter or as bright as the newer led oem ae's you have to go with oss or ls3, but then you'll have to open up your headlights to get those installed...

take some time to search, especially e90posts and you will find pics...specifically in the lux vendor thread of e90posts....
I am aware that the new OEM LEDs are the brightest, there is no contest let alone AiBs or Lux. I am talking about OEM halogen H8 bulbs in our M3s.

Thanks for confirming, I might order a set of Lux now.
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If the LightSource is not working and found to be a warranty issue, it will be replaced at no cost within the warranty period. AIB units have a 3-year warranty, you would likely be covered.

If you have any further questions on the AIB units, please email us directly.
Also, this is the second time this has happened and this was after your first recall and now with the updated driver packs.
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ALL LED's need special electrical requirements, so that small black box of the LUX h8 v3 is the LED controller. It is required to make LED's work correctly
LED's need either (an) LED driver(s) which is efficient or putting resistors in series with the LED which is inefficient and produces a lot of heat.

Also all the components including connectors, wires, and etc need to be able to handle high current and high temperature for this kind of application.
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LED's need either (an) LED driver(s) which is efficient or putting resistors in series with the LED which is inefficient and produces a lot of heat.

Also all the components including connectors, wires, and etc need to be able to handle high current and high temperature for this kind of application.
+1 Yes you are correct thanks!
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well, I just pulled mine out today as I'm getting ready to return my lease tomorrow. Yesterday I got a bulb error, but didn't worry about it since I knew it was going back tomorrow to dealership. I opened the hood today to reinstall my stock H8s and noticed a strong burnt smell. Here's what I found.
wow that looks pretty dangerous...i should go check up on mine asap.
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Here is what I want

All I thought of when I saw this picture is:

"This sticker is dangerous and inconvenient but I do love Fig Newtons."

Those are sweet though :P
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      05-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #53
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Also, this is the second time this has happened and this was after your first recall and now with the updated driver packs.
another reason why I chose lux's over aib's...the overheating issue seems to be a constant complaint/problem with aib's....
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      05-04-2011, 11:24 AM   #54
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another reason why I chose lux's over aib's...the overheating issue seems to be a constant complaint/problem with aib's....
Keep in mind there is a 3 year product warranty set as a precaution against any issues that may arise. Most other kits only cover 1 year or less.

No electrical product is 100% and we have been very forthcoming in attending to any product or warranty concerns.
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Keep in mind there is a 3 year product warranty set as a precaution against any issues that may arise. Most other kits only cover 1 year or less.

No electrical product is 100% and we have been very forthcoming in attending to any product or warranty concerns.
As I said, 3 year warranty is nice. But how many times do you want me to put in a product in a $65k car that burns? I'm getting my brand new car today... Like I've said in all posts, the AiB really does look good. But I'd have to be a little retarded to try a third time with the same product.
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Keep in mind there is a 3 year product warranty set as a precaution against any issues that may arise. Most other kits only cover 1 year or less.

No electrical product is 100% and we have been very forthcoming in attending to any product or warranty concerns.
yes true, eas has been great in dealing with warranty isues related to aib's...but as a member posted in here, how often do you want to deal with warranty replacement?
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lux8 v3's heat sinks stay under the cover, inside the headlight housing...

IIRC: Aib's are stored externally, outside of the headlight housing...
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AIB DriverPacks are stored within the headlamp.
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by driver pack, you mean the little black plastic box? so the whole thing stays inside the headlamp?
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That's correct, there are no pieces of the kit that remain outside the headlamp assembly.
But in the install video you say the opposite. Do you or do you not put the driver pack inside/underneath the headlight housing cover?

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      03-06-2012, 09:13 AM   #58
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the closer the Kevlin value of the bulbs to daylight 5500ish, the less visible they should look given they are in reflective housings that are being lit up by daylight.

bulbs with a higher Kelvin will appear more blue and are therefore likely to be more noticeable.

you have to be a little careful about looking at pictures of these things. cameras have metering systems that balance brightness and colour. I'm a photographer and getting 'accurate' colour and 'brightness' takes a lot of work. not to mention everyones' computer and software interpret images slightly differently.

oh, and of course I could photoshop the proverbial out them easily too - I make fat people thinner, change facial expressions etc, bright lights would be easy

the photos with one headlight converted are the best bet IMHO, better still go take a look at them in someone's car.
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have to say after reading/posting on this thread i've been noticing the newer running lights on the BMW and audi's. I'd go as far as saying the new ones are a bit too bright........
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have to say after reading/posting on this thread i've been noticing the newer running lights on the BMW and audi's. I'd go as far as saying the new ones are a bit too bright........
the new angel eyes on the e92 are pretty damn bright. if they were toned down just a tiny bit that would be better. im not a fan of extreme bleeding in the lights and sometimes they seem to. i like the f10/f30 ae's though they look perfect
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I bought Lux. One of the best low hanging fruit mods out there.
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I bought Lux. One of the best low hanging fruit mods out there.
No one likes OSS on here? From the pictures I have researched they look
Better than Lux
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No one likes OSS on here? From the pictures I have researched they look
Better than Lux
Yes, they look better when on, but cost way more as well (and require you to open your headlights which could lead to condensation getting into the headlight later on).

Also, when off, OSS's look very yellow because of the LED circuit's which are yellow. I love the look when on, and think it looks the best. But when off, they also look the worst.

Another problem is that some of the OSS's have a big spot missing from the "eye" at the very top. that also makes it look bad.

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As I said, 3 year warranty is nice. But how many times do you want me to put in a product in a $65k car that burns? I'm getting my brand new car today... Like I've said in all posts, the AiB really does look good. But I'd have to be a little retarded to try a third time with the same product.
doubt that warranty covers a burned up M3....
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