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      12-12-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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angel eyes

this may of been talked about more than serveral times but i apologize and can not find the topics. the new x5 or LCI bmws have this led blueish look to the angel eyes and are much brigther. i tried 2 different bulbs on my e92 m3 with no luck. are the new systems different by rings? bulbs? how are they setup.. and can we retrofit or will a system like lux8 come close to it?
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      12-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Currently the LUX is the closest plug and play option to the new OEM look. Anything else like the Orion systems would be brighter but is a more invasive installation.
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      12-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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get some nice LED bulbs and call it a day. I went with AiB from EAS and I'm very satisfied with them
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      12-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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Lux H8 5000K. $245 well spent. White but not blue. You will not be dissapointed.
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      12-13-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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I'm in the same boat and from all my forum searches and random comparison searches, lux seems to be one of the most popular and recommended. I personally order a set of lux 3 days ago and it should be arriving today. I'll let you know how they turn out vs all the hype
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      12-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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thank you all for the responses.. looks like lux it is! let me know how they turn out mthreefan
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      12-13-2012, 09:19 PM   #7
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I got the led bulbs. Big disappointment. Just ordered lux aswell.
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      12-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #8
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I just finished installing the lights and I'm pleased so far. They aren't crazy bright and the outer ring doesn't look to be fully illuminated, but there's undoubtedly an improved difference. My goal was simply to replace the yellowish halogen with a white light and it's been done. Although my hands were big and matching up the threads was a pain in the butt, the plug and play install is simple. I'd recommend them.

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      12-14-2012, 12:41 AM   #9
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did you get the turn signal coded out? what are you thoughts on the led turn signal repalcement?
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      12-14-2012, 02:45 AM   #10
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did you get the turn signal coded out? what are you thoughts on the led turn signal repalcement?
i havent gotten anything coded yet. i do have the usual list of what i'd like to change such as chime removals, dvd, etc.

i havent really given the turn signals any major thought, led are always bright and better than bulbs imo though. lol if you do it let me know how they turn out!
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      12-14-2012, 02:48 AM   #11
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oh and i took a drive tonight to see how they look outside and i retract my statement about the outer ring not looking fully illuminated. must have been my garage lights hiding them, they look fine head on

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oh and i took a drive tonight to see how they look outside and i retract my statement about the outer ring not looking fully illuminated. must have been my garage lights hiding them, they look fine head on

It also depends on distance. If you are at least 15 feet away the outer ring looks perfectly lit and a similar brightness to the inner ring. But as soon as you get closer, the outer ring will appear dimmer as the inner appears brighter. But I love my Lux Angels!
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      12-14-2012, 10:09 AM   #13
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looks great im going to order today. i noticed your amber turn signal is not on only the small amber LED int he corner when the lights are on.. is this on the 11+ m3s they turned them off from the factory because mine stay light when the headlights are on. gives the AEs an amber look drowns them out. is there a fix or do these need to be coded out?
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As long as you can see then during the day then it's worth the cash. Orem lci rings are very bright at both day and night
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oh and i took a drive tonight to see how they look outside and i retract my statement about the outer ring not looking fully illuminated. must have been my garage lights hiding them, they look fine head on

They look pretty good! Are these the lux v3 5000k or the normal 6500k?
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Another cool coding feature to make the halos shine is the halo brightness adjustment code, huge difference between the two settings. Can't wait to put my 5000k LUX on to see the difference.
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      12-15-2012, 01:55 AM   #18
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They look pretty good! Are these the lux v3 5000k or the normal 6500k?
these are the 6500k . My friend just bought a 2013 335 is and his halo's already look as bright as mine! lol

I asked if he did anything to change them but he said they came that way, interesting.
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if you want really bright go with ls3 or oss .....money well spent ...love my ls3's
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Here's my OSS. Money well spent. It's only a few hundred bucks more than LUX.

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Here's my OSS. Money well spent. It's only a few hundred bucks more than LUX.

They look awesome. But to most, Lux are expensive. OSS is more than double the price of Lux, not including shipping hassles and down time.
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Does anyone make angel eyes like the DTM cars that are flattened?
I'd open the headlights for something like that if it's done well.

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