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      04-06-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
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White Angel Eye Recommendation

Hey guys,

I need a recommendation for angel eyes for my 2008 M3. I've heard the Lux H8? are nice? But I have no idea the process or the product I need to investigate.

Could you all tell me roughly what I'm getting into, and the best pure white quality product and vendor? Also, is the process relatively easy?

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      04-06-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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Was asking myself the same questions 2 weeks ago when I got my car.

I went with a set of GP Thunders replacement bulbs (H8) - they are white instead of yellow. You just swap them and voila!
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      04-06-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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Lux 5k are white. That's what I have
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I got some gp thunders 7500k. I they're whiter than oem halogens but I think I'm going to buy some Lux ones instead. The gp thunders aren't that bright. For $20 it might be enough for you though. You can code it so it pumps more voltage to make them brighter, I haven't personally tried it though.

The angel eye bulbs are kinda a pita since it's small space.
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      04-07-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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no codes with the lux right? just a quick swap?
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no codes with the lux right? just a quick swap?
yes thats correct
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yes thats correct
Agreed but along my Alpine HID 8000K the lux are not strong in daylight,i have see them along my car,and the guy ordered the same day the Alpine HID !
Here a pic of the Alpine HID 8000 K v v v
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      04-07-2013, 01:22 PM   #8
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can anyone post a similar pic of the Lux?
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can anyone post a similar pic of the Lux?
Yes i can,and you can compare , from left to right..stock-Lux-Alpine HID
And here you can see more v v v
http://www.mfestforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7830
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alpine are to ricy and gross
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alpine are to ricy and gross
agreed, I think the Lux are more of a OEM+ look, which is what I'm looking for
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agreed, I think the Lux are more of a OEM+ look, which is what I'm looking for
Maybe yes...but Lux in daytime running lights mode in your Idrive menu(Lights on in daylight) will be very disappointed ,when on or off,almost no difference...but Alpine...you will see
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agreed, I think the Lux are more of a OEM+ look, which is what I'm looking for
Maybe yes...but Lux in daytime running lights mode in your Idrive menu(Lights on in daylight) will be very disappointed ,when on or off,almost no difference...but Alpine...you will see
I think I prefer that
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no codes with the lux right? just a quick swap?
Granted your hands can fit. Expect at least 30 mins install.

Get LUX 5k.
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All the plug and play LED solutions I have seen don't come close to matching the output of the stock halogen angel eyes. I laughed at the "20W Cree LED Angel Eyes" I stuffed into my sedan last night. Here is a picture of the results:

Stock on left / LED angel eyes on right


As you can see the stock output is more than double.

I am a former headlight retrofitter and it really drives me nuts when an "upgrade" performs worse than stock. So to me these plug and play solutions just don't cut it. If you want to do it right you will need to split open your headlights and install Orion Predator V4s: http://www.umnitza.com/predator-orio...60-p-6141.html
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^ Yeah but yellow light tends to spread more and white tends to centralize more. It is really annoying though that the white replacements are not as bright. Agreed, opening your headlights is the real solution.
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All the plug and play LED solutions I have seen don't come close to matching the output of the stock halogen angel eyes. I laughed at the "20W Cree LED Angel Eyes" I stuffed into my sedan last night. Here is a picture of the results:

Stock on left / LED angel eyes on right


As you can see the stock output is more than double.

I am a former headlight retrofitter and it really drives me nuts when an "upgrade" performs worse than stock. So to me these plug and play solutions just don't cut it. If you want to do it right you will need to split open your headlights and install Orion Predator V4s: http://www.umnitza.com/predator-orio...60-p-6141.html
Thats because the "20w" brands dim to about 1/3 brightness when the car is turned off of when the headlights turn on.
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Don't waste your time and money with GP Thunder, just get the LUX. I've had both, and LUX hands down.
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Coding easily takes care of the dimming situation on those brands.
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more pictures of the alpine hid? do you guys know anyone in Los Angeles that codes out the orange corner lights?
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