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      12-21-2017, 06:23 PM   #1
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E92 LED Interior Lighting

Is it just me or pale white and blueish white is very harsh on the eyes at night?

I kind of like the OEM yellow look, but also looking for some LED versions that offer a warm white color. It looks a lot more classy.

On my old E90 I was obsessed with changing everything to LED but as I am a bit older now I find it tacky and annoying on the eyes.

Especially if the car is parked in a pitch dark area and when you open the door it is extremely bright.

Can anyone recommend a set of nice warm LED kit or will I have to piece together a kit from eBay...
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      12-21-2017, 09:17 PM   #2
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Its not just you, my friend got brand new white leds put into his charger and that the brightness hurt my eyes instantly. Even the OEM ones kinda hurt my eyes so I turn them off right away :P
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Its not just you, my friend got brand new white leds put into his charger and that the brightness hurt my eyes instantly. Even the OEM ones kinda hurt my eyes so I turn them off right away :P
Seriously haha, I can't stand that full white led look anymore. And I'm not that old either!
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Came to that conclusion as well and returned the stock yellowish lighting back on all my rides. Feels so much more comfortable when the interior lights are on.
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Came to that conclusion as well and returned the stock yellowish lighting back on all my rides. Feels so much more comfortable when the interior lights are on.
The best color for your eyes in the dark is red, I might swap mine for red bulbs cause Iím parked at night reading paper work when waiting for people
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Came to that conclusion as well and returned the stock yellowish lighting back on all my rides. Feels so much more comfortable when the interior lights are on.
Yeah, everytime I get back into my older E90 with the white / pale blue LEDs it just gives me anxiety
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The best color for your eyes in the dark is red, I might swap mine for red bulbs cause I’m parked at night reading paper work when waiting for people
^this
I love the look of a soft red glow.
One of the interiors I loved the most was the red instrument & button lights on a Passat that I had as a DD.

& I agree about the harshness of the others.
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link to bright hurtful LEDs? I want that
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link to bright hurtful LEDs? I want that
Bought them several years back, you can try E92-Lighting, they have some of those hurtful LEDs.
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Anyone have any idea where I can pick up red led interior lights for the e90
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Always been a fan of the mellow orange glow on a bmw, I agree that bright led inside can get annoying
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Anyone have any idea where I can pick up red led interior lights for the e90
red is nice but I feel like it has too much of a "ricer" feel to it.
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red is nice but I feel like it has too much of a "ricer" feel to it.
I don't care what others would think lol, I'd rather not stress my eyes out at night
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I don't care what others would think lol, I'd rather not stress my eyes out at night
I guess so, I'm going to leave them stock for now till I find like a white/warm yellow LED.
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I guess so, I'm going to leave them stock for now till I find like a white/warm yellow LED.
I turn mine off instantly, I wish we had an option like other cars to keep them off when the door opens and stuff.
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Have you checked these out?

Can anyone recommend a set of nice warm LED kit or will I have to piece together a kit from eBay... [/quote]

Have you seen these cool Logo LED Projector door lights?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Car-Door....c100005.m1851
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Most of the kits out there do seem to be overly bright and harsh which is why I have bought kits from this eBay seller over the years, I have them in my E90 and I have zero regrets. 1.5 years and counting, no issues at all. Just nice pure white light that doesn't blind you the moment you get in the car. Super cheap and fast shipping from a US seller, too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/14x-BMW-3-S...UAAOSwNchZ5-uy
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