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      08-03-2020, 06:52 PM   #1
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LUX angel eyes 189 review

Hi guys, I didn't find any reviews on the latest lux H8 189 angel eyes so I decided to just buy them and make a video on them. If you guys are interested! Hopefully it helps some people on here.



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Nice review man.
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      08-13-2020, 01:47 PM   #3
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Nice review man.
Thanks man! I greatly appreciate that, means alot!
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      08-13-2020, 07:27 PM   #4
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Great review! Lux makes good stuff, had mine on for two years now with zero issues, really brings the look of the car up to date!
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Thanks for the review of these lights and glad to hear that you are happy with them overall. The LUX H8 V3 are from at least 5-6 years ago. Its always best to look at them from farther back in the daytime, this helps the camera focus on them the best as well.

Great recommendation on the install too. Putting the LED end upwards is much more helpful when installing them as well. The LED’s are full brightness as well right out of the box and don’t require any “burn in” period like HID’s.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
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how do they look/match with the xenon lights which are 5000k?...

i have standard (non-led) h8 5000k Philips bulbs that match the color of the xenon, but they aren't very bright - especially the outer ring...to replace with the lux leds, i would like to make sure they match and am concerned that the 7000k of the 189s would be too cool and not match...

my requirements are:

1) similar temperature color of the xenons,
2) brighter than the standard non-led bulbs,
3) maintain the definition/separation of the xenon and angle eyes when both are on (not one big blob of light)

Would the 189s be a fit for me, or would another set of lux angel eyes be better...

i have a 2009 pre-lci e92 m3 coupe...

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In my opinion... These LUX halo bulbs are USELESS.

I have them.

They are useless because of how the E92 headlight halos are designed...

The inner halo is the only one that gets lit up and is super bright and nice, but since the outer halo doesnít have its own bulb and no light duct to illuminate it (its essentially just two half rings place on top of the projector), it can never receive light from the inner halo bulb.

So, when you make the inner halo brighter... It just contrasts how dim the outer halo becomes.

And at $200... itís a total rip off. Sorry, just facts.
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      09-06-2020, 02:21 PM   #8
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In my opinion... These LUX halo bulbs are USELESS.

I have them.

They are useless because of how the E92 headlight halos are designed...

The inner halo is the only one that gets lit up and is super bright and nice, but since the outer halo doesn't have its own bulb and no light duct to illuminate it (its essentially just two half rings place on top of the projector), it can never receive light from the inner halo bulb.

So, when you make the inner halo brighter... It just contrasts how dim the outer halo becomes.

And at $200... it's a total rip off. Sorry, just facts.
I have them too, not worth the $200.00
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In my opinion... These LUX halo bulbs are USELESS.

I have them.

They are useless because of how the E92 headlight halos are designed...

The inner halo is the only one that gets lit up and is super bright and nice, but since the outer halo doesnít have its own bulb and no light duct to illuminate it (its essentially just two half rings place on top of the projector), it can never receive light from the inner halo bulb.

So, when you make the inner halo brighter... It just contrasts how dim the outer halo becomes.

And at $200... itís a total rip off. Sorry, just facts.
The LUX bulbs are a plug and play replacement designed to make the rings over 2x brighter than stock and a pure white color to match up with the xenon bulbs. They are not designed to overcome the physical design of headlights as that is just not possible.

With the pictures you posted, no one really looks at the car that close and when you are driving down the road everyone else sees the car from farther away, and at that distance the rings will appear completely illuminated. Even 1-2 car lengths away the rings will look fully illuminated.

To take a picture up close, standing above the car - any light bulb in there will look terrible. The LUX were not designed to fix that, so you cant have the expectation that they will fix it.
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how do they look/match with the xenon lights which are 5000k?...

i have standard (non-led) h8 5000k Philips bulbs that match the color of the xenon, but they aren't very bright - especially the outer ring...to replace with the lux leds, i would like to make sure they match and am concerned that the 7000k of the 189s would be too cool and not match...

my requirements are:

1) similar temperature color of the xenons,
2) brighter than the standard non-led bulbs,
3) maintain the definition/separation of the xenon and angle eyes when both are on (not one big blob of light)

Would the 189s be a fit for me, or would another set of lux angel eyes be better...

i have a 2009 pre-lci e92 m3 coupe...
If you have a 5000K xenon bulb then the LUX H8 189 may not be a perfect match as those are meant to match up with the stock 4300K. The LUX H8 V6 will likely be a better option as they are adjustable white color and you can set them to match the xenon color better.

with #3 - the blob of light is only in pictures as the camera will often overexpose the light causing it to look like a blob. In person this does not happen as your eyes adjust accordingly
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Wow a lot of angry posts here. They're not going to be magic.. at an angle, they won't be perfect. They're still a good upgrade from stock imho. Full illumination from all angles will be a $2,000+ headlight swap

Attaching example pics of my H8 160
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The bulbs are bright, the problem is the stock headlight design only supports one bulb, where the outer halos are just two clear plastic pieces, and donít have a way to directly get illuminated from that one bulb.

Therefore, $200 for mediocre results is just not worth it.
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Everyone's opinion will vary but I think the LUX looks better than the outdated yellow halos. Sure it's hard to get them to show up on a photo and up close in person but it's worth it for me.
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This picture is the perfect example of the way the headlight look from different angles.

The passenger side is fully illuminated while the driver side is not. Again its just the design of the headlights. From a distance they both look even through, and as mentioned earlier, much better than stock



This one really shows how they look in person from a distance, so thank you for posting this!!

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Everyone's opinion will vary but I think the LUX looks better than the outdated yellow halos. Sure it's hard to get them to show up on a photo and up close in person but it's worth it for me.
No doubt the white light looks better than the yellowish halogen bulb... but, the price is just ridiculously outrageous.

There are tons and tons of other (BETTER) options for LED halo bulbs on Amazon and eBay, for $40-$60.

Search for: "E92 LED halo bulbs"


Seek and yee shall find. Just look at the reviews.
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Everyone's opinion will vary but I think the LUX looks better than the outdated yellow halos. Sure it's hard to get them to show up on a photo and up close in person but it's worth it for me.
No doubt the white light looks better than the yellowish halogen bulb... but, the price is just ridiculously outrageous.

There are tons and tons of other (BETTER) options for LED halo bulbs on Amazon and eBay, for $40-$60.

Search for: "E92 LED halo bulbs"


Seek and yee shall find. Just look at the reviews.
Sorry

Lux has been active and engaged with the forum since these cars came out. You feel like 140 bucks is that big of a deal price gap wise?

I sure don't. I've had several sets of Lux in different cars and have never had issues. Plenty here pay premiums on parts for IND because you're not just buying a product, you're also buying a service and relationship. Lux will be there if you need help, have questions, or have issues. Good luck getting help when the eBay light burns out or breaks in a month.
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