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February 05, 2011, 05:26:20 PM

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« on: February 05, 2011, 05:26:20 PM »
There seems to be a wide range of options out there for H8 LED Angel Eye replacements and just as much comment about some ( possibly most) of them being rubbish.  So....which ones really are any good?  I've got the HIDS4U kit in the E53 but they could be brighter.

I'm looking for something that provides a similar output to the Halogens but is LED instead and so can be used as a DRL, and puts no errors up.  I know I won't get as bright as the E70 LCI but then that uses 60 LEDs and needs a complete new light unit and control module on each side!
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February 05, 2011, 05:31:25 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 05:31:25 PM »
I've just fitted these LED ones:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0720863616
Pics of stock vs LEDs:
Lux H8 are apparently the ones to buy (from the States) but they are still in development for the X6


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February 05, 2011, 06:35:08 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 06:35:08 PM »
Anyone know where you can get the Lux for the X5 at a reasonable price?  I don't care if it's abroad and also any more information on fitting the cap back on given the power unit sits outside the headlight?
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August 08, 2012, 10:48:13 AM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 10:48:13 AM »
I know I am bumping an old thread but I fitted LUX V3 to my 335i and then transferred them to the X6. I have a garage full of other LED and halogen bulbs that I have tried.

Got mine direct from Lux.


Fitted MTEC that I was running before and very pleased with (ignore the number plate :blink: ).



<<<<<MTEC /////// Lux >>>>>



<<MTEC and Lux>> on sidelights.



<<MTEC and Lux>> with HIDs on.


Both Lux fitted.



Video of them but the outer rings are dim close up but as you get further away they get brighter. (click on picture below)



And on the X6



This was taken in bright sunlight as most places that sell bulbs take the picture in a garage or when dark so they look brighter. Taken at close range with the crappy iPhone camera so outer rings appear dimmer, at a distance of about 20ft they are the same brightness as the inner.



Not cheap but IMO worth every penny. Not as bright as the new BMW Angel Eyes but closest yet unless you go the HID route, But having seen a car with it done I wouldn't do it as they dazzle in the daytime and would be too bright at night and you lose the crisp halo effect.


August 08, 2012, 12:12:25 PM
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August 08, 2012, 06:20:46 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 06:20:46 PM »
 Those are certainly the way to go.....but at a price!

And of course the new LCI version has LEDs as standard now..... :cry1:

I've seen one with the full LED option in place of HIDs and it was very impressive.  Yours for a mere £1,700 factory fitted... :o

I can see LED becoming the de facto standard in a few years, especially with the costs of the sapphire substrate coming down.  It would be nice to have a good LED conversion, but my budgets no longer allow for such things.. :'(

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August 08, 2012, 09:42:00 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 09:42:00 PM »
but my budgets no longer allow for such things.. :'(

Not now! >:D

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September 01, 2012, 04:55:19 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2012, 04:55:19 PM »
Im going to try these in a week or two, will post pics when i do

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271047444261?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

They are very similar to the Lux V3 and with 20w CREE LED should be as bright but at half the cost. I have dealt with HIDS Direct many times before so know their customer service.

September 01, 2012, 05:04:16 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012, 05:04:16 PM »
Be interested to see how these work out.  So far nothing else comes close.  You can retrofit the new front and rear lights from the LCI, but the cost is awesome!!  £500 per side at the rear PLUS coding costs.  Fronts considerably more expensive as you need new lamp unit, lamp controller, modules and coding work on top.

Only for those with deep pockets.....and they'll probably just buy a new car.

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September 01, 2012, 06:00:54 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2012, 06:00:54 PM »
My E53 has zenon headlights but the halo,s on sidelights are very dim. Would any of these LED kits make a big diffrance?


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September 01, 2012, 06:22:40 PM
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2012, 06:22:40 PM »
led side lights on
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September 01, 2012, 06:26:28 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2012, 06:26:28 PM »
I've only ever used the HIDS4U kit kit on my E53 and they were OK, but only that.  The picture on the site gives some indication.  Even BMW have to use a lot of LEDs to match the output from a single 35W halide lamp. 

They are getting better, but the luminosity has a little way to go yet, and the price to fall.  That being said, the price of the latest generation of LED domestic bulbs is still £20 as against £3-5 for a fluorescent low energy equivalent.
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September 05, 2012, 08:50:09 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2012, 08:50:09 PM »
Ive purchased a set of the bulbs i posted the link to in my previous thread although from a different seller. They are due to arrive on Friday so i will report back on how they look compared to my GP Thunder 7500k Super White none LED bulbs that i have in there now.

September 05, 2012, 10:21:05 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2012, 10:21:05 PM »
I would be interested to see pictures of these when fitted.  :ok:

September 08, 2012, 04:03:30 PM
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Re: LED Angel Eyes
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2012, 04:03:30 PM »
Fitted them today, was a royal pain because the heat shrink catches on the sidewall of the bulb holder so had to grind half of the edge away before the bulb would locate to turn and lock.

Finally got them in and they are crap, very dim, my GP Thunder 7500k superwhite halogens at £15 are much better. Not as white but not far off and much more visible.

First pic is the Cree LED's i just fitted today and the second shows right side as you view the pic with 7500k GP Thunder and Cree LED left side. GP Thunder are way better in my opinion. £80 versus £15, i know which is best value. Perhaps only Lux V3 are worth having but at £150 im not taking the chance.