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verbals 01-09-2013 07:23 PM

12W LED Angel Eye Bulbs
 
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I just got my new angel eye bulbs in the mail today. They came with an intricate wire setup. I plugged it up the way that I thought it should go but it just looks weird to me. There's 2 oval metal pieces that hang and there is no way that you can put the cap back on. Is this right?

1bad540 01-09-2013 07:39 PM

never saw those before? I assume some cheap ebay junk?

Pdux72 01-09-2013 07:45 PM

Link to where u got them but tend to agree with 1bad...

verbals 01-09-2013 07:50 PM

http://bit.ly/VJf9Cc

verbals 01-09-2013 07:52 PM

They were $70 tho. I skipped over the $20 & $30 ones. Kinda thought I was purchasing in the middle ... not cheap but not expensive either.

verbals 01-09-2013 07:53 PM

I read that www.bmwled.net was a good site somewhere on the 'Fest.

csmeance 01-10-2013 12:45 AM

12W LEDs????? :confused::confused::confused:

I played around with 5Watt LED's and those were hard to keep working properly as they went into thermal runaway and eventually died. LED's generate a ton of heat and it needs to be cooled properly. Once they go past their operating temperature (I think somewhere around 180F) they start failing and their life drops off exponentially. IMO I'd be careful with these.

mrbmwx5 01-10-2013 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by verbals (Post 7302334)
I just got my new angel eye bulbs in the mail today. They came with an intricate wire setup. I plugged it up the way that I thought it should go but it just looks weird to me. There's 2 oval metal pieces that hang and there is no way that you can put the cap back on. Is this right?

You have to drill the hole on the cap and feed the wires thru it.:thumbup: and put some silicone around it.

DriftGirl 01-10-2013 10:07 AM

Those are decent lights. The little resistor box is to make sure there are no dash errors popping up.



don't buy high wattage lights that have plastic heat sinks...which are comical if u think about it.

verbals 01-10-2013 09:38 PM

@mrbmwx5 & @DriftGirl ... Thanx for the info. I thought this was turning into a "**** on Verbals' angel eyes" thread.

7Rage 01-10-2013 10:04 PM

they are 4 (3w) smd LEDs on each "bulb" better to get blubs with single 5 or 6 watt led.... brighter...

E92-Lighting 01-11-2013 10:13 AM

MTEC angel eyes are much brighter and they dont require any heatsink :)

7Rage 01-11-2013 02:11 PM

mtec and orion are same or a little more... better to buy for long run

verbals 01-11-2013 05:25 PM

Thanx, fellas ... but I'm stuck with them for now. I hear a knocking sound coming from front left wheel when I go over uneven terrain or bumps. I'm pretty sure that's gonna eat the budget.

rideme2 01-11-2013 07:18 PM

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MTEC is the way to go. Attachment 357198

These are the newest ones.

Kickback6 01-12-2013 08:31 AM

Is their a link for the ones you recommend. I have a 2002 745i

7Rage 01-12-2013 10:37 AM

rideme2.. i like your front bumper....

Dan_E65 01-13-2013 05:23 AM

Finally! Someone with a facelift E65 whose fitted LEDs!

So rideme2 tell us all about it; how much did you pay for your MTECs? Did you take the bumper off? How easy was it to do? Any drawbacks, eg heat output, flickering, warning messages etc...

Sorry for the rapid fire but every single post I've read on here is about the pre-facelift cars which is totally different.

Cheers!

rideme2 01-13-2013 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Dan_E65 (Post 7309747)
Finally! Someone with a facelift E65 whose fitted LEDs!

So rideme2 tell us all about it; how much did you pay for your MTECs? Did you take the bumper off? How easy was it to do? Any drawbacks, eg heat output, flickering, warning messages etc...

Sorry for the rapid fire but every single post I've read on here is about the pre-facelift cars which is totally different.

Cheers!

Yes bumper has to come off. Very easy to do. I think they $160-180? No problem. They work get. No warning or flicker.

rideme2 01-13-2013 09:45 AM

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The left one are the new 3.0 and right ones are the 2.1.Attachment 357431

rideme2 01-13-2013 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by 7Rage (Post 7308348)
rideme2.. i like your front bumper....

THX it's ACS.

rideme2 01-13-2013 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Kickback6 (Post 7308084)
Is their a link for the ones you recommend. I have a 2002 745i

I get them from eBay. Just make sure there mtec's the newest ones are 3.0 mtec. There 6w each make them 12w total.

Dan_E65 01-13-2013 10:35 AM

OK - I have Adaptive Bi-Xenons and I've heard just disconnecting the headlights (which I'm sure you have to do to fit the new LEDs) can cause errors and even failure of the Adaptive headlights. Do you have these fitted, and have you had any problems?

rideme2 01-13-2013 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Dan_E65 (Post 7310307)
OK - I have Adaptive Bi-Xenons and I've heard just disconnecting the headlights (which I'm sure you have to do to fit the new LEDs) can cause errors and even failure of the Adaptive headlights. Do you have these fitted, and have you had any problems?

No errors I adaptive headlights also just make sure u have the car off.


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