I did the same thing on both my former X5 and my current X6. That outer ring is just not bright enough. I finally settled on LUX and am very happy. LUX is very much bright enough (you can see your reflection in the paint of the car in front of you in broad daylight). The LUX color is just a bit whiter than the color of the BMW Xenon lights.
I have no experience with Alpine.
Last edited by sharpgator; 11-22-2012 at 06:49 AM.