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I think I'm gonna go ahead and order them. The vendor I'm ordering them from, ships them with 2x different resistors per LED ! Differently shaped.
Now as I read in some other thread, the f01 works error-free with TWO resistors attached in parallel. So I will try to install it with all 4 supplied resistors and see if that does the trick. There's a slight hope.
Even if not - I could live with the error, they look great.
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No problem, man! Get them, you will like the new look. But I don't wanna bust your bubble because the ones I have have 2 different resistors on each side too.
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Ordered! Don't have the other choice (umnitza's in the other thread seem to be error-free, but I don't have them here in Germany).

You mean you installed them with both resistors attached, right? Did you leave them outside or stuffed them in the headlight housing? How's heat dissipation?
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:10 PM
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Installation is very straight forward, leave the resistors outside and secure them with ziptide. However, I notice the engine bay is extremely hot as well, I almost burned my hands just touching the metals around the headlight.
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Yup, it's hot that's why I worry a bit about the resistors sitting outside. Might try to pull them up front (front left/right corner) so kinda away from the engine.
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I am returning my LEDs to E92 Lighting. I bought them, because he stated NO ERRORS. There are errors. Yes, they go off, but they also come back on. This is not something I feel like dealing with, on a $105,000 car. Also, the colour of the lights are really good, but they are not that bright. In daylight, they are actually dimmer than just using H8 bulbs (of course the H8 bulbs are "yellow")...but there are no error codes.

I emailed E92 2x now, asking him to confirm his address, where I can mail the bulbs back to him!! Funny, when I had questions before I bought the LEDs...he would email or PM me almost right away. Not the case now. I am just going to send them back to the address on the mailing envelope.

I showed the LEDs to my Service Advisor at our local BMW dealer (very cool & chill). They told me, under NO circumstance to use them. They said BMW sadly looks for every possible reason to blame the customer for any electrical issues. They said this is VERY prominent with customesr trying to "make" LED Angel eyes & aftermarket sound enhancements and radar detectors.

Derrick was very kind at E92 Lighting, and I would buy regular H8 bulbs (GP Thunders) from him, but dealing with these hot resistors, Error codes, testing the BMW warranty, having LED lights that are very dim ( both Angel Eyes are NOT bright, like factory LEDs)...this just is not worth it!!
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You can't possibly expect any magic, they weren't supposed to be as bright as the f10 angel eyes, which use completely different technology including material for the tubes themselves, etc. If you want such kind of brightness, go for any HID kit, it will give you awesome white projectors instead of angel eyes, but will destroy/wash them out in short period of time, they will brittle and fall apart. Like I said, they're not designed to conduct high power light, and there will NEVER be a solution for that.

I think those of us who are eager to try these out, merely want to get rid of the piss-yellow color, and that should be doable with these LED's.

The error message is not pleasant, however it doesn't harm your car in any way (it's not even stored, just a bulb check), plus, I'm sure it's a matter of tuning the resistor a bit. There will be definitely an update/upgrade which will take care of it.
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You can't possibly expect any magic, they weren't supposed to be as bright as the f10 angel eyes, which use completely different technology including material for the tubes themselves, etc. If you want such kind of brightness, go for any HID kit, it will give you awesome white projectors instead of angel eyes, but will destroy/wash them out in short period of time, they will brittle and fall apart. Like I said, they're not designed to conduct high power light, and there will NEVER be a solution for that.

I think those of us who are eager to try these out, merely want to get rid of the piss-yellow color, and that should be doable with these LED's.

The error message is not pleasant, however it doesn't harm your car in any way (it's not even stored, just a bulb check), plus, I'm sure it's a matter of tuning the resistor a bit. There will be definitely an update/upgrade which will take care of it.
What this intelligent man just said!

And getting your dealers opinion on "aftermarket" products... FAIL.

I understand your concerns but I've been modding my cars for years and realistically... It's all trial & error. Now even though I get no errors, I would still keep em if I did knowing it's simply a lessor 'current' that the car is seeing. I also have the MTEC in my e65 and although they are not bright as factory F10s, I am completely happy with the look/brightness/color they provide.



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Again... Anything beats that creamy vanilla color from stock.

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If the dealship really going to find excuse to decline the warranty on tidy LED lights, I will just remove them before I go there then. Only takes 5 mins anyway.
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Mine just arrived. Too bad I'm sitting at work and will only get home in a few hours
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Mine just arrived. Too bad I'm sitting at work and will only get home in a few hours
Oh yeah! I know you will get up some pics asap!
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Allright I'm kinda confused, because...

Mine worked straight out of the box (and a nice package it was, btw) without any errors!

Obviously, I was expecting that they will be barely visible in direct sunlight. After all, they got the daylight color, and the rings aren't designed to conduct enough lumens. But I'm happy overall, because as soon as you're in the shade, let alone it's a bit darker, they are AWESOME.

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Allright there we go. First a couple comparison pics, keep in mind the ones I had before are NOT stock, they're some DECTANE Blue Halogen bulbs which were actually pretty nice and very "white" for what they are. Still, real white wins

Also, the first pics are in the garage but still I got the shutter speed turned almost all the way up, aperture almost all the way closed, this way you clearly see the color of them without distortion. In reality they're very bright in the garage environment.









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And now pics that usually noone shows, these are worst case szenario pics, direct sunlight as it's clearly seen on the car reflection:





Also daylight, bright sunny day, in the shade:



Piss-yellow will never be an option again
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Looking good buddy! And I am jealous you don't have error!
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Well done BL! Looks great and a CLEAR upgrade over creamy factory.

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Well done BL! Looks great and a CLEAR upgrade over creamy factory.

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There's a thread already in e65 forum "wheel choice" but I already kinda decided against them, I actually dont want a lip..rather something concave, sporty.
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Looking good buddy! And I am jealous you don't have error!
Have you checked all connections? I mean, I think we have exact same product - did yours look exacly like the ones in the ebay link I posted?
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I did double check the connection and it was correct. I mean, it happened to Deutsch100 as well. The product from your ebay link is similar, but not the same. The one I have has silver color resistors and it's bigger.
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I did double check the connection and it was correct. I mean, it happened to Deutsch100 as well. The product from your ebay link is similar, but not the same. The one I have has silver color resistors and it's bigger.
Hmm I was comparind the pics from E92's website (the link was posted somewhere on first page I think) to mine and they looked like they have same resistors.
So if that's not the same, then it's a different product after all. Mine is made by Letronix.

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Hmm, from the packaging it looks the same except mine was silver in color, but same box! So 2 resistors each side, one bigger tube and one smaller, right?
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The bigger one is actually not a resistor, it's the electronic switch module, the smaller one is the actual resistor. Basically this is what was in the package. I suppose they're different since I can't imagine same resistor working differently on same cars.

Maybe you can buy these.
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I did double check the connection and it was correct. I mean, it happened to Deutsch100 as well. The product from your ebay link is similar, but not the same. The one I have has silver color resistors and it's bigger.
Yeah, really bummed about the Error messages. Maybe they will fix the Error Code problems, but I bought them because it was advertised as Error free.

Awesome that Beamlord has no error codes, but I think his are very, very similar...but maybe not the exact LED kit as sold by E92 Lighting!
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Yeah, really bummed about the Error messages. Maybe they will fix the Error Code problems, but I bought them because it was advertised as Error free.

Awesome that Beamlord has no error codes, but I think his are very, very similar...but maybe not the exact LED kit as sold by E92 Lighting!
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Wish we could, hate to order stuff internationally.

E92 said there should be a fix soon.
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