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Old 10-10-2012, 04:58 PM
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:59 PM
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I'll have a schematic and parts list in a few days and post that. You pretty much gut everything except the lights and ballast's. To keep the kit cheap they have used lower grade parts that just won't work long term in our complex cars. Not sure if the yellowing is just hype... Really don't think the HID's get any hotter than regular bulbs which are scorchers too. Granted the emitted light is brighter. Guess time will tell.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:15 AM
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:17 AM
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Are those the Alpine HID's?

My biggest concern on these is that the AE rings inside the headlights (plastic?) will yellow over time due to excessive heat.
Looks like that would be a 6+ months timeframe for the yellowing to occur.

These headlights are just too pricey to replace.

EDIT. Just saw your previous post. Please disregard.

Looks great. Keep us posted; do you have a parts list or install guide. At least yours sounds like a proper and safe setup (minus the risk of yellowing over time)!
i would be very careful with HID angel eyes, thats only we only sell LED's

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:18 AM
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I also wanted to add that my kit threw error codes, I removed them after having them for a day and went with PIAA's.

I've personally given up on LED kits, our angel eyes can't project the LED lights properly so we'll never be able to achieve the same brightness as the f10/X5's or the LCI f01 unless you go down the OEM route and retrofit the LCI OEM headlamps.
you can keep the angel eyes for free if there is any error codes! no other company can beat this offer
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our MTEC F01/F02 LED angel eyes are all error free and made with CREE leds, a full refund will apply if there is any error codes!
Still have yet to see any pictures from you, of your LEDs installed, in daylight, turned on...
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:01 PM
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Still have yet to see any pictures from you, of your LEDs installed, in daylight, turned on...
And in the bright sun and not in cloudy conditions.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:55 AM
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Angel eyes

I am concerned that the fact that my outer rings are dull and yellow now is exactly as you said.... From heat. Anyone? Thinking about trying the MTEC lights, though what will happen if rings are already yellow from heat? Damn it
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:59 PM
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Not much you can if the rings turn yellow but to replace the headlamp assembly.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:50 PM
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I am concerned that the fact that my outer rings are dull and yellow now is exactly as you said.... From heat. Anyone? Thinking about trying the MTEC lights, though what will happen if rings are already yellow from heat? Damn it
stay with MTEC angel eyes for F01 and F02, guaranteed no yellowing like HID angel eyes
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:53 PM
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I have had no issues with my AlpineMSS HID lights.... Mine are still nice and bright.... Perhaps you have a bad set of bulbs...
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:03 PM
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stay with MTEC angel eyes for F01 and F02, guaranteed no yellowing like HID angel eyes
Still no pictures in daytime... Me thinks they're too dim to see in daylight.

You were quick to throw up a picture of AE rings, but not of your own product?
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:04 PM
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I found a Solution GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I found a set of LED lights for my F01 Angel Eyes. I didn't want to let you guys know until I was sure I didn't receive any error messages. I've had these installed in my car for about a month and I have had no problems and no error messages. I will take some pictures and post them later if anyone is interested. The kit comes with LED bulbs and two resistors for each side.

They can be purchased from Strahl Lighting in Brooklyn, NY. They can be reached at 888-567-1092 and you can ask for Shawn.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:32 PM
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Wow. This topic keeps going and going.

I caution all that HID's do in fact create more heat, I tested the bulbs in the car and out taking laser therma measurents of HID bulbs and regular bulbs. When you consider the ballasts jumps to 10,000-20,000 volts to get the bult going and supply it with voltage, you are going to end up with more light, and more heat. Needless to say, I'm glad others are experimenting. Heat damage, and code trips, along with funky wiring (which I did years ago and documented in a full report--looks like the same crazy thing I did, really).

Something to think about, if you roll into the dealer with a warranty issue in the electrical system, what do you think they're going to say? I didn't want to find out. You can always pull the entire wiring project out and take the car in, though. Scary.

Another thing, the HID voltage could kill you---it's that dangerous. Don't do it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:11 AM
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Like f01driver has requested several times- if you have the Strahl LED kit - post some daytime and night photos please!!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:46 PM
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I'll post some pics once my kit arrives.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:48 PM
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Received my kit today and I have to say that I am extremely satisfied. Product was mailed out quickly and it took 5 mins to install. I've spent a lot of $$ on bulbs trying to get a more modern look. Problem was they all still looked somewhat yellow or gave off codes. Prior to the Strahl kit I was running another brand of LEDs that used resistors. That brand came with 2 resistors for each side and still gave off codes. The company I ordered from was kind enough to send me extra resistors which resolved the coding issue. Problem with their LEDs was the inner ring was way brighter than the outer ring. The color was good but the outer ring being dim left me a little irritated.

These Strahl lights solved all the issues I had with prior bulbs and LEDs. The outer ring is just as bright as the inner ring and the color is bright white. Thank you Strahl for the great customer service and prompt shipping. Your product has me very satisfied.

The first pic has the Strahl installed on the driver's side and the other brand LEDs on the passenger. As you can see, the outer ring on the passenger side is barely visible
My 2nd pic has the Strahl lights installed on both sides and you see the sun shining right on the passenger side light. The outer and inner rings are still visible
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I ordered mine Saturday!!! Can't wait !!Strahl - send them as soon as you you can!!

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:00 PM
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I ordered mine Saturday!!! Can't wait !!Strahl - send them as soon as you you can!!
I asked him for a kit last week and was told that he could ship in early Dec. Did you receive a similar time frame?

40 watt LED definitely sounds about right for good daylight output.

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Looks very promising...and there are no errors whatsoever? Are the lights bright in the direct sunlight, I know with previous kits the lights were "bright" in the shade but the issue with these kits is they're not bright enough in the direct sunlight.

And could someone post picture of the actual kit?
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The picture 745on22s posted looks like it's in the shade; definately not direct sunlight. The ones in Strahl's profile are in complete darkness and are pretty much worthless. We at least need pictures in direct sunlight, or even better next to OEM BMW LEDs like in the original post. I am not convinced. Having said that I have had my Alpine MSS lights for about six months and have not installed them .
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I asked him for a kit last week and was told that he could ship in early Dec. Did you receive a similar time frame?

40 watt LED definitely sounds about right for good daylight output.

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Is this enough sunlight?

1st pic, AE's are off

2nd AE's are on
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umm... hate to say it but they are too dim..... I could not tell you even had AE's.... they look no different than other LED AE lights...
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Our AE's will never project light properly from LED/HID bulbs, even tho the LCI AE's look the same they are designed specifically for LED bulbs. Unfortunately the only real fix is to upgrade to the LCI AE's which will cost you a lot of money.
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