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Old 02-07-2012, 08:37 AM
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:39 AM
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Adding to all the great information that Kat has posted, the photo at the top of this page gives another good comparison between the stock halogen angel eyes and Lux upgrade... http://www.e92-lighting.com/products...ED-703-20.html
This looks like it's only for halogen headlights--what about us with Xenon headlights?
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:47 AM
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You can do what others have done. Get Weisslicht or LUX or GP Thunders. They won't be the super intense of the LCI, but in most light situations are going to look pretty good.

Here is an example of the LUX in a more normal (everyday) light situation:



I did the pics in this thread in the absolute harshest light I could for the purpose of showing the difference in a worst case scenario.

Also it is extremely hard to photograph 3 cars simultaneously and get all to have the best viewing angle.
Glad you added this one - it makes it a little more evident that the LUX are indeed much brighter/whiter than the GP Thunder (my pic, a few back). Plus the GPs don't match quite as well when you turn on the headlights.

That all said, I've been pleased with the GPs - they look good enough that they don't bug me being "yellow", and I was able to use them for all three pairs of lights in the front (halos, turning, and fogs) so they all match. All that for under $60 was a nice bonus as well.

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Old 02-07-2012, 08:50 AM
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The GP Thunders arent LED, they are just halogen bulbs correct? (based off looking at http://www.e92-lighting.com/catalog/...HITE-53-1.html)
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:52 AM
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The GP Thunders arent LED, they are just halogen bulbs correct?
Yes, they're coated to emit the higher xenon-like color temperature.

Much like you get with (as examples) PIAA or Hoen xenonmatch bulbs -- e.g., http://www.hoen-usa.com/fog.htm.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:56 AM
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How awesome was this? Great picture. Great story about festers meeting in person.

Love it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:04 AM
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My "sample". A crappy iPhone photo I know, but I'll have to update it come spring.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:13 AM
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Yes, they're coated to emit the higher xenon-like color temperature.

Much like you get with (as examples) PIAA or Hoen xenonmatch bulbs -- e.g., http://www.hoen-usa.com/fog.htm.
Gotcha, thanks. I had bulbs like these on my old Corolla. Don't ask.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:16 AM
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LUX == Luminux?
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LUX == Luminux?
No......Lux H8

http://luxangeleyes.com/products
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I had bulbs like these on my old Corolla. Don't ask.
Ha, your old Corolla was probably a lot nicer than the cars I owned while putting myself through college.

In fact, you don't know nasty until you've driven a burnt orange '76 Honda Civic.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:20 AM
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Thanks. I was thrown off by:

http://www.namotorsports.net/detail....rt_cd/MDSLUXH8
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:23 AM
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Ha, your old Corolla was probably a lot nicer than the cars I owned while putting myself through college.

In fact, you don't know nasty until you've driven a burnt orange '76 Honda Civic.
I did drive a pretty awesome '73 Oldsmobile Delta 88, with the Rocket350 engine
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:27 AM
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what about us with Xenon headlights?
Ah, I missed that detail. Lux and GP Thunder each have an option for that -- e.g., http://luxangeleyes.com/products: "E90 LCI (with Xenon) | (2009-Current)"

Try Bavarian AutoSports. You can plug in your year and model into the site and select Lighting, and it will provide you with a specific list of the bazillion options Bav Auto has for your car.
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I purchased the LED Angel Eye upgrade from Burger Tuning for $100 for my 2008 E90. Installed them about a month ago -- so far, so good. I'm very happy with the color and brightness. Here's a link to the website and a photo showing the new and old angel eyes during install:

http://burgertuning.com/BMW_LED_angel_eyes.html
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I purchased the LED Angel Eye upgrade from Burger Tuning for $100 for my 2008 E90. Installed them about a month ago -- so far, so good. I'm very happy with the color and brightness. Here's a link to the website and a photo showing the new and old angel eyes during install:

http://burgertuning.com/BMW_LED_angel_eyes.html
I don't know the difference between these and the LUX H8's? Obviously the housings are a little different, but heat dissipation is important since (I assume) they have the resistor built-in.

Anyone have any problems with LUX H8's getting hot and melting anything? What about these from Burger?
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I don't know the difference between these and the LUX H8's? Obviously the housings are a little different, but heat dissipation is important since (I assume) they have the resistor built-in.

Anyone have any problems with LUX H8's getting hot and melting anything? What about these from Burger?
I spent the extra money and got the LUX H8's so I wouldn't have these problems. They are very good quality lights, well made and guaranteed.

Mine have been absolutely problem free from the first day of installation.

This is one of those things that IMHO- you get what you pay for.
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So on my 2011 E90, does I have the good ones shown in your first comparison shot?
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So on my 2011 E90, does I have the good ones shown in your first comparison shot?
You have these. Taken in sunlight.
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You have these. Taken in sunlight.
Ummm, I'm pretty sure ljgmdad's '11 sedan still has the halogens if the car is stock.

Only Coupe and Cabrio's got the LED's.

With regard to the question, the halogen coronas are the lights as on the far right in the comparo photo.
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I purchased the LED Angel Eye upgrade from Burger Tuning for $100 for my 2008 E90. Installed them about a month ago -- so far, so good. I'm very happy with the color and brightness. Here's a link to the website and a photo showing the new and old angel eyes during install:

http://burgertuning.com/BMW_LED_angel_eyes.html
Same here. I love the Angel Eyes from Burger Tuning. Easy to put in, no issues since!
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The LED technology between these solutions is nearly identical, the differences are in things like heat dissipation, color temp, output intensity (lumens and/or function of power). In theory, a $29 bulb can be just as effective as the $245 LUX bulbs. The question becomes, do you want to risk it...

EDIT: I glazed past 'quality of materials' since they're all the same chinese-made stuff these days

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The LED technology between these solutions is nearly identical, the differences are in things like heat dissipation, color temp, output intensity (lumens and/or function of power). In theory, a $29 bulb can be just as effective as the $245 LUX bulbs. The question becomes, do you want to risk it...

EDIT: I glazed past 'quality of materials' since they're all the same chinese-made stuff these days
I may be wrong, but when I was doing my very comprehensive research last summer, I believe one of the things that differentiated the LUX H8 from some of the less expensive brands was that they are made in the good old USA.

http://luxangeleyes.com/about

E90POST and M3POST had a tremendous amount of information comparing the different options on the market.

Marc, the owner of LuxAngelEyes is a fairly frequent contributor on E90post and at one point posted a very comprehensive explanation regarding the technology and that not all H8 LEDs are equal. He also seems to genuinely care about customer satisfaction and stands behind his product.

Anyway, that's the info I turned up doing my research. I intend on keeping my car for a long time and so I had no qualms about putting the premium priced version on it.

YMMV
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