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Old 01-21-2013, 12:49 PM
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E93 fog lamp upgrade to LED

I have a 2007-335i convertible, I was interested in upgrading the fog lamps, all information I see references a H8 bulb, I found an LED upgrade, 2 bulbs for 55.00 has anyone upgraded their fog lamps?
the site I found also mentions that some cars like BMW might need an error code corrector thing, Thoughts?????

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:28 PM
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:37 PM
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why?
Agreed with Pasa why bother since you already have xenon headlight and LED foglight is not going to help much when you turn them on at night.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:03 PM
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he's probably doin the LED conversion for aesthetics purposes and doesn't care about functionality...
regarding the error code corrector, most probably a way for them to cover their a$$es, i know many people who did the conversion with no trouble at all (check with the site sponsors for good deals and extended warranty)
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:44 AM
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I already converted my angel eyes to LED and now the fog lamps look yellow, any yes mainly for aesthetics, but also sometimes I do run my fog lamps with only the parking lamps on, and the other reason why,,,, is because I can!

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:28 AM
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I have a 2007-335i convertible, I was interested in upgrading the fog lamps, all information I see references a H8 bulb, I found an LED upgrade, 2 bulbs for 55.00 has anyone upgraded their fog lamps?
the site I found also mentions that some cars like BMW might need an error code corrector thing, Thoughts?????

Just one: Why?

They don't do much other'n annoy oncoming traffic. Not BMW's greatest achievement.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:12 AM
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Again, they look yellow,
and if they annoy on coming traffic, then thats a bonus, that means they will see me!
and less chance of someone pulling out in front of me, so never thought it is a great safety measure

and back to the original question!!!!!!!
Has anyone upgraded their fog lamps, either LED or the superwhite

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:51 AM
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and if they annoy on coming traffic, then thats a bonus, that means they will see me!
Nice attitude, why not just drive around with your high beams on then?

Do everyone a favor, use your foglights for ............FOG!...............
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:16 AM
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Why would fog light annoy oncoming traffic? They are low down on the bottom, aren't they?

Yes yellow is better for fog due to light wavelength but white would still works fine when it's low in position. people need to drive slower regardless in thick fog anyway.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:17 AM
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Again, they look yellow,
and if they annoy on coming traffic, then thats a bonus, that means they will see me!
and less chance of someone pulling out in front of me, so never thought it is a great safety measure
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If you're goal is to annoy oncoming traffic. Get a train horn and throw water balloons out of your sunroof. But I'm sure just you're HID headlights are annoying enough. But back to seriousness. I don't think I would go with LED for your foglights. I have seen HID kits for them which I believe would definitely help out the stock system greatly in brightness.
http://www.hidnation.com/h8hidkits.html
The only issue with this is the canceller cables and battery relay, due to the fact that our batteries are in our trunks. But good luck.
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Yes yellow is better for fog due to light wavelength
This is a myth... http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasc...9/phy99xx4.htm
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:58 PM
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Hmm. I always thought yellow was better because it could be brighter and contrasted fog and snow. But it's good to know that my rally yellow overlays just look good. Ha
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:19 PM
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Ok guys, My intentions for replacement fog lamps is first to get a whiter light and not the yellowish light, and I want a plug and play type replacement, I want to do No rewiring, no HID lamps, and second I never brought up trying to annoy on coming traffic someone else made that comment, I dont have the attitude, just looking for an H8 bulb replacement, Thats all

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what if where the OP lives there is no fog?
where i am, fog lights are used only for show, we have no fog whatsoever so we don't need it for visibility. hence why many are opting for the LED conversion which makes the car looks alot better with all bright lights instead of Xenon for headlights and halogen for fog lights.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:16 AM
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yep not a lot of fog here, actually I believe BMW calls them driving lights
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:07 AM
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yep not a lot of fog here, actually I believe BMW calls them driving lights
Your best bet is to buy LED H8.

I am going out on the limb and ordered ones from eBay for my AE (not known dealers yet), the claims says 4x 5W Cree LED on each bulb (20W), a pair for $80 shipped. Will see how it looks. Suppose to be plug-n-play. Also from the picture they look likes ICE-lite, though probably not as finely built but for less than half the price I am game for now.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:33 AM
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Replaced mine last week with PIAA H8, Intense White. Nice color match to the headlights and puts out more light. I'm very satisfied.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:17 PM
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well I ordered a set of PIAA H8 super white bulbs, so done with this one

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:26 PM
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got my PIAA lamps today, replaced the ole yeller ones, nice and white, now time to annoy oncoming Traffic. to bad I dont live in Pasadena! There is someone to annoy There!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:30 PM
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actually I believe BMW calls them driving lights
I know 2007 vs 2010 may have differences, but two comments:

Traditionally (IIRC), "fog light" and "driving light" beam patterns are very different. Fog lights are low and wide, used with low beams. Driving lights aim into the distance and are used to supplement high beams. http://www.rallylights.com/hella/Beams.aspx

My 2010 E93 manual references "fog lights". I don't know about the 2007 manual.
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Again, they look yellow,
and if they annoy on coming traffic, then thats a bonus, that means they will see me!
and less chance of someone pulling out in front of me, so never thought it is a great safety measure

and back to the original question!!!!!!!
Has anyone upgraded their fog lamps, either LED or the superwhite

Hondo
Just upgraded mine to HID. The led's will look more like the headlight color, but they wont project much light. I just made mine 55 watt hids and they are brighter than the stock 35 watt headlights. HIDS are the way to go
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:03 AM
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Just upgraded mine to HID. The led's will look more like the headlight color, but they wont project much light. I just made mine 55 watt hids and they are brighter than the stock 35 watt headlights. HIDS are the way to go
where did you get them
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Fogs can be annoying to other drivers when there is no fog. There is no upper cut off so the beam continues upward toward eye level. That's why it's illegal to have fogs on with no fog on the ground. Not many cops will pull you over for it, but they can if they wanted too.

Just change the color temp and get a halogen replacement. I wouldn't do an hid kit in the fogs. As as far as the error goes, it can be coded out and a full 12v can be coded to output at the fog harness. Sometimes, the PWM manipulation will lower voltage enough to cause issues with hid kits.

You'll get less useable output with an led bulb. LEDs just weren't designed for use in halogen reflectors. Same goes for hid. For every bulb type, there is a special optic/reflector for it to properly throw light in front of the car. Mix and matching will give you poor results.
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where did you get them
these are the ones I got, no errors. PLug and play, super easy to install.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130781545620...84.m1439.l2649
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