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Old 04-27-2013, 04:08 PM
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TXSTYLE Reviews: Mtec v2 LED Angel Eyes

Those of you who have followed my posts over the many years I've been here at the Fest, know I am a "No Bullsh1t" type of dude. You also know that I am passionate about "tastefully modifying" my vehicles. I seek out the best possible solutions and I give my honest opinions without being being inflammatory. It either works or it doesn't for me.

Now then... For those of you members or lurkers who have come here looking for F10 type of brightness... Stop reading and don't waste your time. If you understand the design and lighting source of the F10, then you now the only way to possibly achieve this in a 09-12 model 7 Series is to purchase a 2013 headlamp assembly which will set you back in the Thousand$!

But... If you are looking for the "Brightest and Whitest" solution available for our cars for a reasonable cost, you are in the right place! I am proud to say that this lighting system is by far the BEST solution I have seen anywhere. The moment I installed one side and fired them up, I knew from the light output on my garage wall that my search had ended.

First off, I purchased from Derrick at e92Lighting a resident sponsor here. I also purchased a previous v2 set for my e65 which although nice and the best option for that car, were NOT as bright as these.
I like you, have read or posted in the plethora of threads re: Angel Eyes for this car so rather than wait around for someone else to pull the trigger, I just ordered my on ($220 shipped) from Derrick. I knew if there was an issue, he would make it right based on my experience.

Now onto the review and install of the product:

The box has 2 H8 bulbs with 4 Cree LED each. It also has 2 metal boxes: 2 Drivers (larger) and 2 Resistors (smaller) nicely packaged. The bulbs themselves have a nice weight and feel from the heat-sink design (see pics).
Install is a simple breeze... period! I only used the Drivers (if you get errors or flickering my understanding is then you can hook up resistors too) and they work flawlessly. I used my own tiny strips of velcro to secure the Drivers inside the Eye housing to prevent moving around (see pics). Once plugged up and closed up, I fired the car up to check my DRL color and brightness and compared it to my Hoen HID-type halogen. No foking comparison!!! The LEDs are ultra white with ZERO hint of yellow or cream.

I snapped various pics to demonstrate their performance from: Direct Sun, Shade, and Garage. Now I will just say that for me, the difference is well worth the price! Even if they aren't F10 bright, the color alone coupled with the brightness increase over ANY halogen bulb out there is a no-brainer.

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Old 04-27-2013, 04:21 PM
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Nice review! Thanks for the pics. Is the left one the OEM yellow or a different bulb? Any chance you can get a head on pic in sun with regular bulb vs LED?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:27 PM
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Great write up. Probably the best, most non biased angel eye review I have read. Car looks great.
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Great write up. Probably the best, most non biased angel eye review I have read. Car looks great.
Thx my bruh. It is slooooowly getting there lol.

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:35 PM
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TXSTYLE Reviews: Mtec v2 LED Angey Eyes

Good stuff Marcus. As I told you earlier I was not happy with the Hoen's as Angel eyes but they are a good match as fogs. Ordering the Mtecs tomorrow. Thanks!


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Looks very nice. Any chance we can get a head-on pic in sunlight?

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Great write up and If its not too much trouble... please pics at night (or garage) and day with headlights on thx in advance
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Re: TXSTYLE Reviews: Mtec v2 LED Angel Eyes

Been real busy this weekend guys.
But I will say the two pics of left and front lights separately are in the direct sunlight!
Will post more this week. In the meantime, what's in the box...
And headlight on!

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Plz post more photos of the lights and install! Thx


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good write up Tx.. as usual
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Don't mean to hijack TX......My V3's were shipped today - I'll post pics of them too. Good Write up TX. Thx for taking the time to do it.
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Don't mean to hijack TX......My V3's were shipped today - I'll post pics of them too. Good Write up TX. Thx for taking the time to do it.
Yup, just heard V3's hitting the stores now. Mine on order and should ship by end of week.
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Version 3???

Lol. Thought these were the latest...

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Version 3???

Lol. Thought these were the latest...

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So did I. Then I found out V3's are going to be as bright as the sun!
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hmmmm..... Reminds me of the quick non stop evolution of Cell Phones.
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Where are you guys buying the V3's from?
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Where are you guys buying the V3's from?
I got mine here. He's sending me V3's in a few days when he gets them. Protected by Ebay buyer guarantee. No better return policy than that, no matter what they state in the auction.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380497404776...S:1123&vxp=mtr
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I got mine here. He's sending me V3's in a few days when he gets them. Protected by Ebay buyer guarantee. No better return policy than that, no matter what they state in the auction.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380497404776...S:1123&vxp=mtr
Thanks! I just emailed the seller asking him if they have the V3's for 2011's since the listing says 2012.
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Thanks! I just emailed the seller asking him if they have the V3's for 2011's since the listing says 2012.
Should be the same. Mine is 2009. I think you just use the resistors if you get error codes.
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After inquiring... My understanding is there is a physical difference in the bulb base design but cree diodes and output is identical.

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I got mine here. He's sending me V3's in a few days when he gets them. Protected by Ebay buyer guarantee. No better return policy than that, no matter what they state in the auction.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380497404776...S:1123&vxp=mtr
nowhere he is stating what version that is, he got 3-4 different listing with same pictures. do you have any info on that
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nowhere he is stating what version that is, he got 3-4 different listing with same pictures. do you have any info on that
Our correspondence was via email. He was going to send me V2's but asked if I wanted to wait for V3's. I'm in no rush, so I said ok.
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so are v3's actually brighter?
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