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Been browsing around and found Lastfit D1S LED kit. Their site don’t cover beemers but it is the correct bulb type and fit. Just wondering if anybody here have gone to LED for their HID X5’s. Factory headlight ballast won’t be used anymore. Kit comes with positive + & negative - cable thst will plug into LED D1. Can’t seem to find where to pull the power from in the headlight wiring. Anybody know where to splice it from?
 

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Why? WHYYYYYY?
First, you are buying some unknown shitty brand!
Second, LED in reflectors spread light all over the place. You will lose a lot of light.
If you want “upgrade” go LED in fog housing (Osram or Phillips) and in HiD go Osram or Phillips that are designated as upgrade, but not sure you will gain anything.


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Why? WHYYYYYY?
First, you are buying some unknown shitty brand!
Second, LED in reflectors spread light all over the place. You will lose a lot of light.
If you want “upgrade” go LED in fog housing (Osram or Phillips) and in HiD go Osram or Phillips that are designated as upgrade, but not sure you will gain anything.


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E70 is about to be 10yrs old. It’s time to mess around and change things up for fun/hobby. It’s coming from Lastfit.com and I got their D5S HID>LED plug-n-play kit for my Silverado 1500. It’s been 2yrs w no issue and the look and beam pattern is amazing.
Already did the Fogs in LED. Also changed the stock D1S to Osram Cool Blue Intense Xenarc Next Gen from Retrofit lab. Looks better but kind of boring same Ol. Trying something new since it’s an oldie and was just wondering if anyone knows or done the switch. The kit their selling is not plug-n-play.
 

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E70 is about to be 10yrs old. It’s time to mess around and change things up for fun/hobby. It’s coming from Lastfit.com and I got their D5S HID>LED plug-n-play kit for my Silverado 1500. It’s been 2yrs w no issue and the look and beam pattern is amazing.
Already did the Fogs in LED. Also changed the stock D1S to Osram Cool Blue Intense Xenarc Next Gen from Retrofit lab. Looks better but kind of boring same Ol. Trying something new since it’s an oldie and was just wondering if anyone knows or done the switch. The kit their selling is not plug-n-play.
Of course it is not plug and play as retrofitting headlights from regular to LED or HiD to LED is illegal.
Did Silverado had HiD or regular lights? Improvement sometimes happens sometimes not. HiD in BMW’s are already good, so highly doubt you will gain anything.
Now, if you want “interesting “ to be like most Honda Civic “ricers” out there, I would go LED in Pink color.


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Silverado had HID and it’s an easy setup. Can’t say enough of how good it looks. Visibility and beam pattern is almost like my friends laser lights. Matches perfectly with the stock LED 1500 fogs & DRL.

Again, E70 is already old and it’s just a hobby/tinkering around car at this point. Modernizing the looks and function a bit.
Got some advice that all I need to do is disconnect the ballast. Won’t be needed and to use the +/- power coming from there to plug to the kit. Will comb around for more info & give it a go. I’ll take pics

I don’t know about pink, but purple, red, blue will be gold 👌🏼. If OSSDesign & BayOptiks worked on X5 lights I’d asked them to custom it.
 

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Silverado had HID and it’s an easy setup. Can’t say enough of how good it looks. Visibility and beam pattern is almost like my friends laser lights. Matches perfectly with the stock LED 1500 fogs & DRL.

Again, E70 is already old and it’s just a hobby/tinkering around car at this point. Modernizing the looks and function a bit.
Got some advice that all I need to do is disconnect the ballast. Won’t be needed and to use the +/- power coming from there to plug to the kit. Will comb around for more info & give it a go. I’ll take pics

I don’t know about pink, but purple, red, blue will be gold . If OSSDesign & BayOptiks worked on X5 lights I’d asked them to custom it.
I think the fact that aftermarket LED are better than HiD on Silverado tells more about Silverado than those lights.
You claim that you are doing it bcs. BMW is old. So you will retrofit DOT non-approved product on old installation?
I mean fine, but I personally would also get fire extinguisher bracket to install extinguisher below your or passages seat.


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Relax mate. Don’t be a snob. Newer 1500s are great for a full size truck. Aftermarket parts have the good and bad apples. For the most part OE aftermarket are always better than stock BMW factory installed. The whole car scene culture is basically full of ‘non DOT approved’ customization. It’s all preference, To each his own. DOT is a mute point. It’s all good fun mate. You do you sir 👍🏼.
 

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Relax mate. Don’t be a snob. Newer 1500s are great for a full size truck. Aftermarket parts have the good and bad apples. For the most part OE aftermarket are always better than stock BMW factory installed. The whole car scene culture is basically full of ‘non DOT approved’ customization. It’s all preference, To each his own. DOT is a mute point. It’s all good fun mate. You do you sir .
So these are better than Osram or Phillips products BMW is exclusively using?
Why not getting than vehicle that is equipped with those products or no manufacturers buy them?
Of course to each his own, I just hate seeing BMW that looks like 1992 Civic.


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Give it a go, if it doesn't work put the HID back. I was pleasantly surprised a while ago when I put LED bulbs in a car that had halogens. May not work for you, but be a try-er - you'll learn from the experience.
Car manufacturers not using certain products may be due to political or economic reasons...
 

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Give it a go, if it doesn't work put the HID back. I was pleasantly surprised a while ago when I put LED bulbs in a car that had halogens. May not work for you, but be a try-er - you'll learn from the experience.
Car manufacturers not using certain products may be due to political or economic reasons...
More likely not using certain products is due to UN-ECE homologation regulation and requirements.
 

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Give it a go, if it doesn't work put the HID back. I was pleasantly surprised a while ago when I put LED bulbs in a car that had halogens. May not work for you, but be a try-er - you'll learn from the experience.
Car manufacturers not using certain products may be due to political or economic reasons...
Yeah, it is not bcs. political or economic reasons.


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