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      02-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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OSS halo lights as bright as new OEM led halos?

Just wondering as I'm getting OSS.
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      02-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Nope.
Disagree to an extent. The OSS rings are more evenly "bright" (thanks to the tiny individual LEDs on them), while the E92 LCI, F10 5 series (definitely worse on these cars) have "hot spots" where the rings meet the bottom of the headlight, and dim out a little bit towards the top of the rings. honestly it really bothers me...

So, it's a different kind of bright, if you will. But don't get me wrong, the OSS rings are 100% visible in direct sunlight during the day, easy. They're extremely bright, brighter than any PnP solution by far.
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Disagree to an extent. The OSS rings are more evenly "bright" (thanks to the tiny individual LEDs on them), while the E92 LCI, F10 5 series (definitely worse on these cars) have "hot spots" where the rings meet the bottom of the headlight, and dim out a little bit towards the top of the rings. honestly it really bothers me...

So, it's a different kind of bright, if you will. But don't get me wrong, the OSS rings are 100% visible in direct sunlight during the day, easy. They're extremely bright, brighter than any PnP solution by far.
Are the rings in the new X5 same as F10s and '11e92s? Cause I saw one coming almost a quarter mile away and thot he had his lights on. It was just the halos and it was damn bright! And this was at 4pm.
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Disagree to an extent. The OSS rings are more evenly "bright" (thanks to the tiny individual LEDs on them), while the E92 LCI, F10 5 series (definitely worse on these cars) have "hot spots" where the rings meet the bottom of the headlight, and dim out a little bit towards the top of the rings. honestly it really bothers me...

So, it's a different kind of bright, if you will. But don't get me wrong, the OSS rings are 100% visible in direct sunlight during the day, easy. They're extremely bright, brighter than any PnP solution by far.
I have OSS and your right on the money, they are very bright during the day, but not brighter than the new lci's, comparable. But like you said the OSS LEDs are more evenly distributed rather than having a meeting point.
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Are the rings in the new X5 same as F10s and '11e92s? Cause I saw one coming almost a quarter mile away and thot he had his lights on. It was just the halos and it was damn bright! And this was at 4pm.
Same basic design-concept, but different shapes. The F10 has two closed circles. The '11 e92's and the new X5's have one horseshoe ring, and one closed circle for the AE rings. You can definitely see hotspots in the closed circles, and they're kind of apparent in the F10. I'm not an engineer, so I can't give you a satisfactory explanation as to why this happens.
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