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      03-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #89
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I did not know whether to start a new thread or tag it on the bottom

Arrived home, ripped open the Royal mail bag and found - (owerrr looks a wedding ring box lol)


crack it open -



Tip - lift up the box so you can see the ballast connectors under neath



Take out the old bulbs, fit new led ones in (having nimble figers helps) but with a lot of swearing mangaged to fit them

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One of my worries was that it dimming when the headlights were turned on. I can say it slightly dims when you go from DRL to side lights but you only notice this in pitch black. But overall it is not noticable at all when side lights or dipped beams are on. They match the oem xenons in colour perfectly which produces a crisp white light.

I thought GP thunders were "it" but these 4 led ones blows them right out of the water. I have not tried the more expensive leds but I can say from looking at the pics online this set is on par (definatly value for money/cheaper) than rivals. I am quite happy how it lights up the outer ring as well, I think by having 4 leds this helps it

I will try to take some pics in daylight but as above it is really hard to capture the right photo. If anyone in the west mids wants to have a look in person before they buy, they are more than welcome

Thanks Neil

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      03-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #90
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Thanks mistryn, appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Can't wait to to get home and get my set fitted.
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      03-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #91
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Thanks mistryn, appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Can't wait to to get home and get my set fitted.
No probsTrust me you will not be dissapointed. I am just glad BMW made changing the DRL easy so I could change them in the pitch black with a small led torch lol
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      03-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #92
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No probsTrust me you will not be dissapointed. I am just glad BMW made changing the DRL easy so I could change them in the pitch black with a small led torch lol
I had a pre lci e90 and was a PITA now I have a LCI E90 anyone know if its easy to change also. Grabbing a set of these myself
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      03-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #93
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Hey Neil, do you have these at 8000k temperature?

Thanks!
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      03-06-2012, 04:11 PM   #94
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Hey Neil, do you have these at 8000k temperature?

Thanks!
Sorry just 7000K
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great this led seems to be really cool! Good price!
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I did not know whether to start a new thread or tag it on the bottom
can you take the pictures with daylight also? Just to see the risult with the sun!
Thank You in advance!
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      03-07-2012, 03:05 AM   #97
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An update with regard to concerns with radio interference -

No probs what so ever driving about, however I normally park in a multi storey and listen to the DAB for 10 mins, this morning it failed to pick up the DAB signal - Not sure if its related but never happened before
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An update with regard to concerns with radio interference -

No probs what so ever driving about, however I normally park in a multi storey and listen to the DAB for 10 mins, this morning it failed to pick up the DAB signal - Not sure if its related but never happened before
I've got some of these cree led bulbs but in a 2 led not 4 led design. The 2 led ones do emit some radio interference but not enough to seriously affect the signal. However, there is still enough interference that in poor quality signal areas like multistory car parks it does have a noticable affect. Its something I can live with, just about.
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      03-07-2012, 07:04 AM   #99
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Like above, I am not too fussed at the moment as its working when driving normally. I shall monitor and see how it goes
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Any pictures in daylight ??
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Yeah come on you lot, lets see some daytime photos.I mean you've been on Neil's back enough to get them sent
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Yeah come on you lot, lets see some daytime photos.I mean you've been on Neil's back enough to get them sent
Here you go, I have tried to take them at close up and distance - apologies for crap pics as taken on my phone

In the multistorey - DRL only


DRL only close up


DRL only far


Sidelight only close


Sidelights only far


Dipped beams + sidelights close


Dipped beams + sidelights far


Overall I am happy with these, only slight issue with it losing signal on the DAB in the multistorey car park, where as before I could sit and listen to DAB in the multistorey
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Hi Guys,

Good reports so far. I will take up the DAB thing with BMS.

As far as pictures are concerned...try kneeling down in the middle of the car 10-15ft away as shown in this picture...

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I've got Dab but not suffered any issues with signal loss with the bulbs.
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      03-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #105
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I forgot to mention in the above, in person I notice both rings light up it is just the way I was taking photo angle from. With the DAB, it isnt a big issue for me as when driving normally there is no signal loss whatsoever.
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Are there any sets of these left?
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Are there any sets of these left?
New stock arriving soon...we add you to the list
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Mistryn,

At last, a sequence of good photos of these installed. Nice one. Is it my imagine or are the LED's dimmer on SL compared to DRL mode ?

Neil,

I was to understand that fitting LED's, the voltage drop from DRL to SL mode wouldn't affect the brightness of LED AE. Is this not the case with BMS LEDs?
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Mistryn,

At last, a sequence of good photos of these installed. Nice one. Is it my imagine or are the LED's dimmer on SL compared to DRL mode ?

Neil,

I was to understand that fitting LED's, the voltage drop from DRL to SL mode wouldn't affect the brightness of LED AE. Is this not the case with BMS LEDs?
IMO the brightness does drop sligfhtly when in SL mode only. But when you put dipped on it hardly makes any difference. It doesnt bother me that much as I leave the switch pos in 0 (for DRL) and when I need dipped I turn the dial to the right (hardly leave it in auto pos)
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Mistryn,

At last, a sequence of good photos of these installed. Nice one. Is it my imagine or are the LED's dimmer on SL compared to DRL mode ?

Neil,

I was to understand that fitting LED's, the voltage drop from DRL to SL mode wouldn't affect the brightness of LED AE. Is this not the case with BMS LEDs?
Maybe that the new LEDs being 10 watts are nearer the original bulb wattage of 35 watts therefore drop slightly and are noticeable, even though very slight.
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