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      08-19-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Thumbs up REVIEW: ------- [AMBER] - DTEC 20w CREE LED H8 Angel Eyes ------ E90 LCI ---

It seems the market really favours the 20w angel eyes lately so I'm writing yet another review of these H8 DTEC Angel eyes.

I bought these because I always wanted to try amber color LED's but other options are too expensive for me to tinker around with; considering I already have a few sets of angel eyes already...

I pm'd E92-lighting for a good price of these DTEC 20w Ambers and I was sold.

These fade on and off when unlocking and locking just like OEM. I'm glad they retained this classy feature.



compared to the White 6000k LED DTECs, this metal construction has a charcoal finish compared to the black on the 6000k units.



Installation instructions are online everywhere so I'm not going to bother with it and cut right to the chase; the pictures right!?! But i have to say this was the smoothest installation I've experience thus far, really easy to twist into place.



Color wise, they are more orange than my OEM LED Turn signals. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.


** I try my best to portray these pictures as I would see them through my eyes to replicate real life visual experience. I take multiple angles from multiple distances.


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with OEM 4300k xenons











with my 3000k HID fog lights.





INDIRECT Sunlight (light source above and behind car)









DIRECT Sunlight (head-on light source)









OVERCAST day



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In conclusion. If you're looking for something very cool and different without being attracting unwanted attention from law enforcement (blue, green, red and other colors appear more illegal) these are the lights for you. It grew on me pretty quickly; I like them a lot and I would not mind switching up from White 6000k once in a while.
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They look nice, but I feel like white would work better on your car.
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They make your headlights look on fire. I do like that color of orange/amber though, but I think it would work better on a darker car.. They look pretty good Any suggestions for installing on the driver side with the intake?
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Wow now they look like 'devil eyes'...
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Looks okay but when the low beams are on, they look terrible...Too many colors going on there...Shades of orange, yellow, bluish white...Too busy, but if you like it then more power to you. Looks great whe AEs are just on.
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Is it just me, or do they seem much dimmer than the LUX Ambers (or any of LUX's other colors), especially during daylight. They seem absolutely dim (stock-like) in the daytime pics.
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Looks okay but when the low beams are on, they look terrible...Too many colors going on there...Shades of orange, yellow, bluish white...Too busy, but if you like it then more power to you. Looks great whe AEs are just on.
You took the words out of my mouth. Except for the last sentence. I can't say I am a fan at all, the orange just makes the front end look dated. If it was sharp yellow, that would be a different story, and would come off as "intentional". This orange is just not appealing at all.
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keep the comments coming guys!

I agree, this is a love it or hate it look. I'm only writing the review for you guys and the community to share, I'll be popping back the 6000k ones on; i still like that classy sharp look after all.
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It's like your car had a late night and needs some 'Clear Eyes' to get the red out!
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It's like your car had a late night and needs some 'Clear Eyes' to get the red out!
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They look great! I would have went white, that would have looked even better with your ride!
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They look great! I would have went white, that would have looked even better with your ride!
totally agree. I think it would look better on dark cars. of all the sets I reviewed in the past, this is still my default choice:

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totally agree. I think it would look better on dark cars. of all the sets I reviewed in the past, this is still my default choice:

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Wow that looks amazing!!!!
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Oooooh, I wonder what they would look like on my Platinum E92.
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finally came on the forum to check this out. I love the amber color. Don't know about $125 to just switch up the color. tough choice. great look though.
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finally came on the forum to check this out. I love the amber color. Don't know about $125 to just switch up the color. tough choice. great look though.
They don't make it for PRELCI.
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Is it just me, or do they seem much dimmer than the LUX Ambers (or any of LUX's other colors), especially during daylight. They seem absolutely dim (stock-like) in the daytime pics.
Not to steer this thread off, but our LUX H8 Amber's are available again as well.
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Not to steer this thread off, but our LUX H8 Amber's are available again as well.
I'm curious Marc, didn't you patent the design?
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They don't make it for PRELCI.
I have LCI xenons I just didn't install it yet.
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Not to steer this thread off, but our LUX H8 Amber's are available again as well.
DTEC H8 = $159.99
LUX H8 = $245.00

Not to steer your post off, but Why should I buy your LUX H8 Amber's?
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DTEC H8 = $159.99
LUX H8 = $245.00

Not to steer your post off, but Why should I buy your LUX H8 Amber's?
Brighter, 1-year warranty, Customer service, Made in the USA. just to name a few
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