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      12-17-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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Noobie question about interior LED

Hi Fellow Mmebers....

I've done a search but didn't find what I'm looking for.
My wife would like to get her 2011 BMW sportwagon interior lights more brighter. I know there are kits out there but I might do an ala carte deal to pick the brightest bulb for each application. Her eye sight is able to see better in cool white vs amber-like color.

Can anyone tell me what is the brightest LED bulb I can get for the following.

- 2 set of dome/map lights
- 2 vanity mirror lights
- 2 front footwell lights
- 2 rear footwell lights
- 2 courtesy door lights
- glovebox compartment light
- trunk light


THANK YOU!
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      12-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Hi Fellow Mmebers....

I've done a search but didn't find what I'm looking for.
My wife would like to get her 2011 BMW sportwagon interior lights more brighter. I know there are kits out there but I might do an ala carte deal to pick the brightest bulb for each application. Her eye sight is able to see better in cool white vs amber-like color.

Can anyone tell me what is the brightest LED bulb I can get for the following.

- 2 set of dome/map lights
- 2 vanity mirror lights
- 2 front footwell lights
- 2 rear footwell lights
- 2 courtesy door lights
- glovebox compartment light
- trunk light


THANK YOU!
The HighPerformanceBulbs.com kit is the way to go. They sell upgraded modules for the dome/map/trunk/under-door/footwells

email Fred sales [at] highperformancebulbs [dot] com and let them know rollinstone157/Rob Stone sent you, and tell him you want "The Ultimate" kit for an E91--modules everywhere you can.

Sucker will have nice, bright pure white light. I have it in my car right now and it's so even, and a perfect OEM white.
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      12-17-2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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Thanks Rob. I'd like to get the brightest interior kit available thus wanting to do ala carte LED selection. But if you say this is the best and brightest, I'll take your word for it.
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Thanks Rob. I'd like to get the brightest interior kit available thus wanting to do ala carte LED selection. But if you say this is the best and brightest, I'll take your word for it.
Right, I understand wanting to do ala carte. But I assure you that it won't get any brighter than this, the new map light modules are brighter than anything you will be able to get from eBay b/c they were custom designed to fit the E9x map light housings. Ditto with the dome light module replacements.

And the courtesy/footwell/trunk light replacements actually replace the entire plastic light module (rather than just the bulbs inside) for a much brighter--yet far more even--light distribution. It's very OEM looking, not at all "spotty" like you can see with some PnP bulbs.

My kit's been running for quite a while now without a hitch.
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Right, I understand wanting to do ala carte. But I assure you that it won't get any brighter than this, the new map light modules are brighter than anything you will be able to get from eBay b/c they were custom designed to fit the E9x map light housings. Ditto with the dome light module replacements.

And the courtesy/footwell/trunk light replacements actually replace the entire plastic light module (rather than just the bulbs inside) for a much brighter--yet far more even--light distribution. It's very OEM looking, not at all "spotty" like you can see with some PnP bulbs.

My kit's been running for quite a while now without a hitch.
Thanks RollingStone!

My order is placed with HPB! :-)

Can I ask you to direct me to the V-LED reverse lights that you used?

Are you happy with your HPB 20W angel eyes? And what do you mean by lots of coding?
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Amber-like is warm white. Almost halogen in color but not quite. I'm not trying to push you one way or the other but I have extremely bright ones in my car. So bright I had to diffuse the light so it's not so ridiculously blinding. Looks good when you look at your car from outside but when you're inside, it's like you're at the dentist.
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Help!

How do I remove the rear dome light and the trunk cargo light???
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How do I remove the rear dome light and the trunk cargo light???
We carry a super bright kit as well.

You do not remove trunk cargo.
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Just purchased the interior LED kit from e92-lighting...

Couldn't be happier!
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Just purchased the interior LED kit from e92-lighting...

Couldn't be happier!
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Would you be able to tell me how to switch the housing for my dome light. I checked it with brand new bulbs and it still wont turn on so the only thing I can think of is that the housing when bad. Thanks for the help
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Would you be able to tell me how to switch the housing for my dome light. I checked it with brand new bulbs and it still wont turn on so the only thing I can think of is that the housing when bad. Thanks for the help
Removing the interior trim sucks. That was the hardest part of the entire DIY.
Make sure you get the right tools for interior trim removal
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Would you be able to tell me how to switch the housing for my dome light. I checked it with brand new bulbs and it still wont turn on so the only thing I can think of is that the housing when bad. Thanks for the help
you either need to swap the bulb around or you broke one of the metal pieces inside the bulb carrier. You have to buy a new one, about $3-4, I broke two of mine before.
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