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      02-20-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Angel Eye Comparison & Options (Stock v 6000K HID v MTEC Cosmos Blue)


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OEM - bright, but yellow, no hassle, no cost
HID - nice color, bright but not blinding as some say, outter ring not that well illuminated suprisingly, flickering = returned
MTEC Cosmos Blue - not as bright as OEM, less yellow, pointless = returned

Haven't tried MTEC / LUX LEDs. So expensive, but simple install.

I can't decide to go LED or fix flickering HID/Xenon issue.

HELP!

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      02-21-2013, 03:30 AM   #2
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Great comparisons. The MTEC look very poor IMO. GP Thunders 7500 are better.

I can't work out why someone hasn't come up with a decent (bright) solution for BMW Angel Eyes?
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      02-21-2013, 06:06 AM   #3
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When you say flickering do you mean at start up? If so that's normal. The BMW sends a signal to the lights to check they're working but not enough power to light the OEM ones up
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The angel eyes and wee eye brow thingies on my F20 are bright as fook. So much so that if you turn the light switch to off so that it's just the AEs and brows, at night there's not much difference in light output between that and the switch being in the dipped beam position. Going on the experiment I carried out in the work car park last night.
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      02-21-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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Nope, I mean constant flickering. Looks cool flashing, like a strobe. To the point where the ballast became so hot that it was like going to catch fire.

Also, all the shots where done with the same white balance (manual kelvin adjust to match what I'm seeing), same f/ stop and shutter speed from DSLR.

Only thing for me to try is MTEC H8 9W v2.0 CREE LED ANGEL EYES MARKER KIT

But I'm pretty sure the light is white/blue and not bright enough though for the price 140.

Don't know what to do!!
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      04-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #6
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Nope, I mean constant flickering. Looks cool flashing, like a strobe. To the point where the ballast became so hot that it was like going to catch fire.

Also, all the shots where done with the same white balance (manual kelvin adjust to match what I'm seeing), same f/ stop and shutter speed from DSLR.

Only thing for me to try is MTEC H8 9W v2.0 CREE LED ANGEL EYES MARKER KIT

But I'm pretty sure the light is white/blue and not bright enough though for the price 140.

Don't know what to do!!
I got my V2 from Steve @ mTec Lighting USA. $220 USD shipped (shipping to the EU is $20USD), extremely happy with them for my buddy's E90 LCI and my F02 pre-LCI. No error, no flickering. It's almost as bright as my old F10's OEM LED AEs.

I would do HIDs, but heard horror stories of wires catching on fire and dealership voiding warranty. LED install much cleaner, everything looks OEM under the hood.
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      04-20-2013, 01:47 AM   #7
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I got the 40w LED ones from Crystalwhite .... i am happy with them , no errors and no flickering as yet... Ok so they are not as bright as the latest OEM ones but they look much better....
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Sylonein our 40W is pretty much equivalent to the HID kit picture. We have a 32W (64W) model coming soon if you are interested.

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Here is my new MTEC CREE LEDs. They look very similar to the HID ones, but much less hassle and almost same price.
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Dont forget we're only E90post exclusive! So we take care of our own!

We have 1 years warranty on all our products!

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Dont forget we're only E90post exclusive! So we take care of our own!

We have 1 years warranty on all our products!
I'll be interested when u release the 64w version
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I already bought the 20w and I'm very happy!
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I already bought the 20w and I'm very happy!
Which one, these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Super-Br...vip=true&rt=nc

http://www.nm-motorsport.com/acatalo...n_Fitting.html

?

or on USA ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CREE-LED-20W...-/230983862236

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No I had 20W from 1sh@crystalwhite, but I traded them for his 64W
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No I had 20W from 1sh@crystalwhite, but I traded them for his 64W
So are they twice as bright...?
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