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      01-09-2010, 02:34 PM   #45
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is this when you unlock/lock the doors or is this when you start the car?
If I leave the lights on Auto, they flicker about 7-8 times each when I unlock the door (just tried it), and after about 15 seconds they will fade & flicker off. If they turn off I and start the car with the DRL turned off, they flicker again 16 times each. Obviously if I have my DRL turned on, they won't flicker as the lights will come on immediatly, but I really hate driving around with the DRL as it looks really cheesy.

IMO, the LUX are only good on my car at night when I have the headlights on with the corner delete mod. However, it still doesn't look perfect since the LUX is more blue looking than the stock headlights and stand out. These are my personal opinions so don't get all offended when I dislike a product like this.

If the AiB will drop in price, I'll get rid of my LUX and use those since they look more white (matches the oem headlights... I've seen them in person, side by side with my car).
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Do the AIB's flicker??
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      01-11-2010, 04:07 PM   #47
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Do the AIB's flicker??
Only for a brief moment when AUTO & DRL is enabled, this is a result of the BulbCheck system giving small pulses verifying bulb integrity.
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HID AE's IMO , i had both lux and AiB and nothing compares to HID AE's
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      06-01-2010, 01:30 AM   #49
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HID AE's IMO , i had both lux and AiB and nothing compares to HID AE's
The Camaross and Alpine kits are great, especially for the price. I've seen a few in person and think they're almost too bright sometimes haha.. and with HID's you're no longer talking PnP


Just to update this thread: I ended up going with LUX H8s -- love every bit of 'em asides from the new wiring due to the recall
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      06-02-2010, 03:58 AM   #50
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The Camaross and Alpine kits are great, especially for the price. I've seen a few in person and think they're almost too bright sometimes haha.. and with HID's you're no longer talking PnP


Just to update this thread: I ended up going with LUX H8s -- love every bit of 'em asides from the new wiring due to the recall
If your willing to spend the extra 20min on the install, this could be your last stop as far as angel eyes go, your choice of color, and you can change the color at will...
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      06-02-2010, 01:36 PM   #51
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Since the OP specifically requested info on the LED kits, here is surface temp readings of the LED, HID and stock lightsources used for Angel Eyes:



Pictured are AngeliBirght (left), HID (center) and Halogen (right), things obviously change when installed in a sealed headlamp.

LEDs will always run the coolest out of the three, with HID temps running the highest.
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Pictured are AngeliBirght (left), HID (center) and Halogen (right), things obviously change when installed in a sealed headlamp.

LEDs will always run the coolest out of the three, with HID temps running the highest.
Why am I not surprised haha.. just out of curiosity, what HID kit was used in the test Tom?
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Why am I not surprised haha.. just out of curiosity, what HID kit was used in the test Tom?
a 35W DDM Digital Ballast was used.
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Ok so you guys are saying that the LUX flicker, and do not fade in and out with the courtesy lights or the DRL's on?????? Also when are the updated LUX's coming out????????
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Ok so you guys are saying that the LUX flicker, and do not fade in and out with the courtesy lights or the DRL's on?????? Also when are the updated LUX's coming out????????
I believe it's already out , I place my order today it's 5 dollar more then the original price . Can't wait to get them in my mail !!!
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      09-20-2010, 12:22 PM   #56
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I just installed Lux 8 on my 2009 AW E90. They look good but I was expecting them to be a bit more bright though. In direct sunlight they are not that noticeable... for $225 it works well and it does look way better that the amber OEM. No flicker and no error massage so far... when I save some money I will probably go OSS.
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      09-20-2010, 01:17 PM   #57
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I like my AIB.
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I'm not rich or sex enough for OSS, either.

So, I got the next best thing Lux H8.

Check here for pictures.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=335303&page=7
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I've seen the AiB in person and think they're pure sex. I like how they look like the new oem headlights on the e92 LCI... never seen a LUX in person so can't comment on them
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Bringing back a very old thread haha, I ended up going with the LUX kit. Easily one of the best PNP options out there.
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Do both of these have about the same install? Or is one more difficult than the other? Also, do both have parts sitting outside the headlamp? Can't decide which one to get lol... Thanks in advance.
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Do both of these have about the same install? Or is one more difficult than the other? Also, do both have parts sitting outside the headlamp? Can't decide which one to get lol... Thanks in advance.
The AngeliBright are very straightforward and simple to install, and all the parts sits inside the headlamp. Let me know if you'd be interested in a set
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Lux H8 is the most popular choice. AiB are good as well. OSS Designs is another good option if your budget is allowable
The worst part is the wait for the OSS Designs are the wait. I am on the list and waiting for a install date. Its killing me.......
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Anyone know the color temp of both the LUX and AiB?

Correct me if im wrong, but from the various photos posted, AiB tend to be more white in color, closer matching the OEM HIDs, which is the look im going for. LUX H8 seem to look more bluish.

Edit: AiB = 5500K-6000K LUX H8 = 6500K
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The worst part is the wait for the OSS Designs are the wait. I am on the list and waiting for a install date. Its killing me.......
+11239 and I know there are several others who feel the same
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