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      06-15-2015, 07:01 PM   #1
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Headlight mods?

Hey guys, thinking about changing my headlights. Ive seen this fb page called Headlight Retrofits, anyone used them? I want to get projectors for my E90 Lci (halogen atm). They also do those "demon eyes"where they paint the projector housing, what are the opinions on them? and what about legality with them?
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      06-16-2015, 04:44 PM   #2
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Hey guys, thinking about changing my headlights. Ive seen this fb page called Headlight Retrofits, anyone used them? I want to get projectors for my E90 Lci (halogen atm). They also do those "demon eyes"where they paint the projector housing, what are the opinions on them? and what about legality with them?
thanks in advance
Hello, I haven't used the people you mentioned but I have this mod and may be able to advise on a few points. Mine is an E92, here is what it looks like:



More pics on my build thread if you are interested:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1111963

To be honest I didn't know it was possible to do this mod on the E90 headlamp but may be mistaken - something to do with how the lens comes off from the rest of the unit, or not in the case of the E90 part.

The "demon eye" is the addition of coloured lighting within the LED ring, not the painting of the projector housing. In terms of legality, as far as I know the painting of the internals (black out) is fine, LED rings are also fine, but the demon eyes are not okay if they are red or blue (something to do with it being confused with an emergency vehicle?). There are rules about what coloured lighting you can have on each part of the vehicle. However they are only visible with the side lights on and are washed out by dipped/full beam. You can also opt to have this mod done without the demon eye, i.e. just the LED rings and the black out.

Probably the best mod I have on my car to be honest - they get lots of attention! Hope that helps somewhat - let me know if you confirm they are possible on E90, I would be interested to know!
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      06-23-2015, 05:21 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply mate, just spoke to them guys and they confirmed that they can do it to an e90 did you ever get pulled for you red lights? if you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you?
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thanks for the reply mate, just spoke to them guys and they confirmed that they can do it to an e90 did you ever get pulled for you red lights? if you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you?
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No problem - good to know they can do them on the E90, thanks for that!

Never been pulled over for anything.

I bought the lamps used and already converted from another member of this forum so my price probably won't help much with your comparison but happy to PM it to you if you still want.
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      06-25-2015, 11:32 AM   #5
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Can I ask where this company is based? I'd be interested in getting something like this done to my e90 too.
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      06-25-2015, 11:46 AM   #6
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I'm interested in knowing the name of the company as well. I want to do something about the halogens
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I'm interested to know a little bit more about this as well. My pre-LCI E90 also has halogens and I hate how a car like this doesn't have rings and projectors!
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NEM mentioned something on insta about how they can fit projectors into any car soon so worth giving them a shout
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NEM mentioned something on insta about how they can fit projectors into any car soon so worth giving them a shout
Thanks I sent him a message, will update you guys when I know more.
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Right so NEM got back saying that it CAN indeed be done

Regarding price etc, best just to drop him an email (just google it).

I'm gonna save up and then get them done
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Right so NEM got back saying that it CAN indeed be done

Regarding price etc, best just to drop him an email (just google it).

I'm gonna save up and then get them done
Awesome, the other company above is too far from London and i would want to get them fitted while i wait as i don't have a spare set of headlights!

Can you give us a ball park figure from NEM to convert e90 lights to projectors + rings (optional). i don't mind not having rings?
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Awesome, the other company above is too far from London and i would want to get them fitted while i wait as i don't have a spare set of headlights!

Can you give us a ball park figure from NEM to convert e90 lights to projectors + rings (optional). i don't mind not having rings?
I only enquired for projectors + LED rings and was quoted around 400/500, but I suspect the prices could change. A bit pricey to be fair
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I only enquired for projectors + LED rings and was quoted around 400/500, but I suspect the prices could change. A bit pricey to be fair
That is dirt cheap!

Considering the projectors and HID kits can range from 200-400, plus the cost of the LED rings and over 15 hours labour.

Jobs like this in the states cost $1000 at least.
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      06-30-2015, 12:31 PM   #14
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The guys Ive enquired to, have quoted me 290 and thats including white demon eyes as well. Apparently they need it for two days after receiving it. I know that this means that my car will be off the road for a few days, but they got some good reviews.
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