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      08-27-2010, 10:59 AM   #243
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Hey Danny,

As of now, this is your only option...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414297

Hope that helps
i would really NOT recommend that DIY.
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i would really NOT recommend that DIY.
Oh well Danny, I think your optionless...
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well the only thing i've been pointed to was lux5 lci halogen. i've sent couple emails and i guess this will work?
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      08-28-2010, 09:40 PM   #246
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Added the new BMS offerings. Check the first post.
Thanks! I'm eager to see more pictures of these BMS H8 LED units, hopefully some bare pics of the LED arrays so I can get a better idea how they compare with the popular alternatives.
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Thanks! I'm eager to see more pictures of these BMS H8 LED units, hopefully some bare pics of the LED arrays so I can get a better idea how they compare with the popular alternatives.
Theirs isn't like that. From what I've read, they appear identical to a set that **********s sells.
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Theirs isn't like that. From what I've read, they appear identical to a set that **********s sells.
Ah, well the price aligns then if that's the case...
http://www.**********s.com/LED-Angel...92-E82-E89.htm

It looks like it's the same City Vision kit we've seen before.

[img]http://www.**********s.com/zoom_img/_1266568668.jpg[/img]
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Which one is the nearest to E92 LCI oem angel eyes?
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Which one is the nearest to E92 LCI oem angel eyes?
None will look nearly as good bc the problem is not in the actual lighting but the actual placement of the bulbs.
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Which one is the nearest to E92 LCI oem angel eyes?
Ours comes very close as far as brightness and look.
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Which one is the nearest to E92 LCI oem angel eyes?
Without a doubt, AngeliBright (AiB):



- Bright 10W LEDs provide uniform coverage between inner and outer rings
- CNC Aluminum heatsinks (included) keep LEDs bright during hours of continuous use
- LEDs run cooler than standard halogen bulb or HID setups, keeping headlamp temperatures at safe levels with no additional heat introduced
- 3 year warranty on all AiB systems

More AiB pictures can be seen on this thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253594
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Thanks Tom! I just upgraded to AiB myself and am looking forward to the install this weekend!
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Which one is the nearest to E92 LCI oem angel eyes?
Honestly - Nothing is "nearest" to the new LED e92 lci angel eyes. yuor best choices - HID will give you the brightest - LED will give you even distribution.

for LED solutions do a search for LUX H8 and AIB, and make your own decisions
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Honestly - Nothing is "nearest" to the new LED e92 lci angel eyes. yuor best choices - HID will give you the brightest - LED will give you even distribution.

for LED solutions do a search for LUX H8 and AIB, and make your own decisions
Or ask Mark about his new custom ones.
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      09-01-2010, 03:17 PM   #259
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Or ask Mark about his new custom ones.
Pretty nice and effective for the pre-LCI E90, but much more difficult to implement for a H8 fixture.
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Which one is the nearest to E92 LCI oem angel eyes?
I'm with you. I have an 07 335i e90 and want to get rid of the yellow AE's, but do NOT want a "ricey" look, I want it to look stock. So I either want it to match the e92 LCI, and/or match the stock LED's (in color) found on the rear license plate lights, as well as on the outside door handles. They are white in color, but def have a slight blue hue to them, I want that color and trying to figure out what will match that the best. I do NOT need the brightest out there, brighter than stock is fine, but like I said, want that "stock" look to remain. Should I be looking at the AiB? Let me know what you guys think
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is it me or does it seem like everybody only makes the AI kits just for e92s
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is it me or does it seem like everybody only makes the AI kits just for e92s
E90 (LCI) and E92 use the same H8 bulb type for the halos. The light pipe optics are a bit different in the E90 LCI headlamp and will generally show better, more uniform output from the same LED retrofit than they do in the E92.
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I just replaced my Weisslicht H8 units with EaS AiB. For those interested, I've noted a few differences:

I think the AiB offers slightly higher (brighter) output. It employs a different method of illumination in the H8 fixture, similar to that of LUX, but with one high-power LED per side instead of two in each fixture. The aluminum units are machined to reflect light into each light pipe with a large heatsink on the back to cool the LED.

The AiB is definitely more "pure" white in color, very similar to OEM HID (4300K) color. The Weisslicht units have a hint of blue/purple but look really good.

The Weisslicht units were a bit of a challenge to install, requiring two hands with one to hold the "pincher tool" in place to keep it from spreading as the fixture enters the housing. They turn into place and you can see exactly how each LED aligns with the light pipe. They're very easy to remove. You can tuck the driver pack/ballast into the headlamp cavity to keep it all hidden and water-tight.

The AiB units require very grippy fingers with the help of pliers to turn and "lock" into place. I had to turn the driver's side extra tight to make sure the LED channels aligned with the light pipes. The passenger side doesn't seem to align with the light pipes so easily and is still off by a hair. The driver packs/ballasts are recommended to remain outside of the light fixture by tucking the wires through the lid of the housing. I'm not sure if this is for liability or longevity as the headlamp housings can trap heat.

I'm not sure I would do the upgrade again--I was mostly happy with the Weisslicht LED solution but desired something with brighter output for the daytime. I should be able to better evaluate that tomorrow. I have heard that an updated Weisslicht H8 solution is in the works but I don't have any details on it.
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LUX 5 is sweet, I do have to admit! But not what I'm looking for on my car, don't want it to look modded. Tried posting in a few threads to see what you guys think is the closest to looking like the E90 LCI AE's. I know that can't be retrofitted to an E90 preLCI, so that's the reason I have to look towards the aftermarket ones. Is AiB closer to the factory look? Or MTECH?

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