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      06-11-2010, 04:38 PM   #155
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For $150, you'll be using something like GP Thunder, and you'll only be able to tell they're on at night. Very little bang for your buck.
What about the MTEC V2? (139$)
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      06-12-2010, 12:46 PM   #156
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I'd love to include Alpine in my original post, but unfortunately, there aren't sufficient shots for day/night to put up with the rest. Nobody has head on shots in full daytime light to give the best indicator of how they look. If someone can provide me appropriate daytime shots, I'll be happy to include them.
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So from what I've read right now, OSS is not for pre-LCI E90? I was only able to find e92/e93 fitment.
I've been looking at Lux for a long time now (Marc knows ) ... anything that will be a good color match to OEM Xenons... if I could drop the cash on OSS I probably would, but it looks like I'm going to keep trying for a used set of Lux 5.0s or maybe MTec v2s...
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So from what I've read right now, OSS is not for pre-LCI E90? I was only able to find e92/e93 fitment.
I've been looking at Lux for a long time now (Marc knows ) ... anything that will be a good color match to OEM Xenons... if I could drop the cash on OSS I probably would, but it looks like I'm going to keep trying for a used set of Lux 5.0s or maybe MTec v2s...
OSS is available for the E90 pre-LCIs as well. Your headlights are required to be shipped out to Miami for the custom work

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388859
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Please correct me if Iím wrong that for E90 LCI halogen only models, it seems like outside of OSS, all other manufactures/options including OEM are very similar and mostly a matter of personal taste: color hues (temperature in K) and how they look from a very close range. The pictures, unfortunately, donít really show the performance.

What Iíd like to know if there are any significant difference in performance and reliability. For instance, power (W), Light Power (lm), light intensity (W/m2), or coverage area, i.e. specs that can be used to compare the products. As well as any common problems that should be reflected on reliability.

I know Iím asking for a lot of info, but specs are very important for me. Do I get a much better light output if I spend $150-$300 to replace the OEM, or it could be even less light just whiter colors?

Again, Iím only asking about E90 LCI halogen only models; sorry, I just get confused when all E9x models and light options (Halogen, LEDs and Xeons get mixed together).

If it was done before, please post a link.
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Please correct me if Iím wrong that for E90 LCI halogen only models, it seems like outside of OSS, all other manufactures/options including OEM are very similar and mostly a matter of personal taste: color hues (temperature in K) and how they look from a very close range. The pictures, unfortunately, donít really show the performance.

What Iíd like to know if there are any significant difference in performance and reliability. For instance, power (W), Light Power (lm), light intensity (W/m2), or coverage area, i.e. specs that can be used to compare the products. As well as any common problems that should be reflected on reliability.

I know Iím asking for a lot of info, but specs are very important for me. Do I get a much better light output if I spend $150-$300 to replace the OEM, or it could be even less light just whiter colors?

Again, Iím only asking about E90 LCI halogen only models; sorry, I just get confused when all E9x models and light options (Halogen, LEDs and Xeons get mixed together).

If it was done before, please post a link.
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OEM halogen will be much more visible of course. The yellowish/halogen color is needed for daytime visibility. When swapping out to a simple LED upgrade what you're doing is changing it to a whiter output. Similar in way when others change out their stock 4300k HID bulb to a 6-8k bulb, the higher the color temp the lower the visibility.

OSS is do-able for the LCI Halogens btw
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OSS is available for the E90 pre-LCIs as well. Your headlights are required to be shipped out to Miami for the custom work

E90 pre-LCI
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388859
Thanks for the info... since this is my DD I'll probably wait on the OSS and start considering MTec/Lux5... as soon as I get a job :P
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OEM halogen will be much more visible of course. The yellowish/halogen color is needed for daytime visibility. When swapping out to a simple LED upgrade what you're doing is changing it to a whiter output. Similar in way when others change out their stock 4300k HID bulb to a 6-8k bulb, the higher the color temp the lower the visibility.
Thanks Mike!

I think I understand about the daylight visibility now, but what about night performance, i.e light power/intensity, coverage, etc? I care about night performance more to be honest. I certainly appreciate the looks, but I'm not happy with the performance of my lights more than anything else.

How would you compare OEM Halogen with other available options including OSS, Xeons, etc that are available for E90 LCI halogen only models?
Thanks.
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If I didn't need rims, tires, drop, Mtech, i'd drop the cash for OSS.
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      06-25-2010, 07:55 PM   #165
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Im looking Angel eyes for my E92. I want white LED, which will look similar to those on new 5 series (F10). Which would be the best choice, LUX or something else ? Thanx
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Im looking Angel eyes for my E92. I want white LED, which will look similar to those on new 5 series (F10). Which would be the best choice, LUX or something else ? Thanx
I would recommend the LUX H8. There are a LED system that will be your brightest option
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I would recommend the LUX H8. There are a LED system that will be your brightest option
Thanx for fast replay. Since in my country is required to drive always with lights turned on and at day time angel eyes are enough. So its important to me that new Angel eyes are visible enough so I can replace original yellow angel eyes. Looks like LUX H8 and Alpine does job very well and they looks like original Angel eyes on new BMW 5 (F10), so I have to take decision between those two...
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Im looking Angel eyes for my E92. I want white LED, which will look similar to those on new 5 series (F10). Which would be the best choice, LUX or something else ? Thanx
AiB will be the purest white, like the F10 models.
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AiB will be the purest white, like the F10 models.
Which one are more visiable on direct sunlight, LUX H8 or AiB ? I also have Adaptive Headlights, when I turn left or right, inner cirlce in light turns on. Will that still work with LUX or AiB ? Thanx
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Which one are more visiable on direct sunlight, LUX H8 or AiB ? I also have Adaptive Headlights, when I turn left or right, inner cirlce in light turns on. Will that still work with LUX or AiB ? Thanx
Here is an e92 in direct sunlight:



The rings will remain lit and function properly when you turn left/right etc.
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