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      03-27-2016, 02:50 PM   #1
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E90 Angel eye ring color temp?

I think I might be the only one who actually likes the yellow tint of the oem rings so I haven't been able to find out that color temp they actually are. I'm looking to replace them them with a brighter bulb that can be seen more in the day. Any suggestions? FYI I have a BSM E90 lci with the adaptive xenons. Pic attached for reference sorry for the large size

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      03-28-2016, 09:09 AM   #2
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Car is beautiful especially with those rims. Are they OEM?
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I think I might be the only one who actually likes the yellow tint of the oem rings so I haven't been able to find out that color temp they actually are. I'm looking to replace them them with a brighter bulb that can be seen more in the day. Any suggestions? FYI I have a BSM E90 lci with the adaptive xenons. Pic attached for reference sorry for the large size
The stock halogen bulb is a 2700K color. I would not recommend attempting a higher wattage halogen bulb as that would create too much heat and possibly damage the headlight.

One option is you can look into coding to keep them at full power, but again that will introduce more heat to the headlight.

Another option is Amber LED's, but that will be closer to the blinker color and not really what you are looking for ( i think)

There are some 2700K LED's available if you were looking to make a custom LED setup. Send me a message if your interested and i can help you out if your want.
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Car is beautiful especially with those rims. Are they OEM?
Thank you sir, she's a work in progress. The rims are the 19in M313's from a 335is. Some coils and spacers are next on my list
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The stock halogen bulb is a 2700K color. I would not recommend attempting a higher wattage halogen bulb as that would create too much heat and possibly damage the headlight.

One option is you can look into coding to keep them at full power, but again that will introduce more heat to the headlight.

Another option is Amber LED's, but that will be closer to the blinker color and not really what you are looking for ( i think)

There are some 2700K LED's available if you were looking to make a custom LED setup. Send me a message if your interested and i can help you out if your want.
Thanks for the input you always seem to be helping people out in this subforum and it is appreciated I was looking into your adjustable halo bulbs but those don't seem to go so low in color temperature. I'll probably just hold off and go a custom route
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Thanks for the input you always seem to be helping people out in this subforum and it is appreciated I was looking into your adjustable halo bulbs but those don't seem to go so low in color temperature. I'll probably just hold off and go a custom route
i'll send you a PM about something
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Dude i posted about this a long time ago. You're not alone!!!
Although i absolutely love the lux ambers. The only reason i havent purchased yet is because they have to make them custom for my pre lci and its a bit costly for me personally.

Oh yea and props to lux. They always respond when you need lighting help
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Thanks for the input you always seem to be helping people out in this subforum and it is appreciated I was looking into your adjustable halo bulbs but those don't seem to go so low in color temperature. I'll probably just hold off and go a custom route
LUX is amazing when it comes to fast replies and good service. Have dealt with them before, and couldn't be happier. Anyways, that is one mean looking E90. Which lip do you have on it?
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I changed mine to 2,500k halogens which are a little more yellow and I love them!
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There was another post on the M3 post http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=535 also about a custom set of orange rings we made for Mandy. Just figured i'd link this
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Dude i posted about this a long time ago. You're not alone!!!
Although i absolutely love the lux ambers. The only reason i havent purchased yet is because they have to make them custom for my pre lci and its a bit costly for me personally. Oh yea and props to lux. They always respond when you need lighting help
Yea they contacted me about making somthing a little custom to fit my taste but I'd rather save the money and put it towards some fully custom headlights. Found this old thread on the m3 forums it might help a couple other people. http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=669174&page=8

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LUX is amazing when it comes to fast replies and good service. Have dealt with them before, and couldn't be happier. Anyways, that is one mean looking E90. Which lip do you have on it?
Thanks, it's just some splitters I got off eBay already painted for around 100.

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I changed mine to 2,500k halogens which are a little more yellow and I love them!
Nice post some pics! I just ordered the Nokya 2500k bulbs off Amazon for $16 with free shipping also splurged a little for a BunnyK foam gun too lol.
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There was another post on the M3 post http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=535 also about a custom set of orange rings we made for Mandy. Just figured i'd link this
Is it possible we can order them?
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Just a little update with pics. These are the Nokya 2500k AE bulbs I got, far too yellow for my taste... basically JDM foglight yellow. Just gonna put back in the stock bulbs and code them brighter.

Left is stock bulb, right is Nokya 2500k 35w h8.



Stock bulb

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Nokya

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About 15 feet away



Night shot in the rain



Blurry pic but it shows the color that's given off by the AE with these bulbs.

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Wow your fog light looks amazing! What kind are they??
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Wow your fog light looks amazing! What kind are they??
Thanks, pretty sure they're 8500k HID's
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The color of your car/light combo matches the color of the new york state plate...
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