E90Post
 


GT Haus
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Technical Forum > Thoughts on these headlights?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-25-2012, 05:09 AM   #23
raf555
Banned
66
Rep
2,101
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 320D
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South Yorkshire

iTrader: (47)

If u after a genuine set of e90/e91 halogen lci headlights in as new condition, I have a pair I'm willing to sell!
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #24
TMP
Colonel
TMP's Avatar
United Kingdom
60
Rep
2,882
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cheshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdcampbell View Post
Personally I would not touch any aftermarket headlight. There seems to be a consistent feedback that the lighting performance of any aftermarket product (Depos included) is crap. I cannot accept that it is anything other than crass stupidity to reduce the performance of your headlights just to get something that looks better to other people (because after all when they are switched on you are probably in the car driving it!!!)

Instead if I were in your position and really wanted the angel eye look I would source some LCI headlights and Osram Nightbreaker PLUS bulbs. As I understand it these are a straight swap and have the corona rings you seek.
Had a bulb go yesterday (Philips +30's that were about 2 1/2 years old). So just ordered these +100% http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PHILIPS-EX...#ht_1661wt_952

Came top of the Nov 11 Autoexpress test: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product...bs_tested.html

i thought the review on Depo on here seems quite good. I do get your point about not being as good as OEM..but then the OEMs are not brilliant
__________________
M-Lite v2 & Family 5er v2
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2012, 06:39 AM   #25
Sir_Pigley
Captain
Sir_Pigley's Avatar
United Kingdom
12
Rep
843
Posts

 
Drives: 525d M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Banbury

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via Skype™ to Sir_Pigley
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMP View Post
i thought the review on Depo on here seems quite good.
Plenty of negative comments about them on babybmw.net.
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2012, 06:45 AM   #26
makkan00
Major General
makkan00's Avatar
United Kingdom
132
Rep
7,690
Posts

 
Drives: F10
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Essex

iTrader: (48)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdcampbell View Post
These will be shit, as is typical of chinese crap not actually manufactured to the same standard as a BMW original part.
Thanks and I expected the same sort of answer.
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2012, 06:46 AM   #27
makkan00
Major General
makkan00's Avatar
United Kingdom
132
Rep
7,690
Posts

 
Drives: F10
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Essex

iTrader: (48)

I sent few questions to the seller of the stuff (link in first post by OP) and following is the answer.
FYI

Hi, thanks for your enquiry. To answer your questions:

1- Are these straight fit to E90? (no wiring alteration)

No wiring modifications are required.

2- Also what sort of bulbs should be used with halo rings?
3- Are those like parking side lamps or different bulb?
4- Are those two for each halo ring or one should lit both?

Halo rings have non user-replaceable white LED rings.

5- Do they become misty or foggy after use?

Condensation can occur in any lights, even original equipment units. It occurs due to moisture in the air inside the light and not because of any fault with the lights themselves. It is more common in cold wet weather. Condensation is not accepted as a valid reason for a warranty return by lighting manufacturers.



- ggpautostyling
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2012, 10:07 AM   #28
TMP
Colonel
TMP's Avatar
United Kingdom
60
Rep
2,882
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cheshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdcampbell View Post
Plenty of negative comments about them on babybmw.net.
Only did a quick search, seems they are not as good as compared to BMW Xenons (which you would expect)...i imagine with h7 +100's they are as good as standard as they are just projector units...guess you would have to test

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwbaby
The main difference between BMW xenons and DEPO is cost. BMW cost 1000 each brand new, DEPO are a couple of hundred for a set of two and this is where the interest comes from. Don't let the DEPO salesman fool you into believing they perform just like BMW xenons. DEPO are on of the cheapest ways to get the "angel eye" look, but thats about it
__________________
M-Lite v2 & Family 5er v2
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #29
Mart1000
Capt Slow
Mart1000's Avatar
14
Rep
1,076
Posts

 
Drives: Leon FR Supercopa
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Suffolk

iTrader: (1)

Right, so bottom line is just swap out the units for LCI Halogen units and upgrade the ring lights.

Sorted
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2012, 09:38 AM   #30
schotty
Enlisted Member
2
Rep
41
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 318D
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United Kingdom

iTrader: (0)

Ah, looks like I missed a little bit here! I haven't tried the lights I originally linked to (I was a bit hesitant to).

I would prefer LCI halogens and upgrade the ring lights, but with a rough budget of about 300 I doubt that'll happen? I don't really want to drop any more on lights when I have no problems with my current halogens, and am just upgrading for aesthetic reasons!
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #31
Mart1000
Capt Slow
Mart1000's Avatar
14
Rep
1,076
Posts

 
Drives: Leon FR Supercopa
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Suffolk

iTrader: (1)

Would you really get a drop in performance with depo projector lights and some good bulbs? Can't see it really. The halogens as standard arent amazing, I can't see Depo's with good bulbs being any worse?
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 04:15 AM   #32
xenon
Major General
xenon's Avatar
England
73
Rep
5,036
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Coventry

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mart1000 View Post
Would you really get a drop in performance with depo projector lights and some good bulbs? Can't see it really. The halogens as standard arent amazing, I can't see Depo's with good bulbs being any worse?
I agree and think they'd probably work OK with decent bulbs. They look cheap and nasty though, imho.
__________________
Ian
Current: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport, Professional Media, Visibility Pack, Reversing Camera, DAB
Previous: 2011 F10 520d M-Sport, 2008 320i M-Sport Coupe, 2002 325i, 2001 318i valvetronic, 1998 318i, 1996 525i, 1990 Porsche 944S2
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2012, 10:40 AM   #33
TMP
Colonel
TMP's Avatar
United Kingdom
60
Rep
2,882
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cheshire

iTrader: (0)

i think the Depo's look good (as long as they have the OEM background, not black)

Suppose you need to see a pic with them side by side to the proper BM jobbies.
__________________
M-Lite v2 & Family 5er v2
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
angel eyes, headlights

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST