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      02-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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which fogs and cornering lights to match lux h8?

I want an even bright white color all around with as much of a perfect match as possible. only lighting mod on the car is lux h8 angel eyes. gp thunder 7500k? all suggestions welcome, as long as the color/brightness will match. thanks
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how's the match with MTEC 4350K H11 super white fogs?? also, should i bother replacing the cornering lights? when exactly do they appear?
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... greetings ... running the LUX H8 Ver3 with GP Thunder 7500 H8 bulbs in the fog lights and GP Thunder 7500 H3 bulbs in the "cornering" lights ... color match is very close

maybe some gents with MTECH's installed could chime in
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... greetings ... running the LUX H8 Ver3 with GP Thunder 7500 H8 bulbs in the fog lights and GP Thunder 7500 H3 bulbs in the "cornering" lights ... color match is very close

maybe some gents with MTECH's installed could chime in
thank you. pictures anywhere?

also looking for mtec light opinions
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... will try to post a day/evening & night picture sometime later today or tomorrow ...

... on our model 328i e90 lci (xenon adaptive) the "cornering" light will come on at slow speeds while turning the steering wheel (ex: parking lot) and every time you engage reverse
(i believe it is called parking assist) ...
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... will try to post a day/evening & night picture sometime later today or tomorrow ...

... on our model 328i e90 lci (xenon adaptive) the "cornering" light will come on at slow speeds while turning the steering wheel (ex: parking lot) and every time you engage reverse
(i believe it is called parking assist) ...
appreciate it.

any mtec 4350 owners?
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... GP Thunder 7500 H8 light bulbs in Fog lights from here with LUX H8 bulbs for AE's - (taken with a rather useless cell camera - but you get the picture) ...

... will post better pictures with the "cornering" lights ON using also GP Thunder 7500 H3's ...

(Picture: 2011 328i e90 lci xenon/adaptive AE: LUX H8 (H8 bulb) - Fog: GP Thunder 7500 (H8 bulb) - Corner Assist: GP Thunder 7500 (H3 bulb))
DRL (AE) are ON (no dimming) - Xenon are ON - Fog are ON - Corner Assist NOT ON
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... GP Thunder 7500 H8 light bulbs in Fog lights from here with LUX H8 bulbs for AE's - (taken with a rather useless cell camera - but you get the picture) ...

... will post better pictures with the "cornering" lights ON using also GP Thunder 7500 H3's ...
thank you so much, that looks great. others said mtec 4350 is yellowish and wouldn't match lux. looks like 7500k is the way to go. how long have you had yours? and any problems?
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... since 08-2011 ... no problems at all
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... since 08-2011 ... no problems at all
awesome. if you have any time, can you post a pic of the fogs and just the angel eyes on? if it's too much, don't worry.. you've helped me make my decision already
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... you know you wont't be able to stop there ... next is the interior ... led bulbs ... still every time the interior lights come on ...

have fun my friend
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... will do probably sometime tomorrow time permitting ... you can achieve that particular look by turning your light control switch all the way to the right and then turn your fog lights on ... the combination of the LUX H8 and the GP Thunder fog lights looks very nice during day light and at dusk/night ...

if you check "my garage" under the user name you can see a photograph taken next to the f25 which has the new led angel eyes ... the LUX H8 are very close (not as bright and crisp yet very close - photo taken with a "crapy" cell camera)

... next project "corner light delete" ... jumping into the world of coding ... oh boy ...

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awesome. if you have any time, can you post a pic of the fogs and just the angel eyes on? if it's too much, don't worry.. you've helped me make my decision already
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... requested picture ...

LUX H8 bulbs (AE) & GP Thunder 7500 H8 bulbs (Fog)
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For the corner bulbs, the 80-Watt Noyka Cosmic White bulbs from HighPerformanceBulbs.com kick ass. The color match is so perfectly white you could swear it wasn't from a halogen bulb. And the 80-Watts of power consumed more than offsets the light output lost from the color tinting (not a coating, this is a serious bulb!)
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thank you for the help.. gp 7500k h8+h3 just shipped
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For the corner bulbs, the 80-Watt Noyka Cosmic White bulbs from HighPerformanceBulbs.com kick ass. The color match is so perfectly white you could swear it wasn't from a halogen bulb. And the 80-Watts of power consumed more than offsets the light output lost from the color tinting (not a coating, this is a serious bulb!)

... thank you for the info my friend ... might just give it a try (got some paypal credit to use )
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do it! you'll love them. I don't notice them come on, they blend so well in to the xenons low beam light, but I definitely notice them go off!
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For the corner bulbs, the 80-Watt Noyka Cosmic White bulbs from HighPerformanceBulbs.com kick ass. The color match is so perfectly white you could swear it wasn't from a halogen bulb. And the 80-Watts of power consumed more than offsets the light output lost from the color tinting (not a coating, this is a serious bulb!)
I'm going to order these HPB offers a plug and play wire harness as an option with them. Do we need this?

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I'm going to order these HPB offers a plug and play wire harness as an option with them. Do we need this?

I don't have those wiring harnesses on mine, and frankly, I haven't run in to problems yet, but it can't hurt. I'll let you decide if they're worth it.
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For the corner bulbs, the 80-Watt Noyka Cosmic White bulbs from HighPerformanceBulbs.com kick ass. The color match is so perfectly white you could swear it wasn't from a halogen bulb. And the 80-Watts of power consumed more than offsets the light output lost from the color tinting (not a coating, this is a serious bulb!)
Just installed these Indeed they blend in perfectly with my OEM xenons! I would say they are just a touch dimmer than the original bulbs, but the whiter output is worth it.



Here is a comparison between the original and Nokya bulbs:
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Just installed these Indeed they blend in perfectly with my OEM xenons! I would say they are just a touch dimmer than the original bulbs, but the whiter output is worth it.
I'm glad you like it! And yes, they're only 'slightly' dimmer, but the more powerful filament, white color, and wider beam pattern make it more useful in my opinion.

Check out the width--park let's say 10, 15 feet from a large wall and note the difference in width--it's another 2-3 meters wider at least!
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How hard is it to change the fog bulbs?
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