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      04-13-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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LED Number plate lights

Hi

Just wondering if anyone else has swapped there number plate lights for a led module?

Im looking at these two:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E90-E9...item4163edbfb1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E90-E9...item4157974e73

Anyone used these sellers before?

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      04-14-2012, 04:27 AM   #2
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Can't open the links on my phone but all I'd say that if these aren't a direct fit they're not worth it. You can get LED effect bulbs that are a direct fit and look really good!
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Ive been looking at these as well
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I would say they will be too bright. I bought an d am running a set I got from eBay with only 2 or 3 LEDs on them and are spot on. At work at the minute so will see if I can find where I got mine and post it up.
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I would say they will be too bright. I bought an d am running a set I got from eBay with only 2 or 3 LEDs on them and are spot on. At work at the minute so will see if I can find where I got mine and post it up.
That would be great cheers and some pics
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      04-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #6
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Are you after bright one, or just ordinary white ones?
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If you want the brightest money can buy- get them from E92-Lighting.com. I bought the M-Tec Cree License plate lights and they are bright as hell!! The attached pic is M-Tec(left) and OEM(right)-huge difference.
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Im after bright ones.
A friend of mine has something similiar in his mk4 golf. There very bright.

I have tried the 6 smd led's bulbs on a e60 and they were good,
but since the e92 has factory led's i cant change the bulb, i have to change the whole unit.

Iv ordered these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E90-E9...item4163edbfb1

Will let you know how i get on
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Im after bright ones.
A friend of mine has something similiar in his mk4 golf. There very bright.

I have tried the 6 smd led's bulbs on a e60 and they were good,
but since the e92 has factory led's i cant change the bulb, i have to change the whole unit.

Iv ordered these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E90-E9...item4163edbfb1

Will let you know how i get on
Please post up some pics at night before and after, Im looking at these to
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I am sure they will be 'just' fine.
If you are after bright one, best bet is Mtec (japanese) and they cost about 40.
Used them and results are excellent.
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Ive got some from i cant remember where and they are very bright! Seem to be brigher than the reverse light lol
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Sure , will do when they arrive

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I am sure they will be 'just' fine.
If you are after bright one, best bet is Mtec (japanese) and they cost about 40.
Used them and results are excellent.
Saw them but 40 was pushing it. Even 20 is alot just for number plate lights

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Ive got some from i cant remember where and they are very bright! Seem to be brigher than the reverse light lol
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I highly recomend x-tec led number plate bulbs. Mine have lasted an age and certainly look the part. Thet are also error free! Ebay item number 370490211912
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I bought mine on Amazon of all places! Less than 5 with free delivery - brilliant!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...00_i00_details
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I highly recomend x-tec led number plate bulbs. Mine have lasted an age and certainly look the part. Thet are also error free! Ebay item number 370490211912
I dont think this will work with mine as i already have a factory led

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I bought mine on Amazon of all places! Less than 5 with free delivery - brilliant!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...00_i00_details
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If you guys are after something very cheap and very bright
Go for these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-39mm-6...item35b9f01aa2


Thats what i have used in my dads E60.
They look very nice and white

However i don't think these type of bulbs work if you have the factory led number plate. Someone correct me if im wrong though as i would have just saved myself a few quid
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Those are what I used in my standard holders, Worked well.
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Did you have factory led bulbs or a halogen type bulb?
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I had halogen festoon type bulbs, and the Amazon replacements worked prefectly.

If you have OE xenon numberplate lights anyway, why would you change them?
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Not bright enough for me
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Why on earth would people want ultra-bright number plate lamp bulbs???

I just don't get it!
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Why on earth would people want ultra-bright number plate lamp bulbs???

I just don't get it!
I've been wondering the same myself, why would you want a searchlight over your numberplate??
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I've been wondering the same myself, why would you want a searchlight over your numberplate??
I'd want lights that project a different reg number
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