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      03-29-2015, 11:41 PM   #1
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Which angel eyes are good and cheap

Hi got a 2009 bmw 328i xdrive sedan with halogen headlights. Which brand of angel eyes led are good and cheap.
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Spend a little more than the "cheap" brands and get a quality set. If you have an E92 you have a whole lot of options.
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      03-30-2015, 11:21 AM   #4
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Spend a little more than the "cheap" brands and get a quality set. If you have an E92 you have a whole lot of options.
Ok thank
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      03-30-2015, 12:48 PM   #5
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You may want to consider the HPB 160 Watt Total output (80W V2). We've sold 100's problem free.

Edit- Just realized you have halogen so you'd need the E90 LCI Angel eyes from HPB 80W Total Output.
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Hi got a 2009 bmw 328i xdrive sedan with halogen headlights. Which brand of angel eyes led are good and cheap.
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+1. We offer our LUX E90 LCI Halogen V2 lights which we recently just released as a upgrade from the originals. There is a link in our signature with all the information including the pricing. Please let me know if you have any questions of course!

Also just remember that the H8 bulbs styles will not work with your car since you have halogen headlights. There are a lot more options out there for the H8 ones
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+1. We offer our LUX E90 LCI Halogen V2 lights which we recently just released as a upgrade from the originals. There is a link in our signature with all the information including the pricing. Please let me know if you have any questions of course!

Also just remember that the H8 bulbs styles will not work with your car since you have halogen headlights. There are a lot more options out there for the H8 ones
Good catch. Good of swore I read xenon at first.
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Hi got a 2009 bmw 328i xdrive sedan with halogen headlights. Which brand of angel eyes led are good and cheap.
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+1. We offer our LUX E90 LCI Halogen V2 lights which we recently just released as a upgrade from the originals. There is a link in our signature with all the information including the pricing. Please let me know if you have any questions of course!

Also just remember that the H8 bulbs styles will not work with your car since you have halogen headlights. There are a lot more options out there for the H8 ones
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The LCI angel eyes are very cheaply made which barely reflect any light. Even if you get a very high output LED bulb, the chances are you cannot see them in direct sunlight. But in slight cloud cast, they are very neatly visible. So be warned about this trait.

And definitely go with good quality ones as it is a pain in the back to replace them if one of the bulb blows out. You might save a few bucks with cheap bulbs but then more trouble to replace them.
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Also you are probably already aware that you can code the angel eyes to be your DRL using the BMWhat app and an ELM32 wifi module. You can also change the brightness there. Or if you are a coding expert, you can do that method too. No need for any harness to enable your angel eyes are DRL.
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Also you are probably already aware that you can code the angel eyes to be your DRL using the BMWhat app and an ELM32 wifi module. You can also change the brightness there. Or if you are a coding expert, you can do that method too. No need for any harness to enable your angel eyes are DRL.
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Also you are probably already aware that you can code the angel eyes to be your DRL using the BMWhat app and an ELM32 wifi module. You can also change the brightness there. Or if you are a coding expert, you can do that method too. No need for any harness to enable your angel eyes are DRL.
Halogen headlights Angel Eyes are always at full power, or am i wrong? i'm 99% sure only the Xenon headlights dim the angel eyes when they are used for the DRL's.
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Halogen headlights Angel Eyes are always at full power, or am i wrong? i'm 99% sure only the Xenon headlights dim the angel eyes when they are used for the DRL's.
Well I see brightness control when I go through the BMWhat app. So I am not sure if changing that value does that anything at all. Even at full brightness, with the stock angel eyes, I am barely seeing the light during day time.
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Well I see brightness control when I go through the BMWhat app. So I am not sure if changing that value does that anything at all. Even at full brightness, with the stock angel eyes, I am barely seeing the light during day time.
Stock angel eyes are not too bright though. For instance the HPB LED angel eyes we sell can be seen in the day time and more vivid then stock.

The lights are better seen from a distance of about 30 feet and level with the headlight.
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Thats good to know. Only if I had known this earlier .

I took the plunge and doing a projector and Orion V2 retrofit just because I hate my halogen headlamps http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1107362
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Thats good to know. Only if I had known this earlier .

I took the plunge and doing a projector and Orion V2 retrofit just because I hate my halogen headlamps http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1107362
Well to be honest, those will look better then any plug and play system but you are paying for either your own time plus cost of parts there or if you pay someone to do the work you are looking at well over $500-$1000, depending.

These plug and play system can be had for sub $100. They are a significant improvement over stock but can't be compared to custom retro-fit rings.
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Anyone know if the DTEC v9.5 LED driver module touching the metal heat sink on the bulb causes any problems? Installed these in my LCI E90 yesterday and the only way to fit everything in the housing and put the cover back on was to shove it in all together with wires as well as the driver in contact with the heat sink.
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Anyone know if the DTEC v9.5 LED driver module touching the metal heat sink on the bulb causes any problems? Installed these in my LCI E90 yesterday and the only way to fit everything in the housing and put the cover back on was to shove it in all together with wires as well as the driver in contact with the heat sink.
please point our driver modules away from anything that can conduct heat, heat is the ultimate killer for any electronics, in addition to shortening the lifespan
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