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      02-09-2013, 06:24 PM   #45
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Ok, and finally, the nighttime shots. High beams, low beams, and fogs lamps all running the new MTEC Super White 4350K bulbs. The corona rings are running the LUX E90 Angel Eyes.

I absolutely LOVE this bulb combination, the car looks amazing!

Now if I can only get my corona rings to run as the DRLs. I'll need some help doing that.
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      02-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #46
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Just a quick note, the camera shows a blue tint in the unlit high-beam lamp (first two photos). That blue tint is NOT visible to the naked eye (I had to dial down the camera exposure by 2 stops to get these photos, otherwise the headlights would have been over exposed.)
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      02-09-2013, 11:02 PM   #47
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Looks good I just ordered same bulbs last night! How did you change the high's. I tried earlier and it was a PITA!!!!
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Nice shots!

In pictures mtec 4350k bulb looks very crisp white, maybe I should try those in my fog lights. What do you think, is there some kind of difference between gp thunder 7500k and mtec 4350k light colour? I have gp thunder 7500k bulbs at this moment but they are not as white as my angel eyes.

Also that low beam bulbcover is still mystery for me, can you buy one and install afterwards or is it integral part?

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      02-10-2013, 11:08 AM   #49
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Also that low beam bulbcover is still mystery for me, can you buy one and install afterwards or is it integral part?
Those are stock headlights, so I'm pretty sure it's an integral part. My car is a 2011 328i xDrive (E90 LCI).
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In pictures mtec 4350k bulb looks very crisp white, maybe I should try those in my fog lights. What do you think, is there some kind of difference between gp thunder 7500k and mtec 4350k light colour? I have gp thunder 7500k bulbs at this moment but they are not as white as my angel eyes.
From what I remember, the GP Thunders produced a white light too, but viewed off-axis they produced noticeably more blue fringing than the MTEC bulbs. Here's a photo of the GP Thunder viewed straight on.
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      02-10-2013, 12:07 PM   #51
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do you guys mind showing a pic of what you low beams look like?
i have HID installed and what to see the different compared to halogen
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do you guys mind showing a pic of what you low beams look like?
i have HID installed and what to see the different compared to halogen
Did you not look at all the photos that posted?
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Did you not look at all the photos that posted?
sorry i posted it before i saw the pics
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Convinced to go with MTEC now

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Will post more pictures tonight (when it gets dark) showing the headlights on.
I had GP Thunder 7500s with my LUX Halogen AEs and one went out after 6 months. The color was decent, but they weren't bright enough. I bought philips 4000K crystal whites and they are brighter but don't match the AEs.
Going to buy the MTECs before buying the higher priced Philips Diamond White.
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Ok, and finally, the nighttime shots. High beams, low beams, and fogs lamps all running the new MTEC Super White 4350K bulbs. The corona rings are running the LUX E90 Angel Eyes.

I absolutely LOVE this bulb combination, the car looks amazing!

Now if I can only get my corona rings to run as the DRLs. I'll need some help doing that.
Bringing this back from the dead... I was looking what bulbs to get because I just ordered Lux angel eyes. Cant lie, your combo looks legit. Im probably going to run the same set up.

One thing I noticed is in one of the pictures you have just the Halos on. Now I have the same car and my halos never run by themselves like that. Did you code it differently or am I just stupid. (I have the same exact car)
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Halos-only photo is parking lights. But, I have since coded my car so that my halos run as the DRLs.

My only complaint about the LUX LCI-Halogens (as DRLs) is that they are somewhat dim in the daylight.
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Bringing this back from the dead... I was looking what bulbs to get because I just ordered Lux angel eyes. Cant lie, your combo looks legit. Im probably going to run the same set up.

One thing I noticed is in one of the pictures you have just the Halos on. Now I have the same car and my halos never run by themselves like that. Did you code it differently or am I just stupid. (I have the same exact car)
I ran Mtech 4350K. Sadly it's still yellow.
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Yea, with the Lux LCI halogen AE under bright day is not that bright but during dusk and at night it looks great vs stock.

If you want white light, the Philips Crystal Vision is good. Got a hint of light blue on the bulb but when on is brighter and whitter than stock
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I ran Mtech 4350K. Sadly it's still yellow.
Really?! Well thats not good news. I have heard that using HIDs in the halogen casing is not a good idea. I would like to run HIDs though. Is this true or should I just stick with bulbs? If bulbs, which ones produce the most clear (white/blue-ish) light.
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Just a quick follow-up to my posts from earlier this year (I keep getting emails about what type of bulbs to use).

First, it's now 9 months since I posted about the MTEC headlight bulbs and the LUX angel eyes. The MTEC bulbs are still going strong, no issues at all. The same is true for the LUX LCI-Halogen AEs.

A lot of people are asking me what bulbs to use. The low beams take H7 bulbs, the high beams also take H7, and fog lights take H8 (my car is a 2011 328i with halogen lamps). So, you will need to order 2 packs of H7 bulbs (2 bulbs per pack, so 4 bulbs total), and one pack (2 bulbs) of H8 bulbs for the fog lights.

Again, I used the MTEC Super White 4350K bulbs for my setup and I'm still very happy with the combination.

My ONLY complaint is that the LUX LCI-Halogen AEs aren't as bight as I'd like when viewed during the daytime.

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Just a quick follow-up to my posts from earlier this year (I keep getting emails about what type of bulbs to use).

First, it's now 9 months since I posted about the MTEC headlight bulbs and the LUX angel eyes. The MTEC bulbs are still going strong, no issues at all. The same is true for the LUX LCI-Halogen AEs.

A lot of people are asking me what bulbs to use. The low beams take H7 bulbs, the high beams also take H7, and fog lights take H8 (my car is a 2011 328i with halogen lamps). So, you will need to order 2 packs of H7 bulbs (2 bulbs per pack, so 4 bulbs total), and one pack (2 bulbs) of H8 bulbs for the fog lights.

Again, I used the MTEC Super White 4350K bulbs for my setup and I'm still very happy with the combination.

My ONLY complaint is that the LUX LCI-Halogen AEs aren't as bight as I'd like when viewed during the daytime.

Steve
Hi Bluecrab,

I am a new BMW owner and the dull yellow lights are killing me -would love to get rid of them ASAP... I was just wondering where you purchased the bulbs? Also, did you purchase the LUX LCI-Halogen AE's from the vendor on this forum?

Thanks,
Kev
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      02-07-2014, 08:38 AM   #62
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I bought the MTEC bulbs from mteclightingusa.com ($29.95 per pack of two bulbs). The H8s are MT-481, the H7s are MT-440.

I bought the LUX E90 LCI-Halogen from luxangeleyes.com ($175).
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Thanks a bunch!!! Greatly appreciated....
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Thanks for the review with pics! Just ordered the MT440 and MT481.
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nice pics and info. if i dont do a retrofit ill prob get the same bulbs
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480J4PU?...productDetails

Anyone have any thoughts on these bulbs? If I were to get these, would I just get a set in style H7 and another set in style H3?
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