E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > White Bright Angel Eyes for 2009 e92



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-14-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
ramez75
Private First Class
 
ramez75's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 335i xDrive Coupe (E92)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA USA

Posts: 176
iTrader: (1)

White Bright Angel Eyes for 2009 e92

Hi,

I have a 2009 BMW 335ix and I want to make my angel eye light look as bright as the 2012 BMW angel eyes.

Is that a bulb replacement or does it require to change the headlight. I got the white halogen angel eye bulbs to replace the yellowish stock but they are not that bright????

Any ideas?

Thanks
__________________
09 e92 335i xDrive/Black Metallic Sapphire/Black Dakota Leather/Steptronic/Cold Weather Package/Premium Package/Sport Package/Xenon/I-Drive/Front&Rear PDC/Alarm/HIFI/Electric Rear Sunblind
ramez75 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-14-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
E90Company
Major General
 
E90Company's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL

Posts: 6,142
iTrader: (2)

You will never be able to get the LCI E92 AE's brightness, but you can get close. High quality options ($500-800) include OSS, BavX LS3, and OneEighty. These all require your headlights to be sent in, and they install custom LED rings.

For plug and play solutions, I would go with the LUX H8 V3. MTEC also has a nice offering.
E90Company is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      08-14-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
AndyR83
Major
 
AndyR83's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i FBO
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA

Posts: 1,024
iTrader: (5)

Bulb replacement offers you many options, perhaps dozens at this point. There are a few threads in the lighting section of the forums with screenshots comparing some of your choices.

I currently have the GP Thunder bulbs, which are those blue-ish white ones. this is probably the cheapest option, but after a few months I find myself already on the verge of buying something else. The next step up is LED, which will cost you somewhere between 120-220 depending on what you buy. If you're a big spender, the boldest and best option is the OSS headlight conversion which will run you upwards of 5-600 or more depending on options (paint the inside of the headlights, etc) but it looks amazing!
AndyR83 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-17-2012, 05:56 AM   #4
Shadow007
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 335i coupe monaco blue
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Good Ol Deutschland

Posts: 342
iTrader: (2)

Or you can go to Alpinemss.com and look at getting some HID AE... I prefer having an alternative look compared to the common "white" look of the ae
__________________
E92 Monaco Blue AT 335I/ VTT S2B2/ JB4 G5 / Wedge Flash/ BMS DCI/ ER CP w/ Synaspe BOV/ M2 Exhaust/VRSF Dp's/ ETS 5' FMIC/ BMS OCC/ Coolingmist CMGS Autolearn Meth Kit/ VMR V710/ ST V1 Coilovers/BMS Spacers/Aero Lip/m3 replica side skirts/m3 Spoiler/BSW stage 1 audio uprade/ P3 Gauge/20k HID AE/3k HID Fogs/ interior led upgrade/ painted reflectors/ black kidney grills/
Shadow007 is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      08-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #5
ramez75
Private First Class
 
ramez75's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 335i xDrive Coupe (E92)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA USA

Posts: 176
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow007 View Post
Or you can go to Alpinemss.com and look at getting some HID AE... I prefer having an alternative look compared to the common "white" look of the ae
I will check the website you recommended. I like the white light, my car is black and tinted so the white light gives it that nice look. I will try to mimic the brightness of the 2012 e92 by considering the recommendations
__________________
09 e92 335i xDrive/Black Metallic Sapphire/Black Dakota Leather/Steptronic/Cold Weather Package/Premium Package/Sport Package/Xenon/I-Drive/Front&Rear PDC/Alarm/HIFI/Electric Rear Sunblind
ramez75 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-17-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
kingofthedemo
Major
 
kingofthedemo's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E90
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: USA

Posts: 1,025
iTrader: (1)

Guys here's a much cheaper solution, by a xenon conversion kit, you can get them on ebay for around $30 and change your halogens to true xenon's within your old headlight assembly....
kingofthedemo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
Otruba_843
Major
 
Otruba_843's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E90
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Charleston, SC

Posts: 1,454
iTrader: (0)

Lux h8 is going to be the brightest plug and play. I always wondered if you can get the e92 lci bulb's?
__________________
2009 E90 328i Monaco Blue
premium/idrive/convience/logic-7/cold weather/ xenons/ saddle brown interior
Otruba_843 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-17-2012, 07:01 PM   #8
cn555ic
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
cn555ic's Avatar
 
Drives: Bimmerscoding.com
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York

Posts: 18,275
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via Yahoo to cn555ic
Bulbs replacement will always be a cheap option but it really never gives you equal brightness throughout the rings, in fact one will be brighter than the other as one bulb is lighting up two rings. If u have the money save up and get one of the LED ring replacements that are offered. It will be money well spent and it would put a smile on your face as it really transforms the look of the car.
__________________
917-939-4980 CODING E and F Series New York Area

cn555ic is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #9
electro-house
Lieutenant
 
electro-house's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i coupe
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix

Posts: 511
iTrader: (0)

I went the bulb replacement route, however, they would never appear bright enough to satisfy me. During the day they were non existent, at night the xenons are going to be more noticeable regardless.

Went back to the stock bulbs, and though not as good looking as the white/blue bulbs, at least you can actually see them.
electro-house is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-17-2012, 11:44 PM   #10
Legion5
Major
 
Legion5's Avatar
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 1,371
iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by electro-house
I went the bulb replacement route, however, they would never appear bright enough to satisfy me. During the day they were non existent, at night the xenons are going to be more noticeable regardless.

Went back to the stock bulbs, and though not as good looking as the white/blue bulbs, at least you can actually see them.
Get the umnitza v4 solution. I literally spent over $2000 on ever major solution out there and never found anything I liked until I found those. They are so bright they need to actually instal a dimmer, they are perfectly defined with no light bleeding, perfectly bright and just flawless.



Direct sunlight and shade^

Other than that Lux is the best bulb solution.
__________________

Clean cars are happy cars!
CANON PHOTOGRAPHER
Legion5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-18-2012, 12:22 AM   #11
DLam
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 E92 335i X-Drive
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Falls Church, VA

Posts: 565
iTrader: (16)

+1 for the lux
__________________
| 2009 E92 335i | X Drive | Space Gray | Coral Red |

OEF Veteran
DLam is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-18-2012, 03:12 AM   #12
Shadow007
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 335i coupe monaco blue
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Good Ol Deutschland

Posts: 342
iTrader: (2)

Since you are going for the overall "pure white" look, I think Lux will be your best bet, with the multiple reviews it has.
__________________
E92 Monaco Blue AT 335I/ VTT S2B2/ JB4 G5 / Wedge Flash/ BMS DCI/ ER CP w/ Synaspe BOV/ M2 Exhaust/VRSF Dp's/ ETS 5' FMIC/ BMS OCC/ Coolingmist CMGS Autolearn Meth Kit/ VMR V710/ ST V1 Coilovers/BMS Spacers/Aero Lip/m3 replica side skirts/m3 Spoiler/BSW stage 1 audio uprade/ P3 Gauge/20k HID AE/3k HID Fogs/ interior led upgrade/ painted reflectors/ black kidney grills/
Shadow007 is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      08-18-2012, 07:04 AM   #13
ramez75
Private First Class
 
ramez75's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 335i xDrive Coupe (E92)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA USA

Posts: 176
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Legion5 View Post
Get the umnitza v4 solution. I literally spent over $2000 on ever major solution out there and never found anything I liked until I found those. They are so bright they need to actually instal a dimmer, they are perfectly defined with no light bleeding, perfectly bright and just flawless.



Direct sunlight and shade^

Other than that Lux is the best bulb solution.
Thats the look i am looking for.......my car came with Xenon Light and Adaptive Headlights
__________________
09 e92 335i xDrive/Black Metallic Sapphire/Black Dakota Leather/Steptronic/Cold Weather Package/Premium Package/Sport Package/Xenon/I-Drive/Front&Rear PDC/Alarm/HIFI/Electric Rear Sunblind
ramez75 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-18-2012, 11:52 AM   #14
Legion5
Major
 
Legion5's Avatar
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 1,371
iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramez75 View Post
Thats the look i am looking for.......my car came with Xenon Light and Adaptive Headlights
The Umnitza v4 will start shipping in a few days. Price will be $700, but it's 100% worth it.

If you'd like to read more info and comparisons check out my post in another thread:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...1&postcount=15
__________________

Clean cars are happy cars!
CANON PHOTOGRAPHER
Legion5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #15
Leistung Treiber
2009 BMW 328i Coupe Alpine White Premium Package
 
Drives: 2009 E92 N52 Alpine White
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA

Posts: 17
iTrader: (0)

20W CREE LED Upgrade

I'm very pleased with High Performance Bulbs 20W CREE LED bulb upgrade for my halo rings.
Leistung Treiber is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #16
AndyR83
Major
 
AndyR83's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i FBO
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA

Posts: 1,024
iTrader: (5)

I'm hoping to go the OSS route myself. I've emailed them a few times this week, hoping they get back to me.
AndyR83 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2012, 10:29 PM   #17
Wrecker335d
Wondering what to do..
 
Wrecker335d's Avatar
 
Drives: like a cock
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Quantico or Long Island

Posts: 536
iTrader: (2)

I put in 6000k (5000k is a bright white) HID's in mine. Was about $90 total, for the kit, relay and the capacitor I had to solder in. They still sometimes throw a code, but never shut off. I find the HID's pretty good. They light up every sign a mile away down the road, opposed to the headlights I have.
__________________
Mods: JBD, 35% tint, Wagner Intercooler, Bilstien B12 Kit, M3 Control Arms

OEF Veteran
Wrecker335d is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2012, 10:53 PM   #18
cn555ic
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
cn555ic's Avatar
 
Drives: Bimmerscoding.com
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York

Posts: 18,275
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via Yahoo to cn555ic
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legion5 View Post
Get the umnitza v4 solution. I literally spent over $2000 on ever major solution out there and never found anything I liked until I found those. They are so bright they need to actually instal a dimmer, they are perfectly defined with no light bleeding, perfectly bright and just flawless.



Direct sunlight and shade^

Other than that Lux is the best bulb solution.

Oneighty AE rings in direct sunlight and shade. If you ask me the Oneighty orb is much more defined and there is NO light bleeding at ALL
Attached Images
 
__________________
917-939-4980 CODING E and F Series New York Area

cn555ic is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #19
AndyR83
Major
 
AndyR83's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i FBO
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA

Posts: 1,024
iTrader: (5)

The 180's and Umnitza's both look really cool too. I dunno, something about the blue-ish OSS and the spacing between the LED's/cut of the rings keeps me leaning in their direction.

Honestly, there's no right answer. It's just personal preference.
AndyR83 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #20
cn555ic
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
cn555ic's Avatar
 
Drives: Bimmerscoding.com
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York

Posts: 18,275
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via Yahoo to cn555ic
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyR83 View Post
The 180's and Umnitza's both look really cool too. I dunno, something about the blue-ish OSS and the spacing between the LED's/cut of the rings keeps me leaning in their direction.

Honestly, there's no right answer. It's just personal preference.
I agree if you like the cutouts (horseshoe look), then ofcourse OSS style rings are your choice. Just putting it out there as I see mis-information about stuff.
I understand the cutout on the outer ring, but bothers me is that the inner ring is missing that one led up top which looks like its has a led out. I dont understand why they didnt finish that inside ring to be a complete circle..Either way though they are nice especially the V4s compared to the older ones as the spacing was huge between leds.
__________________
917-939-4980 CODING E and F Series New York Area

cn555ic is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2012, 11:26 PM   #21
Bimmer84
Guardian of the Night
 
Bimmer84's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 335i M Sport Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio

Posts: 1,826
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2010 335i E92  [3.75]
I went the HID route in 6000k and they look really good. I think they are brighter and more defined that the LED options for a comparable price. Plenty of options for under $200 dollars without having to go the 180, Umnitza or OSS route.
__________________
2010 335i M Sport Coupe -- Black Sapphire Metallic|Coral Red|Loaded|JB4 Stage 3|BMS DCI|VRSF DPs|Camaross 6k AE|Performance Gloss Black Grilles|CF Performance Spoiler|CF Quad Diffuser|Double Layer Black Chrome Quad Tips|CF Roundels|Smoked Reflectors|Red Cyba Scoops|193s Painted Lamborghini Metallic Dark Gray
Bimmer84 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2012, 07:41 PM   #22
e90postlogin
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: justice, AL

Posts: 45
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cn555ic View Post
Oneighty AE rings in direct sunlight and shade. If you ask me the Oneighty orb is much more defined and there is NO light bleeding at ALL
apples and oranges
put the two side by side the the OSS stuff kills the 180 not even close. hopefully Luis can finish mine next week when the V4 come in
e90postlogin is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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 05:40 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