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      08-14-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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White Bright Angel Eyes for 2009 e92

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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?

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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.
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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!
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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
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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
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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....
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Lux h8 is going to be the brightest plug and play. I always wondered if you can get the e92 lci bulb's?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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+1 for the lux
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Since you are going for the overall "pure white" look, I think Lux will be your best bet, with the multiple reviews it has.
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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
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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
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I'm hoping to go the OSS route myself. I've emailed them a few times this week, hoping they get back to me.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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