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      04-14-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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outer angel eye barely lit

Just got the BMS LED upgrade for my E92 angel eyes. Install was kind of a pita considering how small of a space you have to work with. After install I turned them on to check them out and the inside ring is SUPER bright, however it seems the outer ring has almost no light to it at all. Very different than pictures I have seen. I'm thinking the bulbs may be in wrong or something. Any input would be great



UPDATE~~~~~~~

Did a couple uninstall/reinstalls and results still the same. Took two more pictures

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Shade in garage


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Requested photo of farther away - taken with Canon T2i


Fast shutter speed, a little out of focus


A little slower, really makes them look nice. Still a little out of focus.

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      04-14-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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Something has to be wrong or I'd ask for my money back. That can't be right.
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      04-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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Did you turn the bulb all the way after you inserted it?
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Are these the 4 led or 2 led?
Check if these are loosely in there or tight, if loose turn the rubber o ring around and reinstall.
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Did you turn the bulb all the way after you inserted it?
Yes I twisted it as much as possible.

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Are these the 4 led or 2 led?
Check if these are loosely in there or tight, if loose turn the rubber o ring around and reinstall.
They are the 4 led. I can move them around inside the fixture but they don't pull out through the back. So I pull the o-ring off the light and put it on the other way?
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      04-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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Are these the 4 led or 2 led?
Check if these are loosely in there or tight, if loose turn the rubber o ring around and reinstall.
I removed the LED light, and turned the o-ring around, the fit is much better now however the brightness on the outer rings has not increased.
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I removed the LED light, and turned the o-ring around, the fit is much better now however the brightness on the outer rings has not increased.
I also got LED 4

The outer rings are hardly see when its bright outside...

Don't know if that is because the design of the angel eyes, the outer ring are just reflect the light come from inner ring.
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mine is same way outer ring isnt so bright in daytime
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      04-14-2012, 11:19 PM   #9
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Mines the same way. Kinda sucks but whatev. Doesn't really matter when the HID's r on. It's weird tho cause the pics of the angel eyes T has on his website are super bright, all 4 of them. Send T an email and find out whats up. I'm curious as well.
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Seems like the new bms led reviews hae all been pretty bad.
I was gonna order a set but now Im thinking i should just spend the extra money for the lux..
Can more of you post pitcures of the bms 4 led to get more unbiased(customer)pictures.
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Based on what people are saying I'd return those while you can. No offense but it doesn't really look like an upgrade anymore Too bad because the others are very bright.
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I think that is just the design of the angel eyes.

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updated with more pics
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Those look horrible!
Did you contact bms?
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That's not normal. I have LUX and outer ring is much brighter.
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OP, try twisting it a bit more to the left or right, because the led's are clearly not shining directly onto the fiber optic cables. Either that or bms didnt designt he led placement properly and these dont lign up with the fiber optic cables...
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OP, try twisting it a bit more to the left or right, because the led's are clearly not shining directly onto the fiber optic cables. Either that or bms didnt designt he led placement properly and these dont lign up with the fiber optic cables...
I've done plenty of twisting and trying to get them to line up, visually inside the light it seems as if they are lined up.


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Those look horrible!
Did you contact bms?

Yes, they told me "It should be just like that. Just like the stock ones but led color."

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OP, please take a picture 15 feet away, because close up pics are bound to show no light in the outer ring.
And a night time shot would be great!
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OP, please take a picture 15 feet away, because close up pics are bound to show no light in the outer ring.
And a night time shot would be great!
thanks
I'll post some more pictures later with my Canon DSLR. The iPhone pics aren't good at night/long distance.
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My BMS 2 led version looks better than that. :-/
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I'll post some more pictures later with my Canon DSLR. The iPhone pics aren't good at night/long distance.
Ok looking foward to it, thanks.
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