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      05-24-2013, 09:12 PM   #67
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My V3's never flickered on my E90 LCI M sport nor on my M5.. They dim pretty good.
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      05-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #68
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Well, thanks for the reviews. Good to know, that these are rather a small update, than an overhaul.
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      05-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #69
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Man i just installed mine and I'm pretty disappointed. I went from stock to these cause i thought buy nice or buy twice. I knew the outer ring wouldn't be as bright as the inner one but i didn't think the difference would be this big!!! I can barely see the outer ring! This is in direct sunlight though so hopefully they will be better at night. What really disappointed me was that they flicker when they turn off!!!! For how much they cost they should not flicker and I bought them cause i thought lux didn't flicker.. I just looked at the lux website they say "no flickering on start up"..start up, not turning off... Other than that i guess they're better than stock. They do not even compare to the newer bmw AE's if your wondering. These pics are at 6900k



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ouch...

can you return them? may as well just wait for someone to sell used v2 or v3 lol
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Lux v4 seem to be a miss!

This is very disappointing, and the pics posted do look extremely average with the outer ring light up.
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Lux v4 seem to be a miss!

This is very disappointing, and the pics posted do look extremely average with the outer ring light up.
they're no worse than the older revisions

although at least the older ones didn't have the weird flicker.

still the best solution on the market, priceerformance ratio aside. otherwise, you have to go with an actual AE replacement.
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      05-26-2013, 12:09 AM   #72
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So the rings are less even than before and it flickers? Glad I didn't jump on early I guess
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      05-26-2013, 12:21 AM   #73
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I upgraded from V3's to V4's. They're noticeable brighter and the rings seem a bit more even in brightness. Like they have mentioned, they cannot make them look like the LCI's or AE replacements due to the way our angel eyes are designed. Yes they do flicker when turning off, but I don't see why that is such a big deal...

If you want the best AE bulb replacements...I definitely recommend the V4's.
If you think you'll whine about the flickering or the uneven rings...spend hundreds more and swap out the rings.
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      05-26-2013, 01:12 AM   #74
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Yes they do flicker when turning off, but I don't see why that is such a big deal...
because it makes the car look cheap and aftermarket. the whole purpose of these lights is to preserve an upgraded OEM look.

to not disclose the flickering seems a bit shady. it's obviously something that would bother many people.
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because it makes the car look cheap and aftermarket. the whole purpose of these lights is to preserve an upgraded OEM look.

to not disclose the flickering seems a bit shady. it's obviously something that would bother many people.
The whole purpose of these lights are to change the color and make them brighter. I agree that everyone prefers them to not flicker, but they do. I just don't think its a huge deal breaker like some people are saying they are. I guess I'm one of the few who are happy with the changes they made with the V4s.
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Funny how LUX seemed to dissapear from this thread as soon as the flickering topic came up...
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They need to put up the V3 vs V4 comparison photos still..There FB page has been quiet too.
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They work good in low light and certain angles. I can take pics and get great shots in one place and move to another and it will look like the lights aren't even on. I like how you can change colors but going over 6800k you start to get really really blue. Flickering I haven't noticed and that doesn't bother me. Here are my v3 6500 white vs 7800k v4.



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They work good in low light and certain angles. I can take pics and get great shots in one place and move to another and it will look like the lights aren't even on. I like how you can change colors but going over 6800k you start to get really really blue. Flickering I haven't noticed and that doesn't bother me. Here are my v3 6500 white vs 7800k v4.



Eh, the lux v3 looks a lot better.
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      05-26-2013, 02:44 PM   #80
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Funny how LUX seemed to dissapear from this thread as soon as the flickering topic came up...
It is a holiday weekend, if he doesn't reply by Tuesday or Wednesday then I would begin to feel uneasy about the lack of feedback from them.
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Yes they do flicker when turning off, but I don't see why that is such a big deal...
Because it looks unfinished and cheap, which I don't think is anybody's goal
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I never said it's better because it flickers lol. I mentioned that we all want it to not flicker but it does..not the end of the world for me. B
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They work good in low light and certain angles. I can take pics and get great shots in one place and move to another and it will look like the lights aren't even on. I like how you can change colors but going over 6800k you start to get really really blue. Flickering I haven't noticed and that doesn't bother me. Here are my v3 6500 white vs 7800k v4.



Since you had the v3's before, how would you say the outer rings compare between the two? Are they the same? Or the v4's brighter? or dimmer?

The only angle I can see my outer v4's light up properly is when im eye level and directly in front of the ring.

I've also noticed the inner ring always looks bluer than the outer ring as you up the temp.
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Since you had the v3's before, how would you say the outer rings compare between the two? Are they the same? Or the v4's brighter? or dimmer?

The only angle I can see my outer v4's light up properly is when im eye level and directly in front of the ring.

I've also noticed the inner ring always looks bluer than the outer ring as you up the temp.

It's about the same, the blue in the rings looks pretty bad. So going over 6800 looks like little blue marks in inner lights. I will be upgrading my lights soon so I will be selling these. These lights really don't work unless you're looking from a specific angle. The price point on these lights I think is quite high for what you get. They still work/look way better than stock but I have decided to upgrade and call it a day.
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Since you had the v3's before, how would you say the outer rings compare between the two? Are they the same? Or the v4's brighter? or dimmer?

The only angle I can see my outer v4's light up properly is when im eye level and directly in front of the ring.

I've also noticed the inner ring always looks bluer than the outer ring as you up the temp.

It's about the same, the blue in the rings looks pretty bad. So going over 6800 looks like little blue marks in inner lights. I will be upgrading my lights soon so I will be selling these. These lights really don't work unless you're looking from a specific angle. The price point on these lights I think is quite high for what you get. They still work/look way better than stock but I have decided to upgrade and call it a day.
This pretty much sums it up, well said. I have tried many different AE replacements as well as lux v3 and none of them come close to looking really good IMO.

And for cheaper then these you can get the umnitza Orion predator v2 led angel eye replacements. That's what I have currently and after I was done I realize I should have gone this route from the beginning.

It's really not as hard to install as most think especially on the e92
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This pretty much sums it up, well said. I have tried many different AE replacements as well as lux v3 and none of them come close to looking really good IMO.

And for cheaper then these you can get the umnitza Orion predator v2 led angel eye replacements. That's what I have currently and after I was done I realize I should have gone this route from the beginning.

It's really not as hard to install as most think especially on the e92
I've seen LED replacement bulbs, and they suck in the day. They really do.

I ran HID angels and they were bright and visible. However, the outside and inside angel eyes will never be lit evenly due to design.

I just purchased and received Orion V4, and will have them installed later this week. I believe a full LED replacement is the only way to go, other than buying an LCI BMW with the standard upgraded angels.
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Hey guys I just bought my e90 a month ago and got the V4's about a week ago. Finally I got them installed!

They are set at 5200K

...and yes they do flicker when they turn on and when they turn off.
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Just ordered these. Hopefully I like them!
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