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      03-14-2018, 02:28 PM   #133
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Well just been over my mates garage and had the beams checked. The kick up has been improved but he did have to adjust the height of the beams as the N/S was a little low and the O/S was a little high. After the adjustment the beams are not perfect but they are absolutely fine and completely MOT compliant. Also looks like I've cured the condensation problem as well. Result
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      03-16-2018, 10:28 PM   #134
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Just a bit of info from my point of view,

Iv got Nighteyes LED bulbs in my e91 (xenon headlights) after having good results with them in my Ford Focus low beams I thought Iíd give them a go in the Bmwís high beam only.

First off what a pain to try figure out how to get the high beam out of the headlight! I was literally 2 mins away from dropping the bumper and removing the headlight haha!

Fitted the bulbs and as soon as I put the ignition on they did a police like flicker few flashes left right ect , so plugged the laptop in and switched off the bulb check, so thatís that sorted.

They are a bright light that match the HID colour much better, they have a really good spread of light but sadly they defo donít shine as Far Down the road as the normal 55w halogens did, ok I know they are only 36W bulbs. But if your after a decent high beam bulb I think the orsma night breakers are still a better high beam bulb, not as nice looking with a slightly yellow tinge but defo light up further down the road!


Just some info for some people
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      03-19-2018, 05:53 AM   #135
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Well just been over my mates garage and had the beams checked. The kick up has been improved but he did have to adjust the height of the beams as the N/S was a little low and the O/S was a little high. After the adjustment the beams are not perfect but they are absolutely fine and completely MOT compliant. Also looks like I've cured the condensation problem as well. Result
That's great news about the condensation and sounds like that's the headlight beams all sorted now.

I've found the following which look like a good buy

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GreenClick-...lbs+h7+led+44w

Although they don't have the adjustable collar to adjust the rotation of the bulb section within the housing.

That's interesting Jack thanks for sharing your findings with the main beam LED bulbs. Were you able to experiment with rotating the bulbs at all to see if that improved the distance/throw of the main beam? I've seen some Ring Xenon 150% bulbs so wonder if they would be any better in main beam than the night breakers? I've had night breakers before in dipped beam, and although not much in it, I prefer the Ring xenon 120% bulbs over them and find them very slightly less yellow.
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      04-17-2018, 11:32 AM   #136
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I got the Horizon ones, although they look the same... and cheaper!
I've ordered the same ones as you

Did they pass the mot (Horizon LED H7 upgrade)
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      04-17-2018, 12:14 PM   #137
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I've ordered the same ones as you

Did they pass the mot (Horizon LED H7 upgrade)
Not had an MOT yet, not due until late October.

I don't see why they won't though, the beam pattern is fine.
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      04-17-2018, 01:42 PM   #138
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Not had an MOT yet, not due until late October.

I don't see why they won't though, the beam pattern is fine.
Ahh ok no worries mate

I'm worried a lot because three garages I went to today said the MOT would have failed with my HID kit that I had installed for the low beams, due to the incorrect beam pattern that they are displaying on the reflector instruments

All of them recommended I take my HID kit out and put it in halogens, so I had halogen installed today

I pit the HID kit in by myself so I wouldn't have any problem do it by myself normally, but I'm in a situation right now where time is really limited and therefore just paid the garage a tenner to out in halogens and align the headlights

However I currently had LED AE's installed and the car looks really silly with halogen low beams and LED AE so I ordered these H7's that you said you ordered previously in the thread (got a pair for 80 quid)

I have ordered the H7 LEDS after reading through this thread today, so I will report back and see what the garage says after installing them whether it would pass the MOT, as my retest needs to be done by Monday!!

It's really strange as the same HID kit passed last year so they must have changed the rules this year
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      04-26-2018, 11:58 AM   #139
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I've just purchased some of these, but I'm confused, but where does the wire(s) plug in to?
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      04-27-2018, 07:19 AM   #140
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I've just purchased some of these, but I'm confused, but where does the wire(s) plug in to?
The wire that you unplugged from the original bulb supplies the power to the LED power converter and from there to the bulb.

Throw up a pic if you're still having trouble.
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Hey guys! I purchased and installed one of the LED kits from HorizonLEDs. My 2013 BMW X1 has plenty of room inside the headlight housing and was able to fit the LED driver inside and didnít have to cut the dust caps. However, will this produce too much heat or will I be ok?. The LED driver is sitting nicely on the bottom of the headlight housing away from the back of the LED heat dissipation fins. It seems like there is enough room but I wasnít sure if it is ok.
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Hey guys! I purchased and installed one of the LED kits from HorizonLEDs. My 2013 BMW X1 has plenty of room inside the headlight housing and was able to fit the LED driver inside and didnít have to cut the dust caps. However, will this produce too much heat or will I be ok?. The LED driver is sitting nicely on the bottom of the headlight housing away from the back of the LED heat dissipation fins. It seems like there is enough room but I wasnít sure if it is ok.
I'd say you're probably fine, the halogen bulbs kick out so much heat the housing gets pretty warm to the touch and its fine with that however, you'd be the first to do this so let us know how you get on!!
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I'd say you're probably fine, the halogen bulbs kick out so much heat the housing gets pretty warm to the touch and its fine with that however, you'd be the first to do this so let us know how you get on!!
I sent those pictures to HorizonLEDs and asked them about the install. They said it would be perfectly fine installed like that
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