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      04-06-2014, 01:23 AM   #1
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Bought some angle eye headlights the other turns out the angel eyes were LED i didnt realize there was a difference at first so i shipped them back out and im waiting on my refund. I purchased them because my factory set are broken due to a minor accident i had. I somehow managed to put them back on once i removed the aftermarket led angel eyes. My next step is to get the CCFL angel eye headlights. I believe theyre much better and i am able to switch the eye of the ccfl to a much more expensive bulb that way my eyes are visible during daylight.

CCFL worth it or not? Opinions would be appreciated!
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Personal experience, no stay away, bad projector output, cheap lenses, CCFL are bright but not brighter than LEDs. Overall quality is not there for a BMW.

Send in your halogens to OSS for a few hundred more you'll get a black out, projector retrofit, and LED angel eyes.
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      04-06-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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Personal experience, no stay away, bad projector output, cheap lenses, CCFL are bright but not brighter than LEDs. Overall quality is not there for a BMW.

Send in your halogens to OSS for a few hundred more you'll get a black out, projector retrofit, and LED angel eyes.
Yes but my oem headlights are damaged i need a new pair of headlights and cant really spend more than $500
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Personal experience, no stay away, bad projector output, cheap lenses, CCFL are bright but not brighter than LEDs. Overall quality is not there for a BMW.

Send in your halogens to OSS for a few hundred more you'll get a black out, projector retrofit, and LED angel eyes.
Some more info?
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Personal experience, no stay away, bad projector output, cheap lenses, CCFL are bright but not brighter than LEDs. Overall quality is not there for a BMW.

Send in your halogens to OSS for a few hundred more you'll get a black out, projector retrofit, and LED angel eyes.
Some more info?
PM me on what you have questions on.

Ebay lights or Spyder headlights are garbage. Even depos get better but nothing like oem housings and lenses then sent to a reputable shop
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Aftermarket headlights have poor optics and reflectors. They never have the same light output as oem. And because of the poor optics, you get scattered light everywhere. For headlights, oem is the only way to go.
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Aftermarket headlights have poor optics and reflectors. They never have the same light output as oem. And because of the poor optics, you get scattered light everywhere. For headlights, oem is the only way to go.
Yes but they dont make oem angel eyes for my car
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Yes but they dont make oem angel eyes for my car
If you care about headlight performance, your best bet is to retrofit oem HID onto your car. You can probably source a used pair for around $500. But you will have to do the work yourself and it will also require coding.
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Aftermarket headlights have poor optics and reflectors. They never have the same light output as oem. And because of the poor optics, you get scattered light everywhere. For headlights, oem is the only way to go.
Yes but they dont make oem angel eyes for my car
LCI halogen headlights. Oem and have angel eyes
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LCI halogen headlights. Oem and have angel eyes
yes. thats what i did for the time being. going to do a retrofit when i got some time for the car to be down



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either way. oem lci halogens > cheapy ebay projectors, especially those that you have.

and just for reference, going from my e90 to my girls e90 (still with pre-lci halogens) the lighting difference is night and day, along with the over all more aggressive look of the lci headlights.
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I returned those i had they were trash im waiting on the refund to order the lci paleo
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I sand thinking on ordering spyder From amazon... Any other suggestion on where to get the right healights with angel eyes... For an 08 328xi? Also is there a do it yourself guide or video... I also wanted to put in Hid kit... Comments?
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I sand thinking on ordering spyder From amazon... Any other suggestion on where to get the right healights with angel eyes... For an 08 328xi? Also is there a do it yourself guide or video... I also wanted to put in Hid kit... Comments?

This are the ones on sale now.. Were 528 last month

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004QKZ2H6

Ps. In new to BMW..
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I sand thinking on ordering spyder From amazon... Any other suggestion on where to get the right healights with angel eyes... For an 08 328xi? Also is there a do it yourself guide or video... I also wanted to put in Hid kit... Comments?

This are the ones on sale now.. Were 528 last month

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004QKZ2H6

Ps. In new to BMW..
Dont those are cheap!! I had them and the angel eyes are led do not get those save your money!!
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Dont those are cheap!! I had them and the angel eyes are led do not get those save your money!!
Hello and thank you... Any ideas on where to look for the right headlight? I really want to have angel eyes on car... Also? Can LEDs be switched to hid or something like that with a kit? 08 328 xi

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