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Solidjake 04-21-2011 11:18 AM

***Official Light Setup Picture Thread***
Alright guys, post up your lighting setup. Try to include as much info as you can and update your posts if you get newer pics, etc.

2002 330i with:

AL projectors
6000k DDM Tuning hid bulbs
35 watt ballasts, oem

Umnitza Orion V2 angel eyes (1st gen)

Aftermarket M3 fog lights
3000k DDM Tuning hid bulbs
55 watt ballasts

Low beam output on light beige wall


infinite012 04-21-2011 11:47 AM

2002 330xi
Bosch/AL bixenon with ZKW-R clear lenses
OEM ballasts
Philips 85122+ bulbs
Khoalty LED angel eyes

Custom fog lights using ebay yellow lens fogs and Bosch Mini H3 projectors
Morimoto 3000K H3C bulbs
"Brilliante" 35W ballasts





Ugly green fog lights. Probably switching the HID kit out for halogen... again.

sillieidiot 04-26-2011 05:57 AM

subscribed for later

Solidjake 06-16-2011 12:26 PM

^ Com'n sillie :P




alpine325coupe 06-16-2011 12:41 PM


sillieidiot 06-16-2011 04:45 PM

i can't lol these headlights are such a ***** to retrofit. it's been a couple of weeks now, i'm still not done. i shouldn't have been greedy and went with smaller projectors instead LOL

Solidjake 06-16-2011 05:44 PM

:rofl: haha, it's not always bad to be greedy ;)

Solidjake 06-16-2011 05:51 PM

Just purchased Nokya 2500k H7 bulbs for my highs :) Can't wait to code my car for lows/highs/fogs

I might buy some 3000k DDM bulbs for my lows just for testing :eeps:


sillieidiot 06-16-2011 05:52 PM

it isn't when you have a headlight like yours with lots of room. i basically have to fabricate a whole new bracket system to mount to the headlight. sucks cause the xenon fl coupe headlights have barely any material to start with, and i've been cutting that lol

Solidjake 06-16-2011 08:13 PM

Damn bro, that sucks. Just post up some progress pics in a new thread.

Solidjake 07-28-2011 03:54 PM

Taken last night, few feet from a wall at a parking lot. Shot with blackberry camera.

I know I have to lower the drivers side fog light, it's just a pain to get it down to the right level for some reason.




infinite012 07-28-2011 09:52 PM

Your driver side headlight is too low.

TerraPhantm 07-31-2011 04:55 AM

Don't have any current pics of my car's output, so instead here are a few pics from my old car's output, as well as some shots of my angel eyes and stuff.

The following pictures are OEM AL projectors originally from a 2002 325i that I retrofitted onto my old car. I modded them with ZKW-R lenses, and also played with the highbeam coding. As far as I knew, the bulbs (Osram 66040) were original, so at the time of the pictures they were about 8 years old.

Here is a shot from when I was modding the projectors w/ ZKW-R lenses. Left is modded, right is stock.

Lowbeam garage shot of both projectors modded (pic was taken months later)

Bixenon highbeams

Halogen highs *without* bixenon shutters enabled

Bixenon & Halogen highs simultaneously.

My old car (god this picture makes me wish I got the M3 in Imola...)

My M3 has mostly the same lighting setup. The HIDs came with the car, but are the same otherwise. I installed OEM ZKW lenses instead of ZKW-Rs (they fit in the lens holder much better). I also have Osram 66240CBI bulbs (3400 Lumens @ 5000K). Honestly, I don't know if the lighting differences would show up in pictures. My camera isn't charged at the moment anyway, so we won't find out 'til later ><





Solidjake 10-18-2011 07:58 PM

Last shots before I mod my lights





sillieidiot 10-18-2011 08:03 PM

so what are you doing to it?

sillieidiot 10-18-2011 08:13 PM

07 Scion tC
TSX projectors
Denso ballasts
CBI bulbs
CCFL angel eyes (not shown in pictures)

Here' s a picture for those of you contemplating a TSX retro. not my car, I did this retro on my GF's tC. it's using CBI bulbs with OEM denso ballasts. the beam is way wider, I could not fit it into the picture. camera doesn't do it justice. it was taken from the moonroof.


just to show cutoff, it would look better on a wall

Solidjake 10-20-2011 08:36 AM


Solidjake 10-28-2011 11:01 PM

see post 32

Wickedly 10-29-2011 09:03 AM

Looking good :)

GCoop 11-02-2011 10:30 AM

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Another.... (disregard the hot/coldspots in the center and bottom left/right. The backdrop is blue paper and is a little wrinkled. The wall shot is more accuratein this regard)


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