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wasp9166 03-31-2012 08:19 AM

umnitza license plate leds?
 
http://www.umnitza.com/index.php?mai...plate&x=13&y=5

i have a 4 yr old set from jlevi, one is on the blink so time to replace, also ordering orion lite angel eyes from umnitza so, out of the 3 listed, are the v3 just as good for half the price as the v4? i see they are diff manufacturer

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daki_bmw 04-01-2012 02:19 AM

If brightness is your concern, v3 is probably enough. I have v4 and IMHO they are too bright for license plate lights. But that is not an issue since you can point them upwards so they shine into the small mirror inside license bulb housing, and in 30 seconds (or less :rofl:) you can change the brightness intesitiy just by slightly rotating LED bulb thus changing the angle at which it deflects from little mirror.

Parallel parking at night and avoiding curbs with dipped passenger side mirror is so easy with v4 in its natural position :rofl: But I had to "quiet them down" a tiny bit.

They seem like high quality product, but I don't think v3 is worse.

wasp9166 04-01-2012 09:35 AM

i got the v3 , ty

daki_bmw 04-02-2012 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wasp9166 (Post 14247974)
i got the v3 , ty

Make sure to inform us how satisfied you are. ;)

tock172 04-03-2012 01:27 AM

This keeps happening to mine from Khoalty. I suppose I need new lenses/gaskets. Now obviously they don't shine as bright as before.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...111516PM-1.jpg

wasp9166 04-04-2012 06:26 PM

mmmm, they are as bright as the ones i had from jlevi, but they are longer, almost like they are too big, i'm afraid i'm gonna break the tabs that hold em in place......ill take comparison pics another day, anyone had this problem?

phamine 04-04-2012 09:08 PM

Are the bulbs the same size as stock bulbs or do you need to bend the contacts to get them to fit?

wasp9166 04-05-2012 04:46 PM

i need to stretch tabs way out to make these fit,the jlevis not so much, and even then they barely stay mounted..............guess i wasted $12 , shoulda known, never been a big fan of umnitzas stuff, maybe they made an error

wasp9166 04-07-2012 01:07 PM

eh,money wasted, gonna throw these in trash and get ebay full plates................beware, they are too big

i see umnitza didn't feel like posting to this thread.............

hkii 04-07-2012 01:16 PM

That sucks. Happened to me before with a set from jlevi so I got some cheap ebay replacements and they have been excellent.

wasp9166 04-07-2012 01:24 PM

yeah, i'm not gonna fool with the prongs anymore with bulbs that arent oem size, eventually they will break off and then it will be a pia..........full plates weren't made last i bought

UmnitzaSupport 04-07-2012 02:14 PM

v3 are a little larger than the V4, the V4 are much brighter.
moving the prongs out with a set of needle nose pliers will ensure they fit properly and last a long time. They are polarity sensitive.

wasp9166 04-07-2012 03:15 PM

nah, no dice..but thankyou anyhow

UmnitzaSupport 04-07-2012 04:32 PM

then send them back for a refund.
if you're not satisfied no problem.

wasp9166 04-07-2012 04:54 PM

will do eventually , but seeing it's only $12 and shipping would prob be half that i'm not sure it's worth it, but the gesture is noted

more important for me to let the members know these are too big

Hotmilk8 04-09-2012 12:18 PM

Will the V4 cause a warning on the dash? Any pics of them?

Thanks,
Steven

daki_bmw 04-10-2012 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hotmilk8 (Post 14274218)
Will the V4 cause a warning on the dash?

Nope. P&P, almost OEM size, no bulb out warning, but very very bright (easily "fixable" though, via rotating LED bulb to shine onto the small mirror inside bulb housing.)

Hotmilk8 04-19-2012 01:50 AM

Just purchaed Umnitzas V4 license plate LED bulbs. They look great when on. They seem to flash/blink if you tap the trunk or hit a bump. Any ideas on how to make a secure connection? Seems loose which is causing the flashing/blinking.

Thanks

daki_bmw 04-21-2012 06:30 PM

Clean electric contact prongs (I used fine sand paper), then bring them a little bit closer, not much, 2 milimeters is fine, just to make tighter, more secure electric connection.

SpoonerDee 04-25-2012 08:50 AM

39mm is the size bulb for the license plate so you can be sure they fit. Try http://www.superbrightleds.com


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