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Old 05-14-2009, 05:40 PM   #41
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its not just production cost, but developing them as well...
If this was the case - he'd have purchased a set of the "$40 China or Japan Factory" versions instead of shelling out for Orions. Just another fanboy trying to start trouble where it isn't needed.

His posts have zero merit.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:17 AM   #42
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Just bought a set of Orion V2's here are some comparison shots. These shots are taken during the day and you can see Orions are brighter. I found that the Orions are more white and the Aurora's are a little more yellow.

Also the Orions come with this neat plug and play board so there was no need to crimp wires.

I also installed 6000K HID fogs and 6000K bulbs for the headlight

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Who had the competition's product and switch to ours.

Many of our customers are quite satisfied with our products. They have a lot of value when they speak up and say our products are good/best/better than the others.
However, it's ultimately your choice, but don't listen to us meager vendors who look for the opportunity to sell you something, listen to those customers that actually say something about the products - just like in this thread.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=650410
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:42 AM   #43
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its not just production cost, but developing them as well...
It's much more than that. Here's some photos from our comparison thread to show the inner workings:

Pictured from left to right - Orion II, aurora and Chromium/MYCARR in OFF position. Note the different sized ring used in Orion II, we'll be coming back to this in a short while:



Powered comparison of rings @ 13.7V, typical driving voltage:






Powered comparison at 12.6V, typical operation voltage with engine OFF:


Next will be minimum operating voltage required to power up rings. Powered comparison of rings at 10.0V, note Orion II starting to fade:


Powered comparison at 9.1V, aurora and Chromium/MYCARR still almost fully illuminated, Orion II almost powered off:


There is no yellowness in either of the rings as seen in our comparison. More images and an in-depth analysis can be seen here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8305758

If the competition would simply stop worrying about what we're doing and focus on their own product, they'll one day be on par with aurora.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:32 AM   #44
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well, it is not necessary arguing here... I think that both product are good, but for me are simply quite better from Umnitza. Not only because of the price, but for another reasons.

Everybody can choose what ever he/she wants... GL Umnitza and EAS.
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Good point!
Here are photos of the 2009 model - and one Blue on Laguna Seca.



with new V4 LED turn signals high output bulbs
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Orion V2's. Just got them I love em.
it looks like it doesn't even fit the halogens... the angel eye rings are ALOT smaller than the diameter of the halogen lights
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it looks like it doesn't even fit the halogens... the angel eye rings are ALOT smaller than the diameter of the halogen lights
They are designed to match the trim, not the light.

They fit perfectly and are not smaller.
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They are designed to match the trim, not the light.

They fit perfectly and are not smaller.
oh alright... i guess cause it was missing the trim below it looked off

I'm thinking about buying it right now~
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Thank you for your consideration. It will be shipped tomorrow.
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are longer wires provided for 2000 323i? since for the remote feature,
there is no footwell lighting... so it must be connected to the dome light .. i think
is there any other way for the remote feature to work if there is no footwell lighting?
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If you don't have interior footwell lights, you can use the same color wire - red with purple stripe - but you'll have to remove the glove box to see the wire.

alternatively, if you extend the wire, you can run it up the A pillar into the top center bulb of the interior lights.
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not sure how I would install the wire to that "red with purple stripe" wire in the glove box
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not sure how I would install the wire to that "red with purple stripe" wire in the glove box
I posted a DIY in this forum how to do it without removing the a piller
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It's much more than that. Here's some photos from our comparison thread to show the inner workings:

Pictured from left to right - Orion II, aurora and Chromium/MYCARR in OFF position. Note the different sized ring used in Orion II, we'll be coming back to this in a short while:



Powered comparison of rings @ 13.7V, typical driving voltage:






Powered comparison at 12.6V, typical operation voltage with engine OFF:


Next will be minimum operating voltage required to power up rings. Powered comparison of rings at 10.0V, note Orion II starting to fade:


Powered comparison at 9.1V, aurora and Chromium/MYCARR still almost fully illuminated, Orion II almost powered off:


There is no yellowness in either of the rings as seen in our comparison. More images and an in-depth analysis can be seen here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8305758

If the competition would simply stop worrying about what we're doing and focus on their own product, they'll one day be on par with aurora.
I have to ask whats the point of showing them at 9.1 volts??? If you are is at 9.1 volts or heck anything less than 12.2. you have some more pressing issues than how bright your angel eyes are???????
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exactly, if they are working at 9 volts then it seems to me you'd be overvolting them at 13+ volts and that can't be good for them in the long run.
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umnitza orion v2 6k without a doubt. No issues with cold starts or catching on fire lol
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I posted a DIY in this forum how to do it without removing the a piller
Perfect. That's the idea - just couldn't find the link til now:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...717&highlight=
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Not only that but you are comparing two LED based rings and one CCFL ring. Let's compare apples to apples. Here is a break down of the various types:

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