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Angel Eyes, DDEs, lighted rings, Clear Turn Signals, LEDs, Xenon, HID, or Bi-Xenon. If it lights up and you want to discuss it, post here!

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Old 05-25-2008, 11:53 AM   #241
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Those headlights are Xenon- bixenon.
You can do that exactly by doing an OEM headlight retrofit and the Orion V1 as shown in this picture:
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OR, you can do it using the Projector46 with Orion shown here:


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Old 05-25-2008, 09:39 PM   #242
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Thanks, will have a browse and email you if I have any further questions.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:18 PM   #243
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Question how do I know if my lights are sealed?

I am interested in getting some angel eyes, those orions look like they are the only choice for my 01 330ci convert. Any opinions of people who have them installed already? how much was installation? also wanted to know how I am supposed to be able to tell if my lights are sealed, and if they are does that mean I cant install halos??
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:12 PM   #244
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LED on left and CCFL on right? I thought CCFL was brighter than LED, just more difficult to install and more prone to failure. If LED is on the left I can't imagine why anyone would prefer CCFL
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:18 PM   #245
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....I like the LEDs better for many reasons

sucks they flicker like that during fade in/out though
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:17 PM   #246
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Some more pictures of aurora on a 2003 M3:







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All orders have already shipped, we should be seeing some more action in this thread very soon.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:15 AM   #247
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....is the flicker being intensified by the camera, or is it that pronounced in person?

Comparing the two, the LED's are definitely brighter, but they flicker when they fade in/out?

still
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^ it's the camera. it doesn't do that in person.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #249
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....is the flicker being intensified by the camera, or is it that pronounced in person?

Comparing the two, the LED's are definitely brighter, but they flicker when they fade in/out?

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Its a result of the refresh rate from the camera, this will be present looking through your own eyes.
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cooool... but I am looking forward for photos of orions V2...Dont wanna spent 200USD for something what can buy for less
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:59 AM   #253
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Just finished up installing my new e2 aurora 60 LED Angel Eye Kit! They turned out amazing! I decided to go with the upgrade because i was tired of failing ballasts with my Predator Chromiums. The comparison is amazing! I snapped a few photos during my install process. Its not a full DYI, but the install was pretty straight forward, same as a normal Angle Eye install. I have a DEPO Projector 46 Xenon housing, so the the halos had to be super glued instead of using the kit included clips. It was a bit more of a hassle to make them glue in flush, but it was well worth the effort. The results are superb....


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The comparison, Left: e2 Aurora, Right: Predator Chromiums


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Old 07-16-2008, 01:34 PM   #256
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here's mine..mycarr angel eyes installed last week..purchased from khoa...had problem with ground wire being too short and the end broke loose twice..but its nice..camera sees too much light at night ..cant show the rings
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Sounds Good! Thanks for the great product and superior design! I am very pleased with the results! EAS FTW
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:03 AM   #258
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Hi people, I have a few questions about angel eyes that would be create if someone could let me know:

1)Did the e46 ever come with them out of the factory?
2)With standard wiring do they replace the siderlights?
3)Would they turn off when when dipped beam is on?

and last.....

I have seen a few of these angel eyes around (mainly on E36's) and somehow to me they seem somehow wrong (not in a ugly/bad way). I look at them and instantly I think... ...aftermarket (Specially on an E36).

I was looking a brand new 6 series the other day that had OEM ones and they seem alot more subtle, a kind of yellow colour, not white, yes they stand out less but also don't shout look at me. You see I am not out to make people look at my car.

So my question, does anybody know if you can get more subtle lights and if so can you even get genuine BMW ones for the E46.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:39 PM   #259
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Letting the product do the talking...
















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Old 07-18-2008, 07:48 PM   #260
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Well, I went to install the Aurora's and had some trouble...

After getting the first headlight back in the car, I noticed the ring was a little off centered and pushing out at the bottom...

As I took the headlight apart, still on the car, it was aparent what happened. When I re-assembled the headlight, I gently put the black inner pice (shroud?, not sure what to call it) over the headlights and the halo's. But I must not have snapped it completely in at the corner where the projecor is. When I snapped the outer clear plastic cover on the headlights I didn't notice that the black inner surround pushed up against the positive soldered contact on the halo. Furthermore It pushed it back far enough to a) scratch the chrome and b) break the EXTREMELY fragile halo where the cheap plastic clips pop in...

Its interesting, really, the directions state that the clips "break easily" so if you sold the most expensive halo kit (that I'm aware of) and you knew they broke easily. Couldn't you/wouldn't you include a few extra? I mean, c'mon, they can't be very expensive. I did end up breaking one of those too...

I sent an e-mail through EAS's website last night, interesting it said I would receive a response promptly, yet almost 24 hours later (and not on a weekend) no response...

Either I have the wrong kit, or there is a design flaw, however, looking at other kits in this thread, I don't see how I wouldn't have the same problem with other kits. Do the halo's have to be directly up against the chrome to clear the black inner plastic piece? And if so, how is that NOT going to scratch the chrome off? The edges are not "razor" sharp, but will easily scratch the chrome off of the headlights...

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