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Old 04-07-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Whats the best angel eyes to get??


hey guys, thinking of getting some new up to date angel eyez, got some ccfls on now, but saw these umnitza line and wanted to know which were the best out there for a clean but bright, mean look. So far im swayin towards the orion v2 60led ... But unsure between 6000k or 4300k stock xenon??

Ne probs with ne one whos got them??
Any battery problems?
Blown leds??
Melted units?

Ive heard all sorts

also compared them to the predator chromiums which are nice to but from the pics ive seen the angel eyes look thinner

any answers and pics most appreciated
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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umnitza orion v12 led angel eyes

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Old 04-07-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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do some research hoss. umnizta orion v2 6k ftw
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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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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Old 04-07-2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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I installed Umnitza Orion V2 4300k 3 days ago. Pretty happy with em.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:34 PM   #6
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i got my carr 80 led and havent had a problem with them
think ive been running for about a month
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:15 PM   #7
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orion v2 6k i love mine
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:28 PM   #8
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:32 PM   #9
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:47 PM   #10
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+1 for the orion v2 60 LED 6ks, I've had them for a few months and they are rediculously bright.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:25 PM   #11
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Kool so orion v2's at 6000k sounds like the majority, so what about projectors?? any of you upgraded them?? to match the angel eye otuput??
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search for the angel eye thread.......
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im surprised no one has said the EAS auroras.. from the pics ive seen the Orion v2s have slight spaces between LEDs while the auroras look perfectly solid.
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im surprised no one has said the EAS auroras.. from the pics ive seen the Orion v2s have slight spaces between LEDs while the auroras look perfectly solid.
Yeh i did see them and thought they looked pretty good, but no one hardly comments on them so i assumed they were no good..

i know eas do a prjector kit whihc is 5000k but white rather then blue/white, was thinking of either going with orion v2's with that xenon kit as i was told if i leave my standard xenons they wont match at all and it will luk funny???

dont know if theres any truth in that tho
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Yeh i did see them and thought they looked pretty good, but no one hardly comments on them so i assumed they were no good..

i know eas do a prjector kit whihc is 5000k but white rather then blue/white, was thinking of either going with orion v2's with that xenon kit as i was told if i leave my standard xenons they wont match at all and it will luk funny???

dont know if theres any truth in that tho
I haven't seen any negative comments towards the auroras, theyre just not as widely popular as the orions.

I'm new to the whole xenon thing since I owned a 323i before and now I'm about to get an m3 with xenons. But I think that you can just swap the xenon bulb for a 6000k bulb. I'm pretty sure the bulb type is "d2s" So if you get a 6000k bulb set it should match up just about perfect.

Havent seen a set up with the OEM xenon bulbs and 6000k orions but I'm guessing it might look a little weird since its a super white/blue ring with a yellowish light from the xenons.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:24 PM   #17
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I haven't seen any negative comments towards the auroras, theyre just not as widely popular as the orions.

I'm new to the whole xenon thing since I owned a 323i before and now I'm about to get an m3 with xenons. But I think that you can just swap the xenon bulb for a 6000k bulb. I'm pretty sure the bulb type is "d2s" So if you get a 6000k bulb set it should match up just about perfect.

Havent seen a set up with the OEM xenon bulbs and 6000k orions but I'm guessing it might look a little weird since its a super white/blue ring with a yellowish light from the xenons.
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im surprised no one has said the EAS auroras.. from the pics ive seen the Orion v2s have slight spaces between LEDs while the auroras look perfectly solid.
You can swap the xenons without a problem to 6000K.
here's a photo of the kit with 4300K stock bulbs:



the orion aren't spaced at all unless you are really really up close and even then the spacing on them is the same as other kits out there, it's the total light output that makes the difference.
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im surprised no one has said the EAS auroras.. from the pics ive seen the Orion v2s have slight spaces between LEDs while the auroras look perfectly solid.
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Yeh i did see them and thought they looked pretty good, but no one hardly comments on them so i assumed they were no good...
The only advantage that Orion V2s have over EAS Auroras is the difference in price.
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Every customer that has ever seen the two side by side will say that ours are brighter, more white, easier fitting, and have no clip failures - additionally, we have no exposed parts, no issues with adjustability, multiple clipping and fitment and of course multitudes of colors.

And here goes the rest of this thread down hill....
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Yeh i did see them and thought they looked pretty good, but no one hardly comments on them so i assumed they were no good..

i know eas do a prjector kit whihc is 5000k but white rather then blue/white, was thinking of either going with orion v2's with that xenon kit as i was told if i leave my standard xenons they wont match at all and it will luk funny???

dont know if theres any truth in that tho
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I haven't seen any negative comments towards the auroras, theyre just not as widely popular as the orions.

I'm new to the whole xenon thing since I owned a 323i before and now I'm about to get an m3 with xenons. But I think that you can just swap the xenon bulb for a 6000k bulb. I'm pretty sure the bulb type is "d2s" So if you get a 6000k bulb set it should match up just about perfect.

Havent seen a set up with the OEM xenon bulbs and 6000k orions but I'm guessing it might look a little weird since its a super white/blue ring with a yellowish light from the xenons.
UncleDon's correct - aurora simply speaks for itself and doesn't need to be thrown in your face to promote. Kits were intended to look as if your e46 was equipped from factory - with the brightest/whitest light and no visible gaps.

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aurora is available in white only. We also have no intention of turning your BMW into an Xmas tree.
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