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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 03-04-2009, 03:59 AM   #21
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CCFLs turn green. That's all the reason you need to go to LED.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:01 AM   #22
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I'll say it..LED halos are rice on a BMW. There it's done..cat is out of the bag.
CCFL in dayglow colors is even worse.
If you want the best looking halos for your BMW as BMW invented and intended, get something that is or looks like oem.

If it comes down to pricing for you..and you prefer the Light Emitting Diodes, then just spend the extra and buy them now. Enjoy your mod and don't worry about having to buy another set until the next craze of lights comes out.
..Like flashing LEDs that spell your name or spell "Move Over".
can u clarify what looks OEM?

I'm not too sure on the LEDs either... maybe it was just the pics I see of them, but they seem to look low quality
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can u clarify what looks OEM?

I'm not too sure on the LEDs either... maybe it was just the pics I see of them, but they seem to look low quality
You really need to see them in person to pass judgment.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:28 PM   #24
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i was actually thinkin MYCARR 60 led? is there a difference really?
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yes, build quality for the mycarrs suck
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You really need to see them in person to pass judgment.
When you compare Mycarr and Orion, you only need to see 4 pictures to make up your mind:
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Happened to mine. I DID have MyCarr 62LED angel eyes and over time, the heat emitted from my Bimmian Xenesis bulbs gradually melt the Angel Eye's backing. With time, that causes heat to penetrate to the circuit board, damaging the LEDs. The LEDS eventually short circuit and create more heat, damaging themselves and in the process, your AEs are then obviously damaged.

I've changed to Predator Orion V2 and I must honestly and truthly say that these are a much better product. I didn't believe it at first, but overal the build and design is much better. Resistors are located separately on a little black board to reduce heat accumulation on the actual AE ring themselves. This has a benefit of ensuring that the only heat accumulation the rings get are from the headlights. Also the backing is made from a tougher clear plastic than your average MyCarr AEs. The MyCarr AEs are made from a plastic that looks rather 'impure' and the backing looks like weak, both of which are more prone to melting.
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I had problems because I either i) put the AEs too close to my bulbs or ii) the backing on the MyCarr brand is sh*thouse. I just bought a set of Orion V2 and I can tell you now, the backing on the Predator Orions are much more reliable. Nevertheless, I've had experience with CCFL ones and they're aren't bad. Never had any problems.
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:nono Sorry Pswirley, you've got it wrong this time. There's no photoshopping going on with these photos. I know what I saw when the two were compared side-by-side. I was there (that's me in the car!). The Umnitza Orion V2s (left) were undoubtedly brighter and better than the others (right). No question whatsoever. If you'll notice, the shadow on the ground to the left of the car indicates that the sun was shining from the right, which would illuminate the right half of the hood more than the left.

To everyone else: I'd watch out for users who post comments off the cuff, perhaps deceptive or slanderous, without knowing what they're talking about.

In my long quest to find the best angel eyes, I will search no further after installing the Umnitza Orion V2s. They are awesome. I've compared the V2s with competitive products both in, and out, of the car, and I can vouch for the superior quality of the V2s.

When it comes to angel eyes, look no further than Umnitza's Orion V2s.

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