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Old 03-03-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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CCFL vs. LED Halos

So im trying to decide between the two. The LED halos are back ordered until end of the month and are also $200.00 as opposed to $50.00 (on clearance). I have almost all other LED upgrades but things are getting expensive. Should I wait on LED for $200 or just get CCFL for $50?

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Old 03-03-2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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LEDS = brighter, less problems

CCFLs = dated, not as bright, known for problems with ballasts and bulbs cracking, cold start issue
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:31 PM   #3
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CCFL = Ballasts = Suck

I made the switch from CCFL to LED and I haven't looked back since. I love the LED style.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:38 PM   #4
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LED FTW. i couldnt imagine going back to ccfl's and all the problems associated
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:41 PM   #5
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sick nasty. led is it haha thanks
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:42 PM   #6
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:44 PM   #7
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:44 PM   #8
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:58 PM   #9
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i was actually thinkin MYCARR 60 led? is there a difference really?
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:04 AM   #10
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Just put in my LEDs a few days ago. Got them cheap since most people are trying to make room for the 60s and 80s. I had CCFLs since I have owned my car (person I bought from had them and never installed). Will never go back
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:24 AM   #11
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:36 AM   #12
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One thing that I didn't like about my ccfl was that in the daytime it was not that obvious. I'm excited to see how much the 80 LED stands out in the daytime.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:37 AM   #13
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Even the ~60 LED facelift coupe angel eyes are really bright in the daylight! See sig, that is the dimmest I have ever seen them during the day. The photo was taken in broad daylight, with light reflecting off the snow
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I have CCFLs on my car cause it came with them, I had some ballast problems but I replaced and hard wired them and have had no problems since. However for a new install, LEDs all the way, so much easier to wire.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:23 AM   #15
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:25 AM   #16
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ive had ccfl's and i havent had problems (knock on wood) but if i was in the situation that ur in now, i would definitely get led's
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i was actually thinkin MYCARR 60 led? is there a difference really?
yes, build quality for the mycarrs suck
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:38 AM   #18
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Honestly there is zero comparison between the two except price.
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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".
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