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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 03-18-2012, 10:16 PM   #781
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You have to get your car reprogrammed. The dimming of the angel eyes based on headlights on/off -- you'll have to do that yourself. There's only a night controller available.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #782
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So, if I hook up the angel eyes with the night controller, they will dim to 70% when the lights are on, correct?

Now, If I leave the knob to auto, then when the DRL's are on, the angel eyes will be...???

If I just unplug the DRL's, then I will have a light on the dash, correct?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #783
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:13 PM   #784
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wow that looks so sick, I need a set of these.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:38 PM   #787
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #788
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Witch one is this?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #789
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The Orion V2 is on the right, the one more distinct than the one on the left.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #790
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Dose the Opaque affect the light output? Are the less visible or dose it look like its all one light? I am getting ready to order the V2! Do I need to bake the lights? I have a 2004 m3. Do you guys know of any shops in southern California that would install them for me? Last question witch rings are thicker v2 or the aurora?
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:07 PM   #791
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The Orion V2 is on the right, the one more distinct than the one on the left.
So the drivers side is the Orion v2? The thicker lights?
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:19 PM   #792
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So the drivers side is the Orion v2? The thicker lights?
They aren't thicker, they are the same dimension within 1mm - but they are much brighter.

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Dose the Opaque affect the light output? Are the less visible or dose it look like its all one light? I am getting ready to order the V2! Do I need to bake the lights? I have a 2004 m3. Do you guys know of any shops in southern California that would install them for me? Last question witch rings are thicker v2 or the aurora?
No, it affects nothing except when the lights are off. When the lights are off, the LED are not as visible.

there are probably 50 different shops that can do it, we recommend Black Diamond - BLK Diamond - look up Mert.


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Ugh, after searching various threads for days I've found that more than half the information is so outdated it doesn't even matter. I'm trying to pick a set of AE but I'm concerned the Orion V2 is too bright making the rings look less crisp and gives a sloppy very aftermarket/ricey look. Auroras seemed a better bet but I'm not sure they are even making them anymore, they are out of stock with no ETA on the eas website. It looks like Khoalty is back in the game with their helios but they look pretty much identical to the orion V2 with a different clip. Then supposedly in a month or so the Orion v4 will be out and even BRIGHTER (not sure why anyone would want it so bright that it loses definition, it's like trying to stare at the edges of the sun). Anyone wanna throw out their input on a quality set that's not striving to blind you or are the orions really not that bad? worth waiting for v4?

I realize this has been done to death over the years, so my apologies in advance
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Ugh, after searching various threads for days I've found that more than half the information is so outdated it doesn't even matter. I'm trying to pick a set of AE but I'm concerned the Orion V2 is too bright making the rings look less crisp and gives a sloppy very aftermarket/ricey look. Auroras seemed a better bet but I'm not sure they are even making them anymore, they are out of stock with no ETA on the eas website. It looks like Khoalty is back in the game with their helios but they look pretty much identical to the orion V2 with a different clip. Then supposedly in a month or so the Orion v4 will be out and even BRIGHTER (not sure why anyone would want it so bright that it loses definition, it's like trying to stare at the edges of the sun). Anyone wanna throw out their input on a quality set that's not striving to blind you or are the orions really not that bad? worth waiting for v4?

I realize this has been done to death over the years, so my apologies in advance
I was worried about this as well (rings looking too big/bright). The problem is just mediocre photography. My Orion V2 gold look great, and not nearly as "wide" as the photos would suggest.
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So I went with the Orion V4 since EAS had no eta on theirs and I thought the orions might be a little better than the ones from Khoalty. Customer service from Umnitza was exceptional, answered any questions very fast and the install was super easy. The only complaint I have is that they came with the wrong wire end and not enough taps for the night controller, but that was easily fixed. They're also pretty damn pricey, but the fitment and quality was definitely good. I'm still on the fence about the color being quite different from my stock xenons. Crappy cell phone pics, and ignore the bug splatter...






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Old 06-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #799
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How do you feel about the brightness of the V4's and color? I'm in the same boat you were in and want something that looks like quality and not rice.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:49 PM   #800
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My Umnitza Orion Gold V2s. IMO the color in the picture is spot-on to the OEM gold that BMW just switched from in their cars. Couldn't be happier. They are NOT too bright, every picture I have seen prior has simply been bad. I plan on taking some decent pictures with my DSLR when I can be bothered.


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