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Old 10-12-2007, 11:08 PM   #1
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Post here if you have 8000k Xenons and be sure to post pics.


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And I dont wanna hear posts about 6000 being better and yadi yadi yada. Save it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:49 PM   #2
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:25 AM   #3
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You really need to see that kind of stuff in person. Everyone's camera is going to have different settings which throws off how the lights look. With different exposure settings I can make my stock 4300k HIDs look dark blue, purple, white, etc.

Pure daylight pics might not be so bad, but anything at night that shows the color of the light on the ground won't be that accurate.
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:39 AM   #4
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6000k is better lol jk jk
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Blue angels, Matrix2 LED front turn signals, 8000K 9006-fitment ProLumen HID fogs, and 8000K D2S-fitment ProLumen low beams (not turned on in these pix)...


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Are your turn signals these...http://jlevistreetwerks.com/store/BM...798d3b4ac99059

I just ordered those, and some Xenon white licsence plate lights. Got my predator chromiums on as well, and I think I'm gonna need to get some of those D2S upgrade Xenons .....http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=512657
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:24 AM   #7
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Are your turn signals these...http://jlevistreetwerks.com/store/BM...798d3b4ac99059

I just ordered those, and some Xenon white licsence plate lights. Got my predator chromiums on as well, and I think I'm gonna need to get some of those D2S upgrade Xenons .....http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=512657
no they are not. they are matrix 2s from autolumination.com
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Are those the ones that don't require a resistor??
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yes they do. all leds need resistors.
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:13 AM   #11
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Someone told me the ones from AutoLumination didn't require one.
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there are certain ones, only because the resistors are built in. but it's not going to look good in your clears. i have the jlevi ones in my car. look at my sig? the picture was taken in the shade. i can't even see the damn LEDs. i'll probably change it out to matrix 2's when i'm not lazy
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:37 AM   #13
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Ive used the ealge eye towers on my sedan front signals without resistors and no bulb out warning. I disagree with it not looking good...
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for clarification, Sillie is right, I have Matrix2's. Jlevi only carries Matrix1's, which aren't as bright due to the fact that there aren't enough sideways and rearways facing output light (to take advantage of our reflector housings). I'm not sure how eagle eyes gave you a good output as it only has forward facing light IIRC?

But yeh, anyways, some resistors are built-in to the bulb like mentioned earlier by Sillie. Otherwse require tapping of resistors manually into/onto the setup.


edit: just checked autolumination.com for the first time in almost a year. They seem to have come out with a Eagle Eye TOWER version. I've been referring to the regular Eagle Eyes as not being the best for our reflector housings. I stand corrected. I didn't know they improved the Eagle Eye from forward-facing only LEDs to forward and some sides (which is what Matrix2 has). Matrix2 imo is still better because it's got more LEDs facing sideways/backwards.
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Well to clarify this whole resistor thing... All led replacement bulbs have some kind of current limiting resistor(s) in place. This isnt quite the same as when we add a 6 ohm resistor to mimic the load/power draw of a 21watt bulb. Its the power draw of the total led matrix that may determine whether or not you also need a load resistor.

As far as whether the Matrix 2 is better or not, we will find out soon enough..
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So wait, the ones from jlevi, do i NEED to use the resistor or not?? I don't like the fact that it heats up to 200degrees, and that I have to tap into more wires.
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yes, for the Jlevi Matrix1 LED bulbs, you will need to top two 6-ohm resistors (one to each bulb). The metal part of the resistor heats up. Just put it alongside the metal railing in your engine bay (along the inner edge of the front fenders). As long as it isn't touching any plastic, you're fine
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Well to clarify this whole resistor thing... All led replacement bulbs have some kind of current limiting resistor(s) in place. This isnt quite the same as when we add a 6 ohm resistor to mimic the load/power draw of a 21watt bulb. Its the power draw of the total led matrix that may determine whether or not you also need a load resistor.

As far as whether the Matrix 2 is better or not, we will find out soon enough..
it could be that you have a facelifted sedan. the corners for the sedan has more reflective chrome on the sides rather than the rear. for the facelifted coupe, almost all the reflective part is behind the bulb.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:55 PM   #20
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Can you guys move this to PMs or another thread. So many threads in this forum are ruined this way.


More pics please and mfanatic, ur car looks nice!
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