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Old 09-21-2008, 11:18 AM   #1
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Daytime running lights....

I recently installed Umnitza - Orion II Angel Eyes (which look awesome), however now the daytime running lights look very yellow (or dull). What can I do?
Is there a new better daytime running light that offers a brighter whiter look which at the same time won't effect the high beams when they are turned on?

Before you ask, yes, I live in Canada so the DRL are mandatory
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:40 AM   #3
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I'm from Europe, so forgive me if this is a stupid question, but what exactly do you mean by DRL? Do you mean the low beams, or those tiny bulbs in the high beam housing?
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Those bulbs refer to headlights and fog lights. I don't see anything about a daytime running light (high beam)
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:43 AM   #5
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I'm from Europe, so forgive me if this is a stupid question, but what exactly do you mean by DRL? Do you mean the low beams, or those tiny bulbs in the high beam housing?
DRL is short for daytime running lights.
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Those bulbs refer to headlights and fog lights. I don't see anything about a daytime running light (high beam)
low beam - high beam/drl, same bulbs h7, if referring to halogens of course
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:15 PM   #8
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I recently installed Umnitza - Orion II Angel Eyes (which look awesome), however now the daytime running lights look very yellow (or dull). What can I do?
Is there a new better daytime running light that offers a brighter whiter look which at the same time won't effect the high beams when they are turned on?

Before you ask, yes, I live in Canada so the DRL are mandatory
I would recommend asking your local dealer to disable them and use the Orion V2 instead.

Alternatively, look at our Predator Xenix bulbs. They are a good altternative.

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Those bulbs refer to headlights and fog lights. I don't see anything about a daytime running light (high beam)
We have both for both
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DRL is short for daytime running lights.
I know what the abbreviation means. I've seen threads where people refer to both low beams and those small bulbs in the high beam housing as DRL, just wanted to clarify which is it.
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I know what the abbreviation means. I've seen threads where people refer to both low beams and those small bulbs in the high beam housing as DRL, just wanted to clarify which is it.
The bulbs in the high beam housing. The lower ones are fog lights which aren't considered DRLs.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #11
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The high beams are DRL, it just uses a lower output during it's DRL use.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #12
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DRL are the high beams running at 30% all the time. The dealer wont turn them off for you since they have to be on by law but I unplugged them in my e36 to run my angle eyes instead. I have not gotten pulled over by a cop ever or looked at funny. Since so many new BMW's use the rings as DRL they dont care if you run them. Plus I have also seen cop cars with no DRL's.
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The high beams are DRL, it just uses a lower output during it's DRL use.


The "hyperwhite" bulbs will still appear yellow at that lower voltage. Canadian law requires you to have them on. There's pretty much nothing you can do.
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Bro im in toronto, and I know a place that will disable your DRLs. You will still be able to use them as hi beams.


Cops dont care about DRLs and they wont even notice if you have angel eyes running.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:19 PM   #15
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Bro im in toronto, and I know a place that will disable your DRLs.
how much do they charge?
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Check the laws in Canada- the Halos may qualify as DRLs. They certainly meet the intention if they are bright enough.
In Europe, they have a small 2nd bulb that nests inside the high beams as a DRL. They are blanked out in the U.S. cars, so that is why the european member was confused.
If the light seems to yellow, look for a 5000k -6000k bulb. You won't see as well at night with higher temperature (bluer) bulbs than those. I just changed out my fog lamps to a 5000k H11, and it looks much better.
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You can't make the DRL's less yellow. They are high beams running at lower power. Even if you put extremely blue bulbs in, they will still look yellowish because the bulbs won't be working at their intended power levels. A long time ago I tried putting in bluer bulbs to fix this, and they didn't do anything.

You may want to look into disabling your daytime running lights and just making sure your angel eyes are working. If they are on, I doubt an officer will bother you since many new BMWs run of the angel eyes as daytime running lights.
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Go to Techmax on Meyerside drive, disabled for $60. Audi's use LEDs as DRLs now I don't see why orion v2 are a problem? Plus if you do it the more of us in Tdot cops will think it's factory.
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