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Old 09-22-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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eBay LED angel eyes

I know the CCFL angel eyes from eBay are know to cause fires, but how do the LED ones hold up? Do they fit properly, and is there any soldering involved? Or is it an easy instal like the more expensive brands? (khoalty, umnitza)

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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LED AE's are generally the most commonly used. They are all relatively easy to install, just search Google for 'e46 + angel eyes + diy' and you'll find endless videos/threads on doing so. I'd suggest Khoalty or Umnitza for the AE's, although I have seen post about eBay AE's working nicely. I have also seen with my own two eyes eBay AE's work like trash.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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I bought the same angel eyes from Ebay as umnitzas. They installed just the same and are wired to my map lights. They are bright as all hell and I feel the envy from every halo enthusiast that has shitty halos on his car when Im driving. I have the brightest halos of every BMW in my town now. Get them you wont be disappointed
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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Jake, could you post a pic of some of the Orion Lites? I've seen the V2's/V4's plenty, but not many of the Lites.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #6
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I've installed a few but wasn't able to take any pics. They are pretty much the same thing that the other sponsors sell but for ~$30-60 less.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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I know the CCFL angel eyes from eBay are know to cause fires, but how do the LED ones hold up? Do they fit properly, and is there any soldering involved? Or is it an easy instal like the more expensive brands? (khoalty, umnitza)

Thanks, geirsen.
Just saying, I bought a set of CCFL AE's from ebay, [19.99 shipped to 30236] from SainSpeed Store, perfect fit, I didn't solder anything, ised a few winged tip connecters, and everything worked amazing. Bright as well, PM me for link.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:56 AM   #8
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CCFL angel eyes are poor for a variety of reasons
They are generic now so the CCFL used isn't very reliable, the phosphor used inside is very poor as well.
The ballasts are poor (though those were never perfected to begin with).

Here's a simple photo of the difference between multiple types of kits:

CCFL vs Orion V2:



Mycarr vs Orion V2



There is simply nothing on ebay that can do this with the sun shining directly on them:

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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There is simply nothing on ebay that can do this with the sun shining directly on them:
I bought led halos off Ebay that looked identical to yours down to the wiring and they are just as bright. Clearly
visible in direct sunlight. I think I paid $60 for them?
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you bought Orion Lite or the non-branded version on eBay and it's the same price on our site, it's not as bright as V2 or V4.
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lol Well for 20, it enhances the look, And no! It's nowhere near as bright as Orions, and I would love to get those, but hey, 20? and I'm in the process for selling, this was like my experimenting e46, I'm most likely going to get another one, and then I will go high-end.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:39 AM   #12
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Well, I'm big into how bright my Orion Lites are. I had MANY issues at the beginning but finally I was sent a working ring.
Also, when I was sent the last ring, I was sent a few. I had one that were somewhat opaque (Exactly like the others I had)
And also 2 rings in the box that weren't opaque, that didn't need a ballast. And were of better quality than the lites I had. But weren't the V2.


Does anyone know where I can find a set of rings JUST as bright as the Orion Lites, but better quality, such as the V2?
The V2's just seem too bright for me. They're so bright, they aren't good looking on the car in my own opinion.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:18 PM   #13
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Orion V4 will suit your needs best.
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The V4 are brighter, and more expensive.
I want no brighter than the Orion Lite. But quality like the V2.
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I bought led halos off Ebay that looked identical to yours down to the wiring and they are just as bright. Clearly
visible in direct sunlight. I think I paid $60 for them?
Also, the Orion lites from umnitza, are completely visible in direct sunlight. Just letting everyone know, so don't listen to the "you can't see them unless they're v2" bs.
I have Orion lites and love the brightness. Not too bright to look out of place or *****. But not too dull to look stupid.
They're perfect, I just wish they were built more solid like the v2.
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yes orion v2 is a more solid product
orion lite is ok just in comparison to Orion v2 they are not as good
if you never had orion v2, the orion lite would have been just fine for many people.
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Can somone post a linky to ebay for the Orion style they used?

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Don't buy something that you're already worried could catch on fire, go with a true and tested kit. Secondly, don't overpay is a good point to check as well, get a good set of LED Angel eyes that look good, but don't pay some ridiculous price for it. Check these out!



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Can somone post a linky to ebay for the Orion style they used?

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The Orion Lite are $69.99 - with shipping it's $75 roughly.
Even on eBay the price is the same but when a ring fails, you are left usually without any support after feedback is left. We don't do that to you.

And if you want to pay more for the same kit, go with a lot of other vendors, but if you want support and a reasonable price for a cheaper kit, get the Orion Lite.

Orion V2 has more LED than the generic knock offs of it also.
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Umnitza I know your running a company and trying to sell your product but you shouldnt be making false allegations

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