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Post by ric19 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:03 pm

I am contemplating updating to LED Halos and was wondering if anyone can recommend any please ?

I have seen a few varying between £40 and £225

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Post by Gaffa22 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:10 pm

Put Angel eyes in the search bar it's been discussed before and recently
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Post by Kugaman1 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:31 pm

Just remember-
LED DRLs on none LCI cars look nothing like the LCI version. The none LCI car lights are a very different design and dont allow the light to flow around the light tubes very well. This means that the inner rings tend to appear around 3 times brighter than the outers, no matter what bulb you fit. You can see exactly what I mean on the pic below if you look at the passenger side light. The drivers side looks equal, but its just at the right angle, normally its the same as the passenger side.

Personally, Im a big fan of the ebay specials here:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Canbus-120W- ... Swxu5ZH-x7

I had these fitted to my none LCI and they looked pretty good.
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I would say they are as bright as any Ive seen and at just over £20 delivered, they are an absolute steal. You cannot go wrong, take 2 mins to fit and no bulb errors, I was totally delighted with them for the price.

Got an LCI car now tho..... :roll:

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Post by ric19 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:58 pm

Thanks for that, yes I've seen a few reports
Of differing light levels.. I'll have a look on Ebay

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Post by ric19 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:56 pm

Had a think and and decided to have a punt on some 5000k H8 Halogens to see if they are any good ..only £11.99 ..anyone else got any experience of these ?

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Post by BeardyJon » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:55 am

Kugaman1 wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:31 pm
Just remember-
LED DRLs on none LCI cars look nothing like the LCI version. The none LCI car lights are a very different design and dont allow the light to flow around the light tubes very well. This means that the inner rings tend to appear around 3 times brighter than the outers, no matter what bulb you fit. You can see exactly what I mean on the pic below if you look at the passenger side light. The drivers side looks equal, but its just at the right angle, normally its the same as the passenger side.

Personally, Im a big fan of the ebay specials here:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Canbus-120W- ... Swxu5ZH-x7

I had these fitted to my none LCI and they looked pretty good.
4726FE85-4255-4F0F-9C5A-38120CBF9F1B.jpeg
I would say they are as bright as any Ive seen and at just over £20 delivered, they are an absolute steal. You cannot go wrong, take 2 mins to fit and no bulb errors, I was totally delighted with them for the price.

Got an LCI car now tho..... :roll:
You don't happen to have before and after pics of the eBay ones?
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Post by Kugaman1 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:29 am

No before Im afraid, just the after above.

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Post by ric19 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:59 pm

H8 Halogens have turned up..fitted one on the right and it's definitely whiter than the stock bulb so pleased..obviously no canbus errors showing
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Post by ric19 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:59 pm

This is with both fitted..
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Post by ric19 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:03 pm

Only thing I am a bit miffed about us that as soon as the HIDS are on they dim right down so they look like the original bulbs..do the LED's do the same ?

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Post by R.E92 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:03 pm

You can code the car to stop the dimming. Search for "angel eye voltage coding" in google.

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Post by ric19 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:10 pm

Oh right thanks for that

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Post by geordie_zed » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:08 am

Kugaman1 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:29 am
No before Im afraid, just the after above.
Before and after with the same eBay bulbs Kugaman1 had is posted here: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=78611&p=1479919#p1479919

Now that dark nights are here I’m impressed with the colour matching and brightness!

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