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      07-23-2016, 05:13 AM   #1
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Halogen to Xenon?

Quick question.

If I were to buy these for my car, what else would I need to make the switch to OEM Xenons?

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Okay thanks bud
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Okay thanks bud
I'm just as frustrated as you are dude, I can't stand the halogen headlights on my car they look so cheap

Looking at an aftermarket solution
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I'm just as frustrated as you are dude, I can't stand the halogen headlights on my car they look so cheap

Looking at an aftermarket solution
I just bought a HID 35W 6000k kit, gonna give it a try.

If not then its aftermarket or an OEM fit!
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I'm just as frustrated as you are dude, I can't stand the halogen headlights on my car they look so cheap

Looking at an aftermarket solution
I can feel your pain mate. I am also one of those unfortunate F30 owners with halogen headlights.

I just don't understand why a luxury automaker like BMW sells premium cars with halogen which is just so wrong and unacceptable.

They should charge a bit more and sell every car with proper Xenons as standard and Adaptive Xenons or LEDs with HBA as optional.

It looks awful seeing sexy and sporty new BMWs driving on the road with yellow halogen headlights.

Anyway, I recently changed the blue tinted Philips Diamond Vision halogen bulbs with 55W 6000K H7R bulbs for better visibility.

They don't have iconic angel eyes or any fancy stuff but will give you better light output and confidence when driving at night.

Click here if you like to watch the video.
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I just bought a HID 35W 6000k kit, gonna give it a try.

If not then its aftermarket or an OEM fit!
I am looking forward to it. Let me know the difference, colour, light output on the road etc.
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I am looking forward to it. Let me know the difference, colour, light output on the road etc.
I will do!

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I'm just as frustrated as you are dude, I can't stand the halogen headlights on my car they look so cheap

Looking at an aftermarket solution
Didn't you install a HID kit, did you remove it?
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Didn't you install a HID kit, did you remove it?
Yeah I have the hid kit installed, it's so much better and safer to drive at night with them. I still don't like the look of the halogen headlight itself though
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Yeah I have the hid kit installed, it's so much better and safer to drive at night with them. I still don't like the look of the halogen headlight itself though
Oh okay I saw your reply below and it read like you had gotten rid of your HID kit and you were looking at a proper Xenon aftermarket solution. You sticking with the HID kit then?

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Oh okay I saw your reply below and it read like you had gotten rid of your HID kit and you were looking at a proper Xenon aftermarket solution. You sticking with the HID kit then?
Still have them mate, looking for aftermarket headlight units with projectors. I'll transfer over the HIDs to the new headlights
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Still have them mate, looking for aftermarket headlight units with projectors. I'll transfer over the HIDs to the new headlights
Keep me updated on this mate!
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Keep me updated on this mate!
Will do mate. Most likely be going for the eagle eyes if nothing better comes along
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Will do mate. Most likely be going for the eagle eyes if nothing better comes along
What's Eagle eyes? Not same as angel eyes?
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What's Eagle eyes? Not same as angel eyes?
They are similar lol

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Oh thanks. I remember someone on this forum was selling a pair of those before he got proper oem xenons.

What about the LED headlights from ONEighty and umnitza?

https://shop.180.nyc/products/bmw-4-...nt=12586157443

https://www.umnitza.com/bmw-f30-led-...ngel-eyes.html

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The headlights in both links there are LHD, you can buy them buy you'll not pass MOT with those and you'll be blinding all oncoming traffic.

The eagle eyes are the only RHD aftermarket ones I can find
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You guys looked into these?

H7: MORIMOTO 2STROKE LED BULBS
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Here's how my halogen headlights look like when on. Quite rubbish compared to the one with angel eyes.

But, it looks better than yellow halogens and most importantly the visibility at night.




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Nice car there. What bulbs are they?
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You guys looked into these?

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Here's how my halogen headlights look like when on. Quite rubbish compared to the one with angel eyes.

But, it looks better than yellow halogens and most importantly the visibility at night.
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Nice car there. What bulbs are they?
Tbh I am more and more tempted just to wack in some of these and be done with it, regardless of anything we may try. We will always be still wanting Xenon's!

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