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      08-10-2013, 12:07 AM   #155
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Ok guys, we have an update for you.

The rings themselves are developed and complete, they fit the housings perfect. We basically came up with 3 styles, but developed 2 different styles of rings. The first style of ring is a full height on both sides, the second style provides a slightly more aggressive look with one of the sides being half length. The second style also allows us to modify the ring to a 3rd version that looks like the DTM style headlight.

We're currently working on creating the lens for the LED's so it doesn't look cheap with the bare rings just slapped inside the headlight. The goal is to achieve the look of the LED headlights with the thick and wide ring lenses, so it looks as OEM as possible.

We're really trying to make this modification appealing not only to the Non-Xenon headlight owners, but to the Xenon owners as well. We strongly feel that the thick AE rings from the 6-Series (and new 5-Series) LED headlights are a lot more appealing than any other style of ring available on the market and we want to make that available for you guys.

Here's a lighting design concept we started with, and the result of the ring boards.

I'll keep you guys updated with any information and updates we have, along with the 3d designs of the ring housings we should have in a few weeks.

This diagram actually shows style 2 & 3, style 1 is the full ring you'll see in the picture below.




We're using 3528 SMD LED's, mounted as close as possible to each other to provide a solid and even light distribution.
What happened to making them look as stock as possible and not "cheap looking" the led bulbs grouped together has gaps in specific sites. Im not bad mouthing your hard work but would really love to have something that looks classy and clean.
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      11-06-2013, 01:52 PM   #158
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Hi all,

I realise there has been a lot if discussion around retro fit kits.

Found this on Bimmian and wondered if anyone has fit one.

It looks impressive as they even do a 6000k option in pure white rather than the normal blue tint.

You can get DRL,headlights and fog lights all in the 6000k spec for 112 per set.

http://www.bimmian.co.uk/HID-Retrofi...W-F30-3-Series

Look pretty good
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Hi all,

I realise there has been a lot if discussion around retro fit kits.

Found this on Bimmian and wondered if anyone has fit one.

It looks impressive as they even do a 6000k option in pure white rather than the normal blue tint.

You can get DRL,headlights and fog lights all in the 6000k spec for 112 per set.

http://www.bimmian.co.uk/HID-Retrofi...W-F30-3-Series

Look pretty good
A word of advice, Xenon retrofits that do not replace or modify the stock housing from halogens may be illegal in some places, because they are not properly leveled and may blind oncoming drivers. This is something to consider if you deal with an annual inspection, or the cops where you live are dicks. I've also heard of xenon's damaging halogen housings because of excessive heat caused during use.
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A word of advice, Xenon retrofits that do not replace or modify the stock housing from halogens may be illegal in some places, because they are not properly leveled and may blind oncoming drivers. This is something to consider if you deal with an annual inspection, or the cops where you live are dicks. I've also heard of xenon's damaging halogen housings because of excessive heat caused during use.
Thanks for the warning..a little more research then.

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      11-13-2013, 08:51 AM   #161
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A word of advice, Xenon retrofits that do not replace or modify the stock housing from halogens may be illegal in some places, because they are not properly leveled and may blind oncoming drivers. This is something to consider if you deal with an annual inspection, or the cops where you live are dicks. I've also heard of xenon's damaging halogen housings because of excessive heat caused during use.
This is correct which is why we take certain precautions. We aim the projector accordingly, the aiming points are adjusted to the same specifications as if you have the OEM projector headlights on the F30.
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This is correct which is why we take certain precautions. We aim the projector accordingly, the aiming points are adjusted to the same specifications as if you have the OEM projector headlights on the F30.
Your retro fit looks as legit as it can get without replacing the housing. Great work indeed. Do you have any plans an doing something about the DTL housing left open from your product? It's a small detail but it's something folks consider when doing cosmetic mods.
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2 questions

Hi all,

1) is auto leveling necessary to make Xenons legal or is it just nice to have?


2) Has anyone else had the Bixenon plus LED ring retrofit from 180 that would be willing to post some pics? It would be cool to see a head on pic of the retrofit during the daytime without the LEDs and Xenons on... i.e., to see what the hardware looks like when the car is parked and off.

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It seems not very many people have opted to get this done , even though it seems like the only option available for cars with Halogen headlights.My only worry is how well does this aftermarket set up fair after a year or so down the line.Anyone who has had the 180 retrofit done please advise.

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