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Justin e36
11-06-2004, 12:04 PM
If you recall I got ticketed a few months back for having red angel eyes... (I really oughta pay that..) the problem with my existing angel eye design is heat. I'm using super bright bulbs in an vented housing to light up the angel eyes. I have a color filter which is interchangable... (literally a few seconds to change colors of the angel eyes... slide the old color out, and a new one in). I've learned that my hours of creating angel eyes which change color easily really doens't make much difference.. since I havent' changed from Red in over 2 years.

My solution?
LED's. Now wait. I know what you're going to say... LED Angel Eyes (first generation) never were very bright, and they blew in a year or so. While this is true... I figure multiple LED's per set of angel eyes should do the trick... how many is multiple? How about 18 10,000mcd LED's per headlight. (in theory should be 4x brighter than traditional LED angel eyes).

I have yet to machine the lightboxes which will house these... but I think it should do a suitable job. I think I can fit 20 LED's in there.. but I need to buy more and they take a few days to get shipped from my online source.

Now the question is... what color should I go with?

COOL WHITE
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44531

GREEN
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44529

AMBER
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44528

RED (ILLEGAL)
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44530

BLUE (ILLEGAL)
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44527

Justin e36
11-06-2004, 12:06 PM
keep in mind.. this is how the light source looks... I have yet to try them out on the angel eyes themselves. To see how red/blue/cyan looks, check my signature out.

jeremy
11-06-2004, 12:12 PM
i like the red ones

Justin e36
11-06-2004, 12:24 PM
purple is also legal.. but I couldn't find any 10,000mcd purple LED's... :(

Understated
11-06-2004, 12:30 PM
Red and Cool white are my favs...but i still prefer the OEM yellowish angel eyes :) *see sig*

Gamite
11-06-2004, 12:32 PM
Honestly, any colour besides white, looks tacky.

Jon@Bimmersport
11-06-2004, 12:34 PM
Honestly, any colour besides white, looks tacky.

yup...exactly, unless its a bluish white like 6000k HID kinda thing.

jeremy
11-06-2004, 12:39 PM
Honestly, any colour besides white, looks tacky.


no way....who was it that had a blacked out bm with red angel eyes ??? it looked HOT :cool:

Justin e36
11-06-2004, 12:40 PM
jeremy... it's me. :P .. I have a blacked out bimmer with red angels on now.. (see signature)

Gamite
11-06-2004, 12:46 PM
yup...exactly, unless its a bluish white like 6000k HID kinda thing.


No, I think even with bluish HID's, stock AE's look the best..

http://www.bmwworld.com/pics/5er/a09.jpg

jeremy
11-06-2004, 12:46 PM
jeremy... it's me. :P .. I have a blacked out bimmer with red angels on now.. (see signature)


well there you go :D

Gamite
11-06-2004, 01:12 PM
http://www.bmwworld.com/pics/5er/a08.jpg

Justin e36
11-06-2004, 01:21 PM
yeah the stock orange I find looks really weak on a blacked out car... compared to hyper white... probably because my turn signals, fogs, etc. are all HID colored already...

Gamite
11-06-2004, 01:27 PM
the reason i like the stock orange, is cuz it contrasts well against the bluish HID's.

///MAC
11-06-2004, 03:45 PM
i agree with gamite. my dads stock angel eyes looks sick the way they are... but thats on a 5er... it looks different on a 3 series IMO