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      04-12-2015, 10:45 PM   #1
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LUX H8 160 Install - Bonus M3 content.

I was already looking at getting some updated AEs for my M3 and X5d late last year and had talked with LUX and they mentioned they had some new stuff coming out, so I waited. F'ing glad I did.
I was running the V2 LUX's with the V3 power receptacle in my X5 since 2010. They were still operational and serving me well, but the new models out now are so much better and brighter.
I took some comparison pics, but they probably aren't very relevant to many as I doubt there are a lot of owners out there running these older LUX models. Nonetheless, they were good comparison pics for me and to show where the LUX models are now.

These things are hella bright and some of the pics don't capture the complete white light these bulbs produce. I walked about 200 feet away from my M3 and the rings were exactly uniformly lit and insanely bright. They definitely look a lot like the newer BMW model lights and they modernize the front of the M3 really well. Between these and the LCI tails, I'm extremely happy with how much more updated my M3 looks now at 7 years old.

New bulbs and comparison to V1s. And yes, that is my white X5 on the business card.
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Passenger side V2s, driver H8 160. You can see how much fuller and brighter they are.
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M3, tried this one out of the garage for a different lighting perspective.

Lux V1 passenger side, H8 160 driver.

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      04-14-2015, 12:06 PM   #2
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I love the pics!!!!
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      04-14-2015, 01:09 PM   #3
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Great post. The m3 in the dark looks fantastic.
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Please post pictures of different angles, along with a video. Thanks!
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      04-16-2015, 12:02 AM   #5
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great pics... does it bother you that the inner halo is always dimmer? it bothers the hell outta me but I have since learned to live with it after going through 3 types of LEDs & then learning there is no fix for it.
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great pics... does it bother you that the inner halo is always dimmer? it bothers the hell outta me but I have since learned to live with it after going through 3 types of LEDs & then learning there is no fix for it.
Thats the nature of the headlights unfortunately. These lights are bright enough that the do a great job compensating for the flaws of the headlight and make the rings look almost even.
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great pics... does it bother you that the inner halo is always dimmer? it bothers the hell outta me but I have since learned to live with it after going through 3 types of LEDs & then learning there is no fix for it.
Not at all. They are pretty uniform to me and I don't sweat it.
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Just installed the H8 160s earlier tonight and I'm really happy with them upon first impression
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Just installed the H8 160s earlier tonight and I'm really happy with them upon first impression
Good to hear!
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Ok you got me.

Just ordered a set of 160s to replace my v3s.
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I've had mine for about 6 weeks and I'm not sure if I have just gotten use to them but they look dimmer now.
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Just installed the H8 160s earlier tonight and I'm really happy with them upon first impression
Good to hear!
Can we get a group buy going on with these... I'm definitely interested I have 2011 LCI with no led and the bulbs I have now just don't look like these...

Please pm me a price shipped to 33186!
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I've had mine for about 6 weeks and I'm not sure if I have just gotten use to them but they look dimmer now.
Lolzzz...
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      04-28-2015, 12:10 PM   #14
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I've had mine for about 6 weeks and I'm not sure if I have just gotten use to them but they look dimmer now.
They will not dim over time. If 1 side looks dimmer then there may be something else going on with it however. Send me a message if your concerned at all

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Can we get a group buy going on with these... I'm definitely interested I have 2011 LCI with no led and the bulbs I have now just don't look like these...

Please pm me a price shipped to 33186!
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These are listed for $199 and shipping anywhere in the USA is $10.
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Passenger side is dimmer than the driver side I'll try to readjust.
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