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Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:37 am
by hambrook

Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:24 am
by kc1
Grant, I couldn't see or hear in the video which LED bulbs you have installed. Could you precise the spec/link please. Thanks

Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:17 am
by ad78
here in US the low beam LED is standard. i just had to replace the high beam with H11. i bet those low beam you installed were so loud! get the fanless instead..

Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:35 am
by castigan
Ive installed LED bulbs into my low beams.
pretty easy...some things to watch out for.....

1) dont buy bulbs with fans on them for cooling, the fans crap out, get ones with a decent heatsink instead.
2) buy bulbs with leds on both sides of the unit so that they send light up and down at the same time inside the light housing.
3) they are hard to hold in place as the retention clips for the normal bulbs dont fit around the LEDs as the leds are larger, i solved this buy using hot melt glue to hold the leds into the mount. (works fine)

other than that everything was quite easy, straight forward and just a little hard to get ya hands in the back of the housing to put bulbs in.

Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:44 am
by kc1
castigan wrote:Ive installed LED bulbs into my low beams.
pretty easy...some things to watch out for.....

1) dont buy bulbs with fans on them for cooling, the fans crap out, get ones with a decent heatsink instead.
2) buy bulbs with leds on both sides of the unit so that they send light up and down at the same time inside the light housing.
Which ones did you buy?

Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:17 am
by castigan

Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:29 am
by kc1
castigan wrote:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Autolea ... 30454.html

these will do just nicely !
That's what you used? or are what you are now recommending?

Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:57 am
by alohart
To me, that video demonstrates how poorly LED replacement bulbs work with reflectors and lenses designed for near point source incandescent bulbs. The light from LED bulbs doesn't emanate from a near point source so it is scattered about rather than concentrated down the road as intended.

It's very unfortunate the BMW didn't include LED high beams, but I haven't seen any LED conversion that does much other than produces a higher temperature color (i.e., whiter) that's a better color match with the LED low beams.

Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:14 am
by kc1

Re: LED Low Beams

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:40 am
by castigan
kc1 wrote:
castigan wrote:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Autolea ... 30454.html

these will do just nicely !
That's what you used? or are what you are now recommending?
these are better than the ones i used, but same sizing and fitment.
these are double sided leds, which would allow a better light pattern, mine are good, but im going to order some of these also.