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BMW i3 High Beams LED Upgrade

Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 8:36 pm
by SimpleCarGuy
What do we think of upgrading the yellow high beams to white LEDs that match the main headlight? Just did mine and I think it looks great and only took 5 minutes. These should have the correct light pattern and produce a lot more light allowing you to see further. I know updating to LEDs is a sensitive topic, so I want hear what you have to say!

https://youtu.be/ctCrDJp6Fsk

Re: BMW i3 High Beams LED Upgrade

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 10:32 am
by eNate
To each their own, but I have never seen a retrofit LED "bulb" that plugs into a halogen reflector and outputs sufficient light.

I agree that the 1st gen i3s were a bit of a mess with their pink-shifting LED low beams and yellowish highs, but I haven't been convinced yet by these aftermarket solutions.

Re: BMW i3 High Beams LED Upgrade

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 11:24 am
by SSi3
So how do the LED highs perform at night? They may "look" better but as eNate alluded to, most of these don't provide increased light output or rural road performance.

I just upgraded the whole car to get better lighting :lol: I can confirm that the LCI headlights with their combined bi-LED projectors are a massive upgrade to the 1st gen lights.

Re: BMW i3 High Beams LED Upgrade

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 2:32 am
by robertniles98
SSi3 wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:24 am So how do the LED highs perform at night? They may "look" better but as eNate alluded to, most of these don't provide increased light output or rural road performance.

I just upgraded the whole car to get better lighting :lol: html5 games I can confirm that the LCI headlights with their combined bi-LED projectors are a massive upgrade to the 1st gen lights.