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      06-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Converted Fogs to Cree LED

I put some cree LED H8 plug and play units in place of my stock Fog bulbs. I had sitting around from an earlier mod I did on my E90 angel eyes. They seem to match perfectly and throw no error codes. The mod took all of about 20 minutes for both sides.

Side By side with factory bulb



With Angel Eyes on



Next up I am getting blacked out kidney grills, also adding European Rear Fog Light switch
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      06-15-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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looks great
where can we buy them?
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looks great
where can we buy them?
Really depends what you want to spend. These are cheaper ones I got from flea-bay that I had sitting around my garage. You can get them from Amazon too.

If you want to go "high end", you can check out Lux Angel Eyes. That is what I ended up using on my E90 to convert the angel eyes to LED from halogen. They have the highest Lumen output but sure if it's worth the extra $$$ in this application.
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Very nice upgrade. Looks a lot better with matching color temperature.
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I put some cree LED H8 plug and play units in place of my stock Fog bulbs. I had sitting around from an earlier mod I did on my E90 angel eyes. They seem to match perfectly and throw no error codes. The mod took all of about 20 minutes for both sides.
Does the Cree LED have build in resisters? Any idea how many watts are they? Are these the one you installed? Thanks

http://www.amazon.com/Pieces-High-Po...ds=h8+cree+led
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I always thought BMW should have matched the fog lights color temperature with the headlights...
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How do you actually do the install? Any step by step instructions?

Thanks!
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I always thought BMW should have matched the fog lights color temperature with the headlights...
That would reduce the effectiveness of the bulbs ability to illuminate through foggy conditions. I get what you are saying though. The issue is very few of us use fog lights for their intended function.
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That would reduce the effectiveness of the bulbs ability to illuminate through foggy conditions. I get what you are saying though. The issue is very few of us use fog lights for their intended function.
The LCI foglights are LED though.
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I created a video with step by step instructions

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I'm running mTEC Standard H8/H11 Golden Style on my F02 and E70, which work really well in foggy conditions and they look great. Fog lights are not supposed to match the headlight color. Warm colors are better in foggy condition, so that's why BMW stick with warm color halogens. Bright/white HID fogs are just going to glare back during foggy conditions. As for LED H8s, it's not bright enough to be practical yet.
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