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      10-17-2019, 01:56 AM   #45
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That's your issue... nobody asked for you to comment and depreciate this guys mod. Just let him do it. I wouldn't want someone calling out my mod. I didn't make a random accusation when I replied to you. If it had such a glare that you make it seem to have then when haven't I been flashed by oncoming traffic? A proper led bulb will not glare. I mean seriously, there so many aftermarket led fog lights nowadays and majority of people don't seem to have a problem with it. Same principle with putting a decent led in a corner light housing. There's not much else to debate about.
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And tbh do u even have an F10
Hmmmm. Sure.

Yes, a LED bulb in a housing designed for LED bulbs will not glare. The key issue is that the housing in the corning light is not designed for a LED bulb, they use different reflector designs in LED and Halogen housings. Seriously, just look at BMW's own LED headlight housing designs. They're nothing like halogen ones for a reason. There's a TON of examples on various other car forums of people complaining about others putting the power of a small sun in their headlights.

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If it had such a glare that you make it seem to have then when haven't I been flashed by oncoming traffic?
Because you're a whooping sample size of one. Woah.

I absolutely will criticize someone for a mod that can directly negatively affect other drivers, especially if it's being passed off as just an "aesthetic mod". If I installed a similar mod, I'd be perfectly open to such criticisms. Not only that, you're also risking another driver's safety. A very bright light on a dark road is very distracting and can seriously reduce their night vision for a couple of minutes. Unless, of course, you don't really care about this, then go ahead and do whatever you want.
You've really taken it upon yourself to show us the size of your balls huh. No one cares what you know about physics, let alone anything so gtfoh. FYI cornering lights only come on when you're turning, going below a certain speed, with the light directed to the side. So your whole argument of light being flashed onto oncoming traffic isn't even valid. I also don't know who has time for this nonsense. Get a life
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You've really taken it upon yourself to show us the size of your balls huh. No one cares what you know about physics
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I also bet you can't name one law of physics. So take your smart ass comments elsewhere.
I dunno man, seems like you care

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Thanks for the post as I have been looking to do this. just want to confirm which adapter to order... is it KP 101 or KP 102?

Also did you change the temp of the HID? trying to have it all match the halos.. which I think is 5k?? I prefer a white output vs blue tint. If you did can u tell me where you ordered the HID from too?

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Lol so this guy is talking about glare when there are several vehicles out that blind the hell out of drivers aka the new Acura’s with their headlights. Also the cornering light only comes on when you’re turning or have the turn signal on.

I find it hilarious. Especially since here in dc a high number of drivers go down the street with high beams on. Yet this guy is criticizing the use of led bulbs in the part of the housing that doesn’t even stay on for long periods of time.
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Thanks for the post as I have been looking to do this. just want to confirm which adapter to order... is it KP 101 or KP 102?

Also did you change the temp of the HID? trying to have it all match the halos.. which I think is 5k?? I prefer a white output vs blue tint. If you did can u tell me where you ordered the HID from too?

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101. And I didn't use HIDs. I used LEDs. HIDs for this purpose wouldn't work well since HIDs take a little to warm up and the cornering lights turn on and off within about 5 seconds.
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Lol so this guy is talking about glare when there are several vehicles out that blind the hell out of drivers aka the new Acura's with their headlights. Also the cornering light only comes on when you're turning or have the turn signal on.

I find it hilarious. Especially since here in dc a high number of drivers go down the street with high beams on. Yet this guy is criticizing the use of led bulbs in the part of the housing that doesn't even stay on for long periods of time.
Idk man. People have some extra time on their hands 😂
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Lol so this guy is talking about glare when there are several vehicles out that blind the hell out of drivers aka the new Acura's with their headlights. Also the cornering light only comes on when you're turning or have the turn signal on.

I find it hilarious. Especially since here in dc a high number of drivers go down the street with high beams on. Yet this guy is criticizing the use of led bulbs in the part of the housing that doesn't even stay on for long periods of time.
Idk man. People have some extra time on their hands 😂
Thank god i wasn't the only one who thought that guy was so extra 😬
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Thanks for the post as I have been looking to do this. just want to confirm which adapter to order... is it KP 101 or KP 102?

Also did you change the temp of the HID? trying to have it all match the halos.. which I think is 5k?? I prefer a white output vs blue tint. If you did can u tell me where you ordered the HID from too?

TIA
101. And I didn't use HIDs. I used LEDs. HIDs for this purpose wouldn't work well since HIDs take a little to warm up and the cornering lights turn on and off within about 5 seconds.


Thanks. I was referring to the actual headlights with HID not the corner lights. looks like headlamp HID is color matched to the corner lights and halos. so was curious if you swapped those out too for 5 or 6k.
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Thanks for the post as I have been looking to do this. just want to confirm which adapter to order... is it KP 101 or KP 102?

Also did you change the temp of the HID? trying to have it all match the halos.. which I think is 5k?? I prefer a white output vs blue tint. If you did can u tell me where you ordered the HID from too?

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101. And I didn't use HIDs. I used LEDs. HIDs for this purpose wouldn't work well since HIDs take a little to warm up and the cornering lights turn on and off within about 5 seconds.
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Thanks for the post as I have been looking to do this. just want to confirm which adapter to order... is it KP 101 or KP 102?

Also did you change the temp of the HID? trying to have it all match the halos.. which I think is 5k?? I prefer a white output vs blue tint. If you did can u tell me where you ordered the HID from too?

TIA
101. And I didn't use HIDs. I used LEDs. HIDs for this purpose wouldn't work well since HIDs take a little to warm up and the cornering lights turn on and off within about 5 seconds.

Thanks. I was referring to the actual headlights with HID not the corner lights. looks like headlamp HID is color matched to the corner lights and halos. so was curious if you swapped those out too for 5 or 6k.
Oh gotcha. No I didn't. They're the stock ones. Plus I heard they are a big pita to change
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Lol so this guy is talking about glare when there are several vehicles out that blind the hell out of drivers aka the new Acura's with their headlights. Also the cornering light only comes on when you're turning or have the turn signal on.

I find it hilarious. Especially since here in dc a high number of drivers go down the street with high beams on. Yet this guy is criticizing the use of led bulbs in the part of the housing that doesn't even stay on for long periods of time.
Idk man. People have some extra time on their hands
Thank god i wasn't the only one who thought that guy was so extra

Same here. bit extra on a corner light discussion
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Thank god i wasn't the only one who thought that guy was so extra ��
Enjoy blinding people and being "that BMW guy"

Half of ya'll don't understand physics and it shows
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I drove a BMW loaner with LED cornering lights and I don't think I "blinded" anyone when I was turning. The lights we're all talking about won't blind anyone.

Maybe you can preach your light gospel elsewhere. Maybe where it its applicable.
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I drove a BMW loaner with LED cornering lights and I don't think I "blinded" anyone when I was turning. The lights we're all talking about won't blind anyone.

Maybe you can preach your light gospel elsewhere. Maybe where it its applicable.
You got a loaner from the dealer with LED cornering lights, which means that loaner had LED cornering lights from the factory most likely. Which means the housing and reflectors was designed for LED's. I'm not saying LED's are bad, I'm just saying using them in the wrong application is bad.

It's 100% applicable here, people just refuse to admit that it's a bad idea because "ohmahgawd led>>>>halogens i need mah led"

Also, how would you know you didn't blind anyone, you're in the driver's seat lmfao
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