1997 E36 323i Vert - Angel Eyes, which are best?

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    I've seen quite a few cars with angel eyes and am toying with the idea of getting some for my vert

    Trouble is I don't know much about them - are they easy to fit? Do I need to be able to solder and do they stay on all the time - I guess what activates them?

    Also, which is the best product on the market - not sure what the qualifiers are but I guess its brightness and purity of whiteness

    Cheers in advance for any help
     
     

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    Everyone usually goes for the CCFL kits. You'll find loads of them on Ebay. usually about £30 posted. They'll be as white as you can get, and are relatively easy to fit yourself. You can either solder the 2 wires in, or you CAN use squeeze taps, but it's best to solder for a more secure join.

    You wire them into the sidelight circuit, just remove the sidelight bulbs you have. They will only come on when you turn on your sidelights/headlights then. You DO have to obviously open up your headlights themselves to get the rings inside. When you do buy a kit, test the rings to make sure they ALL light up BEFORE you even start taking anything apart.
     
     

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    Charley - how would you test the lights before fitting them - what could I connect them to?

    Looking on ebay there also seems to be a lot of reference to 6000/7000 and mainly 8000 - is the higher this number the better?

    Oh, and what does CCFL mean?
     
     

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    Cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) are usually also called cold cathodes.

    With each kit, you get 2 rings, to power each pair of rings, there is a little black plastic box with a power invertor inside, a sort of transformer unit. On one end of the box there will be 2 pairs of double wires with a plastic clip plug on the end of each, and the opposite of those plugs attached to each ring. Connect 1 ring per plug, and then the other end of the box are 1 pair of wires, 1 black, 1 red. Touch the black wire to the neg of the car battery, and the red wire to the pos of the car battery. 2 x white glowing rings you will now have. Repeat for the other box and pair of rings.

    I think the 6-7k are slightly dimmer, and 8000k more noticabley whiter and brighter.

    Theres a ' How To ' guide on this forum for fitting them, and also loads of vids on Youtube. It is really rather simple. The only hard part is taking your headlights off the car and opening them up.

    I went for 1 pair on the outer main beams instead of fitting 2 rings, for that 'evolution from the E30 look'.


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    Now that looks really cool

    Thanks again fella it doesn't sound too complicated I'll get some in a few weeks and let you know how I get on.

    Did you just disconnect one of the eyes each side?
     
     

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    I have 6,000 CCFL in mine, very pleased with them.
     
     

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    i think the various thousand numbers are meant to be colour 'temperature'...ie, an idea of how far into the blue side of the spectrum the lamps light up.
    the higher the number the more blue the light will appear...6k is a good compromise between brightness and 'blueness'
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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    i think the various thousand numbers are meant to be colour 'temperature'...ie, an idea of how far into the blue side of the spectrum the lamps light up.
    the higher the number the more blue the light will appear...6k is a good compromise between brightness and 'blueness'
    K stands for Kelvin and is a unit of tempretaure

    http://www.mediacollege.com/lighting...mperature.html
     
     

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