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    I'm thinking of buying a '98 328i Coupe that has non-standard headlights (don't know if they have Angel Eyes).
    I don't really like the look of them so the question is: are they actually any better as lights, than the standard units...??
    If the originals are crap the replacements can stay, winter in Britain being what it is. If not I'll happily fit standard ones.... maybe with Nightbreaker bulbs or something.

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    Are they complete angel eye headlight units or the far more common CCFL rings that have been added to the original headlights?

    The only difference is the way that the side light is displayed, no benefits whatsoever
     
     

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    To be honest most aftermarket headlight units in my opinion don't improve visibility that much. Standard headlight units in my opinion remain by far the best looking and suited to the car, and have been designed from scratch to give good visibility on the road.

    As RYM has said, Angel Eyes plug into the sidelight wiring so don't have any effect on visibility as they're not headlights. There are some aftermarket angel eye units that come with xenons installed as well but these are rare.
     
     

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    I have changed headlights quite a few times and the only thing that will improve the actual light emitted is the type of bulb.
     
     

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    Thanks guys!

    They are complete replacement units, high & low beams, the lot.
    Looks like I'll be shoppnig for standard lights, if I buy the car that is.....
    Had Nightbreaker bulbs in a SAAB 9000, very good.

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    Have you actually tried the lights?
    Only asking as mine had aftermarket lights fitted and the main beam is amazing, definatley dont think its normal brightness, I only fitted the hids to the normal beam as long term its cheaper as the bulbs should last longer.
     
     

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