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    true, noticed a few e60,s yesterday with their sidelights on around 7pm, nice amber rings, but slight leakage on the reflector, i had mine on, couldnt tell, though when the darker mornings and evenings come in, and the xenon headlight bulbs combined with the led sidelights, should do the trick!! ive order the full set of bulbs, headlights, dip beam, fogs etc, hopefully get nice crispy white xenon look!
     
     

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    Ref the leakage, did you get the 4 x LED's per bulb?
     
     

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    no leakage on mine, single led,s i got.
    Though the other e60,s that i seen with amber sidelights, the leakage was obvious, i wouldnt mind a set of amber led,s with the load resistors if you find them!!
     
     

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    Thats fine - I only ask as the 4xLED ones do bleed light into the lense, which is why I got the single LED ones.

    I am struggling to find Amber LED ones with load resistors - I think that would be ideal. I have found some of the standard 501 buolbs, but instead of 12V 5w, these are 12V 10w which should double the power without drawing anymore voltage. (they are 503's but fit 501 fitments)

    Here: http://www.consumabulbs.com/files/bdet.php?id=595


    I emailed them to see if they would be OK. Ill let you know.
     
     

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    I tried something tonight - underneath the bulb is a substantial gap. I folded some tin foil and wedged it in. It blocked the light from bleading into the lense. Now, if something could be made up as a permanent fix that would cure the bleed.
     
     

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    must try my 501 bulbs with sticky foil tape wrapped around, this would project the light out the front of the bulb into the sidelight rings!!
     
     

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    My car is in work tonight, as I would post some pics of what I did last night. Ref your idea, would you only need to cover the bottom part of the bulb?

    Where can you get the self adhesive foil?
     
     

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    im not sure where i aquired it, i have a roll, used for wrapping the foil around oil heating burners etc, i tested it on th flu of the burner, its lasted 2 years unaffected at that temp, so would do a bulb ok.. i havnt tried it yet on the bulb as im hapy enough for now with the led,s!! when the darker evening come they will be the ticket!!
     
     

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    I have received these bulbs now http://www.consumabulbs.com/files/bdet.php?id=595 and the pics below show the difference.

    The first pic shows the new bulb on the right hand side and the original bulb on the left (there is a notable difference). The other picture shows what they look like during the day. As you can see, the side nearer the shade shows them better and would reflect a dull day.

    They are ever so slightly longer longer than standard 501's but do not affect anything, plus they are very fragile when trying to squeeze into the holder.

    There is clearly more bleed now into the main lense, but I can cure this when I find something suitable to act as a blocker.



     
     

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