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      10-07-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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Lux Angel Eyes burned out

Does anyone has this issue with their Lux Angel Eyes? I bought mine at the end of Oct last year and tonight I received a warning from my car indicating a light is burned out. I checked and it was the right hand side of my angel eyes, it was flickering at first and by the time I arrived home, it's totally dead . This is LED, isn't it supposed to last a long time? There is a limited one year warranty, so I am still under warranty. Has anyone had experience exchanging angel eyes with Lux under warranty? Thanks for any advice.
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      10-07-2012, 04:28 AM   #2
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It will be not led but ballast I had same just with other brand so they changed ballast under warranty.
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      10-07-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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My drivers side did the same exact thing. Sent it back to Lux and they sent a new/rebuilt one under warranty. Rimas is right it is the ballast not the LED.
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Same thing happened to mine, sent it back and they had it rebuilt. But it burned out again in a few months. Gave them up and went to another brand, which really isn't bright enough...
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      10-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the information. Do you have an email address or phone number by any chance to contact Lux. I filled out my information on their contact page but so far I have not heard from them.
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Thanks everyone for the information. Do you have an email address or phone number by any chance to contact Lux. I filled out my information on their contact page but so far I have not heard from them.
They are on this forum, here is a link:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=153
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Do you think that housing the ballast inside headlight unit overheats the ballast itself? Coz I just bought a similar LED unit that recommends not to put the ballast inside the headlight unit.
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      10-08-2012, 03:58 PM   #8
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Do you think that housing the ballast inside headlight unit overheats the ballast itself? Coz I just bought a similar LED unit that recommends not to put the ballast inside the headlight unit.
I think better hot than wet...
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Had this issue, twice. It's just a PITA to constantly switch them. Not difficult, but just a nuisance. For the cost, they should be more reliable. They look great though! for Lux on their service though.
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I think better hot than wet...
I agreed. I have not had any problem until now (for almost a year), hope this is a one off.
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Had this issue, twice. It's just a PITA to constantly switch them. Not difficult, but just a nuisance. For the cost, they should be more reliable. They look great though! for Lux on their service though.
It a pain to install this especially on the passenger's side. I hope they address the issue so this thing will last longer, like you said for the price they should be more reliable.
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      10-08-2012, 11:55 PM   #12
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It a pain to install this especially on the passenger's side. I hope they address the issue so this thing will last longer, like you said for the price they should be more reliable.
+1. Just had to do it for a fellow member and was reminded why my hand was scuffed for a week following my own install months ago. LOL

In fairness to Lux, it's BMW's crammed engine compartment, the bulbs snap in as 1-2-3, just getting the cover back (especially on passenger side) it's the tough part for anyone with 'normal' sized fists!
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+1. Just had to do it for a fellow member and was reminded why my hand was scuffed for a week following my own install months ago. LOL

In fairness to Lux, it's BMW's crammed engine compartment, the bulbs snap in as 1-2-3, just getting the cover back (especially on passenger side) it's the tough part for anyone with 'normal' sized fists!
For passenger side it is much easier when you unbolt 2 vacuum turbo tanks and let them loose a bit...
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I'm starting to think it was a good idea to stay stock. I hated having to change the bulbs on my A4 every few months (known issue with the older A4s)
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For passenger side it is much easier when you unbolt 2 vacuum turbo tanks and let them loose a bit...
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