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      06-02-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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Xenon Interior Bulbs



What do you all think of interior Xenon Light replacement bulbs, they have some at Bimmian.com was wondering what your opinions were.
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      06-02-2008, 10:32 PM   #2
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I'd be hesitant. The bulbs get very hot and have been known to burn the surrounding plastic. I believe there's a few threads about it on e90post.

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I was curious since I couldn't remember the exact details and did the search for you
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30283
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34980
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      06-02-2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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When i get my car, i think i am going to do some led light. Opinions?:iono:
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      06-03-2008, 11:54 AM   #4
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I love the look of them. I have had them in my 05 325i with no problems. I think that all other cars bulbs are too yellow now in the inside. Definatley a must have for me when I get my 135i in.
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      06-03-2008, 12:28 PM   #5
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What do you all think of interior Xenon Light replacement bulbs, they have some at Bimmian.com was wondering what your opinions were.
you mean LED right? like the puddle lights? or xenon, like the headlights?
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      06-03-2008, 03:01 PM   #6
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you mean LED right? like the puddle lights? or xenon, like the headlights?
he means xenon. they are the fake blue glass like the gp thunders.
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      06-03-2008, 03:35 PM   #7
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Ok - that's not Xenon like the HID technology in the headlights..... it's just a painted halogen bulb. LED might be interesting - like 5000k LEDs.



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he means xenon. they are the fake blue glass like the gp thunders.
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      06-03-2008, 04:09 PM   #8
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I was looking at the same ones let me know if you get them and what you think of them??
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      06-03-2008, 05:29 PM   #9
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I have replaced the OEM interior bulbs with LED bulbs on other cars, and they look 1000X better. Pure white with a hint of blue.
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      06-03-2008, 06:14 PM   #10
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From my experience based on several installs on everything from a 1 series, 3 series, 5 and X5, they are a really solid product. The newest iterations have the burning issue solved and they are guaranteed for life so you do not have to worry about these burning out.
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      06-03-2008, 08:06 PM   #11
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The xenon he was referring too are called filament bulbs.. and they dont last as long as LED's but are way cheaper.... i've looked into it.. your looking at $27 vs $100.00 or something like that..
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From my experience based on several installs on everything from a 1 series, 3 series, 5 and X5, they are a really solid product. The newest iterations have the burning issue solved and they are guaranteed for life so you do not have to worry about these burning out.
Did they lower the wattage to the oem standards? I'm kind of wary of getting these without solid conformation they won't melt the plastic.


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The xenon he was referring too are called filament bulbs.. and they dont last as long as LED's but are way cheaper.... i've looked into it.. your looking at $27 vs $100.00 or something like that..
Unless they have definitely fixed the problem, an extra $75 is not that much in order to not have to worry about my car burning to the ground.
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      06-04-2008, 07:47 AM   #13
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Ok so where do you find LED Interior lights?
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Ok so where do you find LED Interior lights?
eBay, and like everything else you can find really good ones just like you can find simply trash, so just do your usual homework, check feedbacks and so on, the better ones nowadays are the 1 watt LEDs (aka SMTs, SMDs etc) and up, they have great light output, their viewing angle is almost 180 ( works best with reflectors) and their size is still close to original if not same (no modifications)
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So any names/terms to search by?
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Did they lower the wattage to the oem standards? I'm kind of wary of getting these without solid conformation they won't melt the plastic.



Unless they have definitely fixed the problem, an extra $75 is not that much in order to not have to worry about my car burning to the ground.
The filament versions are slightly lower than OEM wattage to ensure that they do not overheat or melt the housings.
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      07-02-2008, 08:44 PM   #17
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im had full LED's in my Charger for in interior and loved the look.

im driving a 335i now and dont like the yellowish map lights
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Did they lower the wattage to the oem standards? I'm kind of wary of getting these without solid conformation they won't melt the plastic.



Unless they have definitely fixed the problem, an extra $75 is not that much in order to not have to worry about my car burning to the ground.
They are actually slightly below OEM standards to prevent overheating.
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      08-05-2009, 04:38 AM   #19
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