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I also have one more question. Will this mod fit a car with Xenon?
If you mean factory fitted Xenons, then no.

If you mean an aftermarket HID kit, then yes.
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How is it going so far?
Its going well. I have 99% of all the parts here now and I am just finessing the power output and luminosity before I start assembly.
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Its going well. I have 99% of all the parts here now and I am just finessing the power output and luminosity before I start assembly.
Cool !

As you know Jaba the first two sets are built and just awaiting the power supplies.

Won't be long now folks and you'll see them on a couple of cars.

Just about to start work on the third set.
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If you mean factory fitted Xenons, then no.

If you mean an aftermarket HID kit, then yes.
That's too bad

I obviously have the worst combo for this mod ... LHD + Factory Xsenons.

Well, the upside is I'll save some €€€ for something that I don't necessarily need

I hope we can see a working kit on a car soon. I bet it'll look amazing!
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Out of interest, the Halo's are fitted inside of the reflector area of the lights, do they effect the 'spread' of the beam at all?
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Out of interest, the Halo's are fitted inside of the reflector area of the lights, do they effect the 'spread' of the beam at all?
Not that has been noticed in any of the testing
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That's right folks, your eyes are not deceiving you...... that is in fact the first set of circuit boards and power supplies connected to a full set of rings
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That's right folks, your eyes are not deceiving you...... that is in fact the first set of circuit boards and power supplies connected to a full set of rings
Drum roll please !
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Blindingly cool!

Great work!
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That's the 2 x dev sets built and ready for installation when Coxy is feeling better.

Get well soon Fella!
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If all else fails I'll just suck it up !

We'll get them on the cars if it kills me, if I break myself properly they'll just have more to fix when I'm back in hospital later in the month.

Commitment to the cause baby
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Amazing work; for a non-techie, it's fascinating how much work needs to go into this sort of thing. Can't wait to see what they look like on the car.

Everytime I see a Beemer with those DRLs I keep thinking how much better these will look!!

Keep up the great work.
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Well done guys looking really good now and soo close ^_^.

Any idea on a price yet or a completion date? Cant wait any longer ha.
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Me too desperate to get this ...............
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Just a quick question. Will these lighy up when the doors are unlocked using the key? Or will it only come on when the key is inserted and the ignition comes on?
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Well done guys looking really good now and soo close ^_^.

Any idea on a price yet or a completion date? Cant wait any longer ha.
Hi mate, we are still thinking around 495 for a brand new set of headlights with the rings installed + all associated wiring etc.

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Just a quick question. Will these lighy up when the doors are unlocked using the key? Or will it only come on when the key is inserted and the ignition comes on?
That's an interesting one. We are unable to get a switched live from any of the feeds into the headlights themselves so have to run a power and earth from each headlight to a switch live source under the bonnet to power the units. If we can find one that comes on when the car is unlocked (probably the fuel primer circuit) we can use that rather than the ignition so they come on when you unlock the car.


The new power supplies arrived today as well

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These bad boys are 3 x the power rating of the original individual supplies I intended to use so can run a pair of lights of a single PSU. This was due to the lack of switched live in the headlight (hoped the ancillary plug for the xenons had one in but it didn't ), combined with the fact I was not happy of the heat generation from the PSU's under full load condition for extended periods of time (main beam on for ages).

They are also IP rated for use in the engine bay so I don't have to use such a big enclosure for the circuit boards which suits a single power source to run both circuits/lights


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Ok nice will finish it off nicely if they come on when the car is unlocked. What kind of warranty will you give? I cant wait now ha will deffo be getting some just need to find out how to fit them now haha
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Warranty is a tough one to predict and is why progress is slow. At every step of the way we have had to over engineer things to reduce the likelihood of failure, as there is a cost with building the units ay kind of warranty is problematic, but equally I understand the need for basic investment protection as a consumer, so if your patients is good, once we have them on the cars we will know what likely warranty is viable.

So far, along the way I have identified many different issues with aspects of the electronics that would have resulted in an early failure. The latest of these was in the power supplies that despite calculations stating they would cope with the load, real life testing had them overheating. The latest PSU's have been on test for 24 hours now at full power with varying input voltage from 6-12v and are still only warm to the touch rather than smoking!!

The final test is the extra heat and changing conditions that a car brings. extreme heat and cold + the constant change from one to another is hard to predict.

Typically in product development warranties are decided through a combination of predictions and testing. From an individual component perspective each original item from the headlight units to the LED rings has a warranted life, but as a complete unit that has been modified all those warranties are invalid, so any warranty we provide is "on us" so to speak.

The last thing we want to do is bring a crap product to the community, and equally end up being out of pocket for the privilege, so you can wait a while and have a warranty of some kind, or be an early adopter with none!

Its not like we think these things will fail, but a warranty is a tough one to get right
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|Well the units have been on a "burn in" test for 3 solid days now and the PSU, circuits & rings are all stable and happy that's 72hours continuous use at 100% load

#LookingGood
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Thats good news !

I have run 55 watt HID's with the rings fitted for 5 days solid to see if there were any issues.

No issues found with either the LED rings or the shield modifications.

We're getting close to a full on release now !
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good to hear guys

So wont be long now haha, about the warranty I understand what you mean and think patients will be worth it! how easy would it be to fit these? don't you have to remove the bumper?
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Yes, you have to remove or at least drop the front bumper but its a lot easier than you think!!! An installation guide will come with the units, but if your not mechanically minded, you could get a local indie to do the install for you.
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Its a really easy job, a hung over ham fisted gorilla could do it in under 5 minutes.
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Its a really easy job, a hung over ham fisted gorilla could do it in under 5 minutes.
Lol ok that must mean its easy for me thanks guys. Been getting alot of stick and jealous remarks from my brother about wanting these.
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how will the purchase be available could we buy a 'kit' then install them on our own lights???
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