The below pictures etc relate to their product, but not to the 1 series specifically.
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Our Predator ICE is released.
Sept 29th, we will inventory, TEST, then ship, we must do a 24 hour test on 4 random samples.
Oct 1st, most units will be delivered to the first 50 buyers - New $199 pricing will be firm on that date. You have T-minus 9 days to get in at $149
Oct 10th, remaining units shipped
Oct 15th-18th, all units for pre-orders will be shipping
Oct 21st, full scale production - all orders shipped on order.
Final Production Unit Confirmed and Approved - see pictures below - works round the clock with no failures.
Final Production Unit is now 3.5X (not 3X) brighter than the "P" Competitor.
Final Production Unit will be as bright as the nearest competitor if not brighter <-- testing to follow
Final Production Unit has an encapsulated projector that aims the lights of the LED more accurately.
Final Production Unit fits with NO EFFORT and is COMPLETELY PLUG AND PLAY with no modifications
Final Production Unit allows for even brighter 5X potentially in large part to the elegant external heat sink.
Final Production Unit builds on the notion that you can install it to run like stock (via the parking light switch) or set it as DRL enabled - via the extended cables and optional wiring harness.
We will deliver this product in 6000K.
Elegant design of external heat sink.
!!!!IT DOESN'T GET HOT!!!!
Final Production Comments
It's BETTER THAN WE EXPECTED
No HID Fogs
With HID Fogs - because the exposure was not changed between images, you'll note that the fogs are significantly brighter and thus overpower the exposure settings. In real life they are very close in color.
Original Comparison of Predator Thinline - similar to Chromium - with OE-based headlights for comparison.
The install takes less than 2 minutes on E39s.
In discussing with a tech at BMW, it is as follows:
- E39 - Simple plug and play no headlight removal required
- E53 - Simple plug and play no headlight removal required
- E60 - Headlights remove via 2 bolts and jigsaw puzzle removal (no bumper removal required) somewhat dificult to install due to tight dimensions
- E63 - No direct comparison or information at this time.
- E65 - Similar to E60
- E87 - No direct comparison or information at this time.
This product does not fit the E90 Sedan headlights.
We are not aware of whether it does fit: new Z4, new X3, or E90 Coupe. Those with these cars are invited to visit our facilty for a test fitment.
We have confirmed that this product is good for at least 24 straight hours of operation. We have also confirmed there is no FM radio reception issues.
Please ask any other questions you may have. Due to the delay in posting this information, we will extend the pre-order prices for 24 hours more - they end Monday night. Thank you all for those orders.
It's official, the E60 not only fits, but is totally self-enclosed and here's the key:
No FM reception problems. For that matter, no AM reception. No interference whatsoever.
No PDC interference.
No heat build up.
Straight plug and play (though headlight removal really isn't necessary, it's certainly pretty easy and makes the install 10X easier.
And now, without further ado, photos on the car. Remember, taken on a sunny day with basically direct sunlight streaming into our shop. So night photos will make it more sharp (daylight is 5500K and our product is 6000K which makes for a lack of contrast in the daytime).
The company is willing to give 3 lucky paticipants $149 SHIPPED to anywhere they live in the world in return for a writeup on how it fits the 1-series light.
Q: What happens if i dont even have xenons/angel eyes? how much mods do i need to make to my car?
A: if you do not have them, then you will have to get them first to get this product:)