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DRL Brightness at night

Post by RickN55 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:16 am

As anybody turned their 'Amgel eye brightness with low beams on' up and if so what percentage?
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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by tuaho » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:48 pm

I set mine to 70% which is slightly higher than the default which is 50-60% I think. I don't like to set the brightness to high because I don't want to be that "***hole BMW driver that blinds other drivers on the road so he can show off his xenon / LEDs" :lol:

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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by RickN55 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:36 pm

tuaho wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:48 pm
I set mine to 70% which is slightly higher than the default which is 50-60% I think. I don't like to set the brightness to high because I don't want to be that "***hole BMW driver that blinds other drivers on the road so he can show off his xenon / LEDs" :lol:
I think mine were on 12% standard before I turned them up?
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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by tuaho » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 pm

12% sounds very low.. I'm not sure what the default is actually. I read somewhere it was 50% so I went with it. Sorry for the late reply!

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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by Clucky » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:23 pm

I would also like to know what the 'standard' is.

Have have a '17 M140i and want to turn up my DRL's on low beam but the Bimmercode app doesn't tell me what it is currently set to. :?

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Post by RickN55 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:33 pm

tuaho wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 pm
12% sounds very low.. I'm not sure what the default is actually. I read somewhere it was 50% so I went with it. Sorry for the late reply!
Yup it was on 12 standard when low beams were on. They dim quite dramatically when you flick the low beams on. But I've turned mine up to 100% on low beams and had no probs at all dazzling other drivers. Been done a few months now and not had one person flash me. I find it gives a lot better light on the road and signs with them brighter also.
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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by RickN55 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:34 pm

Clucky wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:23 pm
I would also like to know what the 'standard' is.

Have have a '17 M140i and want to turn up my DRL's on low beam but the Bimmercode app doesn't tell me what it is currently set to. :?
What ever percentage it says when you click on the DRL Brightness on Low Beam is what they are set at. Mine said 12%. Like now if I go on it says 100% because that is what I last left them on. Hope this helps
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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by Clucky » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 pm

RickN55 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Clucky wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:23 pm
I would also like to know what the 'standard' is.

Have have a '17 M140i and want to turn up my DRL's on low beam but the Bimmercode app doesn't tell me what it is currently set to. :?
What ever percentage it says when you click on the DRL Brightness on Low Beam is what they are set at. Mine said 12%. Like now if I go on it says 100% because that is what I last left them on. Hope this helps
Yeah, I checked that but it doesn't give me a value as standard, just says unknown. Seems to be 12% from what everyone is saying. Will have to play with it when it's dark sometime.

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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by RickN55 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:13 pm

Clucky wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 pm
RickN55 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Clucky wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:23 pm
I would also like to know what the 'standard' is.

Have have a '17 M140i and want to turn up my DRL's on low beam but the Bimmercode app doesn't tell me what it is currently set to. :?
What ever percentage it says when you click on the DRL Brightness on Low Beam is what they are set at. Mine said 12%. Like now if I go on it says 100% because that is what I last left them on. Hope this helps
Yeah, I checked that but it doesn't give me a value as standard, just says unknown. Seems to be 12% from what everyone is saying. Will have to play with it when it's dark sometime.
Strange that it says unknown value.. Can easily just change it back to 12% for MOT time tho. All though I recently got informed by my MOT man that DRL's aren't tested on an MOT unless it is registered after March 2018 :D
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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by Dazz4C » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:49 am

Clucky wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 pm
RickN55 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Clucky wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:23 pm
I would also like to know what the 'standard' is.

Have have a '17 M140i and want to turn up my DRL's on low beam but the Bimmercode app doesn't tell me what it is currently set to. :?
What ever percentage it says when you click on the DRL Brightness on Low Beam is what they are set at. Mine said 12%. Like now if I go on it says 100% because that is what I last left them on. Hope this helps
Yeah, I checked that but it doesn't give me a value as standard, just says unknown. Seems to be 12% from what everyone is saying. Will have to play with it when it's dark sometime.
Did this end up working for you?

I have a '16 M135i LCI. Bimmercode showed 'unknown' by default. Changing the values to 0% or 100% doesn't seem to change anything under the Parker or Low Beam DRL brightness settings.

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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by RickN55 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:18 pm

Dazz4C wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:49 am
Clucky wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 pm
RickN55 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:34 pm


What ever percentage it says when you click on the DRL Brightness on Low Beam is what they are set at. Mine said 12%. Like now if I go on it says 100% because that is what I last left them on. Hope this helps
Yeah, I checked that but it doesn't give me a value as standard, just says unknown. Seems to be 12% from what everyone is saying. Will have to play with it when it's dark sometime.
Did this end up working for you?

I have a '16 M135i LCI. Bimmercode showed 'unknown' by default. Changing the values to 0% or 100% doesn't seem to change anything under the Parker or Low Beam DRL brightness settings.
Do they not stay the same brightness as in daytime when you turn the low beams on after turning it to 100%? It should?
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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by Dazz4C » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:06 am

RickN55 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Dazz4C wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:49 am
Clucky wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 pm


Yeah, I checked that but it doesn't give me a value as standard, just says unknown. Seems to be 12% from what everyone is saying. Will have to play with it when it's dark sometime.
Did this end up working for you?

I have a '16 M135i LCI. Bimmercode showed 'unknown' by default. Changing the values to 0% or 100% doesn't seem to change anything under the Parker or Low Beam DRL brightness settings.
Do they not stay the same brightness as in daytime when you turn the low beams on after turning it to 100%? It should?
Nope. DRL's are at the brightest when the light position is set at '0' - i.e. all lights off, angel eyes on 100%. Turning the switch over to low beams or parkers noticeably dims the angel eyes even with the values for low beam/parkers set to 100% through Bimmercode.

Again, I think this is to do with the fact that it showed the values as 'Unknown' by default. Maybe Bimmercode isn't reading the correct code for the '16 LCI?

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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by RickN55 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:22 am

Dazz4C wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:06 am
RickN55 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Dazz4C wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:49 am


Did this end up working for you?

I have a '16 M135i LCI. Bimmercode showed 'unknown' by default. Changing the values to 0% or 100% doesn't seem to change anything under the Parker or Low Beam DRL brightness settings.
Do they not stay the same brightness as in daytime when you turn the low beams on after turning it to 100%? It should?
Nope. DRL's are at the brightest when the light position is set at '0' - i.e. all lights off, angel eyes on 100%. Turning the switch over to low beams or parkers noticeably dims the angel eyes even with the values for low beam/parkers set to 100% through Bimmercode.

Again, I think this is to do with the fact that it showed the values as 'Unknown' by default. Maybe Bimmercode isn't reading the correct code for the '16 LCI?
Yep sounds like it could possibly be a LCI thing.. Mine currently since changing to 100 percent they don't dim at all when you go from 0 to lowbeams/street lights. Might be worth popping a post on asking other LCI users who use Bimmercode if they've came across the same thing?
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Re: DRL Brightness at night

Post by Dazz4C » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:49 am

RickN55 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:22 am
Yep sounds like it could possibly be a LCI thing.. Mine currently since changing to 100 percent they don't dim at all when you go from 0 to lowbeams/street lights. Might be worth popping a post on asking other LCI users who use Bimmercode if they've came across the same thing?
I contacted the developer. Support for angel eye brightness on adaptive LED headlights will be added in a future update.

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