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      03-12-2019, 12:19 PM   #1
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Alright guys it was very foggy this morning so I was able to capture an image if just high beams then the lasers. What's nice is how easy they are to distinguish when the weather gets bad. Sorry for the shitty quality pics. It was dark, foggy and I was of course driving
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Picture 1 with the streetlight shows lasers on

Picture 2 is LED high beam (same headlights just using the LED's only)
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Interesting! You can definitely see the pronounced additional "beam" aimed further down the road. Thanks for sharing!

I think I was expecting the laser light beam to be less focused and provide a more general light in all areas. Not sure why I thought that...lol. It's freakin lazzzers! This makes sense and perhaps shows why so many perhaps don't quite notice when the lasers activate.
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Interesting! You can definitely see the pronounced additional "beam" aimed further down the road. Thanks for sharing!

I think I was expecting the laser light beam to be less focused and provide a more general light in all areas. Not sure why I thought that...lol. It's freakin lazzzers! This makes sense and perhaps shows why so many perhaps don't quite notice when the lasers activate.
Yes they only illuminate a narrow space far away, everything else is done by the normal high beams. This should put the myth to test about them not working or being a thing
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What made them switch between laser and reg led high beams
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What made them switch between laser and reg led high beams
I manually turned off the auto high beams ie laser them manually put on the high beams.


FYI: I know how to use the lights seeing how I've had my car for 1.5months and drive 2500 miles
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I ordered the laser lights on my build but I have to admit that I'm still confused on how the lights operate. Do the laser lights run in the following modes?

1. LED low beam
2. LED low beam + LED high beam
3. LED low beam + LED high beam + Laser?
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I ordered the laser lights on my build but I have to admit that I'm still confused on how the lights operate. Do the laser lights run in the following modes?

1. LED low beam
2. LED low beam + LED high beam
3. LED low beam + LED high beam + Laser?
If I'm reading your descriptions correctly it would be #3.
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I ordered the laser lights on my build but I have to admit that I'm still confused on how the lights operate. Do the laser lights run in the following modes?

1. LED low beam
2. LED low beam + LED high beam
3. LED low beam + LED high beam + Laser?
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If I'm reading your descriptions correctly it would be #3.
I had cruise control at 38/39mph for the record so it was actually using lasers as is very obvious in the picture.
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Thanks for this post, OP. I wonder how much additional lighting would be available if they were fully operational.
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Thanks for this post, OP. I wonder how much additional lighting would be available if they were fully operational.
600m peak range per what they do in the EU
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When it’s clear out on a long strait road, you can easily see the Laser far out reaches the standard LED high beams. It’s like shooting a light down a tunnel it’s so far out in front of you. Road signs light up so much they look like dots because they are so far in front of you.
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Those are great pictures and really represent the difference between laser and non-laser.

Question - did you notice the lasers adjusting to the direction of steering? I have noticed steering adjustments with auto high beams but now that I know what to look for I'll pay closer attention.
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Those are great pictures and really represent the difference between laser and non-laser.

Question - did you notice the lasers adjusting to the direction of steering? I have noticed steering adjustments with auto high beams but now that I know what to look for I'll pay closer attention.
Yes. they 100% turn with the wheel just like the normal high and low beams.
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Thanks for this post, OP. I wonder how much additional lighting would be available if they were fully operational.
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Thanks for this post, OP. I wonder how much additional lighting would be available if they were fully operational.
about 2-300m if I recall correctly which is a huge amount
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Thanks to Bimmerpost you guys saved me $1,000 towards more useful options like the Melano leather instead, I thought the laser lights were something special as when I went to dealer the salesman said to pass on them as you will not even know you have the option, as my current 2016 x5 with out led lights the salesman said the new adaptive led are amazing and I have never used my high beams in my current x5 yet as I live in the suburbs of nyc and have street lights , I thought the lasers were the main source of light , thanks for clearing this up for me
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Thanks to Bimmerpost you guys saved me $1,000 towards more useful options like the Melano leather instead, I thought the laser lights were something special as when I went to dealer the salesman said to pass on them as you will not even know you have the option, as my current 2016 x5 with out led lights the salesman said the new adaptive led are amazing and I have never used my high beams in my current x5 yet as I live in the suburbs of nyc and have street lights , I thought the lasers were the main source of light , thanks for clearing this up for me
umm laser lights are well worth the money no matter how you put it. If there's even a 1% chance of using them that could be the difference between hitting a deer or not
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Thanks to Bimmerpost you guys saved me $1,000 towards more useful options like the Melano leather instead, I thought the laser lights were something special as when I went to dealer the salesman said to pass on them as you will not even know you have the option, as my current 2016 x5 with out led lights the salesman said the new adaptive led are amazing and I have never used my high beams in my current x5 yet as I live in the suburbs of nyc and have street lights , I thought the lasers were the main source of light , thanks for clearing this up for me
umm laser lights are well worth the money no matter how you put it. If there's even a 1% chance of using them that could be the difference between hitting a deer or not
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Thanks to Bimmerpost you guys saved me $1,000 towards more useful options like the Melano leather instead, I thought the laser lights were something special as when I went to dealer the salesman said to pass on them as you will not even know you have the option, as my current 2016 x5 with out led lights the salesman said the new adaptive led are amazing and I have never used my high beams in my current x5 yet as I live in the suburbs of nyc and have street lights , I thought the lasers were the main source of light , thanks for clearing this up for me
umm laser lights are well worth the money no matter how you put it. If there's even a 1% chance of using them that could be the difference between hitting a deer or not
Not really a issue for me and never used my current high beams , now if the low beams were laser I agree 100 percent, I ended up getting the rear seat I drive nav/entertainment package
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Not really a issue for me and never used my current high beams , now if the low beams were laser I agree 100 percent, I ended up getting the rear seat I drive nav/entertainment package
Having a low laser wouldn't make sense. The lasers are for range, not just brightness.
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The Lasers do add general brightness, or the LEDs step-up when the Lasers fade on. You can see maybe a 25% differene in brightness if you go above/below the 37mph.
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The Lasers do add general brightness, or the LEDs step-up when the Lasers fade on. You can see maybe a 25% differene in brightness if you go above/below the 37mph.
I'd say it's closer to 50% on some situations. I'm referring to the reach out brightness not up close
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Something else to consider:
High end lighting is a very desirable and almost required over a certain price point of vehicle. Without them, a $80k+ vehicle will look dated prematurely in just a few years. If you lease your car then it might not matter but if you own your car, $1k upgrade at this price point shouldn’t even be questioned. Since the BMW “led halo headlights”, lighting technology has become a major design element and brand identification hallmarks.

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