BMW F10 – LED XENON HID upgrades

Light, Lights, all the lights…

Hi, I am Bogdan and I invite you to take a look at how you can upgrade the lights of the BMW F10 5 Series with HID&LED Lights.

What are the advantages of LED lights?

  • fast light up time
  • they don’t get damaged due to repeat On/Off cycles
  • small form factor
  • better priced than HID Xenon

Now the disadvantages of LED:

  • light output is not always sharp
  • many times the led and headlight projector will not work well together
  • high power LEDs require fans for cooling and will not work in dirty & wet environments
  • will not solve Bulb Warning Errors
  • require resistors to solve Bulb Warning Errors

What are the advantages of HID Xenon?

  • more mature technology
  • usually more light output than the average LED bulb replacement
  • will give a better light dispersion on the road when installed in halogen projectors
  • will be able to solve bulb warning system problems out of the box
  • water prof/shock proof

Now the disadvantages of HID:

  • require more space to install due to ballast unit
  • will generate Elect Magnetic Interference that needs to be mitigated
  • On/Off cycles can damage/reduce lifespan
  • will not have max intensity immediately after ignition
  • higher cost than average LED

For the Halogen Headlight on the BMW F10 we use:

  • Low Beam – HID XENON
  • Fog Lights – HID XENON
  • Main beam (High beam) – LED
  • Front Turn Signals – LED Upgrade

Do you want to discuss us doing this type of work on your car?

  • Get in touch
  • UK only

Now take a look at our video for more insight.