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Re: questions on euro ellipsoids (archive)

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Posted by Jim Bassett on October 07, 1999 at 13:08:30:

In Reply to: questions on euro ellipsoids posted by Dutch on October 07, 1999 at 08:47:34:

: i'm buying these lights, but i have become confused. what are "city lights?" and what is "HID." I'm also beginning to get worried about aiming them? is this aiming a complicated procedure?

Take a look at my page:

I've got some pictures of what the City Lights look like (they're basically a small 5W bulbs in the high beam assembly that can be wired to come one with or in place of the parking lights).

There's also info on aiming the lights; it's not too difficult.

As for HID, these are "High Intensity Discharge" lights as Racer mentioned, however the E36 Euro Ellipsoids DON'T use them - they use standard H1 bulbs (stock wattage is 55W, you can upgrade to 100W, which I have done).

If you have any other questions, feel free to email me (I've had and installed Euro Ellipsoids on both my previous 328is and the current M3).

Jim Bassett
1998 M3/4 - sees very well at night, thank you :-)

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