Bimmerpost
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Technical Topics DIYs and Coding Discussions Laserlights retrofit

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-11-2019, 06:30 AM   #1
Hojbjerg
New Member
Denmark
0
Rep
10
Posts

Drives: BMW G20 320d
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Denmark

iTrader: (0)

Laserlights retrofit

Hi
Has anyone thought about retrofitting the laserlights?

Is it plug and play with just some coding?
Appreciate 0
      04-30-2019, 02:58 PM   #2
larrybml
New Member
0
Rep
10
Posts

Drives: X3 F25 2011
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Romania

iTrader: (0)

I think that is too soon. It will be very interesting thread, but after one year I think!
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2019, 02:40 PM   #3
Calamari
Private
50
Rep
74
Posts

Drives: G20 318d (on order), E87 118i
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Croatia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hojbjerg View Post
Hi
Has anyone thought about retrofitting the laserlights?

Is it plug and play with just some coding?
Laser lights is certainly not plug and play retrofit since Laser lights have selective beam and require additional controllers and optical sensors in order to work.

As an experienced software developer (with a lot of background in electronics), I would say it's almost impossible to retrofit Laser lights reliably without significant time and money investment. In fact, the cost will be ridiculous. Just check the price of a single laser headlight.

Even if you perform this retrofit with OEM parts, there is a high risk of defects and bugs that will manifest after the retrofit since the car was originally equipped with different type of headlights controller.

In short, not worth it cause I found Adaptive LEDs work great.
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2019, 05:03 PM   #4
TBGaming
New Member
Italy
3
Rep
15
Posts

Drives: BMW 330e
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: VA, Italy

iTrader: (0)

Laser headlights are indeed plug and play. I checked the wiring with ISTA and it is the same between all the headlight versions, which is a big step forward from all the different harnesses in the f30. If you want to retrofit them you need the headlight plus their modules.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:28 AM.




g20
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST