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Are ellipsoids unique to BMWs, and why are they called Angel Eyes? used
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No, many cars have projectors.

AEs were coined by the factory.

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just to dispell the misunderstanding, ellipsoid are the glass lensed headlights and angel eyes are quite new as a mod to bmw's (usually refered to as DDE's)

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and the dde portion is just the ring that lights up around projectors. thats for looks while the projectiors provide better lighting to see by.

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and to clear it up even further, Projectors (european elipsoids) are different than 99% of the american headlights that use silver reflector plastic behind the bulbs to reflect the light from the bulb towards the road.
Projectors PROJECT the light through a lense so the light spread is much more even and directed.
Think: Movie projector without film running through it VS. really bright flashlight. Eaven spread of light vs. odd spread of light with lots of "hotspots"

Angel eyes (DDE) are just a cosmetic and really freaking cool addition to the elipsoids that make your car look like it has glowing eyes of some sort.

HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights are those REALLY FREAKING BRIGHT lights that seem to be perfectly white or blueish in color. They use ballasts to jump the voltage up REALLY HIGH and bulbs that produce an electrical arc to make the light appear extremely bright and white\blue\yellow (or whatever color 'temperature' you want)

HID lights need to be used in projectors, otherwise it's just pointless. (ESP in BMW's, the plastic headlights will most likely melt if you retrofit HID in them and look like ass anyways.)


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Thanks for the great answer bitcore, exactly what I wanted to know but was afraid to ask....didnt want to appear too noobish.

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Thanks for the great answer bitcore, exactly what I wanted to know but was afraid to ask.... didnt want to appear too noobish.
Ummm.

Thx redo328, I think...

Anyways, nice Captain Choad pic!
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[/QUOTE]what are you talking about!? Thats a pic of me!!! Any way, I meant thanks for the good info, I wanted to post a similar question but with all the flaming going on in some of the other threads I didn't want to appear dumb so I've held back.

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Overseas I've heard them refered to as "demon eyes" so why the difference!? (always wondered this)

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no diffrence.

DDE
Daylight Demon Eyes
i could be wrong on the Daylight...

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"Angel Eyes" is the term coined to describe the factory rings, as if they were Halos.

"Demon Eyes" was coined to describe aftermarkets, particularly amoung the first gens a few years ago, because they made the car look so mean it became a Demon.
As the technology improved the visibilty, daylight was added, and thus DDE.

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