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    Just posting some mystery shots of a mysterious mystery projector. For now, all you get is shitty cell phone shots! HA!

    via Imgflip Meme Generator

    Up against a Koito H11 halogen projector with an NHK 5500K bulb at 35W (top) in the daytime.







    Up against a 2014 Lexus IS 350 with the quad LED projectors (bottom), both headlights on, single mystery projector.





    And on the road, the BMW is about 115 feet away.

    I can shoot some more photos soon!
    Last edited by Haloruler64; February 24th, 2018, 08:06 PM.

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    2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

  • #2
    But... 2014 IS350s have single LED projectors. The “inner” one is a high beam.

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    • #3
      I just meant the quad style and not the newer Koito Bi-LED that replaced them in the facelift.

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      • #4
        So the chinese finally got it right?
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        • #5
          Got it potentially better than the average OEM? Koito Bi-LED comparison will be done.

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          • #6
            Photobombed by the MR2
            Originally posted by HK45
            I don't even look to see what Eddie writes anymore. I'm too busy staring at his avatar.

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            • #7
              something aftermarket? guessing it's not sae_____ standard compliant.
              The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time

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              • #8
                Originally posted by soundman98 View Post
                something aftermarket? guessing it's not sae_____ standard compliant.
                Aftermarket is never officially so.

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                • #9
                  Woah.... you guys are gonna love what's coming up.

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                  • #10
                    Are these the Dimastar Dimavision Aryehtinon projectors?
                    Originally posted by HK45
                    I don't even look to see what Eddie writes anymore. I'm too busy staring at his avatar.

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                    • #11
                      I forgot to post your DIMastar sticker, damn it! I'll post it soon.

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                      • #12
                        ****ing clickbait.

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                        • #13
                          You'll never guess what happens next!!!

                          I'll try to post tonight, if I can.

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                          • #14
                            So first, some cell phone shots. Inaccurate colors, not exposure locked, utterly useless for comparison! But it IS interesting just how far the width reaches.

                            Koito H11 RX variant:



                            Tuned RX350:



                            Mystery LED projector:


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                            • #15
                              Let's do the most unfair comparison of all time. Let's pit the mystery LED projector against what many consider to be the top dog of bixenon projectors. Not only that, but it's running the best D2S bulb currently available. A warm welcome to the Koito RX350 EU projector (clear lens and tune by the beautiful Nuvolari) and the Philips Xtreme Vision Gen2 D2S bulb!

                              The photos are taken by a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens on a Nikon D7200. Settings are 15mm f/5 ISO-500 with color balance locked to 5000K (though colors still do change a bit). The three exposures are 1/40s, 1/250s, and 1/1600s. All photos are of the projectors 15 feet away from the wall.







                              She's a beaut. Now time for the mystery LED projector!







                              Now how does the brightness compare? I busted out the lux meter.

                              Koito RX350: Philips Xtreme Vision Gen2
                              2240 lux low

                              Mystery LED Projector
                              2650 lux low

                              Impressive! Beam pattern wise, of course the RX350 is better. It has less foreground but a less aggressive foreground limiter. It has a shorter but wider hotspot. The width is brighter but there's less of it. Nontheless, the LED projector provides a fantastic, almost HID-like beam pattern. The color is also fantastic and very warm. The cutoff bows a little bit, but this is easily fixed with a washer on the top two lens holder screws (and also fixes the orange fuzz). Remember, this isn't a final product.

                              Now for high beams! RX350 is up first.







                              Now the mystery LED projector.







                              Koito RX350: Philips Xtreme Vision Gen2
                              2380 lux high

                              Mystery LED Projector
                              4280 lux high

                              Now for some higher exposure, wide shots at 10mm and 1/15s.







                              And this is what a little bit of lens holder manipulation achieves. Obviously not ideal because I did it with my hands, not spacers.



                              I'm curious how much the beam pattern can be changed with minor tuning of the lens and shield. There may be improvements to be had, though they are rare among LED projectors. Nonetheless, this LED projector hangs with the big boys of HID and definitely seems to outperform the current LED offerings. Of course, I'll have to test that before making any definitive statements. Stay tuned!

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