2011 BMW 328

Paintwork, Projector Retrofit, Quad Retrofit, Switchback Halos/Strips

I don’t get many BMW headlight builds.  I assume they have their headlight modding needs covered by someone out there.  But I was presented a mighty tempting offer to design and build a headlight set for a 2011 BMW 3 Series (E90/E91) and I took it.  I had a blank canvas to do whatever I wanted to best match the client’s vehicle, a matte black Bimmer with teal accents.

The stock headlights on the car and then the rear reflector headlights disassembled:



I decided that I wanted to retain the dual halo style of the BMW but using better brighter halo products and ditching the diffuser ring style OEM halos.  I used the brand-new-at-the-time Smoke Rings to make the new halos not stand out or contrast when they were not on.  Fun fact: this was the first publicized build using that product.  The original diffuser rings would be retained and painted accent teal to add some subtle color to the build.  I knew that the build was going to be a quad retrofit and I decided to use Morimoto’s MLED LED Projector Assembly paired with the HBLED, which is a dedicated high beam LED spot projector.  It’s quite a powerful combination.  I painted everything matte black and began reassembling:


Once they were reassembled, they were absolutely gorgeous but very difficult to photograph!



When the switchback halos are activated, the build takes on a whole new life.  The white is beautiful bright pure white and the turn signal amber looks very refreshing.


The output is extremely impressive too!  Love LED projectors!

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