Morimoto: Has always been our go-to-guys when it came to HID, and when they released their line of LED products, we had our doubts. Performance left a little to be desired compared to some of the more refined models on the market. BUT (and thats a big BUT) that has since changed with the much more mature, refined second generations of each model they offer. While in all-honesty Morimoto didn't exactly nail it the first time around on the LED bulbs, what we have from them today is about as modern as it gets and much more in-line with the quality and performance we've all come to expect from the brand.
So What's new with Version Two? Updated optics help distribute light in every direction, most notably improving rear-ward spread. The newer drivers are compatible with a wider variety of vehicles and have better contrast between low and high intensity modes. We dig it!
Featured: In the October 2015 issue of DSport Magazine alongside LED offerings from Philips and Osram. Morimoto is the benchmark in aftermarket automotive lighting!
Instant: Beautiful, bright light. Nearly infinite life span. Great for signal, marker, brake, and tail lights. The XB LED bulbs are an instant upgrade in the looks and performance for the lighting on your car from bumper to bumper.
Tradition: As a manufacture best known for their optics in headlight projectors: Naturually Morimoto's XB LED bulbs feature a polycarbonate optical lens. With perfect clarity that distributes the light from it's six LEDs in a 360 degree pattern, these bulbs will radiate light in all directions without any dark spots.
Protected: Heat management is crucial for reliability when it comes to LEDs. Using just six LED chips to produce peak output, the XB LED generates less heat compared to other bulbs that sometimes use up to 48 chips. The CREE XB-D LEDs are mounted inside the lens, which sits atop a ribbed aluminum heat sink. Inside; an integrated thermal resistor reduces output as a secondary level of protection.
Can-bus: The XB LED bulbs are can-bus friendly and should not cause "lamp out" errors in MOST applications. If however your vehicle requires more resistance, we recommend using the Morimoto HD Load Resistors which will instantly and safely resolve any issues there.
CREE LEDs: For more info on what's inside, you can download the CREE Data sheet on the emitters that Morimoto uses in the XB LED bulbs.
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BULBS: 2x 1157 Morimoto XB LED
WARRANTY: DOA ONLY
SWAG: Morimoto Decal
CROSS-COMPATIBILITY: 1157, 1016, 1034, 1076, 1130, 1152, 1154, 1158, 1493, 2057, 2357, 2396, 2397, 3496, 7225, 7528
FITMENTS: Signal, Marker, Brake, Tail, Reverse Lights
BLINKER CIRCUITS: Should Use Resistors
COLOR RATING: 5500K (white)
INTENSITY: 500lm raw (white)
DRIVER OUTPUT: 130-330mA
LIGHT SOURCE: CREE XT-E
I used them for turn signals in my ford escape paired with the resistors! Extremely bright and no error codes or hyperflash!!
I'm impressed by the light output on these. They are very bright on both the white and amber. I'm very happy that they are a true 5000k white, with absolutely no blue/purple tint at all. They match up to my 5000k hids very well. I also had great customer service when asking about the product and always recieved a reply In good timing. I've heard many great things about TRS, but this is the first thing I've purchased through them. I'm very happy I did, and will purchase items from them again.
I've ordered two pairs of these, in switchbacks, with the load resistors and they work great! Also, they are bright and built right; not cheap like other switchbacks! Get them, you won't regret buying them!
I've had these installed for 10 days now and these truly blew me away!
1) A ton brighter than they seem
2) They are built really good
1) For my switchbacks (white/amber ) I wish there were some more white LEDs (3 white 3 amber) but they are plenty bright enough.
I put these up in the front running/signal lights on my 2011 Acura TL. I previously had the 27smd switchbacks from iJDM but these are much nicer. Perfect amount of light when in the parking light position and a nice amber for the signal light. The build quality of the actual bulb is very nice compared to others I've seen and I'm hoping these last me a loooong time. Thanks TRS!