Dime a Dozen: Everybody wants 9006 LED headlight bulbs today, but for all the wrong reasons. The diverse marketing tactics and the numbers war that's pushed onto ill-advised consumers is only getting more and more amusing to guys like us who actually know better. 100W? 10,000 lumens? Top-secret LED chip formula with seemingly exotic blend of rare materials or fancy coatings? Cool story, bro, but how do they actually work on the road at night? Isn't that what headlights are for? Check out our Comparison Video on YouTube.
2Stroke 2.0: Despite the fact that we haven't really had anything to offer in this niche, well, at least without risking our reputation selling our customers something that we truly didn't believe in: We respect the fact that Morimoto stood on the sidelines for so long, simply learning from everybody else's mistakes. In testing the brand-new 2Stroke 2.0 system side by side with a multitude of other designs, we finally became excited about LED headlight bulbs for the first time. Against the odds and certainly our expectations; seeing is believing and we agree they actually work pretty darn well! Here's why.
Safety: You won't be putting yourself at risk while driving at night with the 2Stroke Bulbs. Prior to this, we could only ever comfortably recommend LED bulbs for use as auxiliary lighting, high beams, fog lights, etc. Here, we test a lot of automotive lighting products. (really, a lot) Until now, there were literally no options that would translate their luminosity out onto the road into a useful-enough beam pattern (and measured lux at a distance) to really call adequate for on-road use. The optics for the 9006 2Stroke bulbs are unique compared to other sizes in the range in order to produce the best possible results in 9006 headlights.
Modern: Relative to the original 2Stroke that used massive & powerful CREE XHP50 LED chips, the updated 2.0 version now employs the latest and greatest Z ES chips from Philips Lumileds. Their small footprint allows for maximum lumen density and precision perfection when it comes to the bulbs ability to re-create the output of the original halogen bulbs they replace. Many other LED headlight bulbs are now using small LED chips lined up in a row, but nothing compares to the Philips Z ES.
Pretty Cool: Heat management is crucial for lumen maintenance and reliability. The 2Stroke bulb's internally opposed 1.5mm copper boards extract as much heat as possible from the area surrounding the LED chips and transfers it to the radiator at the back of the bulb. The one-piece radiator housing is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum, and conceals a magnetic levitating fan inside. This is the most compact way to house an effective yet compact cooling system.
Size Matters: Due to the extra depth of most LED bulbs, they won't fit inside headlights with solid plastic rear housing caps. The 2Stroke 2.0 is undoubtedly one of the most compact (yet still actively cooled) LED Bulbs on the market. Morimoto paid much attention to this throughout development, and it's not such an easy task given the need to balance size, power input to the LED chips, and thermal management to keep them running within safe range.
Trusted: For more than a decade, we've worked hard to earn our killer reputation. Car guys world-wide know that TRS carries the internet's best selection of high performance automotive and powersport lighting products at the best prices, and we've got the best, most knowledgeable team of real enthusiasts to help back it up. If we sell it, then you bet we've put it to the test on our own cars, trucks, and bikes. Need a recommendation on parts for your project? Got a tech question? Wholesale inquiry? Contact Us
LED BULBS: 2x 9006 Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0
LED DRIVERS: 2x Morimoto 2S2 Regulators
WIRING: 9006 Plug n Play Input Adapters
WARRANTY: 3 Years
SWAG: Morimoto Decal
LOW BEAMS: 9006 Only
HIGH BEAMS: 9006 Only
FOG LIGHTS: 9006 Only
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS: 4V-9V non-pulsed
CONFIRM FITMENT: Find my size!
LED EMITTERS: 6x Philips Lumileds Z ES per bulb
INTENSITY: 2440lm (raw; per bulb)
INPUT POWER: 23w (per bulb)
INPUT RANGE: 6-18V DC
CURRENT DRAW: 1.9A 12V DC
I have always had HID lights, this was my first set of LEDs and I love them! Just as bright as HID but so much less wires and they go straight into the factory harness. Also love the 5700K, I am not a fan what so ever of the blue, these are pretty much solid white. Definitely recommend!
Amazing light output good clarity down the road in regular halogen housing.
Put these in a 07 GTI for fogs. Perfect light, matches the color of the HIDs (Morimoto XB D2S). I keep thinking someone will flash me because these are so bright. I do get an error code, but I know TRF has a fix for it.
After close to 7 years of faithful and reliable service, the Morimoto HID's on my wife's car started to show signs of failure. Needless to say, with that kind of track record, Morimoto was the only option to replace them. When I saw that Morimoto was making LED's low beams, I knew that those would be what I'd buy to replace the HID's. I definitely was not disappointed when the finally arrived. Install was as painless as replacing halogens, and took a total of 10 minutes to install. It took more time to remove the the HID set up than it did installing their replacements. When it comes to output, the 5000K bulbs which I got put out a clean and crisp beam that are on par, if not a bit brighter, than the HID's they replaced. The beam color is almost pure white, which is makes for great night time visibility. Overall, these are worth the price and are definitely worth the wait (I had to wait for restock). Morimoto products are the best on the market and coupled with TRS support and customer service, you won't regret buying these. Seeing how well these have performed, I'll be replacing the high beams as well.
These are the real deal, build quality excellent compared to other Ebay and Amazon products I have tried. Light position is correct if not exact to the halogen bulb. I did have to lower the headlights about 2 inches from 20ft just because the brightness is so intense and safety for other drivers. No more worries on dark west roads as I can see the road compared to halogen. Adding Morimoto products to one of the first upgrades to any of my vehicles. Don't wait and get this upgrade NOW! Worth every penny.
The light output is amazing especially for being installed in a plain ol' halogen housing. There's very very little scatter and they're extremely bright. My only complaint is how loud the fans are. I understand the need for fans, but these things are loud. I can hear them inside the car when at a stop (my car does auto start/stop so that's a contributing factor). I wish there were a way to make them silent.