Bi-Xenon: ACME H1 Standard Projector System


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Bi-Xenon Projectors: The ACME projectors may be inexpensive, but they really do deliver real performance at the right price. Here, their standard bi-xenon projectors come standard with a clear lens and a curved cutoff shield to produce a wide, bright, and respectably sharp beam pattern. Based on older Morimoto designs, they may not be the cream of the crop by today’s standards – but that doesn’t mean they can’t hold their own. For the price we really can’t argue otherwise, and besides; unless you’re a real headlight nerd like us you probably wont notice the difference that spending twice would deliver down the road anyways.

ACME 35w SpeedyStart Ballasts: Speedy Gonzales has nothin' on the ACME SpeedyStart 35w ballasts when it comes to warm up time. These go zero to full intensity in just 3.5 seconds! So good in fact that we've discontinued the once popular "FastBright" ballasts in their favor. Their external igniters and high voltage wiring is shielded to help mitigate EMI interference (radio static) so it's unlikely that these ballasts will disturb your afternoon rock block! They may not have some of the bells, whistles, or warranty that the more expensive options offer, but they certainly check the box when it comes to bang for the buck.

ACME H1 Bulbs: Are no joke. Precise alignment, accurate color temps, and ultra-low failure rate. They truly are the standard others strive for!

Wire Harness: As one of the most important parts in any HID lighting upgrade; don't skimp out when it comes to your wiring. It doesn't matter how good your ballasts are. How good your bulbs are. If your harness is a piece of crap, when it gives out your headlights are gonzo. Morimoto’s harnesses are the best on the market and easily worth their premium price compared to cheaper alternatives. No matter which one is right for your application, the harness features triple-sealed central relay packs, 14ga stranded copper wiring, over-molded fittings, and plug-n-play functionality. This will ensure everything properly (and permanently) works with your vehicle’s original in-cabin controls.

Optional Canbus Harnesses: Instead of a traditional relayed harness that draws power from the battery, Morimoto’s Standalone Canbus harnesses use two individual sub-harnesses to keep a load on the factory wiring. Recommended for vehicles that recognize when a bulb is out, these contain a series of capacitors and resistors to trick the car into thinking nothing has changed and help you avoid annoying "bulb out" warnings. We generally recommend them for use on most modern European applications instead of normal harnesses since they do a great job at providing stable power to the ballasts and canceling bulb out warnings.

Optional Precision Bulb Holders: Designed by Morimoto in California, the new MotoHo1der utilizes a three-piece design that's way more effective but virtually no bigger overall than the old clip setup. The clever three-piece design provides even pressure on the back of the bulb, ensuring perfect alignment. To be honest, we think it's the single best upgrade to the projector that's ever been conceived since it helps make the most of the awesome 7.0's on the road. Well worth the extra few bucks in the grand scheme of things!

Optional LED Halos: Though LED halos may not be for everybody, if you’re looking for the cleanest, most simple, most reliable setup, we highly recommend the Profile Performance Pivot Halos. Not only are they the brightest, most uniformly lit halos currently on the market, but they double as a switchback turn signal with your blinker circuit. The integrated controllers are extremely easy to setup with only three wires (white, amber, and ground) and allow you to run the white mode continuously until interrupted by the signal – at which point they will blink amber. Once the signal stops, the Pivot ring will automatically switch back to its pure white mode.

Optional Housing Sealant: Protection is priceless! When you're putting together a set of high-end headlights, the last thing you want is moisture in 'em the first time it rains outside. RetroRubber is the most effective way to make sure the original seal is fully restored. For the small price, why anybody wouldn’t prevent their new headlights from fogging up is beyond us. It’ll be the best twelve bucks you’ve ever spent.

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

Product Specs

  • Compatibility

  • APPLICATIONS: Universal / Size Allowing

  • CAPABILITIES: Both Low & High Beam



  • PROJECTOR DEPTH: 139mm (includes bulb holder)

  • PROJECTOR LENS: 2.5 Inches (diameter)

  • MOUNTING SHAFT: 20mm diameter (H4/H7 direct fit)


  • WIRE HARNESS: Match your original bulb size

  • SHROUDS: All styles (centric rings included if req'd)

  • LED HALOS: Varies according to shroud style

  • Tech Specs



  • BALLAST MAX V: 23kV (at start-up)

  • BALLAST LIFESPAN: 2000 Hours

  • BALLAST WARM UP: 3.5 Seconds

  • BALLAST Input Current: <5 AMP

  • 4300K BULBS: Warm White (~3000 lm)

  • 5000K BULBS: Pure White (~2800 lm)

  • 6000K BULBS: Cool White (~2500 lm)

  • 8000K BULBS: Crisp Blue (~2200 lm)

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Product Reviews

5 out of 5 stars


Janis Buikauskis Reviewed: 12.30.2018

I installed the 35 Watt Acme Super H1 4300K kit on my 2006 Jeep Liberty. Install from start to finish including some test driving took 2 hours. I didn't think the lighting was all that bad on my Jeep until I took it out on the road with this setup. WOW! It absolutely destroys my 2008 GMC Acadia's stock HID running 5500K Morimoto bulbs. These are very wide to the point my fog lights are irrelevant. The beam pattern is very good. I don't have any shadows or dark spots like the OEM setup from GM. High Beam is also great. The only complaint I could have is that the step is a bit much. I feel I may be blinding people on the side of the road. Overall I highly recommend this setup.

5 out of 5 stars

Insane light output

Branden Garry Reviewed: 12.03.2018

Bought this kit for my 1998 4runner (shoutout to the 3rd gen mafia) and I could not be more impressed. After moving to the middle of nowhere with zero street lights I was in serious need of an upgrade and these did not disappoint. Installation was super easy and I plan on buying these for my other vehicles.

5 out of 5 stars

making retrofit great again !!!

Stephen Burke Reviewed: 10.25.2018

so i bought these for my 92' ls400, and with a basic kit, im impressed. i have done 2 fx-r retros and impressed with those. but for way less is price , these are well worth them money. the output, the customer service after i had no high beams and them told me to re-pin them and fixed it. awesome. and youre in Atlanta. company does great work.

5 out of 5 stars

Definitely going to do business again

Brandon Williams Reviewed: 08.26.2018

I bought these as my first retrofit set on 04 fx4. I ordered this kit as well as the prism 110 mm rgb halo. I absolutely love them. They were pain free to install. They arrived a day sooner than expected so that was awesome. All my friends ask to now do retrofit for them so from here on out I'm only doing business with

5 out of 5 stars

EZ to install, perfect HID kit

Thien Tran Reviewed: 08.15.2018

I had some cheap HID kit from ebay. Doesn't work the ___ . So I want to try this kit, the cheapest one. Very easy to install. Perfect cut line. Very happy. Can't complain. I will save money to buy another 55W kit for another car.

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely impressed.

JOHN DICKINSON Reviewed: 05.26.2018

I bought the Acme Supers to install on my 2001 4Runner. I opted to use the threaded mount to make install a breeze. Once installed and aligned the output on them was absolutely night and day between the stock halogens and this budget HID kit. The cutoff on my Driver side projector is a bit soft so the lens probably needs to be shimmed a bit but its not that bad. I will be doing another HID upgrade on my 2000 4Runner but will probably get a little more involved with this next Retrofit. I would absolutely recommend these projectors if you're looking for a good budget friendly HID Retrofit.

5 out of 5 stars

Impressive performance

Aneesh S Reviewed: 08.27.2017

I'm impressed by the performance and the build quality of this product.

5 out of 5 stars


Andrew Garrett Reviewed: 05.02.2017

I have a 2003 Honda Civic. The H4 headlights that it came with just weren't cutting it for the unlit secondary roads covered with deer that I live on. Did some research, but didn't want to break the bank as the car is old and has 170k on the clock (but still runs like a champ!). Upgraded halogen bulbs and drop-in LEDs didn't make things any better. The Retrofit Source was very responsive and answered my questions - they even sent install video links! Everything seemed easy enough for a home mechanic who's never done a retrofit before. I ordered the ACME Super kit (it's a more recent, but discontinued Morimoto design), as I thought the extra few bucks was worth it over the most basic ACME model. The install took me a bit longer than expected because I was taking my time and I had to take the bumper off to remove the headlights. I can't say that any of it was particularly hard. The results... just wow! I have a brand new Mazda with the factory adaptive LED lights and it easily rivals them. They also don't look out of place on the car. I'm very happy with the results. I'd recommend this kit and TRS to anyone and I'd install another kit in a heartbeat!

5 out of 5 stars

Couldn't be more pleased

Timothy J Togami Reviewed: 04.04.2017

Retrofitted into a class-A motor-home that sourced mid 90's Ford Pickup head light assemblies. Couldn't be more pleased with the ease of installation and end results. Well done TRS!!

5 out of 5 stars

First retro and impressed

Richard Jones Reviewed: 03.24.2017

The kit included everything I needed to perform my first retro on a 2009 Chevy Cobalt. The process wasn't difficult, just time consuming. The lights have gone from the worst I have used to some of the best. Very impressed with the value.

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