Bi-Xenon: Morimoto Mini H1 Stage III


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High Ranking: For years now Morimoto's Mini H1 Stage III complete retrofit kit has been our most popular setup on the site. Not only is it the easiest to install, but due to the compact size of the Mini H1 projectors, it's the most universal - fitting in most every application. While Morimoto continues to enhance the performance of their Mini H1 with each new generation, it's also now one of the best performing kits in the catalog too.

Morimoto Bi-Xenon Projectors: Morimoto's new Mini H1 7.0, was an instant winner upon launch. Representing the first full overhaul of the Mini H1 since their launch, it's one of the most advanced headlight projectors in the world today. Revised optics paired with a cast-curved cutoff shield produces one of the widest low beam patterns we've ever seen, and a high beam that will easily go the distance. Kuria Optic clear lenses maximize intensity throughout, and keep the cutoff line sharp, colorful, and attractive. New side-action solenoids are more than 3x stronger than the old and fussy vertically-sprung units. Result: Maximum light on the ground, zero glare to oncoming traffic.

Shrouds: Basically, they're the trim piece that adds the finishing touch to your new headlight retrofit. They cover the projector after it’s installed to restore the factory-finished look inside the housings. With so many different shapes, sizes, and designs available, we really recommend picking one that suits the geometry inside of your headlights, and also your personal preference on how they look. Check out all of the projector shroud options we offer and take your pick!

HID Ballasts: Morimoto’s XB ballasts are a functional work of art. While the industrial-edge design by California native Artur Saakyan looks great from the outside, they’re packed with too much modern tech on the inside to cover it all in on place. Their DSP 3.0 circuit maximizes reliability, input and output efficiency. Their ability to warm the bulbs up to full operating intensity quickly is matched by few. Aftermarket HID ballasts aren't all the same, and the XB’s make that clear in most every category in our opinion.

H1 HID Bulbs: Homegrown by Morimoto to out-perform any alternatives on the market when installed in projector-based headlights…and it shows. We admit the latest generation XB HID bulbs are pretty impressive when compared to other bulbs, and even older Morimoto bulbs. At the heart of the XB bulbs is their perfectly-aligned 100% Philips quartz glass capsule that houses high quality halide salts from German-supplier Messer. In our annual lux comparison test, they produced nearly the same luminosity (intensity) as the industry benchmark Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K. No, you're not seeing things here, but yes you will be seeing everything at night.

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 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 Morimoto XSB 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 XSB 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.

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!

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 WIDTH: 104mm

  • PROJECTOR HEIGHT: 77mm

  • PROJECTOR DEPTH: 139mm (includes bulb holder)

  • PROJECTOR LENS: 2.5 Inches (diameter)

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

  • MINIMUM HOUSING DEPTH: 115mm

  • WIRE HARNESS: Match your original bulb size

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

  • LED HALOS: Varies according to shroud style

  • CERTIFICATIONS: Exceeds DOT requirements

  • Tech Specs

  • OPERATING RANGE: -40C to +125C

  • XB BALLAST INPUT: 9-32VDC

  • XB BALLAST OUTPUT: 85VAC 35/50W

  • XB BALLAST MAX V: 25kV (at start-up)

  • XB35 BALLAST LIFESPAN: 2500 Hours

  • XB55 BALLAST LIFESPAN: 2000 Hours

  • 3000K BULBS: Golden Yellow (~2800 lm)

  • 4500K BULBS: Warm White (~3500 lm)

  • 5500K BULBS: Pure White (~3400 lm)

  • 6500K BULBS: Cool White (~3200 lm)

  • XB55 50w Ballasts: (+20% intensity) (-1000K color)

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Product Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Toyota Avensis t25

Torbjørn Glomseth Reviewed: 02.27.2017

Exelent replacement for car with burned original hid projector bowl. Easy to fit.


5 out of 5 stars

Spec-D/Spyder Lights for 2010 Yukon Denali

Brian Apple Reviewed: 01.28.2017

I purchased a pair of Spec-D lights that looked close to factory and used the components in them for my retrofit. I used a dremel to cut the halogen projector bowls off the original bracket and bolted the new Mini H1s to the bracket. They have a very clean look. (Will post a link once I do a writeup).

As for the projectors - Wow. I will say these may not be quite as sharp as a D2S projector since the H1 doesn't quite line up as precisely, but these will still outperform nearly every factory HID projector out there. The Mini H1 7.0s put my friend's 2014 F150 projector output to shame - crystal clear lenses and beautiful color fade on the cutoff line. The high beam is also quite impressive and feels like I'm turning on the sun. I'm so thrilled with the output that I now prefer driving at night. It's almost like I'm searching for excuses to take it out at every opportunity! Excellent shipping from TRS (took 3 days to arrive) and excellent service as always. I will continue to do business with these guys at every opportunity.


5 out of 5 stars

Worth every penny!

Mitchell Cooper Reviewed: 01.03.2017

Let's just start with saying I've been eyeing TRS for a long time, always wanting to do a retrofit but never had a reason. My wife purchased a 2009 Chevy Cobalt last year and after a cross country, 8000 mile road trip, we decided her headlights were basically useless. The way the reflector housing were designed just couldn't throw light near or far effectively.

I showed her the reviews and the pictures of this kit, and we agreed that since she owned her car and wanted to keep it a while, it would be worth the investment.

Upon arrival, the first thing I noticed was the quality of the packaging, Seems silly, but every item was packaged individually all the way down to the bulb itself. (Uncommon with HID bulbs)

After splitting the headlight open, we started the grinding. It took a decent amount of shaping to get it where we wanted. Once the projectors were in, we installed the housings in the car without the lenses to make sure the cutoff was horizontal with the ground. When we turned them on to do so, we were blown away. The brightness, the cutoff, the perfection.

Once they were straight, we installed the lenses and did the final touches and reinstalled the lights in the car. (also added the ACME switchbacks and HD Resistors, both are equally of quality)

The the road test began. I have driven MANY cars working at a car dealership, but none (not HID, LED, or Halogen) compared with the light output and cutoff. Prefect white (5500k, 35w), perfect cutoff, and sharp appearance in the car itself.

Overall, I recommended these to ANYONE looking for improvement on the road and being able to see at night.


5 out of 5 stars

e46 BMW 330

Vincenzo Nastri Reviewed: 11.16.2016

Very happy with this Mini H1 kit. Very easy to install. The video made by TRS themselves is informative as are the install guides. The customer service was like no other. They were helpful and answered all my questions and also helped explain what I did not understand. The return/exchange process (I ordered the wrong harness) was also very easy to go through. All in all if I had to do another retrofit, this is the place I would go to. Oh, the lights themselves, I got the H1 XB 6500K bulbs... they are night and day compared to my stock halogens. They are bright and incredibly clear (could also be the new lens). Highly recommend this kit for anyone looking to complete a retrofit.


5 out of 5 stars

The perfect retrofit kit

Andrew Reviewed: 07.22.2016

I purchased the Mini H1 retrofit kit for my 2005 Mercedes C230 and couldn't be more pleased!! I decided on the Mini H1 over the D2S due to the size of the projector. I went with the mini gatling shrouds and the 4500k bulbs. The install couldn't have been any easier since there are plenty of guides available on the website. The shipping was to my front door in no time. I had an issue with one of the ballasts and the warranty process was simple and had a replacement right away. For the price and quality, you absolutely can not go wrong!


5 out of 5 stars

worth every penny

Micah Reviewed: 07.10.2016

i bought this kit for my truck and had aftermarket headlights for looks not function. Then I decided to have better lighting and retro-fits was the answer.


5 out of 5 stars

Easy retrofit

Samir Reviewed: 05.08.2016

i completed my first retrofit with this kit. Being that it was my first I was a little scared to tackle it, but with a little know how and plenty of research I was able to do it successfully. The cutoff is perfect and the light output is 10x better than stock. I recommend this kit to anyone that is wanting to retrofit their car.


5 out of 5 stars

Kia Optima 2013

Juan Carlos Reviewed: 01.11.2016

Excelente kit, lo instale en mi kia Optima , fue más fácil de lo que pense y el desempeño de iluminación es increible.

Mi próxima compra sera el kit matcbox.

Saludos de la Ciudad de Panamá


5 out of 5 stars

Unreal! worth every penny

Andrew Reviewed: 07.22.2015

Packaging was very nice. Everything comes very neat and labeled clearly. Everything is very straight forward. Light output is way way better. I picked 5500k bulbs. Also have switchback halos behind my shrouds. Tapping them into power etc takes a bit but all is good and works well. Very bright signal and white lite from the switchback xsb. The mini h1 fits very nice in my titan low beam had to trim the shroud slightly (Apollo 3.0) other than that everything is excellent


5 out of 5 stars

easy to use with great results

william Reviewed: 07.17.2015

these where easy to use and had great results you will be happy with the cut off i cant say anything bad about these


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