Elite HID: The Morimoto Elite Systems offer some of the best high performance bulbs, ballasts, and wiring systems available as an all-in-one upgrade kit. You might be able to track down a cheaper alternative out there, but you’d have to pay a heck of a lot more to find anything that could match its overall quality and performance. Check out the specs below and read the Reviews to hear how your fellow auto enthusiasts like the H11 HID conversion kit.
Totally Customized: Whether you’re looking for 35W ballasts and 3000K bulbs or 50W ballasts with 6500K bulbs, the Morimoto HID kits we carry can be configured to your specific requirements. We’ve linked to this helpful video that provides more information on your options. Still not sure which to select? Don’t be afraid to ask. That’s what we’re here for.
HID Ballasts: Where should we start with the latest generation of Morimoto XB ballasts?The industrial-edge design by California native Artur Saakyan is undeniably cool. They’re crazy efficient, thanks to the latest DSP circuit technology. They also warm up to full operating intensity in a flash, like all good ballasts should. And, they’re designed to reduce any chance of failures and misfires while producing the lowest possible levels of electromagnetic radio interference. We’re sold! How about you?
H11 HID Bulbs: We’ve been impressed with Morimoto HID bulbs for quiet a while now, and judging from how many we’ve been shipping, so are many of you. However, this latest iteration of the XB HID really opened our eyes with some ultra intense and efficient light. The key is an automated manufacturing process that ensures the precise alignment of each 100% Philips Quartz glass bulb. It takes a little more time, but Morimoto is dedicated to getting it right.
H11A vs. H11B? Make the right choice on which HID bulb you require with the help of this Picture and Video. Choosing the wrong product can result in the presence of a shadow in your light output. We’ve found the H11B tends to work with most newer Japanese vehicles, while the H11A (regardless of what stock size states) matches the fitment of most Hyundai/Kia models.
Wire Harness: Good in the past and almost perfect with the latest generation, Morimoto makes the best wire harness on the aftermarket. You get the ease of plug-n-play functionality in a harness that will provide precision power and signal delivery to your ballasts and bulbs. Will they last? A triple-sealed central 40A relay and over-molded fittings keep moisture out. Do they look good? Yup, just like OEM thanks to an abrasion resistant Tech-flex mesh material covering the 14-gauge stranded copper wiring.
Canbus Harnesses: If you own a vehicle that’s designed to deter modifications by recognizing when original components have been removed, a special Morimoto Standalone Canbus harness is available with the H11 HID kit. Rather than getting a “bulb out” warning, as is common when retrofitting the lighting on many European automobiles, the replacement harness utilizes clever modern technology to essentially hide the fact that anything has been changed from the vehicle’s ECU.
Warrantied: We’re able to confidently offer a 5-year warranty on the H11 HID kit* and all of its components. Morimoto Elite Systems are designed to run for 2,500 hours, and we’ll happily honor that guarantee to the very last minute. You’ll see a lot of crazy claims online about lifetime warranties that are best taken with a grain of salt. Chances are whoever doesn’t recognize there’s a life span on lighting components probably won’t still be around when you do experience a problem. The Retrofit Source has been in business for well over a decade, and we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. [*XB55 kits have 3-year warranty]
Put To Action: As real car guys who can’t resist a good mod or upgrade, we really get a kick out of seeing folks pleased with the product we sell. Check out these examples (1,2,3,4,5,6) that cover a range of installs of Elite HID system generations for some inspiration in tackling your next project.
Integrity: At TRS, our reputation for providing the best selection of high performance automotive lighting products at the best prices is a source of pride. Whether you need advice on choosing the right product or a technical solution to help you through a challenging retrofit, our knowledgeable team is always here to lend a hand. If you have a question or sales inquiry, get in touch today.
WARRANTY: 5 Years (35w) or 3 Years (50w)
OPTIONAL CAPACITOR LINK: 1x Morimoto Waterproof Cap Link
OPTIONAL BRACKETS: 2x Carbon Fiber Ballast Brackets
BALLAST INPUT: 9-32V DC
BALLAST OUTPUT: 85V AC 35W or 50W
BALLAST MAX. V: 25kV (at start-up)
SYSTEM OPERATING RANGE: -40C to +125C
35w RATED LIFESPAN: 2,500 hours
50w RATED LIFESPAN: 2,000 hours
3000K BULBS: Golden Yellow ~2800lm (each)
3800K BULBS: Halogen White ~3000lm (each)
4500K BULBS: Warm White ~3500lm (each)
5500K BULBS: Pure White ~3400lm (each)
6500K BULBS : Cool White ~3200lm (each)
50W BALLASTS: (+20% intensity) (-20% lifespan)(-1000K color)
Yes, this might be long, but Im hoping to answer ALL the questions I had before buying this kit and to shed light (pun intended) on some of the things I noticed. Hope this helps!
If you are reading reviews, you are most likely in the same boat as I was. You're asking yourself "Is this really worth the money when I can order something similar off Amazon for much cheaper?" The answer to that question is this: You get what you pay for. This is an EXTREMELY well built and crafted HID kit. All high-end materials and nothing is compromised. Hell, the wires are braided with a nylon-type material for extra strength. This kit will easily out-last any other kit on the market.
Now for performance, these things definitely put out some light. But again, im sure you're asking "is it worth it?" And my answer to that would be this: yes, they are worth it. BUT, based off performance ALONE (not quality) they perform very similar to your $40-$80 Amazon kits with only 3 main differences; Color, Throw, and Intensity.
1.) Color: The Morimoto are more accurately color-rated. I've found that after ordering two of the exact same Amazon Kits both rated for 6000K, one kit seemed to be more blue than the other. With Morimoto, you don't have to worry about the colors not matching up. They will be exactly what you wanted. (But note the color shift with the 55W Ballast. A 6500K bulb, straight out of the box, will look closer to 5500K when powered by a 55W Ballast. Again, they won't "fade" into a 5500K over time. So when deciding to go with a 55W, the bulbs will shift a little less than 1000K lower straight out of the box.) So, if you are like me and want just a SLIGHT hint of blue (somewhere in between 6500K and 5500K) go with the 6500K 55W and you'll be a very pleased with the result.
2.) Throw: The Morimoto seem to “throw” light further down the road. Now, to be honest, it’s not much further than the Amazon kit. So while the Morimoto kit doesn’t necessarily blow the Amazon kit out of the water, it does tend to throw the light slightly further down the road.
3.) Intensity: The Morimoto kit easily has a much greater intensity than the Amazon kit. By that, I mean the over-all “apparent brightness” is greater. These seem to have a much wider field of view and the light output in that field of view is much cleaner and clearer than that of the Amazon kit. The Amazon kit seemed to have a smaller central point of intensity, then fade out gradually from that central point. This created a “washed out” look around the edges of the field of view. Now the Morimoto kit on the other hand has an enormous central point of intensity and barely fades at all around the edges of the field of view. This creates a much more crisp and cleaner light output and is genuinely feels like perfectly even light distribution.
All in all, if you are considering a QUALITY lighting upgrade, these are the best out there. Period. TRS prides itself in only delivering the best products out there and thats exactly what they do. While most people, driving in normal conditions with factory projectors, won’t be absolutely blown away by the performance of these when compared to a solid Amazon brand; this is still an upgrade very worthy of the price. The quality of this kit alone speaks for itself.
Here is a link to some pictures I took if you would like an actual iPhone quality picture of comparison:
Just want to say I am impressed with The Retrofit Source service and quality. This is my first official purchase with TRS however I have been a recipient of their products as gifts. My brother originally purchased the H11 Morimoto Elite for his 2013 4Runner. He was so impressed with the quality and service he purchased a set for my 2013 4Runner. He has since purchased another set for his wife's new 4Runner. After having used these lights in my own vehicle for over a year now I don't think i could go back to using any standard or less quality lighting system. I am so satisfied with the product I have bought a set for my wife's new 4Runner. The shipping was free and came a day earlier than expected. My wife appreciates the improved lighting over her stock halogen bulbs. When the time comes I plan to purchase my next set of lights from TRS.
Absolutely love the bulb temp as they are true and not cheap looking. Very close to factory Toyota. Everything seems to be of high quality. I received a dead bulb somehow which was taken care of immediately but now one side does not turn on but will after sitting there flipping lights on and off for a minute or two. It was only one side but now seems to be random on both side. Contacted customer support but they want me self diagnose but i don't have the time as i work 2 full time jobs. Customer support kept telling me their product is the best on the market which is extremely annoying since I have already had 2 problems in less than a 1.5 half of use. Like I said, I love the bulb temp but its just not worth my time or headache. I will have to re-check my install to ensure all connections are tight.
Purchased this kit for my 2011 highlander. Amazed by the initial quality of all the parts from the ballast to the wiring. Didn't deal with a bulky ballast like other brands have. All connections have a rubber gasket and creates a tight seal so wont have to worry about water getting into them as long as theyre mounted properly. Wish the wire for passenger side was another 6-12 inches longer, i didn't have any issues but cant imagine it being easy for bigger vehicles.Instructions are simple, plug and play. Hardest part is figuring out where to mount your ballast and HD relay. i have the 35w 5500k bulb and view from the drivers seat is top notch. Can see farther and a little more wider than factory halogens. Creates a clean line as well since i have projector style headlights. This is exactly what i wanted and Retrofit came through with a reliable product that i will enjoy for many years.
I bought 1 pair for may 2010 ford fusion, i did liked such results and then i bought another one for the fog lights!
now im completly satisfacted.
I've owned several HID kits in the past...all other brands. At some point, I end up here to replace a relay or a ballast or a wire...
Parts from here have never failed me. When I got a new car, it came with projectors with halogen bulbs. That wasn't cutting it. I ordered a kit and install was easy.
That night I was amazed. This is my first complete kit I've bought from TRS and it blows everything else away.
It was so good, that I got the same kit for my 77 year old dad. He can see much better at night and that means he and you are more safe!
My only suggestion would be to lengthen the harness that supplies power to the passenger side ballast.
I can understand the additional work that I need to do since you don't have a setup for my 2015 Subaru Outback. The harness is short on the passenger side. I had to add about a foot. The OEM input adapter is designed for ground-type power source so I had to pull out and reverse the "male pins" for a (+) positive power source connection. I am anal when it comes to RED and Black wires. Other than that it works and its bright enough for me.
3 days after my order the morimoto h11 elite kit showed up. 3 hours later I was waiting for the sun to set with the kit installed. This is my first project of this kind and was extremely hesitant to do it. Why did I not do this 3 years ago when I bought my car. I have the same cutoff, haven't been flashed in the week I've had them installed. 35w morimoto with 4500k h11 morimoto lamps. I used the stand- alone canbus harness as recommended by Carlos (the best customer service employee ever) and was easier than I could have imagined. All of the install guides are a click away and well drawn and very precise. THANK YOU TRS!!!
I hardly every do reviews but I had to for this because they are that good!!! If you are second thinking about buying this or not the simple answer is go for it. That was me at first but I bite the bullet and bought. And WOW its night and day difference. First off, I drive a 2014 Honda Accord Ex I hated the OEM yellow and the light output isn't so great either. But when I switch to these WOW. I can see everything in front of me now it lights up the road so well. At least twice as brighter. These took me about 3-4 hours on installing that's because I never installed any lights before and this was my first time attempting it. Its pretty straight forward.
I've had these amazing HID's on my 2015 Mazda CX-5 for two weeks now and I cant complain about anything. The best bang for your bucks. I literally can see much better. Have not had anyone HI-beam me at all. The light output is perfect and they look real nice at night. I highly recommend these HID's for anyone looking for an upgrade without hurting their pockets!