No Comparison: When it comes to HID bulbs, Morimoto has always brought us the best in the aftermarket, and their latest examples are no exception. Sure we think the options from Philips and Osram are great too, but when it comes to bang for the buck - nothing compares to the Morimoto XB HID lineup. Compatible with 35W and 55W: The XB's will produce more lumens, last longer, project farther, and look better doing it.
Luminosity: At the heart of the XB D2S bulbs is their perfectly aligned 100% Philips quartz glass that houses a capsule from APL-USA. Using high quality halide salts from German-supplier Messer; the bulbs produce nearly the same luminosity (intensity) as the amazing Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K. No, you're not seeing things here, but yes you will be seeing everything at night. In our Comparison to the big brands; Morimoto's XB capsule ran with the best of em!
Long Life: The Austrian-sourced Plansee electrodes help keep the bulbs running brighter for longer. In comparison to a Philips bulb with 200 hours of use; the Morimoto will maintain 83% of it's intensity whereas the Philips bulb will retain 86%. Yeah, the Philips maintains a little longer, but this kind of longevity is unheard of in the aftermarket. We're impressed!
Precise Alignment: Morimoto's Symmetry-Structure frame surrounds the base of the glass capsule keeping everything properly lined up, which is paramount when it comes to HID bulbs. In the past we all agreed that precision wasn't the strong suit for the XB bulbs...but the latest are indeed the greatest - and they're now consistently well-aligned, which is a good thing - because it means the output is also consistently bright and uniform throughout. [Applause]
Reliability: Not that we recommend this for any HID bulb, but go ahead and fire it up 100 times in a row or even run it underwater for days at a time and the difference between the XB and any so called "competition" will be clear. These bulbs will even work with OEM Nissan/Infiniti (Matsushita/Panasonic) ballasts, which are notorious for compatibility problems on anything aftermarket.
Compliance: The XB bulbs are built to industry-standard specifications and meet/exceed all SAE, DOT, and ECE requirements, making them a perfect match for a replacement bulb or upgrade! They have been tested for reliability with all ballasts from Morimoto, Denso, Hella, Bosch, and Koito and passed with ease.
Trusted: For more than a decade, we've worked hard to earn our reputation. Car guys world-wide know that TRS carries the internet's best selection of high performance automotive 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. Need a recommendation on parts for your project? Got a tech question? Wholesale inquiry? Contact Us
BULBS: 2x D2S Morimoto XB HID
WARRANTY: 2 Years
MISC: Alcohol wipes (to clean bulbs before use)
SWAG: Morimoto Decal
HEADLIGHTS: D2S Only
OSRAM PART #: 66040 / 66240
PHILIPS PART #: 85122 / 85122+ / 85122C1 / 85122WX
BMW PART #: 63 21 7 160 806 / 63217160806
AUDI PART #: N 104 457 01 / N10445701
LEXUS PART #: 909812002
MERCEDES-BENZ PART #: 910139-000001 / 910139000001
NOT SURE: Find my size!
CERTIFICATIONS: DOT, ECE, SAE
BULB SIZE: D2S
BASE (TECHNICAL): P32D
LIFESPAN: 2500 Hours
WATTAGE: 35W and 55W
3000K: Golden Yellow (~2800 lm)
4500K: Warm White (~3500 lm)
5500K: Pure White (~3400 lm)
6500K: Cool White (~3200 lm)
55W BALLASTS: (+20% lm) (-1000K)
These were very comparable to CBI's at first. Very good. But now that they have about 500 hours on them I think they are at about 60% brightness. They last about half as long as the better brands. I guess it's a wash since they cost half as much.
I ordered these on 11/14 and received them on 11/16 via USPS Priority. It was free shipping due to my total order being over $100. Not bad! I waited until 6a the following day to test the brightness...compared to an 8 year old set of Philips 85122 and 6 year old Philips 85122+, they're noticeably brighter and whiter. I didn't notice that old xenon bulbs lost that much brightness over time! I will replace every couple years moving forward. I use my headlights as daytime running lights as well, so there are thousands of hours on those previous bulbs. With all that being said, I think I prefer maximum output and lumens, so I may opt for OEM and 4100K to 4300K with my ZK-R setup within Audi RS6 bixenon's.
I drive an '06 Range Rover Sport. The OEM bulb that came with the car was the Philips 85122. Recently the left bulb blew out and I replaced both bulbs with these which is what you're supposed to do. All I have to say is that I am very impressed with the quality, color, and lumen output of the bulbs. I would buy these again without hesitation even for my future cars.
Recieved the D2S bulbs in 3 days, but 1 bulb ceramic is broken. Contact TRS for more info prior to install, for those who have question regarding to the broken ceramic tube they will not effect performance at all, even with broken ceramic tube bulbs still under warranty. Bulbs build quality is top notch,cant tell the different between oem and TRS BULBS.That is killer customer services, the one and only i will buy from now on.
I bought 5500K for Oem replacement for My 2005 TL. So for i am very impressed with the light output and the bulbs itself feel well built and high quality. If you are on tight budget and looking for good hid bulbs Morimoto D2S is the way to go. I would recommend these Hid. I wish i could post the pictures with the review.
Thank you TRS.
Maybe it's just me, but these have only lasted one year, the last set 1.5years on my 09 Tacoma FX-R retrofit. It's probably because I've been over-powering them with my 55W ballast thought, I don't know but my current set are pretty much dead and have left me rolling down the highway flickering away until they completely give up. Thankfully I have fog-lights and hella off road lights as backup. TRS customer service over the years has been great and I'm sure they will help me out on this.
Bought the 5000k bulbs and all i have to say is WOW... These are so evenly compared to philips and osrams. Extremely brighter than those cheap ebays that i dont recommend at all to anyone. I would purchase these over and over and over and over and over and over again.......
Ordered these for my girlfriends Legacy. As they only cost $50, I didn't have 100% expectations. But when they arrived they seemed just as good build quality as my Osram CBI that i have on my BMW.
After I mounted and tested them, I'm pretty impressed!
When I'm changing out my CBI's, i will definitely buy these for my BMW as well! Great price, and great performance!
Couldn't be happier!
Definitely order from TRS next time as well. Superb customer service!
Order this (6500k) bulbs on november 12 they arrive on the 19th for my 2011 mitsu out sport ..first week i was very happy with the performance and the color of the bulbs (just like leds) but almost a month after (driving at 4:45 am ) i start noticing a flicker on the right side ...that same day at night the left side start to flicker also.
I had to try these Morimoto HID Xenon bulbs, and could not wait to write a comment regarding these 50 bucks Xenons! At my Acura dealer they want 260.00 Canadian for each ''oem'' HID bulb!! In fact they are no such thing as oem bulbs!! All dealers sell Osram Xenarc or Philips. But after testing these Morimoto D2S 5500K Xenon bulbs, I was amaized and still am! Don't worry about their quality, they are perfect HID bulbs! Don't waste you money on anything else.... Life is expensive enough, so no need to pay 3-4 times more for the same brightness, quality and warranty! ;)