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 H1 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]
KV Konnect: The wireless design at the base of the XB HID Bulbs is unique since the high voltage input wiring can be removed from the bulb itself - making install a breeze. 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 they wont falter. The tightly toleranced molded connection is well-executed to the point where there's really no downsides from our point of view.
Industry Standard: The XB bulbs are built to industry-standard size specifications and are compatible with all ballasts with "AMP" outputs - making them a perfect match for a replacement bulb or upgrade! We've tested them here in the shop for reliability with all ballasts from Morimoto, Hylux, ACME, Denso, Hella, Bosch, and Koito and passed with ease.
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HID BULBS: 2x H1 Morimoto XB HID
HIGH VOLTAGE WIRING: 2x KV Connect / AMP Cables
LOW VOLTAGE WIRING: 2x 9006 female cables / seals
ACCESSORIES: Alcohol pads (to clean bulbs before use)
WARRANTY: 2 Years
SWAG: Morimoto Decal
HEADLIGHTS: H1 Only
PROJECTORS: All "Mini H1" generations
INPUTS: AMP Male/Female
WATTAGE: 35w and 55w
Confirm Fitment: Find my size!
BULB SIZE: H1
LIFESPAN: 2500 Hours
WATTAGE: 35W and 55W
3000K: Golden Amber (~2800 lm)
3800K: OEM Halogen (~3200 lm)
4500K: Warm White (~3500 lm)
5500K: Pure White (~3400 lm)
6500K: Cool White (~3200 lm)
55W BALLASTS: (+20% lm) (-1000K)
The build quality and packaging on these is way more OEM like compared to the old 3fives (which are the acme bulbs nowaday I guess). Another nice thing are the removable cables which makes installing these a lot easier, especially on the H1 minis. Light output also seems good although , but have to wait for them to properly burn in first.
The only bad thing I can say about these is that they didn't fit my Mini H1's. I had to sand the base on both bulbs to make them go in all the way. Still not that big of a problem, but enough to take away 0.5 stars if it was possible, so rounded up it still makes 5.
I bought a pair of what were suppose to be 5500K HID but they looks way more blue than I wanted them to be. So I came over to TRS because of the great reviews and boy was I blown away not only was it the right color they were even brighter. The build quality is second to none in my opinion. i even rock a TRS decal on my vehicle now.
This was a tough purchase to justify given that I spent less than their asking price on the rest of the retrofit. As such, I initially went with generic H1 bulbs from a popular auction site.
You get what you pay for. There were hot spots right in front of the car, and opening the high beam shutters made almost no impact on the output. Every H1 HID I've seen has a little side-to-side up-and-down "play", but no amount of adjustment could get the generic bulbs right in this instance.
I decided to bite the bullet and buy the XB lamps. The biggest difference with these is in what I would call the Z-axis (depth into the projector bowl), which you can't adjust without modifying the base of the bulb. In short, these lamps sit at the perfect depth inside the projector. It is critical that the arc be perfectly in the focal point of the projector, and these lamps do just that. The difference in output when switching to these was huge.
There are a number of subtle benefits to the XB lamps (color is more accurate, removable wires, etc.), but that positioning of the arc relative to the focus of the projector is absolutely critical. I highly recommend these to anyone with any of the Morimoto H1 projectors, even discontinued or B-Stock units.
Swapped out my 4300K 3Fives for these in 5500K. Right off the bat, the quality of these bulbs blows the old 3Fives out of the water. I like the removable wiring, makes pulling the light out for any reason a lot easier.
Bulbs definitely put out a bit more lumens than the 3Fives. worthwhile upgrade for $40
Switched out my old h1 bulbs in my retros for a set of 5500k xc bulbs...very true to color amd the light out put is amazing no longer have to run my light bar down rural back roads.....will order another set for my other vehicle