Modern: An updated version of the extremely popular Matsushita Gen 4, the 5th Generation has the newest Igniter and a smaller footprint than most any OEM ballast on the market.
In Comparison: To the OEM Denso ballasts offered at TRS, the Matsushita has a smaller footprint and a considerably longer output cord made possible by relocating the igniters to the D2S head. It's a toss up!
Popular: They're perfect for use in a HID headlight retrofit or replacing an old worn-out unit in your stock xenon headlights. The Matsushita's are found under the hood of many modern Nissan, Infiniti, and Subaru vehicles as part of the original-equipment HID system - and if these big brands can trust them; so can you.
But Wait: With all this good, what about the bad? Well, OEM ballasts are designed to be mounted completely or partially inside of a headlight housing, so their shell is not naturally water-proof, and if they get wet, their warranty will be void. You can protect your investment with our optional OEM Ballast Potting Service, which makes their electronics impenetrable to moisture damage. This video explains some of the ups and downs of OEM Ballasts.
Beware: The Matsushita ballasts are best used with OEM Quality bulbs from Philips, Osram, or the Morimoto XB Series. Often times cheap D2S bulbs will not work reliably with these ballasts, and it's actually the bulb's fault.
A Steal: We're proud to offer such an awesome OEM ballast at only $170/pair. Compared to their dealership price of around $450 each, our price is a steal!
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
BALLASTS: 2x Matsushita Gen V 35W D2S
IGNITERS: 2x OEM Matsushita G5-Spec
INPUT WIRING: 2x 9006 Male Harness Adapters
WARRANTY: 1 Year (void if moisture damage)
NISSAN / INFINITI PART: LENA00L8D2A0508 or NZMNS111LBNA
HID BULBS: D2S/D2R (P32-D)
HARNESSES: All with "9006" female outputs
OUTPUT WATTAGE: 35W +/- 1%
OUTPUT CURRENT: 85V AC
INPUT VOLTAGE: 11-16V DC
MAX OUTPUT: 25KV on Ignition
Was having radio interference issues with the Morimoto ballasts I had, so I switched to these and the static went away! It appears the lead to the bulb is properly shielded so the rfi generated by the ac current is captured and properly grounded. Would strongly recommend these to anyone doing a retrofit!
I was stuck on getting these or the Mitsubishi ballasts to replace my old Morimoto units. I chose these and the difference is staggering. MUCH quicker warm-up, no more RFI static (I've got my FM radio back!) and a lot quieter. You will have to pay attention to location as these aren't waterproofed like the Morimotos, but don't even think about settling for less. OEM is the way to go. I've got these paired to a set of Philips 85122XVs and the output is STAGGERING compared to 50W Morimotos.