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. Available in versions designed specifically for either 35W or 50W: 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 replacement HID 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.
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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 50W
3000K: Golden Yellow (~2800 lm)
4500K: Warm White (~3500 lm)
5500K: Pure White (~3400 lm)
6500K: Cool White (~3200 lm)
I'm in love with morimoto xb35 5500k and using xb55 ballasts on my Toyota Camry se 2017 ,I recently bought a pair of osram cbi and I tested with morimoto's ones winner....
I run these with the morimoto 50 watt ballast and these bulbs are the only ones tht can run on the 50 watts and last for 2 years or so pn a daily use. I always buy only these bulbs. Best bang for your buck. The color is right on and the lux is spot on, very bright.
These bulbs out perform any other bukbs out there. I have used many bulbs in the market with a 55w system and the bulbs fail within a week. The XBs are the only ones that has last. I beat these bulbs like no other, I always turn my lights on for safety purposes day or night, always on. Never had an issue with the bulbs burning out on me early and I use a 55 watt system. I always use these bulbs from now on. Price and quality cant be beat for what the bulbs are.
Good all around bulb for the price! You can't beat the value and light output on these. I've been running them in my 14+ Tundra (MM Mini 3.0) for 1.5 years on 35w ballast, with no issues. 5500K is a great look, with all white beam pattern. I would highly recommend these, unless you are looking to purchase bulbs above $100+ price point.
These appeared to be brighter than the oem Phillips on my 6 year old car, better cutoff too.
I bought these bulbs for my cars and its brilliant very impressive compared to its price.
These were perfect on my 2006 Yamaha FZ1 to see at night. I am safer because of these. BRIGHT
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.