Renowned: The Morimoto Elite Systems have earned their reputation amongst many as the aftermarket's best set of HID's. We urge you to check out the specs below, read the reviews, and then ask yourself whether your ability to see well while driving at night is worth saving a couple bucks?
HID Ballasts: Designed in California by Morimoto's engineer, Yoshi Ishida, the Morimoto XB 2.0 HID Ballasts are just as good looking on the outside as they are well-engineered on the inside. They are available in both 35w and 50w versions, use proprietary software by the pros at Hylux paired with packaging perfection from the masters at Morimoto. This is today's most modern iteration of a model that has sold more than half a million units since inception, and we don't think it can really get any better!
XB HID Bulbs: Homegrown by Morimoto to out-perform any alternatives on the market when installed in fog lights--and it shows. We admit the latest generation XB HID are pretty impressive when compared to other bulbs, and even older Morimoto bulbs. At the heart of the XB bulbs is their perfectly-aligned 100% Philips quartz glass capsule that houses high quality halide salts from German-supplier Messer. In our annual lux comparison test, they produced nearly the same luminosity (intensity) as the industry benchmark Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K. No, you're not seeing things here, but yes you will be seeing everything at night.
Wire Harness: As one of the most important parts in any HID lighting upgrade; don't skimp out when it comes to your wiring. It doesn't matter how good your ballasts are. How good your bulbs are. If your harness is a piece of crap, when it gives out your fog lights are gonzo. Morimoto's harnesses are the best on the market and easily worth their premium price compared to cheaper alternatives. No matter which one is right for your application, the harness features triple-sealed central relay packs, 14ga stranded copper wiring, over-molded fittings, and plug-n-play functionality. This will ensure everything properly (and permanently) works with your vehicle's original in-cabin controls.
Optional Canbus Harnesses: Instead of a traditional relayed harness that draws power from the battery, Morimoto's Standalone Canbus harnesses use two individual sub-harnesses to keep a load on the factory wiring. Recommended for vehicles that recognize when a bulb is out, these contain a series of capacitors and resistors to trick the car into thinking nothing has changed and help you avoid annoying "bulb out" warnings. We generally recommend them for use on most modern European applications instead of normal harnesses since they do a great job at providing stable power to the ballasts and canceling any warnings.
Backed Up: Let's not forget the 5-year warranty on the entire kit*. The Elite system is designed to run for 2500 hours, so that's what it's guaranteed for. Don't buy into empty promises from other places offering BS "lifetime" warranties. Nothing lasts forever, and if you think "the other guy" will be there to pick up the phone or even stay in business long enough to assist you when there's a problem; guess again! [*XB55 880 HID kits have a 3 year warranty]
User-Approved: By satisfied enthusiasts with all kinds of cars and trucks. With a quick and easy search we pulled up install examples (1,2,3,4,5,6) that span several generations of the Elite HID systems! If you haven't made a decision just yet, keep reading!
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!
HID BALLASTS: 2x Morimoto XB35 or XB55 AMP
H1 HID BULBS: 2x Morimoto XB
WIRE HARNESS: 1x Morimoto HD Relay or 2x Standalone Canbus
OPTIONAL CAPACITOR LINK: 1x Morimoto Waterproof Cap Link
WARRANTY: 5 Years (35w) or 3 Years (50w)
APPLICATION: HID and LED bulbs are street legal in the USA for Fog Light use only. Not compliant with DOT / FMVSS108 and not street legal in the USA for Headlights. Legal for off-road use in Snowmobile and ATV headlights and off-road racing use only auxiliary or forward lighting. International street legality varies by country. For detailed clarification on street use, CLICK HERE Note: This usage regulation is not unique to Morimoto bulbs. All LED and HID bulbs from all other brands, regardless of marketing claims, are prohibited from street use in halogen headlights in the USA. To find street legal LED headlight assemblies, CLICK HERE
HOMOLOGATION ECE: NO
DOT/SAE/FVMSS108: NO (NOT STREET LEGAL IN HEADLIGHTS IN USA)
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)
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)
One of the best!
Seth Reviewed: 11/16/2015 2:02:00 pm
This HID system is one of the best out there! I haven't had much problems with it at all and it works perfectly and light output is great! Would recommend them to anyone
Lights From The Retrofit Source
LINDA Reviewed: 9/11/2019 12:18 pm
H1 MORIMOTO ELITE HID SYSTEM
<br>BALLASTS: MORIMOTO XB35
<br>HARNESS TYPE: HD RELAY
<br>BULBS: H1 3Five 5000K
<br>HOUSING: BOSCH E36 Euro Headlights
<br>The H1 MORIMOTO ELITE HID SYSTEM was the perfect pairing for my BOSCH E36 Euro Headlights. Perfect cutoff, true 5000K kelvin color, and high-quality components.
<br>My prior kit was a generic no-name kit which cost me less than $50. Do yourself a favor, pay the extra money, and receive a quality product. In this case, you truly get what you pay for.
<br>If you don't believe me, visit the THE ALMIGHTY INSPIRATION GALLERY.
Patrick wolf Reviewed: 4/24/2019 2:52:17 pm
This kit was so easy to install with the install instructions. The quality and feel of the included items are top notch.
Quality HID Set
Anthony Reviewed: 2/24/2015 7:29:14 pm
Currently on my second set of Morimoto HIDs. The first set had a bit of trouble, but was still far more reliable than cheaper kits. I was having some misfires on one of the sides while using the supplied harness, but TRS was quick to honor the warantee and ship out a replacement ballast for the failed side. Purchased a new set last week because I was having some misfires again on the replacement side, and this gave me an excuse to upgrade to the newer XB35 and XB bulbs. The installation of the new set was much cleaner, using the standalone CANBUS harness instead of the standard harness. The additional mounting points on the ballast bracket allow more options for mounting locations, but since there is no longer a center hole like in the previous 3Five ballast, It became a little awkward to mount using the same holes I had previously drilled.
<br>Overall, ht Morimoto system has been far superior to the cheap kits from DDM and the like. I gave it 4 stars, only because one of my ballasts did experience some misfires, especially in the cold weather.
Quick install, tough and extremely bright
Vincent Lafond-Brouard Reviewed: 3/25/2019 3:35:00 am
So I installed this Morimoto H1 Elite HID system in July 2017. I am not so much clever but I installed it myself with not much trouble, just a little patience. When it's dark outside we still feel like it is the daylight in front of us. It makes me and my girlfriend feel really safe. In february 2019, two components of the system stopped working. With the help of the custommer support, I diagnosed which part of the kit was bad and they sent me one igniter and one ballast for free. Loving the service and the product.
<br>Advices: if you want it to be pretty more simple, go with a LED kit
<br>If you go with HID, take a 35watts ballast. It has 5 years of warranty instead of 3 for the 50w ballast. Have fun !
Worth the money
Brian Reviewed: 8/28/2015 9:46:36 pm
I decided to build my first set of headlights, I was doing a budget build. Got all my parts from trs. I originally got a cheap set of hids from ebay, yes they were cheaper but were not as bright as i intended, and every other day one wouldn't work. I eventually got this kit from trs and I never know how much of a difference there would be. These hids look to be constructed better than any other set I have ever seen. The ballasts are really thin so its much easy to find a spot for them. After getting this set I will never cheep out again.
Very Impressive Kit
Damon Fenton Reviewed: 8/21/2017 10:52:48 am
I bought an XB55 and it is very impressive. Amazing light output and quality components. A breeze to install as well
<br>It destroys the cheap junk ebay faux 55w HID kits I've tried and beats the 35w factory HID in my other car too and it has Osram CBI bulbs
<br>Not only a great product but top service from TRS support and my whole order arrived in great packaging, it was a real treat to open it all up...just like Christmas!
You get what you pay for!
Frank Rosati Reviewed: 11/12/2018 2:30:38 pm
It never failed, cheap HID bulb or ballast from amazon or ebay would stop working and I would just keep reordering the same cheap junk. I heard about TRS while searching HID forums looking for the best kit and came across the Morimoto Elite kit. I ordered the H1 55W kit and wished for the best. My order was shipped quickly and received it very fast. After an extremely easy install, THE RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES! Incredible light output! I will never buy cheap bulbs or ballasts again. And if you have any problems during install, give TRS a call. They're very knowledgeable and they WANT to solve your problem. Wish I had found TRS earlier!