H10/9145: Morimoto EliteB-HID-MM-H10-TRS
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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 lumin Osity (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
H10 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)
4000K BULBS: OEM HID Warm White ~3500lm (each)
5000K BULBS: Ice White ~3400lm (each)
6000K BULBS : Neutral White ~3200lm (each)
50W BALLASTS: (+20% intensity) (-20% lifespan)(-1000K color)
Best Quality HID kits you can buy
I have dealt with many HID kits, cheap ones, expensive ones... I have to say, the Morimoto elite HID kits are on point. everything about morimoto/retrofit source is on point.
1) Morimoto HID Ballast - best quality ballast I've experienced. they last pretty long (about three years now and still going). They ignite smoothly. other HID ballast from other companies either one ignites faster than the other. Pretty much means, the one that ignites the slowest, is about to go or just weak. not only they work great, they look great!
2)Morimoto 3five bulbs (3000k) - Other companies of 3000k bulbs aren't as yellow as morimoto's, nuff said.
3)Morimoto Relays - I have never seen a good looking relay that performs well.
4)The Retrofit Source - 5 stars for Best customer service
need i say more?
I got few from them and my friends.. hands down best kits, perform great, even lightning, easy install and very important very well build.
Great customer service. It's been over 3 years on some of their product and they still work great.
I received my package today 6/28/2018 and promptly installed them. So far so good, got them wired up and the bulbs locked in. fire them up and everything is working fine. I tuck the wires in to a less than secure spot just so i can drive around the sub and see how they look. I turn the car back on and the left side is flashing. So i turn the off and back on again and they are still flashing. Pop the hood and the relay is buzzing (not sure if this is normal) and i picked up the relay harness and then the ballast at it stops flickering. So i hop in the car, drive around the sub and WOW these things are bright. like ridiculous bright, so far i'm a huge fan, and will def update as time progresses or if i have any issues with them at all. Instal was super easy and straight forward (Ive done a few cheaper sets and it was identical, obviously). the warm up time seems short, less than a minute and the ballasts and relay arent suer bulky, will secure them tomorrow before i drive it on the road.