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
H7 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)
Hello I bough
Tarik Al Gahtani Reviewed: 9/11/2019 12:16 pm
<br>I bought H7 MORIMOTO ELITE HID SYSTEM - 5000k - 35w , and after installation there was a flickering in both of the bulbs for 10 seconds and still until now flickering every time I turned my lights on.
<br>The color amazing.
<br>Good customer service.
<br>I have the flickering problem
<br>Shipping fees too high + takes a long time to receive it.
I installed the
Kultegin Makishev Reviewed: 8/12/2013 11:43:40 am
I installed these on a Subaru outback 2013. The light output is very good! I am glad More photos - http://www.drive2.ru/cars/subaru/outback/outback_4th_generation/ntldr/journal/1693591/
I'm from Italy,
Marco Corradetti Reviewed: 4/14/2013 6:56:23 pm
I'm from Italy, I could buy a common HID kit sold here and receive it in 2 days. I tried and bought a Morimoto HID system instead, waited 10 days (we are talking of thousands of Km, custom's control etc..) and it was the right choise! Compared to common kit you can find here, this system looks like an OEM xenon! It reaches full luminosity much faster and is clearly brighter.
<br>I needed just some adjustment to the base of the bulbs, but that's is my car's fault. Great material, exceptional customer service, the package was perfect, I have never seen a package so well protected! I will recommend you for sure!
This is the BES
Arpan Patel Reviewed: 5/21/2013 2:44:03 am
This is the BEST HID LIGHT in the market. Its worth spending $150 for the Kit. I had used kits from ebay and the bulb or sometimes ballast kept blowing every 2-3 months. I have installed Morimotto H7 6000K and it produce bright and white little hint of blue. Friends you should purchase this kit. The ballast and bulbs are high quality plus the cables are nice and thick
I got it last w
ANH TUAN PHAM Reviewed: 11/21/2012 10:25:36 pm
I got it last week. Installation is easy, however it took me a while to figure out how to use original bulb holder to put it in place. Everything is so far so good. Recommended.
This is an amaz
Nick Hans Reviewed: 10/2/2012 8:02:14 am
This is an amazing kit. I have had a couple previous experiences with HID kits (both purchased from eBay) and these simply blow them away. I got the 5000K and I love the color, they are just WHITE (diamond white), no yellow or blue tint to the light. I put them in my 2004 Mazda 3 which had stock halogens. I modified the cutoff and added the TRS Mazda 3" clear lenses with the provided spacers. The result: a great cutoff line with an amazing blue flicker. They look better than the OEM Mazda HIDs (and most other OEM as well). The relays are nice too, they illuminate with a red LED when on, however because of this the trigger leads (85 86) are not reversible, so some applications may have issues. The ballasts have a slight buzz to them while warming up but then are completely silent. They aren't small but they feel solid and well built. The wiring harness is top notch and will look great in your car - none of that cheap plastic wrap other kits use. Buy the TRS kit you won't be sorry.
Shannon Ashley Reviewed: 7/4/2012 12:23:08 pm
POSITIVES: Probably the best aftermarket kit I've seen in a long time, high quality product, not cheap overseas crap, comparable to OEM kits for $1000 plus dollars..for only 150! 35W or 50W?, 35W is more than enough, my lows are blinding, the light output from this kit is really good. You keep seeing 50W kits all over the place and a lot of negative feedback of too much start up power required or fuses getting blown if relays are not used etc. (my opinion, if it works for you great, my point being if you get a high quality 35W kit you will not be dissatisfied and less stress on your electrical system) Color on the 5000K was great, super bright white with a lil blue/violet color on the edge of the beam patter (similar to MBenz/Lexus). The ballast, great (solid heavy duty construction with the ignitor/inverter included in one unit). Bulbs were plug and play with all equipment included and great tech support. The wire harness included is probably the beefiest one out there. 5 year warranty, pretty good considering the quality. I have seen lifetime warranties for the overseas cheap kits but I get the idea you may get crap back in the mail or the companies that sell them will remove their ebay pages in the next 6 months.Super Fast Shipping:Ordered the kit on Saturday morning and had it Monday, and he (Andrew) included a 5% military discount. Tech support is great, they always answer the phone on the first few rings (I had too many questions)Negatives: With all good things of course there are negatives. TRS's speciality is retrofitting cars and now that I know they are in the market I'll use them on all of my autos. Anyways, the ballasts are bigger than your slim motorcycle ballasts I wanted to do my high and lows but there is no way I will be able to fit 2 more of their ballasts under my windscreen (If any has used another location please let me know). The ballasts are not huge by any means (much smaller than older ones I used on my car 5 years ago) but they are not credit card thin either. They are short but a few inches thick. They are ONE unit though ballast/ignitor/wiring all in one place not like the new digital or thin ballast that have another unit(ignitor/inverter) coming off of them and now I need to find to places to hide 2 things. They are also about 3 times heavier than a good Ballast that is currently on the market, which I feel goes to a testament that the quality is superb. Also waterproof. The 2 I fit behind my speedo were not hard to put back there. The wiring is also thick but again its not a cheap import. The relay harness: Super beefy. Thats great but bike riders want/need small and those are opposites. You can fit the relay harness but you may have to spend a few minutes modifying it for the pass through or shortening some of the wires. It does fit though just a little bit of a pain. I ended up putting it on the shelf because I have not had any start up problems or flickering with my lights. (Not to insult anyone but the relay kit is ensuring the bulbs have good start up power to eliminate any power changes not to keep your bikes electrical from frying) so I'll continue to run it without until it is needed. Hope this helps. All in all I can't say enough good things about this kit, super easy install, only real downside is if you wanted all 4 lights to be HID probably not going to happen (at least not easily). They also sent me corner daytime running LEDs that matched the 5000K for an extra 15 bucks. I used to drive with my OEM highs and lows on but the HID lows are already brighter than both together. Hope this helps.In the end I couldn't find a better kit out there for the money, and trust me I've been looking and buying HID kits..for years
Just ordered an
Matthew Maralit Reviewed: 6/28/2012 12:29:59 am
Just ordered and installed these and they are amazing. I have a perfect cutoff and no stray light. They throw very far without throwing into people's faces. Now I just need some clear lenses and I will be set. Order these and do it right. The nice thing about these is they are adaptable to a D2S bulb due to the standard AMP connector. They can be expanded to utilize one of TRS's full retrofits which I will be doing in the future.
<br>One caveat about these ballasts: DO NOT USE THE MOUNTING BRACKETS. Mine were WAY off alignment with the mounting holes. The slot in the bracket did not get cut far enough and the holes were way too small for the provided screws. After I enlarged the holes and extending the slot, the provided screws proceeded to strip out the threads on the ballasts. Not a good time with that part of the project. Just use some 3M foam tape. I used molding tape and it worked out pleasantly. Clearly this bracket is not meant to be used. Foam tape should come with this instead of this crap bracket. I contemplated taking a star off for this but decided against it due to the performance of this kit.
I ordered this
Vatroslav Tomic Reviewed: 6/21/2017 6:45:01 pm
I ordered this kit on February 08, 2012 and arrived overseas in Croatia February 15, 2012!!! Thats super fast for USPS Priority Mail International.
<br>This HID system is outstanding and in comparison to cheap ebay competition simply unparalleled
I have tried on
Dominic Li Reviewed: 4/2/2012 12:21:39 pm
I have tried only one other kit and it was a cheap one. Not even one hour of use, the ballast fails on the cheap kit and it blows out 3 fuses in an effort to determine whether it's the bulb or ballast. I said to myself, never again will I buy a cheap kit and even after discovering DDM reviews about how "good" they are for the price. I don't want "good" because we're talking about something you depend on while you're going however fast you're driving. It's like someone offering to sell you one lens for glasses or two. These are extremely bright and the quality is next to none. These weigh probably 3 times as much as your "good" HID kit which is a testament to their superior quality and no more generic stainless steel HID ballasts with stickers on them from the company they were sold from with the warnings and small printed words that leave you wondering how long they will last. If you want to ditch the companies trying to sell you a half-assed product, go with these. You won't regret it.