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?
Optioned Out: With a variety of available options, the Morimoto Elite HID system can be configured perfectly just for you. This helpful video goes over each of the options shown above.
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!
H7 HID Bulbs: Homegrown by Morimoto to out-perform any alternatives on the market when installed in projector-based headlight…and it shows. We admit the latest generation XB HID bulbs 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 headlights 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 H7 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!
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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)
3800K BULBS: Halogen White ~3000lm (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)
First I would like to say that this kit has blown away any other kit I have tried previously in any of my vehicles. The only complaint I have is it would have been nice to have instructions. Installed this kit in my aftermarket projectors in a 2014 ram 1500 and the light output is amazing! The color is exactly what I was looking for (5500k). Overall performance I would I would rate 9/10, light output 9/10, color 10/10 (exactly as described). If I ever have to order another hid kit it will definitely be one like this.
Packaged was top notch, quality of parts if top notch and gave me the look i was looking for!
Hahaha, I wasted my money on an inferior kit prior to buying Mori’s 35w 4500k HID low and high beam motorcycle kit. There really isn’t a need to shop around for the best quality, best priced, best warranty HID kit if you’ve landed here at TRS checkin’ out these kits. From the bulbs construction, ignitor, ballast, and other pieces it immediately oozes quality.
One shocking thing I must point out about Mori HID bulbs which I wasn’t expecting, it has a defined cut off as if you had a projector.
Let me explain...my low beam is H7 reflector headlight and my high is H9 projector. HIDs in general are optimized for projectors. In contrast, I recall my buddy’s 2004 Subi STI OEM HID low beams was engineered for a reflector housing - doesn’t have a sharp cutoff like HID projectors.
After installing, my low looks like it turned into a projector because of its pronounced cutoff. I had to bounce my bikes front suspension several times because I really couldn’t believe what I was seeing, simply astounding! Remember and be sure to mount the HID bulb wire side down for the best results, if the bulb housing lets you.
I even bought a Mori HID Elite H7 low beam kit for one of my cars - no regrets whatsoever on both purchases.
This plug and play kit took less than an hour to install and the difference in light output and visibility is incredible!
I've installed MANY HID systems in the past and have always dealt with lower quality systems, some DOA and others with problems surfacing months down the road. What I can say thus far regarding the Morimoto Elite package is that the build quality of these are far... FAR beyond anything I've purchased in the past. They work excellent and came with everything I expected. As for TheRetrofitSource, you'll not find this level of customer service ANYWHERE else. I definitely recommend.
Having tried a vast number of hid kits i have to admit that it 's the first time i find something that is almost identical to halogen bulb fitment!
My biggest concern was the glare produced by every hid kit i had tried since this day.
Apart from morimoto quality which is great and is evident on hid bulbs,the beam pattern is almost identical with the halogen bulb with very little to zero glare above cut off! And this is achived WITHOUT any retrofit, but by simply changing the halogen bulb with the hid one!!!!!
Installed on an 07 Subaru Legacy GT wagon
I love this HID kit, the quality of all the components is top quality. I would expect something like this with braided wires and nice plugs to be sold for over $300.00.
I bought the 6500 H7 kit. They are pretty blue, but not too bad. They hold true to the picture they have shown comparing the colors. Night visibility is intense! My Hi Beams get drowned out from how awesome these HID's are. Even with the 35w ballasts they are easily twice as bright as my old HID kit that died on me.
Only downside is the negative battery connector to the relay didn't reach easily on my Legacy. I could of mounted the relay in a different spot to help it but where i mounted was my best idea on the Relay.
But, the quality of this HID kit is worth it all, I would definately buy again!
Vehicle: VW Golf Mk.4
High beam: H7 in straight reflector, Elite XB55 ballast, XB 4500K bulb.
Low beam: H7 in shielded reflector, Elite XB35 ballast, XB 4500K bulb.
Comments on installation: Pretty straightforward, everything went together in about 3-4 hours (including fabricating some brackets for the ballasts and relays).
Comments on performance: Amazing! The beam pattern is very similar to that of the H7 halogen, but the range is dramatically improved. Deer etc. are visible a full 1 second earlier with these bulbs than with the H7 halogens. The VW's DRL circuit just turns on the low beam bulbs, and these work fine for that.
Suggestions to manufacturer: The igniter-to-bulb cables need to be about 3 inches longer. The ones that came with the kit are just barely long enough to reach the bulbs when the headlamp housing covers are open. This puts a lot of stress on the bulb connector while you're trying to wiggle the housing cover into place.
After some modifications for bulb mounting, these Moris rocks. Here's my analysis and end results of the H7 Elite setup:
1. The bulbs are "thicker" than any other of the setups I installedd. And it shows bright as ..... ,even for the 35w setup. It literally show like the 55w knock-outs that I had before if not brighter.
2. Wiring harness: these are professionally constructed, ensuring the current to reach the bulbs.
3 Ballasts and SAC: they ensure the correct "wattage" for the fact of the "Low Beam" error to not appear
End result: Morimoto Elite are top notch and worth every penny given. The CSR (Customer Rep) know what I want and need, not to mention he's from where I was born and raised (similarly close, ECHS INDIANS). i am convinced that I will visit here more for other products for other project (HALOS WITH TURNING SIGNAL FUNCTION). Thank you TRS, you have helped me to solve an issue that I have been dealing with for at least 3 years.
Installed a 35w 5500k hid kit with the canbus wire harness. Looks great, easy install. Big upgrade over the stock halogens.