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Elite HID: The Morimoto Elite Systems offer some of the best high performance bulbs, ballasts, and wiring systems available as an all-in-one upgrade kit. You might be able to track down a cheaper alternative out there, but you’d have to pay a heck of a lot more to find anything that could match its overall quality and performance. Check out the specs below and read the Reviews to hear how your fellow auto enthusiasts like the H11 HID conversion kit.

Totally Customized: Whether you’re looking for 35W ballasts and 3000K bulbs or 50W ballasts with 6500K bulbs, the Morimoto HID kits we carry can be configured to your specific requirements. We’ve linked to this helpful video that provides more information on your options. Still not sure which to select? Don’t be afraid to ask. That’s what we’re here for.

HID Ballasts: Where should we start with the latest generation of Morimoto XB ballasts?The industrial-edge design by California native Artur Saakyan is undeniably cool. They’re crazy efficient, thanks to the latest DSP circuit technology. They also warm up to full operating intensity in a flash, like all good ballasts should. And, they’re designed to reduce any chance of failures and misfires while producing the lowest possible levels of electromagnetic radio interference. We’re sold! How about you?

H11 HID Bulbs: We’ve been impressed with Morimoto HID bulbs for quiet a while now, and judging from how many we’ve been shipping, so are many of you. However, this latest iteration of the XB HID really opened our eyes with some ultra intense and efficient light. The key is an automated manufacturing process that ensures the precise alignment of each 100% Philips Quartz glass bulb. It takes a little more time, but Morimoto is dedicated to getting it right.

H11A vs. H11B? Make the right choice on which HID bulb you require with the help of this Picture and Video. Choosing the wrong product can result in the presence of a shadow in your light output. We’ve found the H11B tends to work with most newer Japanese vehicles, while the H11A (regardless of what stock size states) matches the fitment of most Hyundai/Kia models.

Wire Harness: Good in the past and almost perfect with the latest generation, Morimoto makes the best wire harness on the aftermarket. You get the ease of plug-n-play functionality in a harness that will provide precision power and signal delivery to your ballasts and bulbs. Will they last? A triple-sealed central 40A relay and over-molded fittings keep moisture out. Do they look good? Yup, just like OEM thanks to an abrasion resistant Tech-flex mesh material covering the 14-gauge stranded copper wiring.

Canbus Harnesses: If you own a vehicle that’s designed to deter modifications by recognizing when original components have been removed, a special Morimoto Standalone Canbus harness is available with the H11 HID kit. Rather than getting a “bulb out” warning, as is common when retrofitting the lighting on many European automobiles, the replacement harness utilizes clever modern technology to essentially hide the fact that anything has been changed from the vehicle’s ECU.

Warrantied: We’re able to confidently offer a 5-year warranty on the H11 HID kit* and all of its components. Morimoto Elite Systems are designed to run for 2,500 hours, and we’ll happily honor that guarantee to the very last minute. You’ll see a lot of crazy claims online about lifetime warranties that are best taken with a grain of salt. Chances are whoever doesn’t recognize there’s a life span on lighting components probably won’t still be around when you do experience a problem. The Retrofit Source has been in business for well over a decade, and we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. [*XB55 kits have 3-year warranty]

Put To Action: As real car guys who can’t resist a good mod or upgrade, we really get a kick out of seeing folks pleased with the product we sell. Check out these examples (1,2,3,4,5,6) that cover a range of installs of Elite HID system generations for some inspiration in tackling your next project.

Integrity: At TRS, our reputation for providing the best selection of high performance automotive lighting products at the best prices is a source of pride. Whether you need advice on choosing the right product or a technical solution to help you through a challenging retrofit, our knowledgeable team is always here to lend a hand. If you have a question or sales inquiry, get in touch today.

Product Specs

  • Tech Specs


  • BALLAST OUTPUT: 85V AC 35W or 50W

  • BALLAST MAX. V: 25kV (at start-up)


  • 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)

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Product Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

incredible light output, worth every penny.

Jonathan Lindhome Reviewed: 10.12.2018

i tried a cheap ebay hid kit years ago and had nothing but problems with it (flickering lights, bad ballast, etc.). i gave up and went back to using the stock halogen bulbs. not too long ago i saw led bulbs were becoming a thing and i tried three different brands. while they all gave an improved color output, none of them were brighter than the stock halogens, if anything they were less bright and almost dangerous to use at night--even in clear weather & dry roads. i did a lot of research and came to realize that projection requires HID (led tech just isn't there yet), and i rolled the dice with this morimoto elite kit. i went with the full relay setup (i think you're nuts to rely on the car's stock wiring), and after about an hour had it fully setup. i still can not believe how bright the lights are. i was concerned that 35w 5500 bulbs would be too blue, but they are crystal clear and look white to me, no color at all which is great. fantastic product, i really hope it lasts as i could never go back to driving with what i had before. i actually just purchased a set of clear lenses for my projectors (from this site) that i plan on installing soon so i might still yet be in for a surprise.

5 out of 5 stars

Don't settle for anything else

JC Nubla Reviewed: 09.25.2018

Purchased a set for my 2018 Tacoma. I've had experience on the cheaper HID sets out there on the market. I was always on the "okay" side of it. Installed these H11 Morimoto Elite's and i was blown away!!! Light output is really bright and the cutoff was clean! Don't settle for the cheaper ones out there! This is well worth the $$$!

5 out of 5 stars

Well worth it

Edward Chan Reviewed: 08.09.2018

I wanted to finally write a review. I purchased a set of 35 watts back in 2012 for my wife's 2012 Toyota Highlander and am glad to say they are still going strong. Her truck is daily driven so the headlights get plenty of use and still function flawlessly. I have plenty of experience with less expensive HID kits which always seem to fail after 1 or 2 years but I am glad to say these Morimoto are still going strong after 6 years. Thanks TRS.

5 out of 5 stars

TRS Morimoto > Kensun

Miguel Fajardo Reviewed: 08.08.2018

After having gone through two separate kits (Xentec 35w & Kensun 35 and 55w kits) I can tell you what a relief it is to finally have a quality product. Xentec and Kensun, total garbage. Not bright enough, always had flickering/pulsating issues, misfiring, and early bulb deaths. Researching online for a better solution always pointed fingers to TRS. Now I see why! I purchased H11 XB55w with 5500k bulbs. The amount of light that comes out is amazing. However, the color of the bulb is not what I was expecting. When going to 55w, the color truly gets washed off. It is a very warm white (almost yellow, not really, idk). I wish I would have gotten the 6500k. Purely aesthetics I know but I am still extremely satisfied with the light output, no misfires, no flickering, it just works great.

5 out of 5 stars

Great product AND customer service.

Erik Monsrud Reviewed: 07.24.2018

I bought this kit for my 2017 Subaru Impreza Sport Wagon. Install was easy and didn't require any wire splicing. The H11 heat up quickly and are very, VERY bright. I spoke with customer service prior to purchasing. They were quick and very detailed with their responses. They didn't try to up-sell me on anything. In fact, they went as far as telling me what accessories I didn't need to waste my money on. I would highly recommend this product and The Retrofit Source company.

5 out of 5 stars

Great product with amazing customer service

Thomas Rowan Reviewed: 04.13.2018

These H11 Morimoto lights shine! The wiring that came with the kit is top of the line very tidy. The TRS team is really there to help you I couldn't be more please with the whole process. Matter of fact I'm buying my next kit for different car soon!

5 out of 5 stars

Best HID kit ever

Eduardo Ceja Reviewed: 04.02.2018

I installed these on my new Lexus CT200h and i could not be happier. I was worried through hearing in the forums for Lexus about the auto on feature not working and the HID would fail to turn on with other brands but no misfires at all. The difference in light output compared to other non quality HID is literally night and day. I got the 5500k color and have had so many compliments about them. Install was easy and plug and play. I highly recommend it

4 out of 5 stars

2017 Nissan Murano S. Awesome kit but...

Nicolas Lalaurette Reviewed: 01.26.2018

Everything came nicely packed and sooner than expected, the instructions from the Morimoto website were easy to follow (this is my second HID kit install in over 10 years). My only issue was with the wiring harness. The quality of the harness is great, but the battery leads are way too long and the leads for the ballasts were short, at least for my application. I personally would have rather have shorter battery leads and longer ballast connectors. Other than that I will have to keep testing them and see how they hold up.

5 out of 5 stars

You get what you pay for, and more...

Alex Lindsey Reviewed: 12.28.2017

Yes, this might be long, but Im hoping to answer ALL the questions I had before buying this kit and to shed light (pun intended) on some of the things I noticed. Hope this helps!
If you are reading reviews, you are most likely in the same boat as I was. You're asking yourself "Is this really worth the money when I can order something similar off Amazon for much cheaper?" The answer to that question is this: You get what you pay for. This is an EXTREMELY well built and crafted HID kit. All high-end materials and nothing is compromised. Hell, the wires are braided with a nylon-type material for extra strength. This kit will easily out-last any other kit on the market.
Now for performance, these things definitely put out some light. But again, im sure you're asking "is it worth it?" And my answer to that would be this: yes, they are worth it. BUT, based off performance ALONE (not quality) they perform very similar to your $40-$80 Amazon kits with only 3 main differences; Color, Throw, and Intensity.
1.) Color: The Morimoto are more accurately color-rated. I've found that after ordering two of the exact same Amazon Kits both rated for 6000K, one kit seemed to be more blue than the other. With Morimoto, you don't have to worry about the colors not matching up. They will be exactly what you wanted. (But note the color shift with the 55W Ballast. A 6500K bulb, straight out of the box, will look closer to 5500K when powered by a 55W Ballast. Again, they won't "fade" into a 5500K over time. So when deciding to go with a 55W, the bulbs will shift a little less than 1000K lower straight out of the box.) So, if you are like me and want just a SLIGHT hint of blue (somewhere in between 6500K and 5500K) go with the 6500K 55W and you'll be a very pleased with the result.
2.) Throw: The Morimoto seem to “throw” light further down the road. Now, to be honest, it’s not much further than the Amazon kit. So while the Morimoto kit doesn’t necessarily blow the Amazon kit out of the water, it does tend to throw the light slightly further down the road.
3.) Intensity: The Morimoto kit easily has a much greater intensity than the Amazon kit. By that, I mean the over-all “apparent brightness” is greater. These seem to have a much wider field of view and the light output in that field of view is much cleaner and clearer than that of the Amazon kit. The Amazon kit seemed to have a smaller central point of intensity, then fade out gradually from that central point. This created a “washed out” look around the edges of the field of view. Now the Morimoto kit on the other hand has an enormous central point of intensity and barely fades at all around the edges of the field of view. This creates a much more crisp and cleaner light output and is genuinely feels like perfectly even light distribution.
All in all, if you are considering a QUALITY lighting upgrade, these are the best out there. Period. TRS prides itself in only delivering the best products out there and thats exactly what they do. While most people, driving in normal conditions with factory projectors, won’t be absolutely blown away by the performance of these when compared to a solid Amazon brand; this is still an upgrade very worthy of the price. The quality of this kit alone speaks for itself.

Here is a link to some pictures I took if you would like an actual iPhone quality picture of comparison:

5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding Product and Service

chris jelsma Reviewed: 10.07.2017

Just want to say I am impressed with The Retrofit Source service and quality. This is my first official purchase with TRS however I have been a recipient of their products as gifts. My brother originally purchased the H11 Morimoto Elite for his 2013 4Runner. He was so impressed with the quality and service he purchased a set for my 2013 4Runner. He has since purchased another set for his wife's new 4Runner. After having used these lights in my own vehicle for over a year now I don't think i could go back to using any standard or less quality lighting system. I am so satisfied with the product I have bought a set for my wife's new 4Runner. The shipping was free and came a day earlier than expected. My wife appreciates the improved lighting over her stock halogen bulbs. When the time comes I plan to purchase my next set of lights from TRS.

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