Morimoto: Has always been our go-to-guys when it came to HID, and when they released their line of LED products, we had our doubts. Performance left a little to be desired compared to some of the more refined models on the market. BUT (and thats a big BUT) that has since changed with the much more mature, refined second generations of each model they offer. While in all-honesty Morimoto didn't exactly nail it the first time around on the LED bulbs, what we have from them today is about as modern as it gets and much more in-line with the quality and performance we've all come to expect from the brand.
Back that thing up! Morimoto's new XB 921 LED Bulbs are designed just for reverse lights! Utilizing a big boy CREE XB-D LED emitted through a proprietary Kuria Optic clear glass lens, you'll be able to actually see objects as you back up!
6061 AL: The extruded aluminum heatsink features a smooth 6-Fin design and is finished in a gorgeous graphite color to compliment other Morimoto LED bulbs. This bulb feels rock solid in your hands--no room for any chintzy cheap stuff here!
Beefy Base The white ceramic base handles heat much better than cheap plastic bases, and even though they're only lit up for a brief period of time while you're in reverse and probably wont get all that hot - why risk it? The printed "XB LED" graphics are a nice touch too.
CREE LED A single XB-D 5500K emitter blasts a very color-neutral white light through the mini projector lens. The output is end-firing like most 921 sockets require, meaning the light coming out of the bulb is aimed directly backward where you want it most!
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BULBS: 2x XB 921 5500K LED
WARRANTY: 2 Years
SWAG: Morimoto Decal
CROSS-COMPATIBLE SIZES: 921 / 904 / 904NA / 906 / 906NA / 912 / 916 / 916NA / 917
INTENSITY: 350lm (raw; each bulb)
LIGHT SOURCE: CREE XB-D
POWER DRAW: 185mA (each bulb)
I wasn't sure what to expect, but considering my 02 Saturn SC2 had virtually no light backing up, I figured it couldn't be worse. Well, it doesn't make much of use of the reflector housing, but WOW! These work amazing in my housing. I have shallow, direct, rear fire so it is perfect. My housings are in my rear fascia as well, which brings lots of light on the ground. Definitely a great addition for my car.
This is my first experience with forward firing lense-type LEDs as I have always thought the 360° output bulbs were better. I was wrong! These monsters are way brighter than I had expected.
Since they are essentially single-point-source, they will look awkward in reverse housings that are medium to large in size. These will look best in cars with small or abnormally thin reverse housings.
I have to say I was a little skeptical of spending $25 on a pair of reverse light bulbs but holy crap! These are bad ass and next to mounted auxiliary lighting are probably the best you can get. I also purchased an hid kit from trs which unfortunately came with a faulty component, trs remedied the issue quickly and professionally and have been a pleasure to deal with. BTW this is the first review I've ever written that's how much I like the products they have provided.
Purchased these LEDs to replace my stock BRZ reverse lights. To my dismay I found out where the bulbs go into the housings they are angled down. With these LEDs being directional all the light was going onto my driveway. They are definitely bright AF but there's no usable light. I swapped my OEM bulbs back in and took these and put them into my 04 Impala SS. They're great in there. I give it a 3 ☆ due to the fitment issue on the BRZ but 5 ☆ on the Impala. The BRZ will need a LED with a 360° beam pattern to work correctly.
Had a pair of cheaper amazon reverse bulbs flake out on me so I decided to get a pair of these Morimotos. Very bright output for my backup lights on my 2015 Chevy Colorado. They look very well built compared to my previous amazon cheapys. Love the warranty on them and I know TRS will back it up. Another added bonus, my rear backup cam screen no longer gets interference like my old bulbs! Wish I would have bought a pair of these in the first place.
As many have said, make sure your bulbs do in fact face straight back in the lenses because these only have light output in one direction. They are extremely bright, I was hoping to be able to post pictures in the review but I can't find a way to do so. I put them in a 2001 Toyota Tundra and they are amazing. I parked the truck 15 feet from the garage door with the reverse lights on and my garage door is completely lit up. It really makes a huge difference.
Its like having a mini projector + this combined with a backup camera = awesome! Go get some.
I put these reverse lights in my 2011 Ram 1500, hoping to improve on the dim stuff from the factory. I tried them first outside of the housing and they are definitely bright. The problem with the Ram is that the light socket comes in from the bottom/side and therefore the light doesn't fire directly out the back. While the bulbs themselves are excellent, they don't work in all vehicles so check your setup prior to purchasing. If your socket points directly out the back, BUY THESE!
Before buying this bulb make sure the bulbs can be installed straight into the reverse housings. I installed this in my 2012 Corolla CE Advanced and the bulbs are at a 45 degree angle. So the bright beams projected 45 degree outwards.
My cas has limo tint so I needed something bright, while these are projected outward they are still bright and impressive over the OEM wagner 921.
I bought these bulbs for the back up lights on my 2011 Toyota Sequoia. I have purchased several different style led bulbs and these are definitely the brightest so far. Make sure that your reverse light sockets in your taillights face directly backwards before ordering, because these lights provide no side illumination at all. All of the light is projected outward from the tip of the bulb. My taillights have the bulb oriented at a slight angle inside of the lense and it affects the light output in my case. That said, these are great bulbs and definitely worth buying.