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Usage Regulations

HID and LED projectors 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 projectors. All LED and HID projectors 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

Excellent High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Projectors

HID Projectors have been around for a long time and they are still popular today. These projectors are also called Xenon HID headlights. They offer much better brightness than traditional halogen bulbs, due to the more powerful lighting discharge. They also tend to last longer without causing problems to the projector. In most cases, it is not recommended to put HID bulbs into projectors that are designed for halogen, as they are much brighter and may cause problems with the vehicles headlight system. It is more suitable for use in the right housing unit. The Retrofit Source offers diverse HID projectors that can fit your HID bulbs and allow much more efficient handling. Our HID Projectors will give you the following benefits. We offer the best Morimoto HID projectors that create much more light and shine further down the road. We also offer HID projectors from ACME, NHK, and Lexus for certain niche vehicles. Our reliable HID projectors can be fit on more brands and models of vehicles. You can also fit a greater variety of bulbs on the low-cost HID projectors that we offer. Our stylish HID projectors allow much easier maintenance. In case of a defective bulb, you can easily replace HID bulbs to keep them functioning smoothly for years. We have been a trusted HID projector supplier in Atlanta for quite some time and the first choice recommended by clients. Our HID technology solutions are thoroughly tested and proven. We promise excellent cost reduction through our HID projectors.

A Comparison of HID vs. LED Projectors

It can be difficult to compare HID projectors to LED projectors as both of them offer unique advantages for users. HID fog lights have been favored by users for more than two decades as they offer much better illumination and light up the roads in a wider and brighter arc. However, LED projectors offer much better lighting efficiency and last longer which make them a popular choice these days. HIDs were first used in automobiles in the early 90s. The lights have that signature whitish-yellow beam with a hint of blue tinge. This gave them a unique cooler look and played a big part in popularizing these projectors. You can buy our high quality HID projectors as full replacement fog units or as plug-in kits for retrofitting on your vehicle. The ballast creates a high voltage pulse to generate the arc which is monitored and controlled through the flow of electricity to the bulb. The high-intensity light is reflected off of projector angle and spreads out, illuminating the path of the vehicle. LED fog lights were first introduced in the mid-2000s by Lexus and other car manufacturers. Their projections are more focused and make much more efficient use of energy. Better quality LED fog lights also tend to last much longer than HID projectors.

Efficient Light Emission Diode (LED) Projectors

LED projectors for vehicles are a more recent innovation for vehicles. These projectors offer much better energy efficiency than any other type of fog light projection technology in the market. They also tend to last much longer than halogen or HID projectors. Some of the best quality LED projectors last for years, outliving the lifespan of the vehicle as well. Our Morimoto LED headlights will give you the following benefits. High-quality LED fog lights create more light and less heat from an energy source, leading to much greater efficiency for your vehicle. We offer advanced LED projectors that create a much brighter light that illuminates the road far ahead of your vehicle. They improve visibility and reduce the risk of accidents considerably. Stylish LED projectors generally have a more elegant and aesthetically pleasing look. If you are looking for a sleek design, the LED projectors would be better for you. Last but not least, our effective LED projectors are much easier to install. Every kit that we offer comes with complete instructions and you can easily replace them on your own at home within a day.

Which Projector Should You Buy?

In terms of lighting output, both HID and LED offer almost similar lighting capacity though some tests suggest that LED is slightly better due to a more focused illumination. A major defining difference between LED and HID projectors is in terms of price. Although LED projectors are popular, they are relatively more expensive than HID units. A typical LED projector unit can cost three times the price of an HID projector set. While the LED projector costs three times the price of an HID fog light, the set certainly doesn’t last three times longer despite claims of longevity. So, it all comes down to preference. If you want to keep your options open and want to upgrade the vehicle in a couple of years, HID would be a good choice for you. If you don’t want the hassle of upgrading fog lights over and over, then LED projectors would be the better option. Need a recommendation on parts for your project? Got a tech question? Have a wholesale inquiry? Contact us today!