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?
With a variety of available options, this Morimoto Elite H1 HID kit can be configured perfectly just for you. This helpful video goes over each of the options shown above.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 H1 HID kits have a 3 year warranty]
- Digital AC Technology for Brighter, More Stable Light
- Choice of 35 Watt or 50 Watt Options
- 3-4 Times Light Output over Halogen
- Super Slim Detachable Ballasts
- Premium Bulbs with OEM Alignment
- Plug'n Play Design for Simple Installation
- Waterproof, Shockproof, & Reverse Polarity Protection
- Up to 5 Year Warranty Directly Through Us
- H1 Morimoto Elite HID Kit
Ballast Wattage - You get to choose either 35 watts or 50 watts depending on the power and longevity you want. If you choose 35 watts, you are getting 3 times the light output over stock halogen bulbs. This is also what comes stock on luxury vehicles equipped with Xenon Lights. If you choose 50 watts, you are getting 4 times the light output over stock halogen bulbs. The only downside is the lifespan is about 10% less than 35 watts due to the increased power.
Color Temps - This is where you will pick the exact color for your HID Bulbs. If you are looking for the brightest color option, 4500K Warm White will be it with 5500K Pure White being a close second. If you are looking for more color to customize your vehicle, you have couple of options to choose from depending on your preference. Keep in mind more color you add, the more illegal it might be in your state so check your local laws.
Relay or Cancellers - A HID Relay Harness is already included with this HID Kit. This provides more stable power by connecting the HID Kit directly to the battery and is required if your headlights turn on automatically when you start your vehicle then you will need this part. This is because Autolamps or Daytime Running Lights do not always provide enough power for the HID Kit to work properly. If you have a German vehicle then you will need to select 2 Cancellers to prevent flickering and lamp-out errors. This is because the factory Canbus system monitors the voltage on the vehicle. Since HID Kits draw less power than Halogen bulbs, the computer assumes the light is out even though it may be functioning fine. Since it is impossible to list every single vehicle that needs this part, you can contact us prior to purchasing to see if it is required for your vehicle.
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