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 Reviewsand 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: Morimoto’s XB ballasts are a functional work of art. While the industrial-edge design by California native Artur Saakyan looks great from the outside, they’re packed with too much modern tech on the inside to cover it all in on place. Their DSP 3.0 circuit maximizes reliability, input and output efficiency. Their ability to warm the bulbs up to full operating intensity quickly is matched by few. Hardly are all aftermarket-HID ballasts the same, and the XB’s make that clear in most every category in our opinion.
9007 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.
MOTOCONTROL 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. The Morimoto MotoControl Bi-xenon Harness is easily worth the premium price compared to cheaper alternatives. With its triple-sealed smart relay, 14ga stranded copper wiring, over-molded fittings, and plug-n-play functionality; it will ensure everything properly (and permanently) works from your vehicle’s original in-cabin controls. It’s easily the best headlight wire harness out there.
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 9007 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!
- 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)
- 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)