When it comes to HID bulbs, Morimoto has always brought us the best in the aftermarket, and their latest examples are no exception. Sure we think the options from Philips and Osram are great too, but when it comes to bang for the buck – nothing compares to the Morimoto XB HID lineup. Compatible with 35W and 55W: The XB’s will produce more lumens, last longer, project farther, and look better doing it.
The XB Bi-xenon bulbs use a magnetic solenoid in their base to change the focal point of the bulb to produce a high beam pattern. Simple, and effective – they work well in most reflector based headlights to provide more light in both modes. We recommend pairing the MotoControl Bi-xenon wire harness with these bulbs to ensure perfect functionality there.
At the heart of the XB bulbs is their carefully aligned 100% Philips quartz glass that houses a capsule from APL-USA. Using high quality halide salts from German-supplier Messer; the bulbs produce nearly 3x the intensity of a comparable halogen bulb that they’re designed to replace.
The Austrian-sourced Plansee electrodes help keep the bulbs running brighter for longer. In comparison to a Philips bulb with 200 hours of use; the Morimoto will maintain 83% of it’s intensity whereas the Philips bulb will retain 86%. Yeah, the Philips maintains a little longer, but this kind of longevity is unheard of in the aftermarket. We’re impressed!
The XB bulbs are built to industry-standard size specifications and are compatible with all ballasts with “AMP” outputs – making them a perfect match for a replacement bulb or upgrade! We’ve tested them here in the shop for reliability with all ballasts from Morimoto, Hylux, ACME, Denso, Hella, Bosch, and Koito and passed with ease.
We have been doing this for more than a decade. If you are still unsure of what to do, where to go, or just plain have questions, don’t be shy. We are always here to help you in every way that we can and will continue to keep helping out until you fully understand the entire process from start to finish. Remember, we are people too, and everyone starts off the same way with knowing nothing so we completely understand if this is overwhelming for you as we were in the same boat. So contact us and we will get you started towards the right path.