Morimoto delivered! And, really – that’s what the brand does best. By collecting user feedback from professional installers and end-users and taking it all back to the drawing board, they’ve come up with the all-new XBT system and we can confirm it FAR out-performs the outgoing XC system in every way.
Is that most everybody who buys an RGB setup is crazy focused on how it works in the white-mode…almost as if that’s even more important than the rest of the colors. Well, the good news is that the new XBT strips and their drivers have been tuned to produce an amazingly clear, neutral white, as well as an amber, and every other color in the spectrum for that matter. When paired up with the new XBT Controller & smart phone App, these produce very accurate colors…reds, blues, greens, teals, purples, pinks…you name it! (and white…and amber!)
We’ve never seen an RGB strip produce such uniform, bright light. An updated blend of phosphorous silicone coats the front face of the XBT Strips and is responsible for their neutral “white when off” look and their amazing, uniform intensity – which is unlike anything else on the market. If you want to go for the “braces” look with all those exposed, spotty LED’s…go for it…but you wont find any of that old-school stuff here.
The innovative Hybrid-LED color-changing technology delivers a virtually infinite lifespan of 50,000 hours. That’s almost six straight years! Because they’re based on much more stable and mature SMD-LEDs; they are considerably more reliable between hot/cold cycles compared to “new” COB based products. The complexity of their circuit boards has been minimized to reduce the chance of a failed contact, and the four solder points on the back are protected with resin.
Unlike competing RGB “systems” that require complicated wiring from the user’s side, the XBT LED setup is 100% Plug n Play. There is no wire stripping, cutting, or splicing involved. In traditional Morimoto style; All wiring is insulated by rubber tubing then protected with TechFlex mesh for an OEM-like appearance, durability, and abrasion resistance. The LED drivers are housed inside an aluminum housing that’s been anodized with an attractive piano black finish and laser engraved with the XBT graphics. Make sure your setup looks good inside and out!
First-time users will need to purchase the optional XBT Bluetooth Controller to run their strips. You can then expand with up to two more sets of XBT color-changing accessories (more strips, demon eyes, or halos) without another controller, since it can control up to three pairs. While the XBT strips will work with other 4-wire RGB+ controllers; Morimoto’s XBT Controller is recommended for the best performance and color accuracy.
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.