Purists: Will start their critique before they get their hands on it. "But no!" they say. LED based projectors lack width! LED projectors have weak distance! At LEDC we love good old HID-powered projectors more than Kanye loves Kanye... BUT....Truth be told, it's hard not to like the MLED. The performance is on par. The simplicity is sublime. The ease of installation is excellent. The instant on is awesome. The times are changing, and now is the turning point.
M: Is for Mind blown. When Morimoto first announced the MLED projector back in 2015...we were all excited! But with barely any news on it since then, some started to get the impression that it was nothing more than a myth. But then a working prototype showed up alongside Morimoto's laser concept at the 2017 DVN Conference in Detroit. Now...now it's here, and man it seems to be worth the wait. Here's why.
Output: We'll just start with the hotspot. The Morimoto M LED is on par with the Mini D2S 4.0 and a XB 45K Bulb / XB55 ballast, and about 20% brighter than its closest LED-based competitor: the CNLight i-lens. The Kuria optic clear lens and curved cutoff shield produce a beam pattern that's plenty wide, with an ECE-sloped cutoff that's super sharp, colorful. Rather than off-the-shelf LED's like early LED projectors in the aftermarket, the MLED uses a specially developed CSP chipset from Seoul SemiConductor. To top it all off, the "M" icon that's projected onto the ground thanks to the special foreground limiter is just plain cool.
Physically: These bi-LED projectors have a lot going for them too. The threaded mounting shaft can be removed from the bi-LED projectors to free up almost an inch of depth for those who don't need/want it. The integrated mag-lev fan is sunk into the heat sink, keeping space to a minimum without sacrificing the ability to stay cool. The wiring is clean, out of the way, and can be disconnected with ease. The precision and existence of mostly die-cast (rather than stamped) parts in the cutoff shield mechanism makes for a slop-free setup and conveys quality over cost savings. The Morimoto M LED could pass for an OEM part.
Simplicity: Forget about separate bulbs. Forget about big ballasts, or where to mount them. Forget about complex relay harnesses, and where to run them. Here, you've got the bi-LED projectors and a small external LED driver to regulate power and control it's function. If you're a clutter-phobe, or simply tight on space working on something like a motorcycle: the Morimoto M LED is the way to go.
Easy to Install: On a H4-based fog light reflector for example...Remove the fog light lens, insert the threaded mounting shaft through the pre-existing hole in the back of the reflector, add the alignment plate, tighten the lock ring, and re-seal the fog lights. For other applications, minimal cutting will probably be involved but you'll find the results well worth it!
Worth it? If you want the latest and greatest, Yes. It is. Want to produce about the same amount of light output for your money? The Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 is probably better for you - only because it's less expensive. But consider this: Yeah, the Morimoto M-LED projectors are expensive, but unlike a HID-based retrofit, you won't need bulbs, ballasts, in many cases a wire harness. You just need some shrouds, and that's about it! The rest is here.
Optional LED Halos: Though LED halos may not be for everybody, if you're looking for the cleanest, most simple, most reliable setup, we highly recommend the Profile Performance Pivot Halos. Not only are they the brightest, most uniformly lit halos currently on the market, but they double as a switchback turn signal with your blinker circuit. The integrated controllers are extremely easy to setup with only three wires (white, amber, and ground) and allow you to run the white mode continuously until interrupted by the signal--at which point they will blink amber. Once the signal stops, the Pivot ring will automatically switch back to its pure white mode.
Optional Housing Sealant: Protection is priceless! When you're putting together a set of high-end fog lights, the last thing you want is moisture in 'em the first time it rains outside. RetroRubber is the most effective way to make sure the original seal is fully restored. For the small price, why anybody wouldn't prevent their new fog lights from fogging up is beyond us. It'll be the best twelve bucks you've ever spent.
Focus: Since 2005, we have focused our efforts on lighting and that's it. Experience means we know the products. We know the technology. We know our competitors, and most importantly, we know our customers. We like to wrench. We like to drive, we like to ride, and like you: we demand the best for whatever it is that gets us going. That's why at LED Concepts; we only stock the shelves with today's best, brightest, and most badass LED Lighting upgrades.
What you needs to know
PROJECTORS: 2x Morimoto M LED
SHROUDS: 2x Your Preference
OPTIONAL SPLITTERS: 2x 9007, H4, or H13
OPTIONAL HOUSING SEALANT: 1x Morimoto RetroRubber
OPTIONAL LED HALOS: 2x Profile Pivot
WARRANTY: 3 Years
APPLICATIONS: Universal (cars/trucks/motorcycles)
DIRECT FITMENT: H4 Fog Lights (little/no mods required)
MODS REQUIRED: H1,H7,H11,H13,9005,9006,9007 housings
BOLT PATTERN: Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0/5.0 Standard
INPUT VOLTAGE: 9-16V DC
UNITED STATES: LHD (Left Hand Drive)
CENTRIC RINGS: Not Required
APPLICATION: 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
HOMOLOGATION ECE: NO
DOT/SAE/FVMSS108: NO (NOT STREET LEGAL IN HEADLIGHTS IN USA)
WIDTH: 94mm (105mm w/ tabs)
DEPTH: 148mm (w/ shaft)
DEPTH: 133mm (w/o shaft)
LENS DIAMETER: 3.0in round
SHAFT DIAMETER: 35mm
HOUSING DEPTH: 121mm Minimum
STANDARD LENS: 100% clarity "Kuria Optic" glass
BOLT PATTERN: :D2S 4.0/5.0 Standard
LED Chipset: Seoul SemiConductor Proprietary 12TCSP
KELVIN RATING: 5900K