Morimoto: Has always been our go-to-guys when it came to HID, and when they released their line of LED products, we had our doubts. Performance left a little to be desired compared to some of the more refined models on the market. BUT (and thats a big BUT) that has since changed with the much more mature, refined second generations of each model they offer. While in all-honesty Morimoto didn't exactly nail it the first time around on the LED bulbs, what we have from them today is about as modern as it gets and much more in-line with the quality and performance we've all come to expect from the brand.
So What's new with Version Two?Basically everything except the name, really. Now using their "Hybrid LED" system that was made famous by the XSB 2.0 halos and strips, the new XB Festoon's are A) super reliable (we've yet to see one fail), B) have an excellent 5500K white color, and C) much better consistency due to the LED chips. They also got rid of the cool-looking, but awkward to install "X" shaped contacts and replaced them with a new rose-gold cone-type contact...much better. We dig it!
Construction: The bulb is constructed with a fiberglass PCB and rose gold-colored dimpled end caps. Unique? Very!
Cooler: Heat management is crucial for reliability when it comes to LEDs. The LED panel and resistors are mounted opposite the extruded aluminum heat-sink, which is styled according to the profile of the rising sun in the Morimoto logo. It really doesn't get much cooler than this! (pun intended)
Can-bus: The XB LED bulbs are can-bus friendly and should not cause any "lamp out" errors in MOST applications. We've sold em to guys with everything from Honda's and Toyota's to Euro's like VW and Mercedes without any complaints - so we feel confident in recommending them for most every application.
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.
BULB: 1x Festoon: Morimoto XB LED
WARRANTY: 2 Years
SWAG: Morimoto Decal
COMPATIBLE FITMENTS: 30mm, 31mm, 32mm, 35mm, 36mm, 37mm, 38mm, 39mm, 40mm, 41mm, 42mm, 43mm, 44mm, 45mm
NOTE: Length within +/- 1mm is OK
RATED KELVIN: 5500K
INPUT VOLTAGE: 12V-24V
LIGHT SOURCE: Hybrid LED (1 Panel)
POWER DRAW: 150-180mA
real bright. best bulbs I've ever seen
upgraded the interior bulbs front/back in a '12 F150 - total night/day transformation. (almost too bright, but I like it) recommend!
For years, I have been experimenting with interior LED bulbs that produce enough light, and the proper color. Although I found some, I really didn't like the hint of blue (6000K) in the lights. Like my headlights, I want a crisp, clean, brilliant WHITE light out ahead of me as well as inside the cab. The Morimoto XB LED 2.0's are just what I was looking for. I enjoy remotely unlocking my truck from a distance, at night, when approaching it, so I can see it illuminate the interior with a beautiful, crisp, intense, brilliant white light. If you're looking for "bright & white" your search ends here with the XB LED 2.0.
This is the bulb I have been looking for. I have tried 4 other brands of Festoon bulbs and was not satisfied. Things like overall brightness, color, reliability and fitment led me to continue my search. XB2.0 is the first bulb that impressed me. Brightness is awesome. The complete rear seating area is filled with an even, bright white light. The option for different length bulbs allowed for a perfect PnP.
I have always used philips and sylvania led bulbs for my car. I have a 2015 wrx and had Phillips in the futon and the sylvania in the back. I couldn't find the Phillips xtreme bulbs anymore to replace the syvannia. I purchased a really bright bulb from pepboys. Super bringht but was just a panel with an adapter. Although that bulb was super bright, the light was too saturated, I installed this bulb and it is just perfect. Gives me the output I want without the saturation. The from Phillips bulbs aren't that much less bright but I am going to replace them anyways with this. These are just too good to be true.
Comparing these to the Philips 31mm 6000K DE3175 LED Festoon Bulb, I found them to be a little brighter, however they had a hint of purple, but that wasn't enough for me to return. Very happy with my purchase.
I love these little lights for their brightness and the COB technology they use. They are easily one of the brightest 211-2 bulbs I have used. The only reason that prevented me from giving it a 5-star rating was due to the connectors on either end.
I know TRS wanted to differentiate their product from the countless other LED models on the market (and I believe they have with their Morimoto "Rising Sun" heat sink design) but I think they should've stuck with the standard 211-2 "cylinder" connectors rather than the "plus" shape these employ. In my application (a GMC Sierra), I could not get proper electrical connectivity due the tips on these so I disappointedly had to stop using them :( . Please switch to the industry-standard connectors. :)
I fabricate alot with LED's so its really hard for me to buy a pre-built bulb. To save some time I tried the xb festoon bulb for the cargo area in my Camaro. Was blown away by the light output, construction and packaging. In my car I did have to fabricate the hook ends to work in my housing, but thankfully the 3 sets of holes provided on the copper flight ends made that an easy task. Nothing else that I've seen is even in the ballpark compared to this bulb. You guys as a company are just on point.
I love these little LED bulbs. Very nice quality and the distrubition of the light is great. Fills the cabin nice without hot spots.
I installed this in the trunk light of my 2008 Ford Edge. It is incredibly bright and is pure white in color. It looks great and the light output really helps at night. I have an LED in there before from eBay and the output was decent but had a blueish tint to the light. This is by far better than any bulb you can get for $5 or cheaper. Spend the extra $10 and get a high quality bulb with great output.