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SamDoe1 08-15-2012 05:07 PM

Philips D2S vs Morimoto D2S
 
Worth the extra $50 for the Philips bulbs over the Morimotos?

What's the difference? Output? Life? etc?

eosco 08-15-2012 06:24 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CwPd0C1D8o

SamDoe1 08-16-2012 10:50 AM

^ I've seen that but I was looking for something that wasn't a product promotion.

haurelio 08-16-2012 04:43 PM

I have only heard nothing but good things about the morimotos bulbs. my friend have them for a while now and the output is very good, it looks similar to oem if not better.

SPDSKTR 08-27-2012 08:22 AM

I have $15 eBay bulbs in 5000K. Absolutely zero complaints so far. I'm considering buying the Morimoto Five5 50W HID kit (with the Five5 50W bulbs) and upgrade my existing Xenon setup. I'm not sure what the downsides would be, though.

infinite012 08-30-2012 08:10 PM

I had an issue with the Morimoto 5000K bulbs I ordered. Issue was one bulb was much bluer than the other.

Stick with OEM if you like consistency, quality, and longevity.

SamDoe1 09-04-2012 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by infinite012 (Post 14694168)
I had an issue with the Morimoto 5000K bulbs I ordered. Issue was one bulb was much bluer than the other.

Stick with OEM if you like consistency, quality, and longevity.

I wish I would have read this before I ordered some up. I just got the 4300k Morimoto bulbs so we'll see what the results are. I'll post up after. My bulbs are still the ones the car came from the factory with so I'm sure new ones will be a substantial improvement no matter what.

With TRS's infamous customer service, I'm sure it'll be fine in the end.

Solidjake 09-04-2012 07:39 PM

Philips.

SamDoe1 10-24-2012 04:31 PM

My Review:

So as this thread stated, I purchased a pair of Morimoto D2S 4300k headlight bulbs and as promised here's a quick overview of what I've found. Note my car is a facelift 330xi with AL headlights, completely stock. I have allowed these bulbs to break in for two weeks or ~50 hours.

- The color match is great, 4300k color is spot on and both bulbs are the same color.
- First shipment came in with a broken ceramic rod. TRS fixed this problem quickly and sent me a replacement. Props to them for the great service.
- Brightness is terrible. Seriously, these are no brighter (maybe even less bright) than the 8.5 year old OEM bulbs the car rolled off the assembly line with. I honestly expected a noticeable increase in brightness but I was very disappointed.

Overall, if I were to do this again I wouldn't buy them and I'd just get the Philips ones only because of the brightness. But most of you already knew that.

I think I might still just get the Philips ones and throw these away, the brightness is seriously that disappointing.

Solidjake 10-25-2012 08:02 PM

Order some ZKW lenses with your Philips bulb order, take my word.


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