9005: Morimoto XB HID
Looking for the absolute best performing 9005 HID setup? The Morimoto XB HID bulbs will deliver. Compatible with 35W and 55W: The XB's will produce more lumens, last longer, project farther, and look better doing it.
Bulbs: 9005 Morimoto XB HID (Pair)
Warranty: Two Years
Luminosity: At the heart of the XB 9005 bulbs is their perfectly 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 the same luminosity (intensity) as the amazing Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K. No, you’re not seeing things here, but yes you will be seeing everything at night. In our Comparison to the big brands; Morimoto’s XB capsule (used on all XB Bulbs) ran with the best of em!
Long Life: The Austrian-sourced Plansee electrodes help keep the bulbs running brighter for longer. Compared to a Philips bulb for example, that will lose 14% of it’s luminosity after 200 hours of use, the XB’s will lose just 17% – which is unheard of for an aftermarket bulb.
Precise Alignment: Morimoto’s Symmetry-Structure frame surrounds the base of the glass capsule keeping everything properly lined up, which is even more important than anything else when it comes to HID bulbs. The resulting uniform distribution of light and well-defined beam limits will certainly stand out in comparison.
Reliability: Not that we recommend this for any HID bulb, but go ahead and fire it up 100 times in a row or even run it underwater for days at a time and the difference between the XB and any so called “competition” will be clear. These bulbs will even work with OEM Nissan/Infiniti (Matsushita) ballasts, which are notorious for discriminating against anything aftermarket.
Value: When it comes to aftermarket HID bulbs, the saying “you pay for what you get” has never been more appropriate, but in comparison to something like the superb Osram CBI or Philips XV D2S bulbs, the bang for the buck here is absolutely unbeatable.
Compatibility: The Morimoto XB HID bulbs are a perfect match for the Morimoto or Denso “AMP” output ballasts, but they can also be used to make the most an existing HID system if you’ve already got one.
Bulb Size: 9005
Lifespan: 2500 Hours
Wattage: 35W and 55W
KELVIN AND LUMENS (35W)
4500K: Warm White (~3500 lm)
5500K: Pure White (~3400 lm)
6500K: Cool White (~3200 lm)
With 55W Ballasts: (+20% lm)(-1000K)(-500hrs)