Bi-Xenon: Morimoto Micro D2S 5.0
Best of Both Worlds: While HID tech peaked years ago,Morimoto is still coming out with the good stuff for the OG retrofitters who still believe Bi-xenon is best! Frankly, being the more mature technology relative to LED, that is hard to argue too, and when it comes to performance, that shows! With the introduction of the new Micro D2S 5.0, Morimoto brings the big boy beam pattern from the Mini D2S 5.0 into a Mini H1 sized package. Best of both worlds? Why yes!
Output: The hot spot on the new 5.0 bi-xenon sits right in between a Mini H1 8.0 and a Mini D2S 5.0, but its certainly closer to the D2S performance side of the spectrum! With decades of experience in the projector game, the beam pattern is perfectly distributed with a natural gradient of intensity down to the foreground, and the high beam is hard to beat. Derived from the powerful EvoX-R design, dare we say it may even be more effective than its big brother in that department?
Anti-Reflective Coating Lens: The blue tint to the lens is more than marketing fluff too. That's an AR coating, and it serves a real purpose. AR coatings increase the transmission of light through the glass all while decreasing bleed. The result? 10% more light and less glare compared to a traditional clear lens. The blue-hue may not be for everybody, but in this case we're down.
Hardware Upgrades: The Micro D2S 5.0 comes standard with the MotoHolders: which were originally developed for the top of the line D2S 5.0. They are a one-piece design that's far easier to work with than the bulb holders found on no-name brand projectors. The CNC machined aluminum lock rings are not only pretty looking, but they're 300% stronger than the old die cast part. To tighten them, Morimoto now offers an optional lock-ring tightening tool that works with any 10mm socket set. Torx screws now hold the lens holder on too instead of Philips screws.
Installation Summary: 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! Check out the installation procedure linked above.