Morimoto M-LED – “Chip Flip” Modification Overview

The brand new Morimoto MLED has landed and we got right to testing out this modification that was rumored to make the unit “better”. We’re going to go over how to do this modification and what to expect once its done.

***WARNING – MORIMOTO HAS STATED THIS MAY VOID YOUR WARRANTY***

The modification is easy. You use a Torx T10 screw driver to remove the two screws holding the projector bowl and the internals are exposed.

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You’ll see another small chip held down by two T10 screws. Remove the screws and gently unclip the connector. The factory orientation of this chip is with the LED chip pyramid facing the threaded mount. We need to remove it, and flip it.

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Placed in a vise – we point the chip set point forward and we slot the holes to the left.

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Now we can screw it back in. Just make sure to lay the wires down flat so they do not effect the beam output.

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Back to the output and expectations of this modification. Here is a stock Morimoto M-LED bi-LED projector unit. You can see it has a very low hot spot and sort of a pencil beam pattern. The middle line is extremely intense. Everything to the left and right is drastically dimmer.

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We get about the same reading right under the cutoff or way below it.
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Just to the right – still under the cutoff – where you would typically see the highest intensity – we have a huge reduction of intensity.

hard to see, but its 439 Lux
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High beams mode drops the shield, but it does not make the intensity any bright. The brightest area of this projector is very center weighted and directly under the center point.

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high beam mode shows less than low beam mode
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Now, onto the modified unit. Here is the output you can expect:
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Lowered exposure:
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467 Lux – This modification has resulted in a LOSS of light! But stick with us…
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High Beam:
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Lowered Exposure:
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411 Lux – High Beam Lux:
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Lets compare both – Stock vs flipped:
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Lowered Exposure:
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Our Final Thoughts….

Low Beam Performance:
While you do give up sheer intensity when doing this modification, a well balanced beam pattern is always better. The center area of the unmodified unit is about 20-30% brighter than areas right next to the center. The foreground light intensity is far too much and it will draw the eyes to this area instead of the distance and width – giving more of a tunnel vision effect. The modified version is much better balanced and seems to offer more width. Less foreground and better overall distribution.

High Beam Performance:
Neither version has exceptional high beam performance. We actually see less sheer intensity compared to any low beam figures. When comparing the Morimoto D2S 4.0 for example, high beam intensity doubles in lux when the projectors’ high beam is activated. Light is reserved for high beam use, while in the case of the MLED – they maximize only the low beam output.

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Nissan 370Z – Morimoto XBT Demon Eyes + Dual Halos

Check out this custom painted Nissan 370Z headlight with Morimoto XBT Demon Eyes and Halos!

Contact us today with any questions. Thank you!

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Toyota Tundra – Morimoto D2S Projector Conversion + Custom Paint + Halos

Check out this Toyota Tundra we recently completed. Morimoto D2S 4.0 Bixenon projector conversion with Panamera shrouds, including inner and outer halos mounted. Diode Dynamics RGBW Demon eyes. A full black out was requested and clear reflector replacement on the side. Please let us know if you have any questions!

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Roger’s Nissan Altima – TL-R Bixenon Projector Conversion + Black Out + Halos

On Roger’s Nissan Altima we upgraded the original halogen projectors to the TL-R Bixenon Projector System. The housings were blacked out and Diode Dynamics HD LED Halos were installed on the front of the bezels. Osram CBI D2S Bulbs and Hylux ballasts power this newly set of retrofitted lights. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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BMW E90 – Aftermarket Headlights – Morimoto XBT Demon Eyes + Halos

These aftermarket BMW Headlights were upgraded with the Morimoto XBT Demon Eyes and Halos. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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2017 Toyota Tacoma – RX350 Bixenon Projector Conversion – Custom Etched TRD Lenses – Custom Paint

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2008-2014 Subaru WRX – Morimoto Retro-Quick TL-R Bixenon Projector Retrofit Upgrade Kit

We converted these 2010 Subaru WRX headlights with the Morimoto TL-R Bixenon Projector Retrofit kit. These are direct bolt on to the existing factory internal brackets. We added on the OEM STi ballasts (Matsushita) which fit perfectly under the light once the hole is opened up for the internal wiring to the D2S ignitor. The housings were painted in our Satin Black and a clear reflector replaced the original amber reflector on the side. If you have any questions, please let us know!

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Volvo S60 – TL-R Bixenon Projector Conversion

These Volvo S60 headlights were converted with the TL-R Bixenon and Osram CBH Bulbs. The Morimoto 2015+ Mopar wiring harness provides power to the Hylux Ballasts to provide error and flicker free operation. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Zahy’s G37 Sedan – Diode Dynamics 90mm Halos + Black Out + Clear Lens Swap

Zahy’s G37 Sedan headlights were painted black with gloss black shrouds. Diode dynamics 90mm halos were added to the main projector as well as the turn signal housing. Clear lens swap was performed to maximize the output. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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2018 Subaru WRX – Diode Dynamics C-Lights + Halos + Black Out

Diode Dynamics C-Lights & HD LED Switchback halos were added to this brand new 2018 Subaru WRX. While the lights were opened the housings were also fully blacked out. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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