Osram Night Breaker Laser Xenarc Bulbs Have Arrived! Comparison Inside!

We couldn’t wait to get our hands on Osram’s latest creation; the Osram Night Breaker Laser Xenarc D2S HID bulbs, with a kelvin rating of 4200K. So new you can barely find any information about them, let alone a photo of the actual bulbs. We felt it would only be right to perform a color and lux comparison against the current max performer on the market; the Philips Extreme Vision Gen 2 bulbs rated at 4800K. It’s amazing to see Osram and Philips continue to go head to head in the D2S HID bulb market. Osram’s CBB (Cool Blue Boost) bulbs were not a disappointment for the consumer that vales performance but also wants a crisp blueish white output, while the Laser bulbs focus purely on that maximum performance with a warm white color rating. Lets see how they do!

Philips XV Gen 2 (Top) vs Osram Laser (Bottom)
 photo IMG_1449.jpg

Lower exposure photo to show size of intensity area. Clearly Osram has maximized the spread and overall size of the hot spot.

 photo IMG_1450.jpeg

 photo IMG_1451.jpeg

Laser – Low Beam Max Lux
 photo IMG_1452.jpg

Laser – High Beam Max Lux
 photo IMG_1453.jpg
XV Gen 2 – Low Beam Max Lux
 photo IMG_1458.jpg

XV Gen 2 – High Beam Max Lux

 photo IMG_1455.jpg

We used the same G5-R projector and OEM Denso ballast for these results. High beam wise they were a tie. In the low beam output, the Laser is clearly the winner.

Now onto the Video comparison where we show color comparison and real time lux readings.

In this video we noticed lower high beam max lux figures when compared to the XV Gen 2. We’re not sure exactly why, the readings were very consistent prior to the video. The Laser bulbs not only show higher lux readings in low beam mode, the intensity area is larger putting that light down on more of the road, which is a huge bonus! It’s as if its optimized for low beam max intensity! These are officially the brightest low beam D2S bulbs on the market that also provide you with increased visibility in poor weather conditions including rain or snow. Find them on our site soon!

Posted in Laser | Leave a comment

Profile Prism Demon Eyes vs Diode Dynamics RGBW Pro Series – Demon Eye Comparison

Profile Prism Demon Eyes (left) vs Diode Dynamics RGBW Pro Series Demon Eyes (right) – Initial impressions is that the Pro Series by Diode Dynamics are VERY bright. Probably the brightest demon eye we have seen. Its got pure White mode which is a huge plus. Pair it up with the current RGBW controllers on the market, or Diode Dynamics new RGBW bluetooth controller and you have a winner! The Morimoto XBT 5 Pin controller is compatible with the new Diode Dynamics Pro Series Demon Eyes, just need to swap the white and green wires, and leave the white mode disconnected, as it will always be on otherwise, since its made for the Profile Pixel DRL boards. No problems installing these on D2S 4.0 projectors, even with the larger heat sink. All around this is a winner! Who is excited to start seeing these on builds?

Purchase Here:

#diodedynamics #profileprism #demoneyes #prism #rgb #rgbw #morimoto #morimotoxbt #xbtcontroller #bluetooth

 photo DSC_1134.jpg

 photo DSC_1132.jpg

 photo DSC_1131.jpg

 photo DSC_1130.jpg

 photo DSC_1129.jpg

 photo DSC_1128.jpg

 photo DSC_1126.jpg

 photo DSC_1123.jpg

 photo DSC_1120.jpg

Posted in Misc | Leave a comment

Everything you need to know about the new OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost D2S

The top manufacturers are still competing for the largest stake in the D2S HID bulb market – which is essentially the HID Projector Retrofit market. D2S HID is considered old technology now – most of the new cars now come with LED headlights as an option instead of xenon – why are Philips and Osram still going strong!? Thanks to you and I – they see demand and are making improvements by giving us the color temperature we want without the trade off in performance. Surely the aftermarket projectors are getting stronger and stronger by the day; but we still want every last lumen available to us!

Link to purchase:

Heres what you need to know about the Osram CBB; Its got the performance of the CBI with the color temperature you really wanted.

Down to the numbers; because that is all that really matters. For these tests we used the same Morimoto TL-R bi-xenon projector, the same OEM 35W Denso ballast, and each of these bulbs listed after they have fully warmed up – which is approx. 2 mins to reach a stable steady state. Comparisons were taken in low and high beam to collect as much data as possible.

Top to bottom – Osram CBI, Osram CBH, and Osram CBB (notice the increased size of the CBB intensity area)
 photo IMG_3895.jpg

Osram CBI – 578 Lux – Low Beam – Measured at 33′
 photo IMG_3887.jpg

Osram CBI – 967 Lux – High Beam – Measured at 33′
 photo IMG_3888.jpg

Osram CBH – 367 Lux – Low Beam – Measured at 33′
 photo IMG_3889.jpg

Osram CBH – 879 Lux – High Beam – Measured at 33′
 photo IMG_3890.jpg

Osram CBB – 593 Lux – Low Beam – Measured at 33′
 photo IMG_3891.jpg

Osram CBB – 937 Lux – High Beam – Measured at 33′
 photo IMG_3893.jpg

Posted in Misc | Leave a comment

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.


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.

 photo DSC_9552flipped.jpg

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.

 photo DSC_9554flipped.jpg

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

 photo DSC_9560flipped.jpg

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

 photo DSC_9562flipped.jpg

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.

 photo DSC_9535.jpg

 photo DSC_9536.jpg

We get about the same reading right under the cutoff or way below it.
 photo DSC_9537.jpg

 photo DSC_9538.jpg

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
 photo DSC_9539.jpg

 photo DSC_9538.jpg

 photo DSC_9541.jpg

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.

 photo DSC_9542.jpg

high beam mode shows less than low beam mode
 photo DSC_9543.jpg

Now, onto the modified unit. Here is the output you can expect:
 photo DSC_9545flipped_1.jpg

Lowered exposure:
 photo DSC_9545flipped.jpg

467 Lux – This modification has resulted in a LOSS of light! But stick with us…
 photo DSC_9546flipped.jpg

High Beam:
 photo DSC_9549flipped.jpg

Lowered Exposure:
 photo DSC_9549flipped_1.jpg

411 Lux – High Beam Lux:
 photo DSC_9550flipped.jpg

Lets compare both – Stock vs flipped:
 photo DSC_9534_1.jpg

Lowered Exposure:
 photo DSC_9534.jpg

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.

Posted in MLED | Leave a comment

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!

 photo DSC_8395.jpg

 photo DSC_8397.jpg

 photo DSC_8400.jpg

 photo DSC_8402.jpg

 photo DSC_8403.jpg

 photo DSC_8404.jpg

 photo DSC_8406.jpg

 photo DSC_8409.jpg

 photo DSC_8410.jpg

 photo DSC_8411.jpg

 photo DSC_8412.jpg

 photo DSC_8415.jpg

 photo DSC_8416.jpg

 photo DSC_8417.jpg

 photo DSC_8418.jpg

 photo DSC_8420.jpg

 photo DSC_8421.jpg

 photo DSC_8423.jpg

 photo DSC_8424.jpg

Posted in 350Z, NIssan, XBT, XBT Demon Eyes, XBT Halos | Leave a comment

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!

 photo DSC_8341.jpg

 photo DSC_8343.jpg

 photo DSC_8350.jpg

 photo DSC_8357.jpg

 photo DSC_8373.jpg

 photo DSC_8380.jpg

 photo DSC_8384.jpg

Posted in Demon Eye, Panamera Shrouds, Toyota, Tundra | Leave a comment

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.

 photo DSC_8268.jpg

 photo DSC_8318.jpg

 photo DSC_8319.jpg

 photo DSC_8320.jpg

 photo DSC_8321.jpg

 photo DSC_8322.jpg

 photo DSC_8323.jpg

 photo DSC_8327.jpg

 photo DSC_8328.jpg

 photo DSC_8330.jpg

 photo DSC_8332.jpg

Posted in Altima, NIssan | Leave a comment

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!

 photo DSC_8099.jpg

 photo DSC_8100.jpg

 photo DSC_8101.jpg

 photo DSC_8102.jpg

 photo DSC_8103.jpg

 photo DSC_8104.jpg

 photo DSC_8105.jpg

 photo DSC_8106.jpg

 photo DSC_8107.jpg

 photo DSC_8108.jpg

 photo DSC_8109.jpg

 photo DSC_8110.jpg

 photo DSC_8111.jpg

 photo DSC_8112.jpg

 photo DSC_8113.jpg

 photo DSC_8114.jpg

 photo DSC_8115.jpg

 photo DSC_8117.jpg

 photo DSC_8118.jpg

 photo DSC_8120.jpg

Posted in BMW, E90, XBT | Leave a comment

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

 photo DSC_8045.jpg

 photo DSC_8047.jpg

 photo DSC_8048.jpg

 photo DSC_8049.jpg

 photo DSC_8057.jpg

 photo DSC_8058.jpg

 photo DSC_8061.jpg

 photo DSC_8063.jpg

 photo DSC_8064.jpg

 photo DSC_8065.jpg

Posted in etching, Tacoma, Toyota, TRD | Leave a comment

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!

 photo DSC_7973.jpg

 photo DSC_7980.jpg

 photo DSC_7982.jpg

 photo DSC_7987.jpg

Posted in STI, Subaru, WRX | Leave a comment