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Me78569

Morimoto M Led projector retrofit.

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The time has come to test out the MLED setup from Morimoto, there will be a lot to follow from this Mopar1973man.com project so keep an eye out

 

First shots wired up to a spare battery using a spare connector.  Nothing installed yet. 

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First thoughts.  The hotspot is WOW I dont know that this would be a good setup for a car because of the foreground light that these would put out.  However the truck should be high enough to not matter.   The lux tests show impressive light in the hotspot compared to even the D2S 4.0 setup.  

 

Width isn't as good as the HID setups I have seen, but it is not terrible.  It is approx the same as the mini h1 setup I had, but the D2S 4.0 would be better width.   

 

 

The project.

 

I will be doing a retrofit into the new 4th gen showing how to accomplish better lights for the Quad headlight trucks out there.  The big perk of the LED projector is the ease of install when it comes to dealing with the canbus system.  HID's require special things to make it work, these "should" work out of the box, that is left to be seen however.   There is also less stuff to wire up and get routed.  If you have seen the headlight area of the headlights in a 4th gen you will know that is  a good thing.

 

 

 

 

HID vs LED

 

HID projector  ** Note the bulb sits in the center back of the reflector for a 360* reflection of light through the lens.

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LED ** note the LED shines directly up into a half moon reflector.  

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Look out for more to come!

 

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well the housings I have as spares are from a 2010 model without the quad beam.  While they would work I would prefer to have a quad beam setup to match the oem item.   

 

 

I dunno what to do lol.  more lights is better right?  

 

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The Quad has that secondary high beam.   

 

 

 

Update

I decided to put the housings up for sale and go with the quad housing to keep the parts right for the year.  Kinda dumb, but I dont want to cut corners on the 2018.   

 

 

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Dumb question. I kind of know the answer. 

 

With the LED Morimoto's I've got to ask will the beam have enough heat to shed snow or ice off the lens? I know the PIAA 18w LED driving lights I've got now are too weak to shed snow they will freeze over in a winter storm. I'm not sure if there is any heat produced by the LED on the Morimoto.

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3 hours ago, Royal Squire said:

How do the lights on the 2018 compare to previous years?

They aren't terrible but they are good either. 

 

3 hours ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Dumb question. I kind of know the answer. 

 

With the LED Morimoto's I've got to ask will the beam have enough heat to shed snow or ice off the lens? I know the PIAA 18w LED driving lights I've got now are too weak to shed snow they will freeze over in a winter storm. I'm not sure if there is any heat produced by the LED on the Morimoto.

 

People have done tests on the heat put off from the LED.  the projector will put off ~120*f.  When you enclose that into the housing that should be more than enough.
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I still have to fine tune them a bit more, but overall they are pretty good.  I think I need to bring the cutoff up an inch or so and also the left projectors needs just a touch of rotation.  But I need to find a flat spot to measure, which is hard to find in Colorado.  

 

 

I didn't set the camera up for matching settings but you get the idea

 

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Stock High

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Mled Low

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Mled High

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I've done some more tuning on the lights.  I adjusted the beams up a touch and I gotta say the output is great now.   The foreground issue with the MLED projectors isn't a huge issue with a truck as the headlights are so high.   I am still aimed really far down, but I dont want to just crank them up until I get flashed.  

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@KATOOM   I think this is what Mike wanted you to take a peek at.  
 

 

 

https://mopar1973man.com/announcement/68-morimoto-mled-projector-raffle/




Update:

 

After ~week with the lights I am really happy with them.   I still need to bring up the cutoff ~2" at 25', but I haven't had time to fine a wall.  

 

I wish the MLED's were cheaper than the HID setup, but for those who "need" LED headlights to be cool this is a much better choice than PNP LED bulbs from Ebay.  

 

 

 

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