Morimoto hasn't really had anything to offer in this niche because they didn't want to risk their reputation selling their customers something that they truly didn't believe in. Instead, they stood on the sidelines while learning from everybody else's mistakes. In testing the brand-new 2Stroke 2.0 system side by side with a multitude of other designs, Morimoto finally became excited about LED headlight bulbs for the first time. Against the odds and Morimoto's expectations; seeing is believing and the new 2Stroke 2.0 LED Bulbs work extremely well! Here's why.
You won't be putting yourself at risk while driving at night with the 2Stroke 2.0 Bulbs. Prior to this, Morimoto could only ever comfortably recommend LED bulbs for use as auxiliary lighting, high beams, fog lights, etc. Morimoto tests a lot of automotive lighting products and until now, there were no options that would translate their luminosity out onto the road into a useful-enough beam pattern to really call adequate for on-road use. The optics for the 2Stroke 2.0 bulbs are unique compared to other sizes in the range in order to produce the best possible results.
Relative to the original 2Stroke that used massive & powerful CREE XHP50 LED chips, the updated 2.0 version now employs the latest and greatest Z ES chips from Philips Lumileds. Their small footprint allows for maximum lumen density and precision perfection when it comes to the bulbs ability to re-create the output of the original halogen bulbs they replace. Many other LED headlight bulbs are now using small LED chips lined up in a row, but nothing compares to the Philips Z ES.
Heat management is crucial for lumen maintenance and reliability. The 2Stroke bulb's internally opposed 1.5mm copper boards extract as much heat as possible from the area surrounding the LED chips and transfers it to the radiator at the back of the bulb. The one-piece radiator housing is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum, and conceals a magnetic levitating fan inside. This is the most compact way to house an effective yet compact cooling system.
Due to the extra depth of most LED bulbs, they won't fit inside headlights with solid plastic rear housing caps. The 2Stroke 2.0 is undoubtedly one of the most compact (yet still actively cooled) LED Bulbs on the market. Morimoto paid much attention to this throughout development, and it's not such an easy task given the need to balance size, power input to the LED chips, and thermal management to keep them running within safe range.
- DRLs: 4V-9V non-pulsed
- LED Emitters: 6x Philips Lumileds Z ES per bulb
- Kevlin: 5700K
- Instensity: 2440lm (raw; per bulb)
- Input Power: 23w (per bulb)
- Input Range: 6-18v DC
- Current Draw: 1.9A 12V DC
- Warranty: 3 years
- Exclusions: Will not fit vehicles that require an adapter to lock into headlight
This Part Fits the Following Vehicles
|Mercedes Benz||E300||Base||L6 3.0L|
|Mercedes Benz||E320||Base||L6 3.2L|
|Mercedes Benz||E420||Base||V8 4.2L|
|Mercedes Benz||E500||Base||V8 5.0L|
|Volkswagen||Jetta IV||All||VR6 12v|
|Volkswagen||Jetta IV||All||VR6 24v|
|Volkswagen||Jetta IV GLI||All||1.8T|
|Volkswagen||Passat B5||4 Motion||V6 30v|
|Volkswagen||Passat B5||FWD||V6 30v|