Just Installed New Moritomoto 2stroke 2.0 LEDS

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    Nice! Can't wait to see them! Congrats on your purchase!
     
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    I just watched your night drive (thx btw! it actually looks good for a drop in LED) and it looks fairly blue. Is it more white in person?
     
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    I’ll get some more either tonight or tomorrow morning when it’s dark. The heat spots were identical to the stock bulbs and so far they seem decent but I haven’t tested them in the dark yet. Can’t wait to update y’all tomorrow with more pics and results on actual light output. They match the daytime runnings though which is amazing
     
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    To show performance, you should park approximately 20' from a flat and level wall/surface and take pictures of the resulting output (see OP). Unless of course you place higher value on how your car looks to other people than the actual lighting performance. ;)
     
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    I plan to this was just in my garage and it’s sunny as hell today. I’m literally just waiting for it to be dark
     
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    Post is up on the review. I have the pics in there. So far I'm very happy. Not as white as the morimoto and we'll see about long term life but as a $48 option they're performing way higher than their price point suggests. https://www.civicx.com/threads/katana-led-h11-headlight-review.34332/
     
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    Definitely more white in person. I would honestly say it is a straight white in person, no blueing of any kind.
     
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    Congrats once again! Thanks for sharing :D
     
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    They look nice, Just know the performance of LEDs is not that great in rain/snow conditions. Also very narrow beam pattern.
     
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    The narrow beam pattern is by designed to be that way. Actually helps throw the led light further.
     
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    I don’t even see what the issue is when you’re not shooting a spotlight on everyone and everything. Yes original LED was trash but the stuff coming out as of late like morimoto, supernova, and katana has been spot on. In 5 years we’re gonna be laughing at stuff that isn’t LED unless laser comes to the US
     
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    I am indeed ready for a katana morimoto comparison
     
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    Wall compare or road compare? I can start digging though amazon, surprisingly finding a flat wall has been impossible for me lol
     
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    Road..I don't care how it looks on a wall just don't want worse throw than my zxe halogens
     
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    Katana (not my image)
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    Morimoto (not my image)
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    From everything I’ve found katana is a little brighter but appears a bit blue, while morimoto has a slightly better beam pattern and is a true white.

    I didn’t use pics cuz I’m in a metro so finding a dark road takes effort lol
     
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