Morimoto 2Stroke H7 LED Bulbs
We respect the fact that Morimoto stood on the sidelines of LED headlight bulb development for so long, learning from everybody else’s mistakes. They created a winner here with the 2Stroke H7 LED Bulbs. Against the odds and certainly our expectations; seeing is believing and they actually work pretty well! Here’s why.
You won’t be putting yourself at risk while driving at night with the 2Stroke H7 Bulbs. Prior to this, we could only ever comfortably recommend LED bulbs for use as auxiliary lighting, high beams, fog lights, etc. Until now, there were literally no options that would translate their luminosity out onto the road into a useful-enough beam pattern (and measured lux at a distance) to really call adequate for on-road use. The optics for the 2Stroke H7 bulbs are unique compared to other sizes in the range in order to produce the best possible results in H7 headlights.
Daytime Running Lights
The vast majority of other LED headlight bulbs are powered by drivers that flicker, flash, or simply wont turn on when powered by a low voltage DRL (daytime running light) circuit. The 2Stroke H7 works like a charm here, behaving as it should by simply running at a lower intensity. A voltage regulator, protected inside of a sealed aluminum housing, drives the 2Stroke’s CREE XHP50 LED chips at varying degrees of intensity depending on the input voltage. Max output is reached at 10V, so intensity will depend on the output voltage of your DRL.
NOTE: For vehicles with pulse-width-modulation-based daytime-running-lights, the 2Stroke will flicker. There will be an add-on harness available soon to prevent this, but until then – we cannot recommend them for PWM-based applications.
Cool as a Cucumber
Heat management is crucial for maintaining lumen output 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 key here, is that the 2Stroke’s copper core has almost 3x more surface area than anything else, and it’s fan is A) Mounted sideways so that it not only sucks cool air, but also blows hot air out. B) It’s a magnetic levitating unit, so there’s no ball bearing to seize up and eventually fail. #winning
Due to the extra depth of most LED bulbs, they won’t fit inside headlights with solid plastic rear housing caps. The 2Stroke is no different, but they come with specially designed housing cap extensions to solve that common problem. If the original halogen bulb is exposed it’s not a problem, but if its internally wired and capped off: you would not be able to close the headlight back up without these caps. They look pretty cool too, with the embossed “2S” logo molded into the back.
- LED Bulbs: 2x Morimoto 2Stroke
- Bulb Base Adapters: 2x Proprietary H7
- Housing Caps: 2x Proprietary “2S” Rubber (req. 60mm hole)
- Warranty: 3 Years
- Headlights: H7 Only (Not Sure? Find my size!)
- LED Emitters: 2x CREE XHP50 per bulb
- Kelvin: 6000K
- Intensity: 5000lm (raw; per bulb)
- Input Power: 34w (per bulb)
- Input Voltage: 6-30V DC
- Amperage: 2.7A 12VDC