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Freightliner M2 and S2RV Bi-LED Projector Headlight Upgrade
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$750.00 – $1,049.00
Upgrade your Freightliner M2/S2RV/Business Class truck to the latest in bi-LED projector headlights! Installation is easy: all you’re doing on your end is unbolting the old light, unplugging two connectors, and reversing the process with the new lights. Here are the highlights of what’s inside the new lights:
- A large glass lens and all metal bi-LED projector
- LED driver and wiring harness are all completely inside the light housing.
- Cast high beam shutter with solenoid actuator
- Everything pre-installed in the light housings before they’re shipped to you!
What’s wrong with the lights that came on the truck?
If you’ve driven with them, you already know the answer: you can’t see the road!!
The OEM Freightliner lights suffer from the same problems as many others. The optics have been around for two decades, and lighting technology has improved a lot in that time. The transition from reflector-based optics, which were the norm in the 1990s, to projector optics is alone a big improvement, but we also make that upgrade to a high quality bi-LED projector for the best lighting system possible.
What about other kits out there that don’t cost nearly as much?
Many HID retrofit kits use generic components, matching only a bulb base. Others include wiring harnesses that just adapt from one bulb type to another. Included ballasts are often of poor quality, and have trouble starting quickly, restarting hot bulbs, or have slight flickers that can be bothersome. They’re the type of kits that NHTSA has ruled can’t be made to meet the performance requirements in FMVSS Standard 108. This kit is different.
Putting those so-called plug-and-play kits into your existing housings isn’t just illegal–it blinds other drivers while only marginally improving your vision. To use an analogy, all you’ve done is upgrade to a bigger caliper weapon, instead of aiming at a target. When you replace the light optics, you get a lot better performance in terms of seeing the road, but you also do it without creating glare for other drivers. By doing it the right way, we’re also using a standard Xenon bulb–you can find a replacement bulb at just about any parts store should you need one (though life expectancies far exceed a normal halogen bulb).
How does this compare to the Bi-Xenon version?
LED headlights are a fundamentally different light source. The Bi-Xenon version uses a 35W Xenon bulb capsule, which maintains an arc between two electrodes inside. Here, with an LED light source, it’s a semiconductor producing the light. The Xenon light source is separable from the projector, allowing replacement of just the bulb. The LED light source generally has longer life.
The Xenon version has a little bit of a “warm up” period when you first switch on the low beams, while the LED version is an instant-on at full brightness, and a whiter light. The additional thermal power of the Xenon setup gives it a little better performance when it comes to keeping the lens clear of snow and ice, and a slightly better beam. But the LED version is simpler, with fewer components to maintain, and we’ve designed it to make the best possible use of the heat that is produced, directing it to the lens instead of wasting it on the back of the light housing. In either case, we offer the same warranty–2 years, unlimited miles.
From the front of the truck, both lights look identical, and the price is the same. Of course, if you have questions or need help deciding which one is right for you, call or e-mail us and we’ll help you out.
Freightliner M2 Headlight Upgrade Package Includes:
- 2 Morimoto Bi-LED Projector Headlights (complete with housings)
- Printed installation instructions
Approximately 30 minutes for both sides.
- All Freightliner M2/Business Class/S2RV trucks with replaceable bulb headlights
Now shipping (same/next day).
|Dimensions||24 × 29 × 15 in|
Upgrade/Exchange, using your existing housings, Complete, installed in new housings