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Question Custom Headlight Build Thread (15' Sport)

As we all know, the design of these projectors and light throw is lacking. I decided to take them out and figure a way to maximize my light output and possibly add some other goodies inside! I bought another set of OEM V6 Style headlights so I had little downtime on the Accord, recieved them in the mail and OH NO!; The lens was scratch like hell! So I basically used all of the V6 internals except lense and used mine, which was flawless; which is identical minus there LED DRL board which was getting ditched for some Morimoto XSB (Switchback) Strips. I didnt like the look of sticking the strip in there and still have the ability to see the chrome reflectors for the factory DRL and like the "black out" look so I used some hobby grade 3.5mm masking tape and layed it behind the inner DRL lens then off to the paint booth! Once paint has cured, I forgot one thing! The amber side reflector sticks out like a sore thumb so popped that bad boy out and back to the paint booth for a satin black color to match the sheen & texture of the headlight bezel. once all painting was done, time to install the goodies.

As mentioned previously, I am not a huge fan of Hondas projectors and not to mention, they ARE PLASTIC , so any use of HIDs would over time detroy them with heat, so FYI for people looking to do a PnP HID swap, think twice and decide if you want your car to last or a flaming inferno because of cheap headlight internals. I used a Morimoto TL-R BIXENON projector which is all metal and can withstand the heat of HIDs and it functions as a high and low beam all in one using just ONE bulb (BOOYA!) I decided to give LED bulbs for the projector a try and I was amazed at the light pattern and throw. Reason of being a little skeptical about installing LEDs is because they do not have a full 360* light pattern as an HID would, because LEDs are all digital using a PCB board with 2 LED chips soldered on each side, but the Morimoto 2Stroke LEDs have a silicone 'bubble' that allows light to be broadened more effectivley having a wider light pattern inside of the projector.

I liked the look of one strip at the bottom to serve as a DRL and turn signal but felt like something else can be added, so BAM! i added a 80mm Morimoto XSB projector halo. Same kelvin ration as the strip so they are the exact color.
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Before Picture of the headlights, nothing to go crazy about but they DO have a visually pleasing design that has room for improvement and thats what I did.


Dull Factory cutoff line:

Taken apart:

PLASTIC Projector (OEM):

Morimoto TL-R:

Adding the strips:

Adding Halos:

CLEANLY routed the wires outside of the headlight, NO MOISTURE:


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They look very nice! Very professional looking finished product, why no out-put pics?

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How did you secure the Morimoto 2Stroke LED H11 bulb on the TL-R projector case which uses D2S bulb?

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Originally Posted by boring 08 EX View Post
They look very nice! Very professional looking finished product, why no out-put pics?
Thanks boss, I had some on my Note 7 but the govt wanted it back! So I lost pictures I will snap some more and post!

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How did you secure the Morimoto 2Stroke LED H11 bulb on the TL-R projector case which uses D2S bulb?
The projectors come with a mounting ring. I took the base off of the LED bulb, basically all it does is twist off and then I put the base inside of the headlight and then tighten down the retainer ring for the projector and then grab the LED module pushed it in, and twisted it and it fits nice and snug

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