2015+ F150/F250 OEM LED Output Comparison to Morimoto XB - Eastern Shore Retros

This output comparison will cover the OEM LED headlights used in the 2015-2020 F150s and the OEM LEDs found in the 2017-2019 Super Duty. 

2017 Super Duty OEM LED Headlight in Chrome

These headlights use the same LED optics for the low beam and the high beam. They are just used in different housings. 

For our testing we used an OEM LED light from a 2017-2019 Super Duty. The light they are compared to will be the 2020+ Super Duty Morimoto XB but these will have the same output as the 2015-2020 F150 Gen 2 XBs and the 2017-2019 Super Duty Gen 2 XBs. 

All Of these XBs use the latest Kuria Optic LED Projectors (4x) with two being Bi-LED which provide the high beam pattern. 

Testing Parameters: 

Constant Battery Voltage: 15VDC

Camera: Samsung S21 Ultra using the 3x Telephoto Lens with Locked Settings of 5000K WB, -0.7 EV, 1/30 Shudder Speed, and an ISO of 100. 

Distance: 25FT

A Lux Meter will be used at 3 Test Points on the Test Wall along with capturing the highest reading from the hotspot of the beam pattern. 

TP1 (Test Point 1) will be in the center of the output wall.

TP2 to the left of the wall and TP3 to the right of the wall. Each seen in the photos as a small circle just below the horizontal line. 

OEM LED Low Beam Output:

TP1: 397 LUX  Max Output: 472 LUX  TP2: 42 LUX  TP3: 48 LUX

super duty oem led output low beam

Morimoto XB Gen 2 Low Beam Output:

TP1: 1470 LUX  Max Output: 1755 LUX  TP2: 109 LUX  TP3: 89 LUX

Morimoto GEN 2 XB low beam output

OEM LED High Beam Output:

TP1: 1313 LUX  Max Output: 1507 LUX  TP2: 64 LUX  TP3: 57 LUX

super duty oem led high beam

Morimoto XB Gen 2 High Beam Output:

TP1: 1850 LUX  Max Output: 2050 LUX  TP2: 110 LUX  TP3: 91 LUX

Morimoto xb gen 2 high beam output


In Conclusion: 

XB Low Beam Max output improvement of 372% over the OEM LED with much more hotspot and width.

XB High Beam Max output improvement of 36% over the OEM LED and a larger hotspot.

TP1 TP2 TP3 Max
OEM LED LOW 397 42 48 472
OEM LED HIGH 1313 64 57 1507
XB Gen 2 LOW 1470 109 89 1755
XB Gen 2 High 1850 110 91 2050
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