THE PEAK: Of projector retrofitting performance is here…and it. Is. INSANE. The UPS Power+ projectors are the weapon of choice for headlight junkies who must have the latest and greatest to attack back roads in the pitch black.
ADVANTAGE: Threaded shaft? Nope. Economical? Not at all. The UPS Power Plus Bi-LED + Laser assist headlight projectors are badass for one reason: Maximum output. The excellent low beam is supremely wide, perfectly distributed, and has a very sharp and attractive cutoff line. The standard LED high beam already out-shines most of it’s modern competitors all alone, but it’s that LASER high beam. Oh yes, the laser high beam.
ON THEIR OWN: We’ve started seeing a couple other standalone laser high beams pop up out there – and we’ve tested them too. The thing is: replacing your existing high beam with a pencil-beam laser isn’t a good idea because you lose the necessary spread that the complete high beam provides. By incorporating the laser-pencil-beam into a more complete system like the Power+ Projectors though, we end up with something that is very effective at leveraging the novel technology the right way.
WHAT ELSE: They feature an industry-standard Morimoto D2S 4.0/5.0 bolt pattern. They have an fully sealed external LED Driver with easy-to-wire inputs for the low and laser high. The mechanical LED high beam is activated with a traditional solenoid wired directly to the back of the projector. These things are compact to make it work in most places, but they’re not so small either – and will require some additional clearance behind for the heat sink fan.
RETROFITTERS: Can rest assured that the raw materials that have gone into this projector justify the high price point. These are OE-grade units and are very impressive in all technical and physical aspects. You guys also need to understand that using unregulated laser-powered light sources for headlamps is still highly illegal, so we only recommend using these in off-road applications!