Halogen lights produce a lot more heat vs light when compared to an HID kit. You can run a lower wattage HID kit and get more light output. In addition to this, you have the option to pick various light temperatures to improve your night time driving experience.
The stock halogen projectors do a decent job of keeping the HID light focused exactly where you want it.
The AC ballast included provides the HID bulbs with a much more stable current than DC ballasts offered by many competitors.
OLM bulbs are available in a variety of colors to suite your desired output. They have a lifespan much longer than halogen bulbs. You'll get around 2500 hours out of them.
Warranty: 1 year Ballast Type: AC flicker free Ballast Details: IP54 (silicone enclosed electronics) Approximate Light Output: 3400 lumens
Includes 3M double sided adhesive for mounting the ballasts.
With OLM products, for a period of 1 year after the purchase, just e-mail us here and let us know about your issue.
Our trained staff will troubleshoot the product with you if required. They usually ask for a photo or two. If the issue still exists, we send you out a new item free of charge! You will not have to pay shipping to return your item or receive another.
There are a few common errors during the installation of these kits. One is the polarity of the wires. Please make sure that the factory ground wire (black) is always connected to other black wires and the red wires are connected to red wires. Also, there whenever there is a (+) symbol on the ballast connector, make sure it is paired with the red wires. Black wires will be paired with (-) symbols.
Also, the extension / adapter wires can be pushed out of the socket when connecting them to the factory H11 plug. Please make sure these wires are firmly seated in the base of the plastic plug. This adapter is required because the ballast connector is not an H11 socket. It's similar, but the extension / adapter will make a much better fit. A picture of this plug is available in the additional tab at the beginning of this product's description. You can also view this video on the topic below.
SubiSpeed only offers HID relays when they are possibly required. We have tested the current draw of this kit and found that it does not exceed the factory wiring.
It is not recommended that you touch the glass portion of the bulb for any reason. Oils from your hands can cause the bulb to shatter once it heats up. Handle the bulb by its base only.
The stock wiring can support a 35w HID kit. No modification to the wiring is required.
Caution: Never touch bulbs with your bare hands. The oils from your hands can cause the bulb to break once they are turned on and heat up.
Open air box on passenger side to gain access to the bulb area. With the airbox split open, you can reach the light bulb. Disconnect the factory harness from the light bulb and remove the factory light bulb.
Be sure to take notice of the + and - markings on the HID ballast. First connect the extender / adapter to the HID ballast. Then connect the other end to the factory harness. The black wire on the factory harness should align with the - sign on the ballast.
Install the HID bulb in the socket in the same manner as the stock bulb. Connect the two wires from the bulb to the ballast. Find a location to mount the ballast.
For the driver's side, it is recommended that you loosen the battery tie down and move the battery a little to gain access to this bulb. Repeat the same steps above. Once you are complete, test the lights. If they work properly, tighten everything back down and reassemble the airbox.
If it doesn't work, review your steps carefully and try again.
If this is not the issue, please swap bulbs from the left to the right side. It is extremely uncommon for two components to fail at once. Swapping the bulbs will let us know if a single ballast or single bulb is creating the problem. Please contact us at this point.
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13 customer reviews
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Great and easy to install!
By AnthonyMay 25, 2018
Honestly just plug and play, all I had to do was move the battery and air box a little and it fits like a glove. I can actually see a big difference driving at night and gonna vibe very useful on my road trip soon!
Very easy installation
By CollinAugust 25, 2017
I went with the 5000k and they look amazing. Very simple plug and play installation which took about an hour. very satisfied with this product.
A MUST UPGRADE!!
By PaoloAugust 07, 2017
The stock headlights didn't look too bad on my 2015 etc. Until I compared them side by side with the 6000K HID's I installed. They look unbelievable they made a huge difference. It was super easy to get them in and they fit like a glove. Both the HID lights locked in place and they look amazing. Make sure you order the OLM LED bulbs as well. I ordered the 2 X OLM vision circuit and it looks amazing. Don't wait on this upgrade.
By JonOctober 30, 2016
Such a simple mod for the price but I'll tell you that the lighting is night and day compared to the start. If you get this product, make sure you buy the boomerang bulbs for like $15. This well eliminate the halogen spot in the top outside corner of the headlight. Combo together looks amazing!
By SteveOctober 27, 2016
The install is simple, fit is excellent. I went with 8000k - the color and cutoff are perfect. The lights warm up pretty quickly and visibility is noticeably better at night. This was worth every penny.
By Joseph March 12, 2016
Received in the mail very quickly ! These were very easy to install and took about 10 mins. I love how it came with 3m stickers to mount the ballasts. I would highly recommend this to a friend.
Awesome look and funtion
By YacosJanuary 08, 2016
These are a great upgrade that look awesome on my Subi. they warm up in less than 5 seconds and make night driving easier. Combined with the LED boomerang light upgrade they make an awesome combo.
I had one of the ballasts die and OLM was good on there warranty and I had a new ballast and bulb in my mailbox within a week. Great customer servicea t Subispeed.
Great! best investment i could have made
By steveFebruary 15, 2015
I come from the perspective that Subaru vehicles have never had great incandescent lights. I think out of everything on this site, THIS has been the best investment I could have made. Having these on my wrx has made a world of difference for driving.
I purchased the 5k lights, and have to say it is a great soft white color that looks very modern.
I have had them on my car for a little over 2 months now. I have yet to get bright flashed by anyone, so it seems to me they are not too bright to oncoming traffic.
I noticed they also now sell a "all in one package", but frankly you can save yourself the $30 and just wrap the cables/ballast in a big zip tie.
I had to remove the battery and air box to get my hands in comfortably. Make sure to have a socket and screwdriver with you, and about a half hour of time.
By KevinJanuary 03, 2015
Can't say how much I love these lights.
I was able to pop these in with no adjustments or leveling. The stock WRX (base model) projectors work flawlessly. Very nice cut off.
Warm up time is about 5-8 seconds, and these headlights look phenomenal. Combined these with the DRL harness + LED C-lights and my WRX looks like a very upscale car now.
(those dingy halogen bulbs were horrible).
Install time took about 30 minutes. I mounted one ballast on top of the fuse box, and the other on top of the air box; using the INCLUDED 3M double sided tape (thank you for that!!)
I ended up electrical taping the connectors just because I'm paranoid about water getting in. Other than that, this kit is freakin perfect.
Do watch the wires, they liked to creep out a bit when you plug them in. Just push them back in (and watch the colors of the wires!! I messed that up on both sides of course).
Subispeed, your site is addicting. I keep finding more stuff to buy from it.
- Very satisfied customer, Kevin
An inexpensive upgrade that's worth the looks!
By PhilDecember 16, 2014
If you have a few basic tools and an hour to kill, this install is for you. Very easy from the start to finish. Just make sure all your wires are tight and push in to all their connections!
A few tips,
Use a long reach 10mm attachment on the right bolt to the air box, but don't unscrew all the way. Get some long needle nose pliers and unscrew very slowly and don't lose the grip or bye bye bolt.
To put the airbox back in place, start from the bottom so it clips in and then pull down the metal tabs.
By AlfonsoDecember 13, 2014
Easy to install and drastically improves visibility and the overall look of the car. I also have led c-lights and they look great together.
The Fog lights and drls are on the way.
By ChrisAugust 27, 2014
Simple to install. If you have larger hands like I do, be prepared to remove the battery and snorkel. Only thing I was missing out on from the Limited was the LED headlights, but I wanted cloth. This fixed it. And after seeing both the factory LEDs and my HID kit, the Limited owner wanted my lighting instead.
Thanks for the taffy Subispeed btw!
Only complaint I had was that the box was really, really beaten up when delivered. Half-torn on the one end, I expected to be missing parts, or something damaged. I lucked out and everythings great.
SubiSpeed - We are sorry that the delivery carrier beat up the box. You're completely covered through your warranty as well. Enjoy!
Fits Great, Looks Awesome
By mathewJuly 26, 2014
Bought these for my new 2015 wrx base model and am very pleased. its the difference between night and day with the stock bulbs and these. i got the 5000k to match the boomerang lights i also got from subispeed and the combo looks great. the boomerang are leds which will never look exactly like the hids in this kit but are very close u cant tell the difference. pretty easy install other than taking the airbox out (you need sockets not a pair of pliars) or it takes forever to unscrew the bolt at the bottom of the intake. but very easy install and mounting is a breeze just go buy double sided tape. and watch the install video. thanks guys made my car look brand new again to me. 2015 wrx owner with 13700 miles black on black.