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  • Denso Slim Ballast VS Hella Gen 3

    Hello, i need some advice, which of those ballast is better for my morimoto 5000K? im current have 55W No-name china brand ballast. and i want to switch back to OEM ballast. because 55W the hid bulbs color always have diffrent colors. some time more white and sometime yellow.

  • #2
    Originally posted by changtak View Post
    Hello, i need some advice, which of those ballast is better for my morimoto 5000K? im current have 55W No-name china brand ballast. and i want to switch back to OEM ballast. because 55W the hid bulbs color always have diffrent colors. some time more white and sometime yellow.
    They are both extremely excellent quality regardless of which one you choose and I'm sure there are little to no major differences.
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    • #3
      Denso Slims need to be potted, hellas are waterproof, i think that's about it.
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      • #4
        the another problem, how long will last the hella? because i see on ebay is used, it almost like 10 years old. and no warranty. and denso on trs, have 1 year warranty but little more expensive.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by changtak View Post
          the another problem, how long will last the hella? because i see on ebay is used, it almost like 10 years old. and no warranty. and denso on trs, have 1 year warranty but little more expensive.
          TRS claims:

          Lifespan:

          2000 hours (approx 7-10 years under normal use)

          Warranty:

          1 Year warranty (void w/ moisture damage)



          The Morimoto 3Five and 5Five ballasts are also excellent alternatives.
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          • #6
            Both are great ballasts, the Denso is a pretty old design too like the Hella - but I'd probably rate both as some of the most reliable ballasts in the world. Hella is waterproof and Denso is not, but Denso is easy to waterproof, and we even do this as a courtesy to our customers if they request before shipping


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            • #7
              I believe Denso warms up the fastest.

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              • #8
                The Hella Gen 3 is also a bit easier to mount (depending on the space you have) because you can get brackets for them, unlike the Denso.

                Other than that it's really up to personal preference. They both draw large amounts of current at startup, and from what I have seen warm up in about the same time.
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                • #9
                  I saw Denso ballasts don't dim when they start up.
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                  • #10
                    hella flickers a bit at first but otherwise warms within 10 secs. home depot metal brackets are easy to make for any ballast. time to upgrade to oem bulbs too?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TRSMatt View Post
                      Hella is waterproof and Denso is not, but Denso is easy to waterproof, and we even do this as a courtesy to our customers if they request before shipping
                      lol I did't know you guys offered that as a service! lol. You guys should totally list that under the Denso Ballast listing on TRS lol.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tentala View Post
                        I saw Denso ballasts don't dim when they start up.
                        yes the densos dont dim and in my opinion warm up nicely even compared with hella gen 3 who are a bit like china ballast warm up ( have both )

                        an the densos are faster yes
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                        • #13
                          Yup, the Densos are instant bright light.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gearbox View Post
                            hella flickers a bit at first but otherwise warms within 10 secs. home depot metal brackets are easy to make for any ballast. time to upgrade to oem bulbs too?


                            What do you mean home depot brackets are easy to make? I'm trying to figure out how to mount denso slim balasts to my ct200h.
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