Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: HID Post # 3,187,316
I think that 55 watt is overkill for low beam. The standard 35 watt HID is PLENTY bright. The HID units in high end cars (BMW, Mercedes, Etc.) are 35 watt.
In normal riding areas, residential, town, etc. you may find that anything brighter is just TOO much, and you will be blinding other drivers in many instances. Such as topping hills, when turning, etc..
The heat will not be a problem though, as HID runs much cooler than halogen bulbs.
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