Doesn't higher wattage mean more heat? I'd be afraid of cooking the housing.
Yes absolutely correct, but the low wattage we're talking about here isn't much more than the typical household lamp bulb. The temperature is hot to the touch but not hot enough to melt anything. The housing seals off the bulb and it doesn't make contact with anything, but there is a point where you wouldn't want to go any higher in wattage but that's why they mainly sell H11 headlight bulbs in the 35W and 55W (and I'm sure a couple steps above those) on the market.
Originally Posted by paperb0y
Im most likely going to get led Cree bulbs, they run at about 45-80 W. I doubt it will matter what watts it will be with Leds.
The Cree is a popular choice for many autos, and I too was at one point considering the Cree LEDs but I just got bulbs at the local auto parts store and that was it.
This is the cree H11 80w..about a month in with no problems yet. Thought it may be helpful.
Very, very nice. I like how those look. I had installed an HID kit for my fog lights, but mounting the ballasts was a PITA. They ended up breaking loose from the double-sided tape and just hanging by the wire. One must have been damaged because it doesn't work any more, and when I went to switch the bulbs around to see if it was the bulb or the ballast, they both ended up stopping working. LOL. Cheap eBay kit for $25, I should have been smarter.. replaced with incandescent H11's and trying to warranty the HIDs now. Mine were 6000k and they looked excellent.