H11 halogens in 2015 GMC fog light housing

WVRigrat05

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Anyone tried running H11 (55w) headlight bulbs in a 15’ Sierra fog light housing without melting the housing or popping a fuse? I have a few spares out the the garage from the 08’ and thought I’d run them if it’ll work, obviously I’ll adjust the housings down.
 

gmduramax

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I’m pretty sure you’ll need to run bigger wire. The housing should handle the heat or just use an LED. You still cannot drive with them around other cars no matter how you adjust them
 

TheBac

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Id use an LED bulb. Just did something similar for my friend's car (Chrysler 300) and boy, are those lights BRIGHT.
 
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WVRigrat05

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I’ll just run stock then, I wasn’t wanting to go much brighter and blind everyone, I already get highbeamed by some cars, just had some silver star ultras laying around and wondered if it’d work, thanks guys.
 

TheBac

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Give it a try anyway. Who knows, maybe it'll turn out to be what you're after.....

Moved over to Electronics area, too.
 

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I went with and H11 LED. Before I decided to do that I was check the temps of the factory bulb. In 95* weather, in the sun,and the truck idling for hrs. the head light was consistently 250* the lower portion the lens was 300°. I checked it with an infrared thermometer.
 

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