...I haven't hear of anybody having TOO MUCH light.
To supply a little more info, the lightbar is being powered from an auxillary fuse block that is switched on and off by a relay tied into the auxillary connector in the headlight bucket. So only the power required to activate the relay goes through the aux. connector, not the power to the lights themselves.
Thanks for your expertise in helping to solve my dilemma!
I run a pair of driving lights that are 35 watts each and, when adjusted correctly
, they throw off plenty of light for my needs. My opinion is that they make my bike much more visible. I have had very few (like maybe two) cars pull out in front of me in the past year. And I suspect those two people were the type of drivers who would not have seen an oncoming locomotive.
Also, my two 35-watters (combined with my headlight) light up the road at night as brightly, as far and as wide as I need. Without the driving lights, the stock halogen headlight alone is quite anemic to the point of being unsafe...again, in my opinion.
As to your question (which, I beg to differ, does not rise to the level of a dilemma!), 60-watt bulbs can't be bad, unless they draw too much current from your charging system and affect the operation of your ignition system and/or onboard computer and/or fuel pump and/or other lights. 120 watts of additional lighting at 12 volts draws 10 more amps of current. I'm pretty sure the C50's system can handle that extra 10 amps, as long as you're not also trying to drive several hundred watts of add-on audio amplification!
And, by your description, you have wired everything correctly by using the relay to deliver the juice to your lights via separate - and hopefully correctly sized - wiring.
Be prepared, though. If you ride at night, you will undoubtedly get more than a few oncoming drivers flashing their brights at you. Unless, or course, you have those driving lights aimed down at the ground no farther ahead than your stock headlight's low beam. Which kind of defeats the two main purposes of the driving lights: (1) make you more visible during the day, and (2) light up the road better at night.
For Skrapiron's much more expert opinion, see post #3 in this thread: https://www.volusiariders.com/54-gene...-lighting.html