Sorry for the long read:
Time for real world math and conditions... Except I may not not qualified and need some insight.
Facts that I currently think are right. Corrections are welcome:
* Stock/OEM R/R accepts full output from the bike and shunts excess electricity as heat. Heat damages R/R as well as possible the magnets?
* Mosfet kit to replace R/R with a "better" device. Apparently the Mosfet R/R handles excess power more efficiently and does not generate as much heat, puts out better and more steady voltage which is all around good for the bikes systems.
* Xenon lights (the set I am looking at) draw 35 watts instead of the stock 55 watts. Less power draw is good, maybe?
* LEDs instead of incandescent bulbs draw less (minimal I know...) which is good, maybe?
Problem intro: Stock or the Mosfet R/R dissipates excess energy in the form of heat. In electronics, heat=bad. SO....If I goto Xenons, LEDs, and don't have any other electrical accessories turned on, I have more excess amps/watts/volts to dissipate VS stock setup lights. This should equal more heat than stock, right?
I am concerned that a too low of a electrical load is actually detrimental to to the R/R due to the excess heat it needs to generate to shunt off excess energy WHILE NOT RUNNING ANY EXTRA ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES. Those of us with GPS, music, radar, heated accessories, and on-board coffee pots have plenty of extra load.
Is there any validity to my concern? If so, I just justified me purchasing aux LEDs to draw a few more amps