Thanks for your responses
The reason I was asking is that for my car there are always more than one wattage option for the bulbs and I didn't know if I could just up the wattage with no problems, but after reading your responses above, I realize that it is not a good idea. Of course I didn't want to go the route of upgrading fuses/relay and wires... so Iíll stick to the specs.
As for the legality of upgrading the wattage, I really don't know and doesn't matter now.
This is a great forum with many helpful folks like you guys!
You all have a wonderful New Year!