I like me my 55w plug-in's.... leaps and bounds better than stock incandescants. And it's safe to run 'em for short periods....non of this sitting at night lighting up your campsite with them though. Risk melting some wires. lol.
BUT...best idea is to install auxilary lighting like Wowmikes or what's pictured below...
and belive me....that's gonna be my setup. It's literally blinding to even me in my tall tall because of those rack lights!
If you were interesting in adding something like what's above, I've got a set of brand new KC back-up lights that have 130w ice blue bulbs installed for sale. Hit me up through Private Message.