Just my experience. I don’t believe in retrofitting from what is on the car original. But when we had the HIDs with the 2012 Acura lighting was exceptional. Almost like daylight on a dark street plus you could see deer way ahead on the side of the road. They went into my essential list like disc brakes. We now have the LEDs and they are very similar and like them too. So I’ll take either one. Obviously LEDs are going to last longer and are cheaper than replacing an HID. On both of them though, the high beams add very little and sometimes actually reduce the near intensity so don’t get used much. On the Pontiac with halogens I just use the brightest Ultra. They don’t compare to LEDs but the high beams are more useful. Plus you have to remember factory HID and LEDs are aimed so that there is a strong definition of where they aim high. Not so on retros.
Now as far as street lights go, I’m not sure. They have been replacing them and I’m not sure I like them for the color of the light, the fact that the beam is more concentrated, and seems like there should be a diffuser on them so you aren’t blinded looking up at them.