Brother, you don't have to use HID/LED lights on "Cheap Housings". Use a heavy bike light with a high quality metal (silver) reflector inside; to avoid the leakage and dispersion of light, and to enhance the focus. If you are using such high powered light, don't just ask for "more light", ask for "more focus".
I am also almost blind at night because of weak eye sight, and I also want to use more light (such as HID), but I just can't; because the cheap Chinese 3rd quality lights available here are more harmful to other people than useful.
ZERO out of 100 people I see on the road who follow the principles of using such a light. Those ignorant a-holes using LEDs or HIDs don't care about the eyes of upcoming driver, or people on the road. So I personally hate such people. I am afraid "we" don't need to grow up in this case, its the contrary.