TBH, the gen 4 LED lights aren't that good. Well, the low beams at least. Riding at night is pure **** with only the low beams. Why? Well, it has to be projected close, and then you cannot see very far. And if you increase the distance (raise the beam), it gets so dull that you can't see much. You are basically forced to use high beams.
Riding with the high beams on is good as far as visibility goes, but you will piss off a lot of drivers. I lowered my high beams as low as possible but it still blinds people. I know this because I keep getting flashed. Every single time I went out at night, on coming cars flashed me. I ride in more rural areas, so the roads I take are very dark, hence it must be blinding for them compared to riding in brightly lit cities.
My FZ07 has xenons in it, only low beam xenons, and it is 100% awesome. More light on the road than my z1000 with high beams on, and I never get flashed.
Anyway, I basically don't ride my z1000 at night anymore. I just ride my other bike. I know, lame, but hey.
Here is a vid I made awhile back showing my fz07 HIDs (xenon) and z1000 low beams- to be fair, this is when I raised the low beams thinking it will help. I have since lowered the low beams back to stock position. I think I have a raw vid somewhere with the z1000 using high beams on, but I need to find it.