My experience has been with the following lighting.
Morimoto xb fogs: Nice upgrade, but not as good as Rigid dual dot fogs.
Retrofitted projectors: Best light output with 6k; sealing was problematic and fogged. It took three attempts, and the blast gave out. It was all Morimoto gear.
Morimoto headlights: not as good as hid, however are plug-in-play and no fogging.
If on the cheap, I would suggest rigid dual dot fogs and a led bulb for stock halogen beams. Yes, the LED bulbs are not doing much, but the rigids can be adjusted to a good low-beam pattern.
If you are willing to experiment and tinker, go retrofit.
To set it and forget, go for replacement LED headlights.
I only went with Morimoto over others as I got a better price.
For reference, currently installed are XB fogs not hooked up, rigid dually following to tow hooks, and XB headlights.
Now the headlight adjuster on xb’s are crap; they hold, but adjusting them stinks, and you do not want to overdo it. For my other ride, I will be trying Baja designs dot pods. They seem to have reviews.