IMHO, the fact that "everybody" knows how bad the lights are on the 1050 is a bigger problem than the lights themselves. This is especially true when one has a "real" problem with a light malfunction. One such problem that has been mentioned more than once on this forum is the chrome plating peeling off the reflector. When one has this problem, NO HID unit will help. There will be complete areas of NO light output. Mine would illuminate a small area of each ditch on a two lane road--nothing in front of the bike.
When a warranty request is submitted, "no one" will read past the first line that identifies it as a warranty request for replacing a headlight unit on a Tiger 1050. "They" immediately dismiss the request as just a complaint about the "known bad" headlights on the Tiger 1050. I simply adjusted my high beam (thankfully it was still working properly) down and to the right, and kept riding while submitting more and more pictures of the problem dipped beam. As I have said, finally someone read the warranty request and looked at the pictures and honored the request. Actually, the headlights on the Tiger (when they are working properly and adjusted properly) are MUCH better than the headlight on my '03 Bonneville, IMHO. I had no problems with the lights on my '07 1050 other than adjustment.