Yes decent bulbs help as does setting the headlight aim adjuster to maximum height but that tends to annoy other road users.
The question is why they are so bad?
I have found that lowering a car as an example here:
By say the standard 35mm actually drops the overall beam pattern by 4 metres less than normal!
Take a look at the height of LGV headlights in relation to the road surface and you can figure out how and why when you pass them their beam pattern is a lot further than a car's.
A little trick I found was to partially drop the bumper and loosen the headlight assembly (not difficult) bolts.
Remove the bottom bolts and place a 1mm thick penny washer behind the bracket and the metal face plate then refit the bolts and put it all back together... This raises the overall beam pattern....
Then set your headlight interior height adjuster to minimum and go to an mot testing centre and get the aim properly aligned (£10) usually...
Now you have a lot of adjustment left on the switch and all of a sudden that beam pattern seems a lot, lot better
Hope this helps