Around our way not only did the new LED lights involve a pole swap, but they also removed one in every 4 poles too, so there are now great sections of what now looks like absolute darkness compared to the new bright lights.
Ironically 3 out of the 4 remaining lights shine in to our back garden, making it impossible to see the stars, unless you hide behind the shed one the one spot they don't reach, and then you can only see directly above you.
Ours seem to be particularly badly designed to spill so much light away from the road. At my parents the new LED ones there are so tightly targeted that while the road is well illuminated the front of the houses are now in darkness, you can hardly see them on the other side of the road. Of course my parents are now worried this will allow criminals free reign to creep around.
So a bloody bad idea all round.