Wakefield Council said it had had around 200 complaints from members of the public about LED lights, which were split 50-50 across both sides of the argument.
The council has replaced 22,000 local streetlights with LED lightbulbs, both to reduce its energy costs and its carbon footprint.
They generally emit a whiter light than more traditional bulbs, but they can have their brightness adjusted manually by either increasing or reducing the voltage going into them.
Speaking on a meeting with local town and parish council representatives, council officer Graham West said opinion was divided on the lights.
Mr West, the council's service manager for the highways network, said: "We've had around 200 complaints.
"100 of those - 50 per cent - say they're too bright. 50 per cent say they're too dark.
"When you think we've done 22,000 columns and we've got that amount of complaints, that's really positive.
"In each case, we'll contact the complainant and we'll have that discussion."
Mr West said the LEDs had "improved road safety" as well as saving the authority money and emissions.
The news follows recent proposals by Wakefield's opposition Tory group to have some of the district's streetlights switched off to save money.
Conservative councillors wanted to turn off lights in mainly rural areas where local people had demanded it.
Local Democracy Reporting Service