Well the brightest halogen are probably the Ultra Silverstars. They tend to be short-lived though.
There are 'better than stock bulbs' like Hella, PIAA, Philips, and GE (Nighthawks) to mention a few.
Many of us have tried various ones and not everyone's experience or needs are the same.
There are several good threads on 'aftermarket ' bulbs on the forum if you do more searches.
The sub-100 dollar HID kits are also popular, keeping in mind they are technically not legal and not most effective in stock headlight assemblies designed for halogen bulbs.
Probably the best are HID with projection housings. There are suppliers out there that make them for many vehicles including the Ridgeline by modifying your stock housing.
Not cheap by any means, but it seems most who have them seem very pleased with them.