Sorry yaíll for the lack of answers...work....busy....blah blah blah.
For hiding the back up lights, I actually got a pair of Zmoon LED Light Bars. They each have 6 LEDs in them and are fairly bright (I donít own a Lux meter). I also have a back-up camera installed with I/R cut, so I cheat a little too. I hid them down underneath the back bumper so that they arenít visible unless someone is looking at is from a low angle, but also pointed outward a few degrees because if I am backing up, my camera gets the middle, I only need help in the side view mirrors. Of course wired them up to the back up light wires. The light housings are each 7Ē long x 2Ē deep x 2Ē tall (all approximate). I think I have a pic of one of the lights before install. I will try to take a pic of them installed this weekend.
*I did consider and look for a white light to put in the center of the cones to use as backup lights, I just never found anything with the constraint of circular and no larger than 40mm diameter (i didnít want to throw off the spacing of 100, 80, 60). Version 2 may have this incorporated as I think I have found some square lights that might fit the bill.
Is version 1 available for purchase when version 2 is done? Before the answer, let me say if version 2 goes well, Iíll likely be more inclined to make someone a set of those rather than sell these. Had I bought these from anyone, I would be unhappy about the light out and no way to fix it. Now, if someone insists after hearing about the issues these posses, we can cross that bridge then.
1. These require a lot of cutting the backing area out of the bumper where the back up lights were mounted, however, they use the mounting locations of the factory back-up lights and everything cut out is hidden by factory lights as well as these lights.
2. These are sealed, and opening them would be a nightmare. As long as the LEDs hold up for 30,000 hours, it likely wonít be a problem, however, they are cheap LEDs and I wouldnít trust them without a way to open them (major oversight on my part). Also, see #3.
3. The light on the passenger side has the 60mm light not working. I was doing a final lense polish before install and the buffer grabbed an edge and slung the whole unit out of my hand. So with no real way to open them, one light is already out.
4. Because they are plastic and I put one of them in a clamp early on while using fiberglass and fiberglass resin, I distorted the shape a little bit. Without weatherstripping, there would be daylight showing through. Needless to say they have black weather stripping around the outside to help fill up the hole.