Sorry i haven't responded to anyones posts. I've tried to previously but I kept getting a message saying that it would need to get approved first, so I'm not sure if this post will even make it.
Yes, they are pretty bright but I actually really like how it looks. - They were super easy to replace. There's a black panel in the middle on the lift gate. You will have to use a flat head covered with some sort of towel to protect the car from marks and slightly tilt open the panel in each slot. Then you'll see the two lights and you just turn, pull the light out and replace.
The taillights are stock but the red streak may be more noticeable because the picture was focused automatically from my iPhone.
I'm planning on changing the reverse lights as well hopefully by Saturday and will post photos.