i love it morris. definately two thumbs up
and yes it is illegal..but its the reverse lights..so look at it this way: when you are in reverse...it's usually going to be when you back out of your driveway (private property) or backing out of a parking space (private property--unless its a government owned facility). seeing as how you can't get a ticket on private property the chances of being cited for it are slim and next to nothing.
of course you can always get asshole cops that might see it when your pulling out of a private parking lot and pull you over on the road...i've seen this done before with those lights you can mount on the windshield spayers on the Hood
. when i was leaving a movie theater a guy had them on and a cop seen him...the guy saw the cop too so he turned them off before he left the lot but the cop pulled him over anyway. don't know if he got a ticket or not though