I have a couple modules in the bow shining side to side and they don't bother me. Was going to add those strips mostly facing forward for a simple glow effect mainly because compared to the rest it is really dark up there.

I agree - anything that can shine up or back at you would be no bueno.

I have one module in the rear that shines forward, hits my mirror, and can be pretty annoying driving at night if I get it at the right angle. Having someone sit in front of it or throwing a towel there is pretty easy though.