Yes that picture was taken during the day. Red leds are used by the military for night time it is not as harsh on the eyes as most of the other colors being brighter and carrying out higher lumens. I wired mine to the ashtray light, giving it the option to be off during the day nad on at night. Granted I cant turn mine off whilst driving, but why would I? By wiring into the ashtray light it gave me the option to dim and brighten them along with my gauges which are also red.