Why does the Corvette Manta Ray appear to have rear pop-up lights

(Don’t watch the video) Are they reverse lights? Why did someone decide to make a video of a model bought at a hobby store? (video used for image)(Kinja won’t let me post photos) The sideways sting ray above the rear bumper looks good.

EDIT: They were for upward facing brake lights. (REALLY?) Not for extra braking.