I agree that the white pic you posted looks better with the illumination.
Taking this video tonight and focusing so closely on the light did show me that the ground is illuminated by the handle when the doors are closed - I never noticed this before in the seven months I've had my car. It is more apparent in reality than the pictures indicate. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. The light is subtle, but I think it is sufficient to keep your feet clean and dry.