I currently have EC's battery monitor located in the black plastic just below the cutout for the heated grips knob (on the right side). In the next couple weeks I'll probably replace it with the Kury meter. I can easily view it when riding, but it's not as distracting as it might be if mounted higher.
Redwing it sounds like you bought the panel mounted light unit from Signal Dynamics. They do make a flush mounted unit for $3.00 more and it has the light on the end of wires and can be mounted anywhere. If you have the panel mounted light type maybe you can exchange it and end up with a cleaner installation.
I ordered mine from Honda Directline and the guy opened the package for me to help identify what I was buying over the phone etc.