After quite a bit of trial an error, I have finally managed to get LightManager to work. I had to turn on the ROM's led indicator functions under Settings->Led, then install Nova launcher update zip from kitchen via recovery, boot phone and set Nova as default Launcher, and finally use LM to set my led lights. But I still haven't been able to get LightFlow to work and I really prefer it over LM because I have more control and settings. If anyone knows what I have to do to get this going with LF, please let me know. Flash another kernel, reflash ROM (although unlikely since I already flashed twice with full wipes), whatever...
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.