Oh for fucks sake. First they apologize for the underwear and now the lighting?!
Next thing it will be the destruction of Vulcan!
"They" didn't apologize for anything...JJ merely admitted that he went too far in a couple of shots with the lens flares.
Probably because of and after somebody involved with the SW franchise told him to lay off on them. He did go overboard on them. It wouldn't surprise me if someone told him there will be NO lens flares in SW VII.