The Bay Lights Project

On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. PST the largest light sculpture in the world will be illuminated for the first time. 25,000 LED lights are attached to the vertical suspender cables of the San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge. At 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet tall the computer-controlled light show will be eight times the size of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary light show.

You can click here to watch the festivities online starting at 7:30 p.m. PST. It will run everyday from dusk to 2 a.m. for the next two years. Watch the video below for a preview of the show.

  11 comments for “The Bay Lights Project

  1. March 5, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    What an incredible thing…

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  2. March 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Love electro-art! Very cool installation, wonder how much power that sucks?

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    • March 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      I have not seen any cost estimates other than $11,000 plus donated Solar credits.

      Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Wandering Voiceless
    March 5, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    I live here — well, north of here, but close enough — and I had no idea! I can’t wait! Thanks for the alert. :>

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  4. March 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    This is going to be one grand illumination! I’ll be back to check it out mañana. 🙂
    (Were you involved in the hanging of the lights? I believe they said ‘specialized’. Is that you?)

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    • March 5, 2013 at 4:20 AM

      I had nothing to do with this project. It is on the ‘other bridge’, the Bay Bridge. We do have a view of it from the GGB, however.

      Sent from my iPhone

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  5. March 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    This is very cool!

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  6. March 4, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    It’s amazing what imagination, coupled with cutting edge technology, can do. We’re lucky to be alive today to see stuff like this.
    Bill

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