In 2011, we posted about “The Bay Lights,” an upcoming project by artist Leo Villareal that would cover the west span of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge with an impressive art LED light installation. The project is nearly ready for its two-year stint on the bridge, starting with its Grand Lighting ceremony on March 5, 2013 at 9 PM.
Eight times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting, The Bay Lights spans 1.8 miles, consisting of 25,000 energy-efficient white LEDs, individually designed and programmed, sparkling in an array of never-repeating designs each evening for two years.
Backers can give a “Gift of Light” and name an individual light on the installation. Donations are tax-deductible.