The Bay Lights is the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never repeating, dazzling display through March 2015 across the western span of the Bay Bridge, renamed Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge in February 2014.
Over 50 million people in the Bay Area alone will see The Bay Lights shining from dusk until dawn for two years, with billions more seeing it in the media and online. It’s conservatively estimated that this monumental tour de force – eight times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting – will add $97 million dollars to the local economy.
A project of this scale requires teams of top talent with the ability to adapt, innovate, stimulate and create.
See the team.
Now through 2015
The Bay Lights shines dusk – dawn.
Watch the Nightly Live Stream online
March 5, 2014
The Bay Lights First Anniversary
March 5, 2013
The Bay Lights Grand Lighting
On-demand in the Video Gallery
First test of lights installed to date.
October 15, 2012
LED light system night installation began; 8-10 electricians worked Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
September 15–October 15, 2012
Fiber and power line backbone installed. 25,000 LEDs with integrators and 48,000 Bridge Clips in production.