The structure uses 25,000 LED lights to illuminate the bridge and was created by nonprofit group Illuminate the Arts
(PRWEB UK) 17 October 2013
The Bay Lights sculpture currently adorning the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, USA, has been granted extended hours during the month of November, reports CBS, beginning on the evening of Friday 1st. The structure uses 25,000 LED lights to illuminate the bridge and was created by nonprofit group Illuminate the Arts. It cost $8 million and debuted on March 5th – set to remain until March 2015.
The group has been successful in changing the previous turn off time of 2am to dusk, which means that the Bay Lights will be illuminated whenever it is dark. New sequences, programmed by artist Leo Villareal, will be premiered during the extended hours on November 2nd after 2am.
Ben Davis, board chairman for Illuminate the Arts, said: “Our team worked hard to give visitors and locals alike more time each night to enjoy the light sculpture.”
Illuminate the Arts will be holding a celebration for the all-night hours for the LED lights at the Ferry Building on November 2nd 6.30am. Visitors will be able to watch the Bay Lights as the morning sun rises.
LED lighting experts at Visible Lighting, a leading company for LED lighting for home and commercial purposes, have responded to the new of extended opening hours for the Bay Lights. A spokesperson for the company said:
“LED lighting is perfect for so many things, and its use for the Bay Lights sculpture just demonstrates that fact. The extended opening hours will show this beautiful piece off in the best way, allowing people to enjoy the lights for longer, especially as the sun rises over San Francisco.”
Visible Lighting was established with a view to providing high quality lighting at affordable prices. Supplying a multitude of energy saving products, the company specialises in LED lighting including LED strip lights, LED ceiling and wall lights, LED flood lights as well as commercial LED lighting. All products take advantage of the latest technology, providing customers with the best value for money. Visible Lighting places customer service as its top priority, regularly expanding its product lines.