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Meant to be temporary, the Bay Lights are here to stay

In 2011, the non-profit arts organization, ILLUMINATE, collaborated with the California Department of Transportation, and artist Leo Villareal to create a stunning display of light on the San Francisco -Oakland Bay Bridge. Unveiled in 2013 and originally intended as a short-term installation, The Bay Lights became a global attraction. Before going live, it was dubbed by Hemispheres magazine as “the number one thing to see in the world during 2013.”


The new system incorporates Philips ActiveSite, a cloud-based connected lighting platform that allows for efficient management with benefits including remote diagnostics, reporting, and more.

San Fransisco bay bridge

An energy-efficient work of art that makes The Bay Bridge a true beacon of the San Francisco Bay Area.” 


Saeed Shahmirzai,

Zoon Engineering, the Bay Bridge MEP Integrator

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