The Bay Lights Unveiled: World’s Largest Light Sculpture Illuminates San Francisco Bay Bridge with 25,000 LEDs

by , 03/06/13

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It will cost just $15 per night to light up the bay from dusk until 2am (for a total cost of about $11,000 over two years), and the energy used will be offset through the purchase of solar credits. The project’s $8 million price tag was largely financed by donations, and according to the website it is expected bring $97 million tourist dollars to the local economy. If you won’t be able to visit the Bay Area to check out the installation, fear not – The Bay Lights is hosting a live daily webcast.

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All photos and video by Mike Chino for Inhabitat

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