The awesome LED installation on the Bay Bridge, The Bay Lights, is getting a nightly performance extension of several hours. Thanks to a grant from nonprofit group Illuminate the Arts, which produced the project, the lights will no longer shut off at 2 a.m. but will continue on for the pleasures of all night-owls and vagabonds until 6:30 a.m.
As reported earlier, a few initial snags with the LEDs was quickly fixed via donation, and this project seems to have a way of quickly attracting cash, since people love it so.
Artist Leo Villareal has programmed an extra sequence of light patterns to fill in the 2 a.m.-to-dawn shift, and it will premiere on November 1, with a ceremony for the extended hours at 6:30 a.m. on November 2.
As of now, the 25,000-LED installation is scheduled to be removed in March 2015, though we can imagine someone paying to extend it further.