The Bay Lights Turn On

Leo Villareal's brilliant bridge concept becomes a reality in the world's largest light installation with 25,000 LEDs

When we last checked in with Leo Villareal one year ago, he had just proposed The Bay Lights, an ambitious project aimed at blanketing San Francisco’s Bay Bridge with 25,000 outward-facing LEDs for a light show of epic proportions. Like many concepts, the idea was almost too fantastical to believe, but The Bay Lights is about to be fully realized when the switch is flipped …