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Jtmo
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Novato, CA

Bay Bridge lights

They are adding 25,000 LED lights to the SFO Bay Bridge to be turned on by March. Here is a simulated picture.
»www.mercurynews.com/portlet/arti···=4851086



shinjuru
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West Coast

Much lower power consumption and a brighter light. I think it will look great at night.



Veloslave
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said by shinjuru:

Much lower power consumption and a brighter light. I think it will look great at night.

Also, and one of the most key benefits is the lower maintenance... lot less manpower hours replacing bulbs as often as they are doing it now.

The one thing they probably are not mentioning is the cost per bulb... as expensive as mainstream household LED bulbs are now... you can just imagine what a specialty need/application such as this AND a being a government customer will be getting hit for. Doesn't matter... it is like Solar installations at government properties... nobody cares how much it cost because it is the popular thing to do with federal subsidies making it even more tempting. Even though most will never make more money than they cost (from design to recycle)

$$$

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Jtmo
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reply to Jtmo

$8M private donation artist's work.
2 year cost to light it, $11,000
Increased tourism on the Embarcadero, priceless.


OZO
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Just wait for next toll fee increase. It will come soon...
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steve1a
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Berkeley, CA
reply to Jtmo

I think it is getting lost that this an artwork project:

THE BAY LIGHTS is an iconic public art installation created by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal, with over 25,000 white energy-efficient LEDs on the Bay Bridge West Span.
This ever-changing, dazzling light sculpture will be 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high – a monumental tour de force eight times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting.
It will impact an audience of over 50 million people in the Bay Area alone, with billions more seeing THE BAY LIGHTS in media and online over two years, starting with a Grand Lighting Ceremony on March 5, 2013.

»thebaylights.org



berserken

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reply to Jtmo

I'm not a fan of the Clark-Griswold-like adornment of the bridge structure, not since the first rendition. The understated original lighting or something similar, not overshadowing the form and function of the bridge architecture, is the better aesthetic.



Wily_One
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reply to Jtmo

It will no doubt look cool from afar:

vimeo.com/25870560


But what will it be like for a driver on the bridge? I can see people taking their eyes off the road, people getting startled, etc.


Jtmo
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You can't see it from the roadway, that was one of the conditions. Even the Bay Pilots had to sign off that they would not sail a ship into the bridge like they already have.



Wily_One
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San Jose, CA

How? Are the LEDs only facing outward?


PrntRhd
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Fairfield, CA

said by Wily_One:

How? Are the LEDs only facing outward?

yep


Wily_One
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San Jose, CA

Then no problem!



Jammy
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said by Jtmo:

They are adding 25,000 LED lights to the SFO Bay Bridge to be turned on by March.

When the lights go down in the city,
and the sun shines on the bay,
do i want to be there,
in my city,
ohoh ohohoh ohoh

So you said your lonely
well my friend i'm lonely too
i want to get back, to my city
by the rain, ohoh ohohoh ohoh

its sad ohh,
theres been morings
out of the world without you,
without your charm
ohohoh nah nah nah ohoh

when the lights go down in the city
and the sun shines on the bay
do i want to be there, in my city oh oh
ohoh ohohoh ohoh

Jammy
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