This year, cBright Lighting has teamed with Ben Davis from Illuminate, the non-profit behind the Bay Lights on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, to reimagine the Pink Triangle, an iconic public art installation and symbol of Pride atop Twin Peaks in San Francisco, CA. A sparkling network of 2700 cBright EncapLED RGBW pixels replaced the old floodlit triangle of pink canvas. Coupled with cBright’s Artnet-enabled DMX 512 controllers, the Pink Triangle projects multicolored moving imagery that is visible for miles.
With its steep, rocky terrain and howling fog-laden winds, the Pink Triangle’s location on Twin Peaks posed severe challenges. cBright EncapLED IP68-rated pixels integrated with waterproof connectors can withstand the harsh environment, improving system reliability. In addition, the patented PVC material encapsulating each pixel will not discolor or crack for many years.
As a temporary art installation, the cBright team took steps to make installation and breakdown easier. During manufacturing, we preassembled all the strings with wire supports and preset pixel spacing to make pixel layout seamless onsite. We created detailed maps for pixel strings, power supplies and control signal inputs; and prelabeled each string corresponding to the detailed pixel map.
From concept to illumination, the project took LESS THAN 3 MONTHS. Installation of the pixels was completed ahead of schedule, giving the media team time to test. On June 27, 2020, its 25th anniversary, the New Pink Triangle made its triumphant televised debut to accolades throughout the Bay Area.