After months of planning and raising thousands of crowdfunded dollars, the Wabash Lights project for Wabash Avenue in the Loop is ready for its beta installation. This week, the project's co-creators told ChicagoInno that have received approval from the CTA and Chicago Department of Transportation to go ahead with a scaled down beta version of the project. The beta will consist of just 12 feet of LED tubing and will be installed in January. The final project will light up the underbelly of the CTA tracks with a total of 4,000 feet of LED tubes over a two block stretch (Madison to Adams). The end result will feature an interactive public art experience that visitors can manipulate using their smartphones.