Vector Lights energy use (live)

Vector Lights is powered by a mix of leading technology, including solar, battery and peer-to-peer systems.

Energy generated by solar panels is stored in a shipping container-sized Tesla Powerpack battery. Smart meters at the battery and on Auckland Harbour Bridge relay data between each other every 10 seconds. Using peer-to-peer technology, the amount of power Vector Lights uses at any one time is relayed back to the battery, which then releases this amount of power.

Here you'll see the live dashboard of the energy being created and used by Vector Lights.


Sources: Fun Fact #1 Average home’s power usage from MBIE. Fun Fact #4 (Equivalent native trees) calculated by using the ‘Amount of Carbon offset per hectare per year’ given in table two of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ ‘Look-up Tables for Forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme, December 2015’ and assuming there are 1,200 native trees per hectare. Fun Fact #5 ‘Carbon avoided’ calculated using Carbon Emissions Factor of 0.119453.  Fun Fact #6 Car emissions per kilometre taken from Ministry for the Environment and average daily car distance taken from the Ministry of Transport



  • Oct 22
    Vector Lights for World Energy Day

    For World Energy Day we continue to highlight the role energy plays in New Zealand’s journey to net zero carbon with a replay of last year's show. Watch the history of energy and take a glimpse at Aotearoa’s new energy future. From 8pm. Show repeats every 30 minutes.

  • Oct 27
    vector lights for diwali 2020

    Also known as The Festival of Lights, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life. The Vector Lights show will run every 30 minutes from 8pm until midnight from Tuesday 27th October to Monday 2nd November. 

  • Nov 09
    Road Safety Week

    Vector Lights will shine static yellow each night as part of Road Safety Week, which aims to inspire communities to take action on road safety, making streets and communities safer.

  • Dec 13
    vector lights for the festive season 2020

    It’s going to be Auckland’s brightest festive season yet with Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge! The show will play from Sunday 13th December to Thursday 24th December from 9pm until midnight.

  • Dec 31
    vector lights for new year's eve 2020

    As the first international city to welcome in the New Year, Auckland’s iconic landmarks are turning on a visual extravaganza for lucky visitors and residents to feast their eyes on as they countdown to 2020. The lights will shine from 9pm ahead of the main show (and livestream) just before midnight.


  • Jan 29
    vector lights for auckland anniversary 2021

    Vector Lights on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge celebrates Auckland Anniversary Weekend with a replay of the dazzling launch show, as we continue to share our vision of creating a smart energy future. The show will play from 9pm until midnight, every 15 minutes.

  • Feb 02
    vector lights for waitangi 2021

    Waitangi Day is a national holiday that commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between the tangata whenua  and the Crown.   

  • Feb 16
    vector lights for auckland pride festival 2021

    Auckland’s rainbow communities will come together to celebrate our unique mix of cultures, sexualities and gender identities in Aotearoa New Zealand’s most super-diverse city! See Vector Lights shine in rainbow colours with a light only show, in support of Auckland Pride Festival.

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  • Oct 12
    Breast Cancer Awareness

    In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vector Light will 'go pink'

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  • Oct 01
    Vector Lights for Elemental AKL

    From 1-7 October, Vector Lights will shine in celebration of Elemental AKL. The show will repeat every 30 minutes from 8pm to midnight. The sustainable, colourful light and sound show will be a key feature of the month-long festival celebrating arts, eats and beats across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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