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 09
    Vector Lights for Paralympics New Zealand

    Vector Lights is going gold to signify the launch of the Paralympics New Zealand ‘Celebration project’ campaign on the journey to Tokyo 2020. The campaign will celebrate New Zealand’s 209 Paralympians, and introduce the Tokyo 2020 hopefuls to the New Zealand public. The show will loop continously. 

  • Oct 18
    Vector Lights for Diwali Festival

    From 8pm to midnight see and hear Vector Lights celebrating Diwali. Known as The Festival of Lights, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life. Shubh Diwali (Happy Diwali)!

  • Oct 22
    Vector Lights on World Energy Day

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Nov 04
    Vector Lights for Armistice Day Centenary

    At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an Armistice was signed that ended WWI.
    Vector Lights commemorates Armistice Centenary 2018 with a lighting and audio show from 4 - 11 November. See more events taking place here.

  • Nov 25
    Vector Lights for White Ribbon

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Dec 20
    Vector Lights for the Festive Season

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Dec 31
    Vector Lights on New Year’s Eve

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

Past events

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  • Jan 27
    Vector Lights Launch Show

    Vector Lights will be bringing the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge to life. It’s a world-first solar, battery and peer-to-peer powered light show that demonstrates a smarter way to power our city. 

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  • Feb 02
    Waitangi Weekend

    Waitangi Day, named after Waitangi where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed, commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand. The #VectorLights show for Waitangi will start at 9pm and then play every hour until midnight. The synced music will be available here when the show goes live. See more of the story here

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