Planned maintenance work will resume to normal volumes from 1 November as we maintain long-term reliability and safety of the network.


 

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

2021

  • Dec 03
    Vector Lights for Vaccination Climb

    Vector Lights will turn the Auckland Harbour Bridge green and red to track and celebrate the nation’s growing vaccination numbers.  The green lights along the bridge (from left to right) will represent the current total of New Zealanders who have been double vaccinated, with the red showing the remaining proportion needed to reach the 90% milestone across every DHB in the country. The lights will update in line with the increasing vaccination numbers, until 12 December at midnight.

  • Dec 13
    Vector Lights for the Festive Season

    It’s going to be Auckland’s brightest festive season yet with Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge! The sustainable light show, and accompanying soundtrack, will countdown the 12 days of a Kiwi Christmas. The show will repeat every 30 minutes from Monday 13 to Friday 24 December from 9pm to midnight.

  • Dec 31
    Vector Lights for new year's eve

    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 2021. The lights will shine from 9pm ahead of the main show (and livestream) just before midnight.
     

Past events

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  • Nov 08
    Vector Lights for MATES in Construction with support from the Mental Health Foundation

    Vector Lights will light up red in support of MATES in Construction with support of the NZ Mental Health Foundation. The static show will run from 8pm to midnight.
     

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  • Nov 06
    Vector Lights for the GotYaDot Campaign

    In support of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei's GotYaDot Campaign on 6 and 7 November at Eden Park, Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge will be lighting up in red alongside SkyTower and Auckland Museum. Together we're uniting our efforts to help Auckland reach its 90% vaccination milestone.

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