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



  • Jul 25
    Vector Lights for World Drowning Prevention Day 2024

    Vector Lights is going blue for World Drowning Prevention Day, the World Health Organisation’s initiative to unite us all as we strive to make a difference to prevent drowning. Drowning Prevention Auckland’s mission is to reduce the number of drowning fatalities to zero through education, research, and advocacy.

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  • Jul 08
    Vector Lights for International Paramedics Day 2024

    Vector Lights is celebrating International Paramedics Day by lighting up the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge in Hato Hone St John gold and green. The organisation boasts a dedicated workforce of 4,594 ambulance officers, both paid and volunteer, across 90% of Aotearoa New Zealand. We are thankful for their service to our communities and the positive difference they make to Kiwi’s lives every single day.

  • Jul 05
    Vector Lights for Rainbow Auckland 40th Anniversary

    Vector Lights is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Rainbow Auckland, New Zealand’s largest LGBTTQIA+ Membership Association with the mission to strengthen business, professionals and communities to create a more rainbow friendly Aotearoa New Zealand. Watch the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge dazzle in rainbow colours from 6pm until midnight, with the dynamic show playing every 15 minutes.

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