Years of planning, four months of installation, weeks of late-night testing, and countless hours of creative tweaking, came down to a 10-second countdown as Vector Lights illuminated the Auckland Harbour Bridge for the first time on Auckland Anniversary Weekend.
The solar, battery and peer-to-peer powered lighting installation came to life with a six-minute, specially composed show on 27 January.
An estimated 2000 people crammed into Northcote’s Little Shoal Bay, where the official launch function was held, with many thousands more watching from vantage points in Westhaven, Devonport, Te Atatu, Mt Eden and others.
Fourteen-thousand more watched a Vector Lights live stream on Vector’s Facebook page.
And they weren’t disappointed with the show. As well as the ‘oohs,’ ‘aahs’ and applause at outdoor venues, social media reaction was hugely positive.