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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 19
    Vector Lights for World Energy Day

    This World Energy Day we’re highlighting the role energy plays in New Zealand’s journey to net zero carbon. Watch the history of energy and take a glimpse at Aotearoa’s new energy future. From 8pm. Show repeats every 30 minutes.

  • Oct 26
    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)! Show will play every 5 minutes.

  • 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 15 minutes from Monday 13   to Friday 24 December from 9pm until midnight. See the lyrics here

  • 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 2020. The lights will shine from 9pm ahead of the main show (and livestream) just before midnight.

Past events

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  • Jul 16
    Vector Lights for Elemental AKL

    Vector Lights will shine in celebration of Elemental AKL.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. The show will repeat every 30 minutes from 6pm to midnight and will play on 16,17,18,  23 - 24 and 30 - 31 July.

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  • Jun 19
    Vector Lights for Matariki Festival 2021

    The rising of the Matariki star cluster heralds the beginning of the Māori new year. From 6pm to midnight see a creative lighting display that celebrates Matariki 2021 and helps to inform us of the rich history of our host iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and their migration to Tāmaki Makaurau. The show will play 19 - 20 and 25 - 27 June, 2-3 and 9-11 July.

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