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



  • Sep 01
    Vector Lights for Blue September

    Vector Lights is raising awareness for Blue September, the annual national awareness month for prostate cancer. More than 700 Kiwi men will die this year – mates, fathers, brothers, grandfathers. Blue September aims to raise awareness and advocates for better diagnosis and treatment outcomes.

  • Sep 30
    Vector Lights for Auckland Climate Festival 2022

    Auckland Climate Festival returns for a second year this October, bringing the city together to accelerate climate action and secure a safe and just future for all. Vector Lights will light up in the festival colours in support of climate change and sustainability.

  • Oct 05
    Vector Lights for Diwali Festival 2022

    The Auckland Diwali Festival returns to Aotea Square and Upper Queen Street this year with live celebrations on the weekend of 8-9 October. Diwali is the festival of lights, symbolising the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and the renewal of life. To mark the occasion, Vector Lights will light up the Auckland Harbour Bridge every 30 minutes from 8pm to midnight from 5 October to 9 October. Shubh Diwali!

  • Nov 14
    Vector Lights for World Prematurity Day

    Vector Lights is lighting up purple alongside global landmarks to raise awareness for World Prematurity Day. Over 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide each year, 5,000 of which are in New Zealand.

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  • Aug 05
    Vector Lights Celebrating Auckland

    Vector Lights on Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge presents Celebrating Auckland, a vibrant new light show highlighting the kotahitanga (unity, togetherness) that makes Tāmaki Makaurau such a beautiful and diverse city. Watch the 10-minute light show every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm to midnight from various locations along the waterfront. Next dates: 22-23, 29-30 July and 5-6 August. 

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  • Jul 19
    Vector Lights for FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 – 1 Year to Go

    Vector Lights is supporting One Year to Go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023. The tournament will take place in New Zealand and Australia in July and August, with Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland one of nine host cities.

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