Auckland Harbour Bridge lights up

Auckland Harbour Bridge gave a wonderful display of lights tonight. At ten past nine, the show started. It lasted 6 minutes, was repeated at 9.30pm, then every half hour until midnight. Vector Energy company installed the 90,000 solar-powered LED lights at a cost of $10m. The company says the lights are environmentally-friendly because the energy comes from the sun. It is powered by 630 solar panels. The lights change colour and can be programmed to music for special occasions. See the display

This is Auckland Anniversary weekend, a special weekend with Anniversary Day holiday on Monday. This light show will happen again for special events but in the meantime on other nights, the bridge will be lit up with new lights.

The Auckland Harbour Bridge across the Waitemata harbour was built in 1959 to join Auckland city with the North Shore.


LED – Light Emitting Diode, a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light

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