Stadium staff tried in vain to resolve the issue for 55 minutes before a decision was eventually made to call the game off.
Fans waited patiently for an update on the fault hoping the game would resume but the decision was taken to abandon the game at around 10pm.
Two tries from Josh Charnley and one from Tom Briscoe gave Leigh the lead with Jake Connor replying for the Giants, scoring a try in each half.
Leigh owner Derek Beaumont addressed the crowd apologising for the problems and asked supporters to leave the stadium in an orderly manner. A decision on when the game will be replayed will be made on Saturday.
Wigan made it six Super League wins in succession to move top of the league thanks to a comfortable 26-8 win over Salford.
Liam Farrell, Abbas Miski, Jake Wardle, Jai Field and Toby King scored Wigan’s tries, Ken Sio replying for Salford.