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Harman lights South Korea’s first multimedia tunnel

The former rail tunnel is now a top tourist destination

Hansam System has recently installed a complete Martin by Harman lighting solution at Suyanggae Light Tunnel using the latest videos, sound facility and LED media façade.

Suyanggae Light Tunnel, South Korea’s first multimedia tunnel, was originally built in the early 20th century for railway use, but has been vacant for the last three decades. After revitalisation efforts by the Chunho Corporation, the tunnel reopened in July 2017 as one of the region’s top tourist destinations, attracting hundreds of visitors each week.

The Light Tunnel itself was divided into five different spaces for culture and the arts. The interior space of the tunnel was transformed into a spectacular lighting ‘concert hall’, decorated with cultural and artificial elements, whereas the exterior spaces were converted into a garden of lighting with LED roses.

Hansam System was called in by Chunho Corporation to design and install a lighting solution that would creatively illuminate the interior and exterior of the 200m tunnel. After careful consideration, Hansam System selected a full array of Martin fixtures.

“Harman Professional Solutions is privileged to see Martin lighting solutions providing one-of-a-kind lighting experiences at Suyanggae Light Tunnel.” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, Harman Professional Solutions, APAC. “Hansam System used their deep technical knowledge, design skills and customer-focused service to ensure the satisfaction of the customer and elevate experiences of the visitors. We Thank Hansam for their relationship and customer first approach”

Hansam System used a wide range of Martin fixtures to enhance the visual ambience in the tunnel. Twelve RUSH DC 1 Aqua fixtures are mounted on the ceilings to provide aquatic effects, while two MAC Axiom Hybrid fixtures deliver beam, spot and diffused wash looks. Six RUSH MH 6 Wash fixtures are installed on the tunnel’s sidewalls, offering colour mixing and moving head functionality. Sixteen RUSH MH 4 Beam fixtures supplement the MH 6 Wash lights with mid-air looks and effects.

A total of 24 RUSH Scanner 1 LED fixtures create dramatic atmospheres and dynamic effects that boost the visual impact of the attraction. Two Atomic 3000 DMX strobe fixtures mounted on the ceiling and wall deliver backlight illumination and creative high-impact visuals. Two JEM Compact Hazer Pro hazer machines supply atmospheric effects within the tunnel’s interior. The entire lighting solution is connected via four Martin RDM 5.5 Splitter devices, which maintain proper DMX data between the fixtures across the long runs needed to span the length of the tunnel.