Gimje Cultural and Art Center, South Korea

The Opportunity

Founded in 2009, the Gimje Cultural and Art Center is South Korea’s premier event space for plays, operas, musicals, exhibitions and more. Home to a 488-seat grand performance hall, a smaller 230-seat performance hall and various exhibition halls, the Gimje Cultural and Art Center hosts prominent performances and events such as “The Sound of Jazz Concert,” “Korean Rock Music Concert” and “Gala Les Miserables Concert.” To enhance the atmosphere and immersion of their productions, Gimje Cultural and Art Center required a state-of-the-art upgrade to their existing lighting systems.

The Solution

In order to create brighter, more balanced lighting displays, the Gimje Cultural and Art Center hired Hansam System, South Korea’s leading distributor of professional event lighting, to upgrade their existing system with a cutting-edge lighting solution. After assessing the needs of the venue, Hansam System selected Martin by HARMAN ELP Series fixtures for their superior output and vivid color rendering.

Hansam System equipped the performance hall and projection room with cutting-edge Martin ELP-WW warm white and ELP-CL full color LED ellipsoidal fixtures, which deliver class-leading luminance and unparalleled ease of use. Equipped with 19-degree beam angle tube lenses, the ELP fixtures provide tight, punchy beams for creating dazzling lighting displays.

The Impact

“The theater needed a custom lighting solution that was more compact and powerful than their existing setup,” said Sehoon Park, Sales Manager, Hansam System. “The old fixtures were halogen lamps, and the client wanted to replace them with new LED lighting units that could deliver better performance. Martin ELP LED lighting units were the perfect choice, with their powerful performance and cost savings. We had a little trouble fitting them into the existing installation space, but we used a bracket to raise the existing batten fixtures, which provided enough room for the new fixture’s operation.”

“The Gimje Cultural and Art center is the only theater in the city, so we wanted to deliver the best possible lighting solutions to ensure the perfect viewing experience for every event,” said Gyeongwon Kim, Lighting Director, Gimje Cultural and Art Center. “We are highly satisfied with the solutions provided by HARMAN and Hansam System, especially the ELP-WW units, and would like to acknowledge the innovative measures taken to integrate the larger ELP-CL units in the projection room as well.”