Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show-world
record set by Hong Kong
HONG KONG, China -- Launched on the 23rd of December
2005, Hong Kong's 'Symphony of Light' has 33 participating
buildings located on either side of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour-setting
the world record for the Largest Permanent Light and Sound
The 14 minute performance aims to highlight the unity of architecture
within Hong Kong while educating the audience on Hong Kong's
history and cultural diversity. (enlarge
The kaleidoscope of effects include 14,894 dynamic lighting
fixtures, Stella Ray YAGS producing thousands of high powered
laser beams, world class pyrotechnics and a sound simulcast
which is broadcast from popular viewing locations including
ferries travelling to and from the city; it starts on 8pm
daily (under good weather).
participating buildings located on either side of Hong Kong’s
Victoria Harbour make up the “Circle of Light” as they explode
nightly into a dazzling display of visual effect firepower.
The 17-minute performance aims to highlight
the unity of architecture within Hong Kong while educating
the audience on Hong Kong’s history and cultural diversity.
The final show has taken over 3 years
and 2 separate stages to complete. The final product is massive
in contemporary context and the dramatic harbour location
affords a tranquil and endless reflection of the effects incorporated
into the 'new look' Hong Kong.
entire “Circle of Light” installation uses more than 14,894
lighting fixtures controlled by 26,562 channels. The show
consists of 30 DDP IIs generating a staggering 50 Galaxies
with a capacity of 253,440 lighting channels alone, more than
82 Xenon searchlights producing over 1 million watts of light,
over 2,624 Robotic Intelligent lights controlled by more than
40,000 control channels, 775,720 LEDs spread across 7km, and
over 2.5 kilometres of Cold cathode (low-voltage neon) installation.
The kaleidoscope of effects include 14,894
dynamic lighting fixtures, Stella Ray YAGS producing thousands
of high powered laser beams, world class pyrotechnics, and
a sound simulcast. The simulcast can even be dialed into via
mobile phone. The nightly show is programmed and coordinated
via the Internet through Laservision’s
Digital Data Pump II show control systems, which have been
installed in all of the major buildings.
The massive show took more than three years to
complete. The Laservision
team individually examined each building from a variety of
angles and popular viewing locations.
The Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)
alone has incorporated 716 intelligent lights including 450
Color changing fluorescent fixtures in the glass stairwells,
Martin Exterior 600 and 200 fixtures on five levels, eight
searchlights and over one kilometer of LED lighting around
the top of the building.
The participating buildings in the final
show include; AIG tower, Bank of China, Central Plaza, Cheung
Kong, CITIC, City Hall, Coliseum, Exchange Square 1, Exchange
Square 2, Grand Stanford, Hard Court, Hong Kong Academy of
Performing Arts, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,
Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank (HSBC),
International Finance Centre I, International Finance Centre
II, Jardines House, Mass Mutual, Museum of Art, New World
Centre, Panorama, Peking Road, Peninsula Hotel, Queens Government
Offices, Star House, Sun Hung Kai, The Centre, The Hopewell
Centre, The Peoples Liberation Army Headquarters, TST, and
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