This is a list of elevator fixtures that have been used by Fiam.


Illuminating white buttons

In the 1960s-1980's, FIAM used small, round glass buttons which lights up entirely in white. These buttons contiuned to be used well into the 1980's.

Non-illuminating Classic buttons

Fiam also had solid, white round buttons without any illumination in the 1960s. This type of button is not rare in Italy.

Floor indicators

Fiam used analogue floor counter displays during the 1960s which consists of multiple circles with illuminating numbers on them.

Some elevators have a horizontal analogue floor indicator positioned above the landing or car doors. Some others, however, do not have an interior floor indicator. Instead, the floor buttons will act as analogue floor indicator and they will not light up when pressed[1].

1970s to 1980s

Black buttons

Many 1970s Fiam elevators used small, black round buttons with an illuminating halo. These buttons are flushed and had engraved white number and/or symbol on them.

White buttons

Besides black buttons, Fiam also used their white round buttons with illumination in the 1970s, which have been used since the 1960s.

Concave buttons

These are round concave buttons with an orange lamp next to them. These buttons are usually found in Fiam elevators installed in the 1980s. These are most likely a vandal-resistant design, as the buttons are made of metal.


Fabulous FIAM! 1984 FIAM Traction Lift Elevator @ Boulcott Car Park, Wellington, NZ

1984 Fiam elevator with concave buttons in Wellington, New Zealand (video by: NZ Lifts)

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

Fiam continued on using their 1960s style analogue floor indicators throughout the 1970s, which consists of multiple white circles with illuminating numbers. Some elevators have a horizontal analogue floor indicator positioned above the landing or car door[2], and often has two triangle-shaped lanterns on it. Like some elevators installed in the 1960s without an interior floor indicator, the floor buttons will act as analogue floor indicator, but they will not light up whe pressed. Fiam also began using digital segments display for the floor indicator, of which a few elevators have been fitted with it during that era.

Hall call indicators

In the 1970s-1980s, almost every Fiam elevators have white circles with illuminating numbers on the car stations. These white circles, which were arranged horizontally next to the floor buttons, indicates hall calls[3][4]. If a hall button is pressed, the circle of the corresponding hall call/floor will light up to inform the elevator user or operator that a person has made a call on another floor.

Vandal-resistant buttons

In the 1970s-1980s, Fiam also made the vandal-resistant version of the round call buttons with a small round lamp in the middle of the button. However, this version was not as common as their original 1990s version.

Generic fixtures

In Hong Kong, Fiam elevators which were installed in Public Housing Estate and Home Ownership Scheme blocks in the 1980s use Dewhurst fixtures, mostly consist of US81 series braille buttons and UL200 series floor indicators.


In the 1990s, Fiam installs Kone elevators. In this period, and only Hong Kong still takes any new installations in Public Housing Estate blocks, Home Ownership Scheme blocks and several government buildings in Hong Kong were still using Dewhurst fixtures. They consists of US81 series braille buttons and UL200 series floor indicators (in Public Housing Estate blocks and Home Ownership Scheme blocks only).

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

In the 1990s, Fiam used digital segmented indicators with hall lanterns especially in high-rise elevators. However, some older Fiam elevators which were modernized in the 1990s uses vintage Otis-style floor counters that are simply metal plates with illuminating numbers, going horizontally.

Notes and references

List of elevator fixtures by manufacturers
Main topic Elevator fixtures
Official fixtures by elevator companies Amtech ReliableArmorAtlas (Northern CA)Bennie LiftsBoralDEVEDong YangDoverElevadores AtlasElevators Pty. Ltd.Evans LiftsExpress EvansExpress LiftFiamFujitecGoldStarGuangriHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHaushahnHitachiHyundaiIFEIndoliftJohns & WaygoodKleemannKone (North America) • LGMarryat & ScottMashibaMitsubishi Electric (North America) • MontgomeryMPOronaOtis (North AmericaSouth Korea/Otis Elevator Korea) • PaynePickerings LiftsSabiemSchindler (North America) • SchlierenSeabergShanghai MitsubishiSigmaStaleyStannahThymanThyssenthyssenkrupp (North AmericaKorean fixtures) • ToshibaU.S. ElevatorWestinghouseXizi Otis
Non-proprietary (generic) fixtures by elevator components companies AdamsBuy Elevator Parts Co.C.J. AndersonCEACEHAMDewhurst (ERM) • DMG (MAD) • ELMIEPCOEverbrightGALHissmekanoHong JiangHunterInnovation IndustriesJinlixKindsKronenbergLeadway Elevator ComponentLester ControlsLiSAMico ControlMonarch ControlMonitorPTLSalientSchaëferShanghai STEPSodimasTung DaVega
Unknown fixtures For a list of unidentified fixtures, refer to this page‎‎.
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