This is a list of elevator fixtures that have been used in GoldStar elevators. Note that the fixtures that were used from the 1970s to the 1980s are actually remake of Hitachi's elevator fixtures as GoldStar had a technical partnership with Hitachi. GoldStar also had a partnership with Mitsubishi, and they made elevators in South Korea with Mitsubishi's fixtures.


In the 1970s, GoldStar used Hitachi's fixtures which consisted of rectangular glass buttons with an illuminating halo and analogue floor indicators with illuminating squares where the numbers are printed there. These fixtures were used up until the early 1980s.


These fixtures were used in GoldStar DP (passenger), DO (panoramic/scenic), DB (bed) and DF (freight) elevator models.

Rectangular buttons (Hitachi)

These are similar to the buttons used by Hitachi in the 1970s. The call buttons had large square lens which light up orange and a small metallic square button in the middle. Some elevators may simply have rectangular buttons used as landing call buttons.

In Hong Kong, some GoldStar elevators have an additional operating panel for wheelchairs fitted with Dewhurst US81 push buttons. These are often found in private apartment buildings.

Touch sensitive buttons

GoldStar began making touch sensitive buttons around the mid 1980s. These are rounded square buttons with a metal plate in the middle and illuminating halo.

Wedged square buttons (Hitachi)

These are another button fixtures from Hitachi and used by GoldStar in the 1980s, although they were not as common as the other fixtures mentioned above.

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

In the 1970s and 1980s, GoldStar used analogue floor indicators which look very similar to Hitachi elevators. These indicators consist of illuminating squares with the number printed on them. GoldStar updated these indicators in the early 1980s, with a long black horizontal display inside the car where the numbers would illuminate on them in orange or red. Later examples feature a 7-segments digital display. GoldStar also had two different styles of hall lanterns in the 1980s which are accompanied with a digital floor indicator. The first one being a rounded glass with an arrow which lights up green for up and red for down. The second one being two smaller triangles enclosed on a glass which lights up green, red or yellow orange.

Custom (?) floor indicators

This type of floor indicator has large display which consists of three rows of green LED dot-matrix text bar on the bottom, a large red segments display as floor indicator on the center, and green digital segments of date/time and temperature on the top. These floor indicators are very rare and were possibly made in the late 1980s or early 1990s for custom elevators. An example of this floor indicator was used in the elevators at Plaza Indonesia and Grand Hyatt Jakarta in Jakarta, Indonesia[1]. However, they were replaced into LCD when the elevators were refurbished by Sigma for the second time in 2012.

Mitsubishi fixtures

Some 1980s GoldStar elevators in South Korea used fixtures from Mitsubishi due to a technical partnership between the two companies. These fixtures are exactly the same as the ones used in Mitsubishi elevators except that they have been rebranded as GoldStar.

1990 to 1995

Batch 1

These fixtures were common from the early 1990s up until GoldStar changed its name to Lucky Goldstar (LG) in the mid 1990s when they were continued to be produced under the LG branding until the late 1990s. These fixtures use rounded black plastic buttons with an orange illuminating number and halo. The landing call buttons are much bigger than the buttons inside the elevator.

GoldStar made two types of panels for the buttons. The first one, which is the standard and distinctive one, is a tall grey colored surface mounted panel with either a slanted or flat digital floor indicator display. The second one is just a flat stainless steel panel - this type is rare and is usually found in bed or freight elevators. The floor indicators uses 16-segments digital display accompanied with green, red or orange illuminating triangle arrows. Certain GoldStar elevator models have an analogue floor indicator where the numbers are displayed on a large black bar above the door inside the elevator. The alarm/intercom button is yellow and has either a phone or alarm (the latter is only for Hong Kong and Macau) icon.

In Hong Kong, some GoldStar elevators have an additional operating panel for wheelchairs fitted with Dewhurst US81 push buttons. These are often found in private apartment buildings.

Batch 2

This fixture consists of black square buttons and a horizontal floor counter inside the elevator with a digital segment display. After the name changing, LG continued making these fixtures until around the late 1990s. Later, Otis Elevator Korea (and its subsidiary Sigma) remade this type of floor indicator at some point before it was discontinued.

Batch 3

These fixtures are usually found in luxurious places and high-rise elevators.

Black square buttons

These are square buttons with a white frame and illuminating halo. The floor buttons are black while the door control buttons are white. Floor indicators are digital segments with orange illuminating triangle arrows. These buttons are also used as hall call buttons outside the elevators. [2]

Square touch sensitive buttons

These touch sensitive buttons look the same like the black square buttons mentioned above, but the frame illuminates instead. Later example feature a beep sound when the buttons are touched.

Round touch sensitive buttons

GoldStar also made a round version of the touch sensitive buttons but these are extremely rare. These buttons are either silver or black with an illuminating halo

Floor indicators

Like all the other fixtures, GoldStar use a red 16-segments display along with two orange triangles as travel directions.

Mitsubishi fixtures

Certain GoldStar elevator models in South Korea used fixtures from Mitsubishi due to a technical partnership between the two companies. Examples of these are the ones with black square buttons and a simple digital floor indicator featuring orange colored 7-segments display. Elevators with these fixtures were never exported outside South Korea.

서울시 노원구 중계동 세신프라자빌딩 금성기전 엘리베이터 탑사기

서울시 노원구 중계동 세신프라자빌딩 금성기전 엘리베이터 탑사기

1993 GoldStar elevators with Mitsubishi fixtures in South Korea.

Hall floor indicators

GoldStar had a few types of hall/landing floor indicators. The most common and distinctive type is the one that has a slanted digital display in the middle along with two flat displays on the sides where the arrow would be shown. This indicator are found above the landing doors, and are either incorporated into the transom panel or just installed separately. Another type that was also used in the 1990s is a fully slanted display that is incorporated into the transom panel above the landing doors, featuring a digital segments display and two triangle arrows; each light up green for up and red for down. There are also vertical hall floor indicators which are installed separately next to the landing doors. Some elevators also have the landing call stations combined with a floor indicator.

Hall lanterns

GoldStar had several styles of hall lanterns in the 1990s. The most common ones are the round glass lanterns with or without a triangle arrow. Another style was the vertical bar lanterns, with the lanterns protrudes from the panel. All of these lanterns lights up green, red or orange.

Generic/third party fixtures

In Hong Kong, GoldStar elevators installed in Public Housing Estate and Home Ownership Scheme blocks as well as government buildings in the 1990s used Dewhurst fixtures. The fixtures used in public housing blocks consists of US81 braille buttons and UL200 floor indicators. However, some of these elevators already had their buttons replaced into other generic fixtures in the 2000s and 2010s due to durability reason[3].

In Singapore, all GoldStar elevators installed in blocks built by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) in the 1990s were required to be fitted with Dewhurst fixtures as well, which consists of US90-15 push buttons and ULS47H LED floor indicators.

Arrival bells and chimes

From the 1970s to 1990s, a single tone mechanical bell sound was used as arrival chime. Some elevators in the early 1990s are using electronic chimes instead of Hitachi-like mechanical bell[4]. Some modernized GoldStar elevators have the bell or chime replaced to Sigma's chimes[5].

Notes and references

See also

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
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