One of the tallest churches in the World, Ulm Minster which is a Lutheran church in Ulm Germany recently underwent a lighting upgrade. It stands 530ft tall and looks magnificent. On demand of The Evangelical Parrish of ULM, the church got a lighting system which makes the architecture stand out while keeping the lighting hidden away discreetly.
LED drivers from Tridonic, helped create a precise and elegant effect. The pointed arches between the nave and the aisle got pendant LED luminaires installed. Each luminaire consists of a vertical tube that can hold either 20 or 24 small LED lighting heads. Each lighting head is aligned in an individual manner according to its corresponding area to illuminate. Furthermore, each lighting head features the necessary optics for the lighting task.
The spatial separation of the LED light source and the LED drivers allowed the extremely slim design of the luminaires, which eventually turn the lights for Ulm Minster natural looking The PREMIUM series of drivers from Tridonic renders adjustable output currents, the amplitude dimming process and the integrated DALI interface. Some 360 dimmable, constant current drivers provide all the required functionality to control and power about 500 lighting heads illuminating the inside of the church.
The LED drivers were placed at a distance from the luminaires in collective housing under the roof of an aisle. Despite the long length line, it is the amplitude dimming process that allows the LED Driver and light source to meet all specifications related to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Verified this fact with measurements at its own laboratory, the company Tridonic offers such tests to confirm the safety of the technology used in difficult conditions. The company offers these tests as a service as part of its design-in process.