Monastery Church Attel, district of Rosenheim
Modern lighting concept with LED
For more than 1,200 years, the former Benedictine monastery church has towered above the town of Wasserburg am Inn. Today, it is the parish church of St. Michael in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. Twelve WILA pendant lights in the colour white are now hanging in the main aisle. The pendants’ cords run through the church’s historic vault and are attached to the roof truss. For revision purposes, they can be lowered manually. Moreover, it was important that passive cooling would suffice for the lights, since cooling systems would have caused disturbing noise.
The lighting effect should be similar to that of candle light, used in churches in the past. It was supposed to be festive with an equilibrated direction of light and modelling, while at the same time not to be too dramatic. Which is why the lighting designer chose a warm white (3000K) for the light colour.
The electronic ballasts were integrated into the lamp at the request of the lighting designer. The finished lamp now measures 150mm in diameter and 600mm in height. The cylinder shaped luminaire is made of an aluminium extruded profile. The two featured Xicato modules for direct and indirect light each have 29 watts and 2,000 lumens.