Boehringer staff restaurant

Location: Ingelheim/Germany
Products: , TALEXXeos P211-2, TALEXXchain P510, 511, TALEXXchain P521-2, TALEXX lens O211, TALEXXconverter K240, TALEXXcontrol C001, C004, C350

Even from the outside the staff restaurant at Boehringer Ingelheim is an attractive sight with coloured LED-light streaming from stylised trees. TALEXXmodules from Tridonic are used throughout the building to provide impressive intelligent control.

The spectacular lighting system is based on TALEXXeos P211-2 LED modules from Tridonic in red, green, blue and white. Four LED units located around the base of the “trunk” illuminate the trunk with a grazing light and four further units mounted on the outer ring of the light cupola highlight the “branches” in coloured light. Between these two sets of lights there are spotlights equipped with metal halide lamps for general lighting. Each of these luminaires is installed on a tilt-and-swivel mounting and consists of TALEXXeos P211-2 LED modules in red, green, blue and white with TALEXXlens O211 spot lenses and fresnel lenses for beam angles of 10° x 40° and TALEXXconverter K350 DALI RGB units.

Challanges overcum

TALEXXeos P211-2 units are also installed at the starters counter and on the two-tier dessert counter. A curved and folded aluminium section is used as a “spine” to which adjustable ribs are attached. These ribs then take TALEXXeos P211-2 LED modules in warm white with TALEXX lens O211 spot lenses for focused light and fresnel lenses for broader coverage. TALEXXconverter K240 24 V 100 W converters and TALEXXcontrol C001 and TALEXXcontrol C350 controllers are mounted underneath the counter. The ribs can be set at an angle of either 30° or 60° so despite the small space available the desserts can be perfectly lit.

Thanks to the outstanding properties of their LEDs, TALEXX modules are also used in the BI vital area. The requirements regarding power consumption for the BI vital counter were just as strict. The counter is backlit by 15 TALEXXchain P510 LED chains for which only two TALEXXconverter K240 units are needed. The total of 900 LED light points need just 170 W.

Chains for specialists

Behind the cladding are 15 TALEXXchain P511 LED chains in daylight white operated and controlled by TALEXXconverter K240 converters, TALEXXcontrol C001 PWM dimmers and TALEXXcontrol C004 PWM amplifiers. A total of 1,350 individual light points ensure the homogeneity and brightness.

The barista counter is the high point on the first floor. The counter is highlighted at the bottom by a concealed plinth behind which are TALEXXchain P521-2 strip module chains in warm white. Perfect control is again provided by a combination of TALEXXconverter K240 units, TALEXXcontrol C001 PWM dimmers and TALEXXcontrol C004 PWM amplifiers.

These special systems are part of the comprehensive lighting concept for the staff restaurant developed by the creative Boehringer Ingelheim project team in cooperation with FLASHAAR. Thanks to the specific properties of the LED modules and Tridonic’s expertise in white light solutions, it has been possible to implement ideas that would have been impossible with conventional light sources.

Project data
Owner: Boehringer Ingelheim
Architect: BM+P Beucker Hesse Haselhoff
Light planning: FLASHAAR Ingenieure GmbH
Project finalised: 2008
Used equipment: TALEXXeos P211-2,
TALEXXchain P510, 511 (15 pieces of each),
TALEXXchain P521-2,
TALEXX lens O211,
TALEXXconverter K240,
TALEXXcontrol C001, C004, C350