Kloster Jakobsberg

The pilgrimage church "14 helpers in need“ receives economical LED light with enormous depth effects while at the same time requiring minimal energy consumption.

The history of Jakob's mountain reaches back to pre-Roman times. Finds of tools, house devices and working devices, which are on display at the Ockenheim local museum, hint toward a settlement already at 4,000 B.C. In Roman times the town of Ockenheim, situated at the foot of  Jakob's mountain, was a Roman military crossroad connecting the routes Trier to Mainz with the one from Wörrstadt to Bingen. The oldest document about Ockenheim dates back to the year 823. In the midst of the far-reaching river country, a considerable wine-growing municipality has developed.

In 1720 the Ockenheim priest Blasius Caeser founded a pilgrimage on Ockenheim mountain to honor the 14 holy helpers. This pilgrimage site developed quickly. Hardly 30 years later up to 3,000 pilgrims could be counted on the special pilgrimage days. The municipality of Ockenheim had approximately 450 inhabitants at that time.

The Benedictine missionaries and the Benedictine sisters of the King's Eucharist belong to the big community of monks and nuns, who generally accept the rules of the Holy Benedict next to the Holy Scriptures as their guidance for living. Holy Benedict lived nearly 1,500 years ago (from 480 to 547). Matured by long and attentive searches, he summarized, near the end of the life, his own experience in a monastic rule. His thoughts are still today of astonishing importance.

To the joy of the community, the church „14 helpers in need" was able to be extensively renovated in 2008. In cooperation with Wilfried Flashaar-Bloedorn, Prior Aurelian Feser looked for a complementary accent illumination to the current lighting for the unique wall fresco behind the altar.

Beside the desired spiritual atmosphere, reading light for those celebrating mass, as well as, the steady illumination of the wall fresco were central points in the conceptual formulation.

"It was particularly important to bring forth the unique colours of the mosaic chosen by the artist, in order to emerge the figure of Jesus“, explains Wilfried Flashaar-Bloedorn.

"We would like to keep the lighting on continuously“, complements Prior Aurelian Feser.

Project details  
Owner: Kloster Jakobsberg
Realisation: 2010
Technical data: 1x PowerSpot-Cube
4,8W, 3000°K, 10°/40°

1x PowerSpot-Cube
4,8W, 6500°K, 10°/40°

1x PowerSpot-Cube
4,8W, 3000°K, 20°

4x EngineLine Pinte 10
30W, 90° linear
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For the basic lighting requirements, two profiles of the type EngineLine Pinta 10 equipped with warm-white light-emitting diodes are installed in each of the wall niches behind the altar. The applied COB-LED-technology with the colour temperature of 3000°K guarantees a high quality white light with excellent colour rendering. The 90° linear lenses provide for a specific light distribution and guarantee at the same time no glare for the priest celebrating mass.

In the middle of each EngineLines attached on both sides of the wall, a PowerSpot-Cube was installed, on the left with a colour temperature of 6500°K and on the right with colour temperature of 3000°K. Due to the highly efficient LED-equipment and the choice of differentiating colour temperatures, a special depth effect on the mosaic is reached creating an extraordinary aura around the Jesus figure.

An additional PowerSpot-Cube, equipped with warm-white Powerleds and fastened in the lintel
above the chair for the priest celebrating mass, generates the necessary reading light for dimmed light settings.