Modern LCN bus system in medieval church, Rüdesheim am Rhein

In the course of renovation work, the venerable St. Jakobus Church in Rüdesheim am Rhein was equipped with state-of-the-art building control technology from ISSENDORFF KG. The LCN bus system controls the lighting in the church, the oldest parts of which date from the 10th century.

Since large distances in the church have to be bridged with cables, LCN-IS isolation amplifiers ensure the amplification of the bus signals, because after each LCN-IS the bus cable can be up to 1000m long. In addition, these modules offer galvanic isolation of the bus signals.

The system is operated via two central controls. On the one hand, a tableau in the sacristy with the ground plan of the church offers the possibility of switching individual luminaire groups via push-buttons at the corresponding points. Additional push-buttons are installed on the tableau for calling up light scenes. LEDs also provide information on the switching status of all luminaire groups. Since some places in the church cannot be seen from the sacristy, a LCN-GT12 glass keypad with twelve keys, twelve LEDs and bar graph in the choir offers a second operating option for the LCN bus system.

LCN functions:

  • Lighting control such as switching and dimming of all lighting, including lighting scenes
  • Operation via centrifugal tamper and LCN-GT12 glass pushbutton
  • central commandos
  • switchable sockets
  • remote control