Schwerin Palace, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Initial situation:
Nestled in the beautiful landscape of Schwerin’s lakes, Schwerin Palace resembles a true fairytale castle. Once the seat of the dukes of Mecklenburg, it now houses the state parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the impressive castle museum. In the course of extensive renovations in 2014/2015, the exterior lighting was also renewed and converted to LED light.

Customer request and order:
In certain luminaires, an LED installation kit was be integrated which should not dazzle despite providing high brightness. In addition, the solution had to be dimmable and sustainable. It was also important to the planning office that modern LED technology be used, which would fit harmoniously into the historical luminaires. In order to maintain the overall look and feel of the luminaires, no modern luminaire elements were to be visible. After completion of the lighting, however, the planners discovered that the desired dimming capability was not provided. The reason for this was the long distance between the control cabinet and the luminaires. Specific know-how from electrical engineering was required here. BRAUN proved to be a reliable solution provider.

The solution from BRAUN:
A special digital-to-analog converter was produced for dimming capability. With the conversion of the analogue to a digital signal before the line, dimming signals were digitized by a specially manufactured device. The digitized dimming values were converted to a 1-10 V analogue signal in the luminaire and thus could be dimmed reliably. With profound knowledge in the field of electrical engineering, BRAUN was able to achieve the desired dimming capability.