Biggest, completely accessible summit cross in the world

Jacob’s Cross/St. Ulrich in Tyrol

The Jacob’s Cross in the Pillersee Valley is located on the pilgrim path to Santiago de Compostela/Spain. The cross serves not only as a pilgrimage destination, it is also an attractive excursion and event location of a special kind.

Outside the operating hours the permanent luminaires (escape sign luminaires) are switched to stand-by by means of contact from the alarm system. The builder did not want the luminaires to be switched on at night, as no people are in the building after operating hours. For the entire length of the staircase the CONCEPT wall mounted luminaire series was used. In the exhibition/ seminar areas the escape sign luminaires were mounted in the plasterboard ceiling with recessed ceiling installation. The illumination of the rooms was realized with STRING powerspot safety luminaires. During the whole project, special attention was paid to energy-efficient illumination by day and at night – the din-Sicherheitstechnik company made its contribution with the use of LED-luminaires and energy-saving lighting.

Functional integrity in case of fire for 30 minutes

The building has only one escape route, therefore fire protection conditions were consequently strict. Additional heat sources had to be avoided and the only escape route had to be well illuminated. The emergency lighting system from din Sichereitstechnik ensures that the escape route is illuminated for 3 hours, in accordance with the regulations. In the event of a fire, the functional integrity is maintained for 30 minutes by means of fire-resistant E30 cabling, which was laid by the executive electrical company accordingly.

Project details

Builder: Bergbahn Pillersee GmbH
Architect: BM Ing. Josef Straif Planungs GmbH
Planner: Peter Klymiuk Elektroanlagen
Executive electrician: Peter Klymiuk Elektroanlagen
Applied products: CONCEPT, STRING Power Spot
Executed standards: ÖVE/ÖNORM E 8002, ÖNORM EN 1838

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The Swiss army knife of the emergency lighting world*.

A standardized quick-mounting base with LED lighting inserts and mounting accessories for every conceivable application. With the CONCEPT 2 luminaire range you don’t only optimise your construction but also its maintenance.

*of course, developed and produced in Austria.

Unconspicuously beautiful - conspicuously visible


Imagine, you only see a light panel with a circumferential, transparent glass frame. Imagine you realize your night-time and energy saving illumination with safety luminaires that are fully integrated in this light panel. Imagine the architecture of your building comes into full focus.

What a beautiful idea – STRING.