Kölner Weinkeller

Cologne, Germany


Dynamic lighting architecture 13 metres underground

With its 2,500 square metres the Kölner Weinkeller ranks among the largest historic vaulted wine cellars in Germany

Cologne, Germany




2500 m²


"Have you been renovating?“, is what many customers ask when they experience the Kölner Weinkeller in a completely new light. Due to an easy lighting management system, the 100-metre long shop and event room became a premium POS with its own character.

"We had an opportunity to emphasise this special sales room in a different way."

Christoph Löhnert, Key Account Manager at Oktalite

Oktalite made the pillars of the five ton vaults stand out with GRADO UPLIGHT in such a way that the longitudinal extension of the room experiences a room-depth gradation that is pleasant for the eye. The overlapping cones of the uplights remind you of the lighting situation in a  cross vault and in that way trigger associations with the architecture of classic wine cellars.

"The customers are really happy.“

Andreas Brensing, Managing Director of Kölner Weinkeller

In the "Treasure Chamber“ a CORIFLEX strip light was configured for the atmospheric illumination of the room and of the rarities.

On the sidewalls the spotlight TARO MINI is used and the aisle is illuminated by CANILO suspended luminaires.

With LiveLink Oktalite uses the intelligent lighting management system from TRILUX in the Kölner Weinkeller. It permits economical installation and reliable configuration of customised lighting scenes for typical areas of use. In this case:  useful lighting for good orientation of the staff, atmospheric sales lighting for customers and accentuated lighting for events and the "Treasure Chamber" with its wine rarities.

Products used


CANILO is characterised by classic, elegant design and provides a special element for supporting the customer’s CI: the lateral bracket can be adapted colour-wise to customise it. The set-back reflector with integrated anti-glare ring provides a high degree of visual comfort. At the same time the surface-mounted spotlight stands for high performance and efficiency.

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The relaunch perfects the proven GRADO by means of a smaller and lighter design. GRADO is characterized by the precise large-area wall illumination for graphics, displays or visuals and the systematic illumination of assortment-containing aisles and goods, e.g. on back walls. At the same time, the specially developed rectangular reflector supplies homogeneous or, thanks to a satin-finished pane of glass, also soft light distribution at the edges.

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The market wants custom-designed light for different application areas. The Coriflex LED family makes this possible with flexible luminaire modules, corner connectors, sensor versions, tracks for spots and glare-free elements with direct/indirect or purely direct light. This also means they luminaire is suitable for the standard-compliant lighting of offices and educational facilities.

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Oktalite Lichttechnik GmbH
Mathias-Brüggen-Straße 73
50829 Cologne


+49 221 59767-0

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