Island Restaurant & Nightclub
Would you ever expect to find such advanced technology at a remote island just 700 miles from the wildly diverse Madagascar? The modern restaurant & nightclub in this case study will show us how. Read about why the owner chose to equip all four zones with Loxone automation – restaurant, bar, lounge, central corridor.
Fully controlled restaurant & nightclub
Inside the Lazaz Cascavelle Restaurant & Nightclub, you’ll find distinct areas for dining, drinking, dancing or relaxing. No matter the zone, the entire space is equipped with intelligent lighting controls, including DMX. After achieving the needs for lighting, there is opportunity for future expansion to integrate unique solutions for security, access control and more from Loxone.
Loxone Partner Emanuel Blais from One Touch Domotics shares his experience in our Q&A below:
What were the customer’s needs throughout the establishment?
Previously, there were nine switches for lighting in different areas. The owner needed a solution to simplify this while also enhancing his lighting at different times of day. With multiple zones, the customer especially wanted to control each area easier and reduce wasted energy on unused spaces depending on time of day. For example, no more forgetting to turn off a section of lighting when the staff closes up.
What unique offerings did you provide for your client?
The lighting ambiance in select areas of the establishment needed to be adapted precisely. In terms of color, luminosity and stages of the evening. Loxone control of lighting enabled lights to adjust dynamically to match these needs. Not one change needed to be made by the staff.
“I come from a background with 18 years in professional lighting design for events. So during the pandemic, I realized I needed a change in my profession, and this move was towards home automation installations. The idea of implementing Loxone into my interest for lighting design was what convinced me to move forward. When I discovered all the possibilities of Loxone, I was immediately sold by the smart features.”
« In the second phase of the project, the DMX Extension (through inputs of the Miniserver) will manage the ambient lighting of the restaurant. »
« The lighting ambiance in select areas of the establishment needed to be adapted precisely. In terms of color, luminosity and stages of the evening. Loxone control of lighting enabled lights to adjust dynamically to match these needs. »
What challenges were you able to overcome with Loxone?
We had to be able to separate and control four zones – restaurant, bar, lounge area, central corridor. Especially when it comes to special events or themed nights, like Halloween, custom changes were important such as switching all lighting to one color at the touch of a button. Additionally, individual control of lights was also important, such as the warm white spots. The customer loved how easy this level of control was using the Loxone App & Remote Air.
What products and protocols were needed to achieve your end result?
The entire project runs off Loxone Tree wiring, which I appreciated for its ease of use and reliability. Having everything connected by one Miniserver made everything under control. In the second phase of this project, the DMX Extension (through inputs of the Miniserver) will manage the ambient lighting of the restaurant.
What are your favorite features?
The color rendering of the LED Spot RGBW is impressive; with perfect warm white, color transitions and 10-second fade when lighting moods are changed. I referred to the Datasheet to determine the number of spotlights needed for this large area, and it worked out great. As soon as I started up Loxone Config software, all 50 RGBW spots were detectable and quick to configure – what a joy it was working with Tree.
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