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Control of lighting in Kavarna Stesti (Happiness Cafe) – Prague, Czech Republic


  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Name: Control of lighting in Kavarna Stesti (Happiness Cafe) – Prague, Czech Republic
  • Control system: Tecomat Foxtrot
  • Date: 2017
  • Software: Mosaic
  • Implemented by: Artemide s.r.o., ELPRAMO s.r.o.

In the shopping mall Flora in Prague, a new cafe has been opened in March 2017. Cafe has an interesting name – Happiness Cafe. The creator of the technical solution of lighting control is Mr. Hynek Medricky from company Artemide and our company Teco delivered control system Tecomat Foxtrot including dimming modules.

In the cafe there is used a combination of indirect and direct lighting. The LED stripes are shining behind the cover plates and increasing a feeling of space height. At the same time it eliminates glaring of the guests. Above the bar counter and tables, where the focused light is needed, there are placed downlights with diffusers for elimination of glaring. 

Dimming of the light is performed automatically by control system Tecomat Foxtrot. What is unusual here is a long period of dimming, which is not visible by people´s eyes, just as in the nature, where the dusk comes too slowly as well. 20 minutes after the sunset, the light intensity decrease during 100 minutes to 75%. 

For control of lighting, central module of Foxtrot is connected to 6 channels dimming modules via CIB bus, which is a natural part of system Foxtrot. One dimming module can control 3 two-circuit lights.

In a total, in Happiness Cafe there are placed more than 50 individually dimmable lights of three types.