SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 26, 2021— McWong International, a leading lighting and controls solutions provider, teamed with the Empress M’s designer and technology partner Casambi to deliver an easy-to-use wireless network that achieves the designer’s goals of creating an immersive dining experience with a range of scenes for dining as well as highlighting the exceptional art collection displayed throughout the 5,800 ft2 facility.
The Empress M restaurant encompasses China’s eight greatest culinary traditions while its interior and exterior designs express the passion and dynamism of Chinese culture. Regal, custom-commissioned works of art and vibrant red accents, symbolic of joy and good fortune in China, decorate the interior spaces, which consist of three dining rooms. Outdoors, artfully landscaped gardens create an ideal atmosphere for peaceful relaxation, natural inspiration, and magical afternoon tea services. The McWong/ Casambi Bluetooth mesh platform was an ideal choice for bringing this authentic and immersive Chinese dining experience to life.
The dining spaces feature dimmable LED track lighting as well as LED color strip lighting and uplighting. In addition, the dining areas include custom manufactured decorative pendant lanterns and chandeliers as well as two custom floor lamps in the restaurant’s VIP room. All the interior lighting is controlled by the Bluetooth mesh system.
“We appreciate the versatility of the control platform tremendously,” notes Thomas Megna, Director of Operations and Business Development. “We’re able to operate multiple different scenes across the restaurant simultaneously with either the app interface or the 4-button wall controllers. Our floor managers and waitstaff are easily able to adjust scenes without time-consuming training or the need to access user guides.”
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