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solutions: Pametne sobe
industries: Hotelijerstvo
Ivan Periš

When designing classic lighting panel controls, using modular protection from different vendors such as VIMAR, GEWISS, LEGRAND, or other, potentially biggest problem becomes guest interaction.

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For example, when entering the bathroom, the guest will know which switch to use to turn on the bathroom light because it is usually the only switch next to the bathroom door, but how to know which switch to use to switch on the lamp in the center of the room? This especially occurs when guest faces switch panel with multiple switches (for operating different lights) and have to understand what it actually does.

This problem occurs as a standard for high-end hotels, which usually mount modular equipment with sockets and several light switches on both sides of the bed headboard. Trying to design switches (very limited by the manufacturer) or even sticking some stickers on the switches is not economical and not the happiest solution because the guest will press all the buttons in order to achieve what he wants. This is a minor problem during the day, but at night, while a guest is looking for a switch for a small lamp by the bed and turns on the main lighting of the room – this is certainly not something you want your guests to complain about.

We want your guests to talk about a pleasant experience in your hotel.

If you decide to control the lighting using a smart room system, you will achieve savings in electricity consumption, and get new, more modern lighting management options in the room, which the guest will easily understand.

Furthermore, it is possible to completely shut down the panel, which will only light up when the guest touches it with a hand in the dark, or keep the panel on at minimum illumination, which will amplify when the guest touches it. This ensures that the guest never inadvertently turns on the main light, but exactly the one he wants to.

However, in modern times when a person is practically never separated from technology, a minimum of one and often two sockets on either side of the bed should be provided. If you were to decide for a lighting control panel, we assume you would ask yourself: where do you put the sockets and how to design everything together?

The Interel GRMS system, which can be offered to you by the regional partner Spica, has a very simple solution to this problem – a lighting control panel with the preparation for modular equipment inserts.


Using the INTEREL bedside socket-ready panel will solve this problem. The ideal solution consists of a panel with several touch buttons, which at the same time has space for mounting various sockets, USB chargers, etc.

The panel can be supplied with 4-12 touch buttons for various functionalities, as well as with 1 or 2 holes, which are easily fitted with modular equipment: ie various power sockets, USB chargers, etc. Buttons for lighting control are designed according to your wishes, creating new buttons using pictures of luminaires built into the room. You can also call upon a huge library of already existing icons.Depending on the wishes of the hotel, the lighting can be controlled by different scenes, or by individual lighting (classic – home installation). Our recommendation is to use stage (scenario) management wherever possible. Scenes can always be reprogrammed and altered in case of a desire for certain changes, and with such management, the guest has less confusion. Day, Night and Ambient scenes are the optimal solution for standard rooms, and the combination of bedside panels with switches in the bathroom and balcony (if any) are an ideal option.

Interel supports almost all modern lighting management protocols and can, therefore, fulfill all the wishes of investors and designers of hotel rooms.

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For more information about smart room system, feel free to contact us: ivan.peris@spica.hror