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5 Tools for Your ESCO Energy Efficiency Audits

Posted by Emily Serio on Jun 8, 2017 2:00:00 PM

There are many things that can be focused on when performing an energy efficiency audit. To perform a comprehensive energy audit all aspects of a building should be taken into consideration. Factors such as insulation, water usage, heating and cooling efficiencies and lighting are just a few of them. Today I will focus on performing a lighting audit.

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Topics: LED Lighting

7 Tips to Better Content for LED Signs

Posted by Jason Sluyter on Jun 6, 2017 11:06:00 PM

 

It has been documented by the Small Business Association that incorporating an LED Display Sign, commonly referred to as an Electronic Message Center, improves your business’s visibility which leads to increased sales ranging from 15% to 150%. Here at Electro-Matic Visual, we believe the biggest factor in maximizing your business impact is the content displayed on the LED sign. In this blog, we will examine creative content for LED signs to help achieve larger impact for your business.

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Topics: LED Displays

10 Questions to Ask Before a Commercial Lighting Retrofit

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Jun 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

A major lighting upgrade can have obvious benefits, but still warrants a small amount of analysis before committing to the upgrade. Before a commercial lighting retrofit or upgrade, ask yourself the following 10 questions to give you some metrics of success of the upgrade.

What Is the Purpose and Condition of the Current Lighting?

A general walk through your site and taking some notes is a great start to the process. Each area may have different purposes as well as OSHA requirements

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Topics: LED Lighting

Frequently Asked Questions about LED Displays

Posted by Derek Klanke on May 30, 2017 10:58:00 AM

 An LED Sign is like a personal billboard for a customer's establishment, except smaller and more customizable. When talking to customers about Electro-Matic's LED Signs, there are some common questions asked which have simple answers:

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Topics: LED Displays

5 Ways to Improve Your Small Business Energy Efficiency

Posted by Ben Riedel on May 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

It’s Monday. You open your business to start the work week. You enter the building under the dull exterior lighting still on at dawn. You walk across the dark office to flip on the light switch. As you walk through the office you notice a glimmer of light creeping under the restroom door from the light left on over the weekend. You flip the switch. The light goes on. Since Thomas Edison invited the light bulb in 1879 lighting has remained largely unchanged. That was until the invention of LED lighting and the ability to control it.

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Topics: LED Lighting

10 Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Posted by Billy Brookhart on May 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Every small business has hit a point of stagnation, where you decided to explore the options to expand their market. Whether or not this is your current situation, here are 10 marketing ideas for small business.

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Topics: LED Displays

How Factory Lighting Affects Manufacturing Productivity

Posted by Dave Scaglione on May 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Many manufacturing facilities are now considering upgrading their existing factory lighting to more energy efficient LED lighting to save on energy costs and maintenance costs. While the direct energy savings are absolutely notable, the effects of a lighting upgrade extend beyond only that. While considering an LED lighting upgrade, it is important to consider a total overhaul of your factory lighting. The gains produced may be hard to directly measure, but are inherent and should not be ignored.

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Topics: LED Lighting

The United States Post Office in Holland, MI Converts to LED Lighting with Electro-Matic Visual

Posted by Jesse Cameron on May 16, 2017 2:38:53 PM
 
The United States Post Office in Holland, MI was seeking a more efficient way to light the outside of their facility, including their parking lot where they park their mail cars and the actual building itself. The United States Post Office needed high quality LED lighting and capable of quick and easy installation.
 
"The parking lot fixtures that Electro-Matic Visual provided were great to work with. They made it easy for me to first receive the fixtures and they were easy to install. These fixtures do an excellent job lighting up a space with correct lighting level and we are happy with the results.” Ross Haveman- Haveman Electric

For the turnaround for this job to happen it took the expertise help of both Haveman Electric and Electro-Matic Visual. While Electro-Matic Visual provided the solution, Haveman Electric was able to receive the products and install the lights easily to quickly get The United States Post Office receiving the benefits of LED lighting.

The United States Post Office in now seeing their benefits of installing LED lighting. The LED lighting will allow the Post Office to operate at a lower cost. With increased lighting levels their parking lot shines with light to help increase visibility and security.
 
If you would like to learn more about LED Lighting and how it can save you money try our ROI calculator or visit our website: visual.electro-matic.com

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Topics: LED Technology, Going Green, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Sign News, High Bay Lighting, LED Lighting, News

Burnips Equipment Co. Utilizes LED Sign for New Location in Dorr, MI

Posted by Jesse Cameron on May 16, 2017 2:33:13 PM
 
Burnips Equipment Co. has five different locations throughout the state of Michigan. Their newest store home of Dorr, MI has an extensive line of products that customers can buy new, used or rent. Their new opening and deep line of product offerings and options, makes implementing an LED sign complementary to their business.
 
Praise Sign Company, Burnips Equipment Co. and Electro-Matic Visual collaborated to make this great LED display application happen. " It has been a great experience working with Alan the West Michigan rep for Electro-Matic visual. A great big thank you for all the help you've provided for this Burnips project. Without you this would not have been so successful. Your products, service, and followthrough are top notch." - Robert Prindle, Praise Sign Company

With their newly installed LED sign they are able to inform passing traffic about their newest products that they just got in and are running a limited time special. Passing by Burnips Equipment you may not be able to tell that they offer rental equipment. With their new LED display they can make it known they do offer rental equipment, so you don’t have to buy equipment for a one-time job.

Purchasing a new tractor is like buying a car. It can be expensive, but you have options and just like a car you can buy it new or used and have financing available. Burnips now has the flexibility to advertise their financing options on their LED display. This will help them give exposure to the numerous options available to customers when buying new products at Burnips.
 
If you would like to build your own LED sign try out our custom LED sign builder at:  visual.electro-matic.com
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Topics: LED Technology, Electro-Matic LED, Signs for Small Businesses, Electro-Matic Sign News, News

Fabiano Brothers Installs 250 LED High Bay Lights to Improve Facility

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Apr 10, 2017 3:08:27 PM
 
Fabiano Brothers of Bay City, MI is a premier beverage distributor providing licensed accounts beverages throughout Michigan as well as central Wisconsin. This 100,000 square foot is located in Bay City, Michigan that includes beer storage space, receiving area, larger recycling center, and offices. Fabiano Brothers wanted to implement an efficient light source throughout their whole facility to increase security, reduce operating cost, and improve working conditions. Electro-Matic Visual was up for the task.

Electro-Matic Visual supplied the 250 indoor LED high bay lighting throughout the Fabiano Brothers facility. The high quality LED lighting fixtures and bulbs ensure for a long life period of over 100,000 hours to reduce maintenance costs, increase safety and increase energy savings.

“The LED lighting is certainly an improvement in the quality of light. We were able to realize $34,000 in savings on our overall electric bill for the less than full year that we had the LED lights and this takes into account any rate increase from the utility supplier.” – Jerry Witte, CFO, Fabiano Brothers

Not only does Fabiano Brothers see energy savings and maintenance savings, the LED lighting provides a much more safe working environment for the workers and much more appealing. “My warehouse employees really like the LED style of lighting not only because it is clean and bright but because the light is where it needs to be… on their work.” – Jerry Witte, CFO, Fabiano Brothers

The partnership with Fabiano Brothers and Electro-Matic Visual made this outstanding high bay LED lighting upgrade happen. This impressive facility is now able to function at a higher efficiency while improving the productivity of their workers and making the environment they work in more safe.

More to come: look for more on Fabiano Brothers LED parking lot lighting, LED office lighting, and exterior LED lighting!
 
If you would like to learn more about LED Lighting and how it can save you money try our ROI calculator or visit our website: visual.electro-matic.com

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Topics: LED Technology, Going Green, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Sign News, High Bay Lighting, LED Lighting, News

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