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Great Lakes Composites Saves $50,000 per year with new LED Lighting

Posted by Molly Austin on May 27, 2020 3:35:27 PM

Great Lakes Composites is a 90,000 square foot facility specializing in Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) products. Much of their customer base is in the marine and recreation industry. They offer the convenience, engagement, and focus of a small production facility, with the resources, reliability, knowledge, and diverse capabilities of a large corporation. They are a “one-stop shop” when it comes to FRP and thermoformed products—assisting on product design (when needed), in-house pattern building, prototyping, in-house tool and fixture building, a multitude of molding capabilities, fixtured trim and finish capabilities with multiple SKU’s, and a full assembly group dedicated to value-add component installation and assembly.

Before Electro-Matic got involved, the Great Lakes Composites facility consisted mostly of a few hundred 400 watt metal halide fixtures. Though bright, these fixtures consumed a lot of energy which was costing them thousands of dollars each year in wasted utility costs. 

After Electro-Matic audited the Great Lakes facility, they knew they could provide a solution offering an LED lighting replacement with good value, excellent energy-efficiency, strong warranty, and easy installation. The Electro-Matic team recommended a 110w linear high bay that averages over 160 lumens per watt—putting out an impressive 17,600 lumens. The fixture also came with a 10 year warranty and a labor warranty allowance to cover any replacement costs. Due to the excellent light output coverage, Great Lakes Composites was able to remove fixtures in select areas to maximize their rebate with Consumers Energy.

The new fixtures improved lighting levels at Great Lakes Composites by over 30% while saving the company 450,000KWH, resulting in $50,000/year of cost savings. Additionally, Great Lakes earned a rebate from Consumers Energy of around $40,000.  

List products and services EM used:
Electro-Matic 110w Linear High Bay

Any external companies that helped on the project or solution and their services provided: Consumers Energy

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

Ohio Outdoor Helps Local Businesses Advertise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Molly Austin on May 13, 2020 4:28:34 PM

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many fears and uncertainties that are outside of our control. We are worried about our families, friends, job stability, and our economy. In times like these, it is important to focus on the things that we can control. We can spend more time with our families, think of creative ways to reach out to family and friends, or even find new ways to connect and interact with customers. One of Electro-Matic's billboard customers, Ohio Outdoor, has done just that.

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Topics: LED Displays, Billboard

Beaver Valley Mall Sees Intense Savings After Switching to LED Lights

Posted by Molly Austin on May 5, 2020 12:46:48 PM

Beaver Valley is an indoor Commercial shopping center Mall located in Center Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, conveniently off of exit 39 of 376, and just 34 miles northwest from Pittsburgh. With nearly 100 stores, a food court, and a Planet Fitness, you'll find everything you need and more.

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

Knox Community Hospital Honors Donors with new LED Display

Posted by Molly Austin on May 5, 2020 12:11:09 PM

Every day, individuals and organizations generously donate to facilities that they believe in and want to see succeed. After making a donation, it is common for a facility to honor these donors somewhere on site. Typically, donors are recognized with standard wall plaques, or some other type of list that almost always go unseen and unnoticed.

Knox Community Hospital is a 99-bed, Joint Commission-accredited, community hospital located in Mount Vernon, OH approximately 40 miles northeast of Columbus. Before working with Electro-Matic, KCH used their displays to not only communicate information, but to also familiarize the community with their doctors. KCH was disappointed in the graphic quality of their existing displays, which provided grainy images and unrecognizable faces.

When Knox Community Hospital made plans to build a new 88,000-square-foot family care center called the Wright Family Medical Pavilion, they knew it was time to upgrade their displays where the quality could finally match their gratitude. Knox Hospital wanted to build a donor wall that would show their appreciation for the donors that contributed to the new facility. They wanted to share their donor’s stories as well as their connection to the hospital. In recognition of the strong support of the Ariel Foundation for the Wright Family Medical Pavilion, and the expansion of services it will mean for the community, KCH were out for the best resolution display in the market place. 

Benefits of New LED Display

After evaluating Knox Hospital's situation, Electro-Matic helped find the resolution that was right for them. With their goals in mind, Electro-Matic proposed its 1.9 mm 1152 x 3072, pixel high-resolution indoor display, which allows images to be vibrantly and clearly displayed from distances as close as six feet—perfect for visitors walking by. At just 1.5” thick, the frame-less display provided a clear and vibrant platform for visitors to learn more about the donors and their stories.

A high resolution interior display allowed the hospital to honor all of their donorsnot just the few that could fit in the wall space. Although displays can be difficult to see in open foyer areas with many glass windows, ambient lighting doesn't stand a chance against Electro-Matic's superior LED display brightness levels. The display provides the opportunity to change content and share new information every month, week, or even day! 

Products and services EM used:
1.9mm HS Interior Fusion Display

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

Here to Help: COVID-19 Additional Resources

Posted by Electro-Matic on Apr 7, 2020 4:10:55 PM

Electro-Matic is committed to ensuring the safety of our employees, customers, and partners as we continue to serve as an essential business. For your convenience, any additional resources you may need from us is listed here:

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Topics: News

Interlochen Golf Course Benefits from new Electro-Matic LED Display

Posted by Molly Austin on Mar 24, 2020 2:13:38 PM

Interlochen Golf Course been a Northern Michigan favorite since 1965. This 18-hole course showcases velvet greens and lush fairways and offers every golfer a great customer experience. The golf course shares this beautiful property with Bradley’s Pub & Grille, a year-round restaurant offering lunch, dinner, and drinks for locals and tourists alike. Only two miles from there, is the world-famous Interlochen Center for Arts. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists.

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

5 Benefits of Upgrading to LED Hotel Lighting

Posted by Molly Austin & Armon Hightower on Mar 24, 2020 12:43:40 PM
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Topics: LED Lighting

How LED Displays Improve Communication During COVID-19

Posted by Electro-Matic on Mar 23, 2020 6:08:32 PM

As the outbreak of COVID-19 spreads, many feel helpless and unsure of what their establishment can do to positively contribute. Fortunately, one of the fastest and easiest methods of relaying information to your community is with an LED display.

Throughout this difficult time, it is important to keep in mind that consistent communication during COVID-19 will be the key to increasing public awareness and safety.

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Topics: News

Electro-Matic Ventures Statement on COVID-19

Posted by Electro-Matic on Mar 17, 2020 2:18:02 PM

On behalf of Electro-Matic Ventures, we want to thank you for your patience during this challenging situation and provide you with an update on our response regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Topics: News

Should You Upgrade to LED Warehouse Lighting?

Posted by Molly Austin & Armon Hightower on Mar 6, 2020 4:05:15 PM


LED lighting has various benefits compared to fluorescent lights and metal halide bulbs. LEDs provide better energy usage and maintenance as well as a better quality light, so they are perfect for large, open facilities. There are numerous benefits of using LED warehouse lighting that most don’t immediately realize. Much of this has to do with the technological differences between LED lights and conventional lighting.

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Topics: LED Lighting