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Favorite Metro Food and Spirits Hot Spot Gets LED Sign Upgrade

Posted by Electro-Matic on Dec 10, 2018 5:01:51 PM
 
Vivio’s II food & spirits is a sports bar in Warren, MI that features a full bar with their world famous Bloody Marys, 26 beers on tap with rotating craft brews, as well as a menu loaded with home-cooked comfort foods and daily specials.

When they were looking to revamp their image, showcase their new menu, advertise daily specials, promote upcoming events, and live music on the weekends, they looked into upgrading their sign out front. Vivio’s previously had a back lit, changeable sign that was only updated when someone climbed a ladder to change, by hand. They were looking for the ability to update their messaging, add images and logos to their new sign, without the manual labor behind it. That’s when they decided on a full color, 11mm LED Display from Electro-Matic, it allowed them to do just that.

Both Steve Alanis, Owner and Beau Johnson, GM had the exact same to thing about their new LED Display ‘We couldn’t believe the immediate impact the display had on our business. We had customers coming into the bar and telling us, they didn’t even know we were here, even though they may have passed us everyday! It is exactly what we were hoping for and needed out of this new sign’.
Now, when you pass by this Vivio’s location in Warren, you will be sure to notice their full color display.
 
 
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Topics: Electro-Matic Sign News, News, Going Green, LED Displays, Signs for Small Businesses

Dow Event Center Gets an LED Upgrade

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Dec 10, 2018 5:00:59 PM
 
The Dow Event Center is an entertainment venue in Saginaw, MI, managed by SMG. The venue hosts a multitude of events. From banquets, to sports, and from conferences to concerts, this venue can support any function for entertaining.

With the Dow center hosting many events, they want to make sure that their customers feel safe entering, and exiting the event they are attending. They started receiving complaints about the parking lot lighting levels, so they started looking into options on how to improve the lighting as well as save on energy as well.

Electro-Matic came in to do a light survey in the parking lot, and the results were the below the foot candle and IES standard. Their current lighting was outdated, and the poles were placed very far apart. The Dow Event Center, SMG and Electro-Matic needed to work together to increase the light levels and decrease the energy usage and obtain safe entrance for customers attending events.

Next Steps:
Electro-Matic had to design, a lighting system using various optic controls to spread the light and reach the IES standards. A photometric design was created and presented to both Saginaw County and the Dow event Center. Once the drawing was approved, the lights were manufactured, permits were pulled and the lights where installed.

Outcome:
The Dow Event Center increased the Foot Candle levels by a third and decreased their energy by two-thirds and the customers now have safe light to attend events. A season ticket holder of the Saginaw Spirt hockey team, was more than impressed with the improvement: “As a season ticket holder, I have never felt safer entering the arena to watch a hockey game with my kids’.
 
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What is the Lifespan of an LED Billboard?

Posted by Jason Sluyter on Sep 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Purchasing an LED billboard is a big decision that comes with a big price tag. Although LED billboards have the potential to produce a much greater ROI than static billboards, one question that comes up during the buying process is, "What's the lifespan of an LED Billboard?". Typically, the lifespan of an LED Billboard is 100,000 hours or 10-11 years. This lifespan is based on a variety of factors, some that you as a billboard owner can control.

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How to Calculate ROI of an LED Billboard?

Posted by Jason Sluyter on Aug 30, 2018 10:08:00 AM

Deciding whether to purchase an LED billboard can be a big decision. LED billboards can be a huge investment for your company, however can bring in a greater amount of revenue than static billboards. One of the most crucial questions you will have when deciding whether or not to invest in an LED Billboard is "What will be my return on Investment?" Calculating the ROI of your digital billboard will be based on a number of different factors that all contribute to how much you can ultimately charge for ad space and to how many advertisers.

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4 Revenue-Generating Differences Between Static and Digital Billboards

Posted by Jason Sluyter on Aug 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Billboards, regardless of their style, can be an excellent source of revenue and provide a very attractive return on investment. Deciding between opting for a static billboard or digital billboard can be a difficult choice as the up front costs of a digital billboard are a larger investment than a static billboard. However, digital billboards can help you produce revenue at a much higher rate than static billboards. 

Here are 4 Revenue-Generating Differences Between Static and Digital Billboards

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Topics: LED Displays

Harvest Barn Word of Life Church Reduces Energy Bill by 75% With LED Lighting

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Jun 13, 2018 1:16:30 PM
 
Harvest Barn Word of Life Church in East Jordan, MI decided that it was time to move on from Incandescent lights and install LED lighting. Electro-Matic Visual , A+ Lighting Solutions, and City Sign Erectors were able to supply and install their new LED lights to cut their energy bill by over 75%.

The significant energy savings comes from Harvest Barn Church removing their previous 108 – 500 Watt incandescent lights and replacing them with 40 high efficient 178 Watt LED lights. This is where LED lighting makes traditional light look silly. LED lighting is able to use significantly less energy, with less fixtures and provide a better quality and brightness of light.

Electro-Matic Visual found A+ Lighting Solutions to be the best fit to supply the lighting fixtures for Harvest Barn Church. After the correct fixtures were chosen, the lights were installed by City Sign Erectors to complete the job.

"A+ Lighting assisted Electro-Matic in finding the best product for the customer - the fixture that was selected provided excellent light with no shadows, reduced the energy use by over 75%, and includes a 10-year warranty, insuring that the customer will not have to think about lighting for many years." – Chad Nienhuis, A+ Lighting Solutions

Not only is Harvest Barn Church going to benefit financially from the future years of energy savings, but they also experienced an outstanding rebate incentive from Michigan Saves and Consumers Energy by switching to LED lighting. Their rebates totaled to be approximately $15,000. Harvest Barn Church may use their rebate money to continue to improve their Church by adding an LED sign in the near future.
 
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Simply Fresh Uses New LED Sign for Significant Traffic Increase

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Jun 13, 2018 9:43:04 AM
 
Simply Fresh Market is loaded up with healthy eats. This amazing store sells organic food and produce with excellent quality. Not only does Simply Fresh Market have tons of food and produce, but they also have their own menu of sandwiches and pizza. With such a great product and service offering Simply Fresh Market needed an LED sign to communicate their wide product and service offerings. Electro-Matic Visual and Image 360 of Brighton were able to complete the job with a 11mm Fusion LED display. 
 
After the installation from Image 360 of Brighton and the Fusion LED display from Electro-Matic Visual, Simply Fresh Market was able to see a significant increase in traffic and uplifted sales.

“After we had our new Fusion LED sign installed we saw a 225% increase in business in the first week.” –  Simply Fresh Market

Simply Fresh Market takes full advantage of their full-color 11mm LED Fusion display. They use high engagement content that looks great on their display that attracts the eye of passing traffic. The use their LED sign to promote their newest goods, menu items and any sales that might be going on.

This great 11mm LED display will provide Simply Fresh Market the opportunity to continue to drive more customers through the door for years to come.
 
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Pheasant Run Plaza Uses New LED Sign to Attract More Customers For Their Tenants

Posted by Jesse Cameron on May 16, 2018 10:40:07 AM
 
Pheasant Run Plaza in Farmington Hills, MI resides on a high traffic street making it an ideal candidate for an LED sign. The plaza has a great balance and is home to several big chain restaurants and other local business and restaurants and made a perfect fit for installing an 16mm Fusion LED display.

Electro-Matic Visual and Image 360 of Brighton made this project become possible. Image 360 approached Electro-Matic Visual for the Pheasant Run Plaza and choose their new Fusion LED sign because of quality, warranty and service. "We decided to use an Electro-Matic Visual LED display because we know that we are getting great service, quality and warranty, that's what keeps us coming back." - Joe Nagel, Image 360 of Brighton

Before the new LED sign was installed, Pheasant Run Plaza had a static sign that could only advertise the name of the plaza. Now with their new Fusion LED Sign from Electro-Matic Visual they can inform the passing traffic about what businesses are actually in the plaza. Not only can they inform what businesses reside there, but they can also promote any weekly specials, deals, or promotions for any given business.

The tenants are also loving the new Fusion LED sign. It gives them an opportunity to advertise their newest products and promote their services at their convenience.
 
“The tenants are really using the sign effectively with good content and because of it they are seeing an increase in customers.” – Joe Nagel, Image 360 of Brighton
 
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ACME Sign Brings in Electro-Matic Visual for LED Sign Application

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Apr 10, 2018 3:38:17 PM
 
Blackhawk Bank and Trust of Rock Island, IL was searching for an LED sign to improve their company image, create rapport with their community, and advertise their business offerings in an effective way. ACME Sign and Electro-Matic Visual collaborated and supplied the needed materials and services to accomplish Blackhawk Bank and Trust’s goals.

The 16mm, 60x144, LED display will serve as Blackhawk Bank and Trust’s personal billboard for many years to come. They can now easily communicate with their community on any of their offerings like: eBanking, financial services, loans, credit cards, personal IRA’s, Personal saving accounts, and much more. The new LED sign will give them the exposure they need to connect with their community and drive in more customers.

ACME Sign chose to use an Electro-Matic Visual Fusion electronic message center to complete the project. ACME has chosen to use an Electro-Matic Visual LED Sign in past projects as well. What ACME sign enjoys about Fusion LED Signs from Electro-Matic Visual is the combination of tech support, image, maintenance and response time.

“Working with Electro-Matic Visual over the years we know that we are going to get great Tech Support, quick response times when issues arise, and great image quality on their LED signs. That combination keeps us choosing Electro-Matic Visual.” - Doug Jarvis, ACME Sign

Electro-Matic Visual looks forward to future projects with ACME Sign and providing solutions for more companies like Blackhawk Bank and Trust.
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Electro-Matic Visual's Fusion LED Sign Gives A West Michigan Car Wash A Competitive Advantage

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Mar 21, 2018 10:39:43 AM
 
Joymar Inc. is the parent company to three different car washes in West Michigan. Featured in this success story is Jenison Car Wash, located in Jenison, MI and just south west of Grand Rapids. Jenison Car Wash and general manager Greg Russo, chose Electro-Matic Visual to add a Fusion LED display to consistently attract more customers and to stay competitive.

Jenison Car Wash believed that static signs and traditional reader boards, like they had before, was just too much of a nuisance and were not effective. Having an employee change a static sign daily, or weekly, is time consuming. Jenison was seeing that they were spending too much time manually changing their reader board for a message that was getting overlooked.

From a competitive standpoint, Jenison Car Wash felt that adding an Electro-Matic Visual Fusion LED display would separate them from potential competition. An LED sign gives businesses the opportunity to have an attractive, modern look while connecting with passing traffic.

Jenison Car Wash has been enjoying their new full color, 16mm, 4’x8’, LED display and they have been seeing great results. Their three-month subscriptions and monthly memberships have seen a significant boost. They also advertised that they were hiring on their LED sign and got convincingly more applications when they tried the same thing with their old static reader board. Jenison Car Wash chose Electro-Matic Visual over the competition for several important reasons, including:
  • Customer service
  • Image quality
  • Five year parts and labor warranty
Because of what Electro-Matic Visual’s provides and after the success that Jenison Car Wash has had with their LED display they are expecting to add one to their Cascade location.
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