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Martinaire Aviation Becomes 75% More Efficient with LED Lighting Upgrade

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jan 16, 2019 1:56:51 PM
 
Martinaire Aviation is a Texas-based air cargo carrier that has been providing delivery services and plane maintenance services for over 30 years. Their fleet consists of 29 Cessna Cargomaster planes servicing over 40 cities throughout the United States, which includes their facility in Lansing, MI that is located next to the Capital Airport. Pat Jemison, Martinaire’s Director of maintenance, top priority for the facility, is the safety of his crew and providing ideal working conditions. Jemison has a maintenance staff that works around the clock six days a week making sure the Aircrafts are in perfect working condition in the field.

The lighting in their aircraft hangar facility was poor, relying on 25, 400 Watt Sodium vapor lamps to light their entire 30,000 square-foot maintenance hangar. The orange glow from the lighting made inspections and repairs more difficult, also causing eye strain due to the low color rendering index. These old lights also wasted a lot of electricity, running 24 hours a day, six days a week, so Jemison turned to Electro-Matic to offer their expertise on an LED lighting upgrade.

After a photometric was done, EM concluded they could replace Martinaire’s 25 fixtures with just 20 ultra-efficient 150W LED fixtures. 
 
 
The aircraft hangar is now 40% brighter and 75% more energy efficient. Plus the 5000K color temperature of the LEDs make doing inspections far easier than before. Electro-Matic did all the paperwork to earn Jemison a rebate from the local utility company to pay for over half the project. He also estimates he is saving around $800 a month electricity costs alone. Between the rebate and monthly savings, Martinaire will see an ROI in under nine months.

Jemison couldn’t be more pleased. “I am so grateful for the work that Alan at Electro-Matic did with our facility. Our CFO loves that we are saving money every day and my maintenance team can’t believe the improvement in lighting quality. Thanks again for all your hard work and expertise!”

If you are interested in seeing what an LED upgrade can do for your facility, please contact Electro-Matic Visual at 866-998-0990 calculate your own ROI with our  ROI calculator or visit our website: visual.electro-matic.com
 
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Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Upgrades to new LED Display

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jan 16, 2019 1:54:51 PM
EM-Visual-Blog-DodgeMonroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Superstore, has been a family owned and operated auto dealership since 1966. Since their dealership is located on a busy street, with a lot of traffic, they wanted to take advantage of their location so they decided to explore the process of adding an LED sign to their current signage at the location. A couple of challenge’s they came to face were learning that they had to rezone some of their property to allow for additional signage, as well as wait for the city of Monroe to lift their ban on LED signage.
 


B34V0338Electro-Matic Visual wanted to make sure their new LED sign was clearly visible to the traffic passing by, so we, along with Mr LED proposed a 5x10’ pole sign, 20’ off the ground, for the best visibility and solution for their location.

This was no ordinary project for Electro-Matic Visual, or Mr LED:

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mike Richardson, from Mr. LED on a number of projects over the years, few have required as much leg work as Monroe Dodge.  Mike was at the fore-front as the sign code changed to allow LED Displays, but in this case, the project also required some rezoning processes to allow additional signage.  Mike handled it all with expertise and helped the dealership owner throughout the process."  Jason Sluyter

This sign is now proudly advertising offers by both the new and used car businesses at this location, as well as the service department specials they run. This new 16mm, double sided Fusion LED Display, allows for the messaging to be eye-catching and easily changed as often as they would like, making customers feel they are always seeing something new.


If you are interested in seeing what an LED upgrade can do for your facility, please contact Electro-Matic Visual at 616-250-4502 calculate your own ROI with our ROI calculator or visit our website: visual.electro-matic.com
 
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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.
 
 
If you would like to learn more about LED Displays and how it can fit into your business visit: visual.electro-matic.com
 
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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’.
 
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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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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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.
 
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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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
 
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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