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

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

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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Topics: Electro-Matic Sign News, News, Going Green, LED Displays, Signs for Small Businesses

4 Ways to Save Time With Digital Signage

Posted by Electro-Matic on Feb 1, 2018 7:39:00 AM

benefits of digital signage

Staying busy is a good thing; it usually means your business is doing well. However, finding time to accomplish small tasks throughout the day becomes difficult, to say the least. There are many ways to save time with digital signage, allowing you to accomplish small tasks during the day faster, and as a result, increase your productivity.

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Topics: LED Displays

7 Reasons to Work With Electro-Matic for Your LED Lighting Projects

Posted by Electro-Matic on Aug 3, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Since 1969, Electro-Matic has helped transform American industry by supplying automation components and solutions to leading U. S. manufacturers. Today, Electro-Matic continues to leverage the value of emerging technologies by developing practical applications for industrial, commercial and retail markets. As a technology company, we help our customers turn innovation into value. As a one hundred percent employee-owned business, our customers enjoy the benefit of a supplier partner intently focused on delivering strong value-for-value relationships.

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Topics: Electro-Matic LED, LED Lighting, Marketing

How to Retrofit LED Lights for Parking Lots

Posted by Electro-Matic on Nov 3, 2016 2:15:00 PM

When considering an LED lighting upgrade for an existing parking lot, the options probably seem endless. The starting point though is to ask yourself if the better option is to either replace the all of the parking lot fixtures or simply retrofit existing fixtures with LED bulbs? Keep reading to understand how to retrofit LED lights for parking lots.

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Topics: LED Technology, LED Lighting

Understanding the Facts on LED Street Lighting

Posted by Electro-Matic on Nov 3, 2016 11:08:46 AM
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Topics: Going Green, LED Technology, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Visual Solutions, LED Lighting

11 Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Settings

Posted by Electro-Matic on Oct 26, 2016 2:17:45 PM

Reducing energy consumption and teaching employees how energy is consumed in commercial settings are becoming popular methods to increasing business profits. This includes a whole building approach—not just looking at equipment, but the design and employee culture within the business. Evaluating all of these angles is the best way to reach significant savings on your energy bill. Below are some of the best ways to reduce energy consumption in commercial settings.

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Topics: Going Green, LED Lighting

Webinar: Best Practices for Resellers to Increase Business by Selling Electronic Message Centers

Posted by Electro-Matic on Oct 24, 2016 10:00:26 AM

An electronic message center (EMC’s) is a powerful advertising tool that is continuing to gain momentum in the sign industry and is a proven winner for many businesses alike. If you want to sell EMC’s effectively, you’d better master some sales techniques you probably haven’t had to use before.

Sit in on the agenda as we will cover how to find prospects, creating the need for EMCs, making EMCs affordable and how to sell with the power of numbers. Explore the process, strategy and the mindset behind selling EMCs to make the biggest impact on your prospects.

In this webinar, James and Jeff will share techniques and practices based on them selling hundreds of displays and overcoming objections. Find out how EMCs are debatably, stronger than the word of mouth.

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Our Speakers

Jeff Bauman has applied technology-driven solutions to business problems over the bulk of his career. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1973 and began his career as an Applications Engineer for the Collins Radio subsidiary of Rockwell International in Richardson, Texas.  Sales, marketing, and management positions with Litton Industries and Rockwell’s Commercial Avionics business followed.

 Jeff joined Electro-Matic in 2005 to help migrate the company’s core LED business from the industrial to the commercial sector, and currently configures and delivers LED digital signage and lighting solutions to businesses throughout Ohio.

James Baker earned his B.A. in Communication and Marketing from Saginaw Valley State University in 2003. He began his career in corporate marketing & sponsorship with the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment in 2003. After spending 5 years with the Detroit Pistons, in 2008 he joined Electro-Matic Products, Inc becoming a member of their Visual Products sales team. Since then, James has held several positions with Electro-Matic including in 2009 becoming Regional Sales Manager of Chicago, IL Territory and most recently in 2013 Visual Products Commercial Sales Manager. 

James has extensive experience in LED technology. Having completed projects with LED Displays and Lighting all over the country.
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Topics: Electro-Matic Visual Solutions, LED Technology, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Sign News, News

How Do LED Dimmers Work?

Posted by Electro-Matic on Oct 20, 2016 3:23:19 PM

The importance of understanding how dimmers work and which ones to use has never been more complicated than it is now, due to all the different choices available. The introduction of LED lighting to the mass market has changed the dimming style to what used to only be available for fluorescent
 light fixtures. Continue reading to answer the underlying questions: How do LED dimmers work?

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Topics: Electro-Matic LED, LED Lighting