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Dollar Tree Saves on New Construction Lighting Package with EM Visual

Posted by Electro-Matic on Nov 15, 2021 4:49:29 PM

A little different from our typical LED lighting projects, Dollar Tree was a new construction exterior lighting project. The owner and the landlord of Dollar Tree who was building these new buildings wanted to take the lighting package and minimize it to save money and then put the budget funding towards other needs for the construction.

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Topics: Going Green, Electro-Matic Sign News, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, News, Parking Lots and Structures, Property Management, Shopping Malls

More Properties Upgrade to LED Lighting in Phase 3 of EM's Namdar Updates

Posted by Electro-Matic on Sep 13, 2021 3:23:07 PM

Our relationship with Namdar is strong as can be, and the project we did for Tanger Outlets property is another success story of over 100 properties nationwide that we're doing from them.

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Topics: Going Green, Electro-Matic Sign News, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, News, Parking Lots and Structures, Property Management, Shopping Malls

Namdar's Centerpointe Property Loves New LED Lighting

Posted by Electro-Matic on Aug 18, 2021 5:24:09 PM

Our relationship with Namdar is strong as can be, and the project we did for their Centerpointe property is another success story of over 100 properties nationwide that we're doing from them.

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Topics: Going Green, Electro-Matic Sign News, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, News, Parking Lots and Structures, Property Management, Shopping Malls

Parking Lot Lighting Tips for Car Dealerships

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jul 12, 2021 10:23:18 AM

Car dealership parking lot lighting is more important than you think. LED lighting is rapidly becoming the obvious ideal option for a variety of applications, including your outside parking lot at your car dealership. That being said, LED lights are without a doubt the most energy efficient choice that is readily available on the marketplace. LED lighting for car dealerships are unrivaled in their life-span and efficiency, in comparison to traditional lighting.

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Topics: Going Green, Electro-Matic Sign News, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, News, Parking Lots and Structures, Property Management, Shopping Malls

Lakes Mall Reduces Energy Costs with LED Lights

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jul 12, 2021 10:18:19 AM

The Lakes Mall is a 600,000 sq. ft regional shopping mall located in Muskegon County. The mall sits on a 101-acre property line and has over 40 stores and 4 anchor stores located on its premises.  

Situation
General Manager, Jonathan Pittman, pays the initial energy cost for common areas and the inline spaces in the parking lot. The energy challenge at this property, however, was that the landlord did not have separately metered spaces. Although the retailer reimburses landlords for their space energy consumption the common area had high wattage lighting throughout the mall which created an expensive lighting system.

The common area of the mall had CFL and Metal Halide lights ranging in wattage consumption from 15 - 1,000-watt bulbs.

Objective
The objective was to find a way to lower energy costs for the landlord by reducing the wattage of each fixture in the common areas of the mall starting with the parking Lot Lights.

Solution 
EM resolved a problem by diagnosing the mall's common area energy usage. They created a plan of action and implemented a project to remove high-wattage CFL and Metal Halide lights and replace them with lower-wattage LED light bulbs and fixtures.

The mall has benefited from this lighting project because the energy usage is lower causing an energy cost savings for the land lord. The mall's lighting is also brighter and gives it a cleaner and crisp look that customers and retailers can enjoy.

"The lights brought life back into the mall. Foot traffic has increased in the mall since the lights have been installed. “ Jonathan Pittman, Lakes Mall General Manager

List products and services Electro-Matic used:
We used 55 Different LED products for both inside and outside.

Any external companies that helped on the project or solution and their services provided:
Tri-State Light did the install.

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Topics: Going Green, Electro-Matic Sign News, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, News, Parking Lots and Structures, Property Management, Shopping Malls

Crystal Gardens Upgrades to the Modern Technology of EM Fusion Series

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jul 8, 2021 4:59:31 PM

Crystal Gardens is a premier banquet center that has offered elegant and spacious banquet rooms, custom table settings, and the perfect menus for more than 40 years. However, their Southgate, Michigan location had an Optec unit so out-of-date that replacement parts were no longer available.

Build & Get a Quote!

Mike Richardson, at Mr. LED had sold them their old unit so Electro-Matic knew a replacement project with them was on the horizon for years. Through Mr. LED, EM Visual scheduled a demo with Crystal Gardens for operation and ownership. The demo featured the modern technology of our Fusion Series. Following the demo, Crystal Gardens decided to move forward with the project.

Electro-Matic upgraded the resolution significantly from what they had previously. We were able to meet the project budget and Mr. LED was able to coordinate the project efficiently.

Build & Get a Quote!

“Working with Mike at Mr. LED Signs is always a pleasant experience. After a couple of years of consideration, Once he was able to set up the demo, the project closed very quickly. It’s a primetime installation for EMV on the main hub in Southgate on a highly viewable intersection.” 

– Visual Sales Team

Products and Services Electro-Matic used:   

  • Fusion 5’ x 11 m/s 16 mm – 84 x 192
  • AAA Signs, Flat Rock, MI performed the installation.
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Topics: Going Green, Electro-Matic Sign News, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, News, Parking Lots and Structures, Property Management, Shopping Malls

Key points to consider when specifying a manufacturer of LED based Electronic Message Centers

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jun 9, 2021 5:06:00 PM

An Outdoor LED digital sign is usually a significant investment for an operating business and selecting the proper manufacturer is important for the end-user of this sign to get the proper return on their investment (ROI). These signs range in price from around $10,000 dollars for a monochrome (single-color) LED monument sign to in excess of $100,000 for a large full color LED pylon sign. Choosing the proper LED electronic message center manufacturer can lead to an aesthetically pleasing sign that will operate flawlessly for the next 10 – 15 years and deliver impressive returns on investment. 

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Topics: Choosing a Sign, Signs for Small Businesses, LED Displays

Financing Your LED Sign

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jun 9, 2021 3:20:00 PM

As a business owner, it can be hard to efficiently allocate your spending so your business sees an adequate return on investment. Having an LED sign can bring in more consumers or clients and build brand awareness, but it can also be an investment that your business isn’t ready for. The good news is that financing an LED sign has never been easier. It allows you to pay or “rent” your LED sign monthly so it’s not one bulk purchase. There are many other benefits to financing or leasing your LED sign.
 

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Topics: Choosing a Sign, Signs for Small Businesses, LED Displays

What Resolution LED Sign Do I Need?

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jun 8, 2021 3:11:00 PM

LED signs are used more frequently today because of their ability to generate awareness and attract attention to businesses. You may have been thinking that all LED signs are the same, however, there are many different aspects to LED signs and each measure has to be correct to make the sign readable and effective. An LED sign is a big purchase and it is important to acquire the correct size so it generates a positive return on investment for your company. This LED sign resolution guide will help you to find the perfect sign to meet your needs.

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Topics: Choosing a Sign, LED Displays

How to Design an Outdoor LED Sign

Posted by Electro-Matic on May 28, 2021 12:05:53 PM

 

Electronic signs vary a great deal and there are many noticeable and visually appealing options to choose from. Whether you are upgrading to a new LED sign, or simply updating the content on your current one, it is imperative to consider the location of your LED to determine the best type of content including text size, fonts, colors, etc. that will be the most beneficial to your application.

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