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Gardner Signs Partner with EM Visual on LED Display Project

Posted by Molly Austin on Aug 18, 2021 4:47:31 PM

GSI is one of the longstanding premier sign companies in Metro Detroit servicing all of Michigan, as well as the Ohio market. We have been partnered with them selling our LED displays dating back to the mid-2000s. We primarily work with them with their Genisys Credit Union account all over Michigan as well as other projects in Detroit. We've been with them a long time and have a great partnership.

Build & Get a Quote!This particular project was to assist them with their own signage. It was an honor to do their signage, as their headquarters are positioned right off of in Troy, Michigan, so this Electro-Matic display has received a ton of traffic. It has benefited both of our companies in promoting or products and services to tens of thousands of cars each day. 

"It has been a pleasure working with Electro-Matic on this display for our corporate signage project. The LED display looks fantastic and we are excited about all the branding opportunities. It really presents beautifully." - Scott Gardner, CEO

"With our long and positive history working with GSI, EM Visual jumped at the chance to work with them on this project." - James Baker

Since the sign was put up in October 2020, it's been a great branding tool for GSI. They are receiving leads off of the display as well as new project opportunities from all of the exposure that this display provides.

List products and services EM used:
10 mm 3x15 EM Display

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

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.

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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.

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“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

LED Displays from Electro-Matic Help Church see Immediate Results

Posted by Molly Austin on Jun 11, 2021 4:47:22 PM

St. Blasé Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, MI utilizes LED displays to announce church and community events

St. Blasé Catholic Church is a welcoming Catholic community, located in Sterling Heights, MI.

The Situation
Located at the high-traffic, high-visibility location at the intersection of 15 Mile Road and Maple Lane Drive in Sterling Heights, MI, St. Blasé Catholic Church wanted to maximize its ability to reach out to the community via new LED signage. The existing sign, a simple brick wall with white plastic formed lettering, didn’t afford them this capability. 

The original brick wall with plastic-formed lettering offered no ability to advertise or announce events to the local community.

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Objective
St. Blasé wished to have a simple, user-friendly LED signage solution that offered durability, longevity, and flexibility in the type of content media they wished to display.

Solution
Two full-color LED displays were installed into the new v-shape monument sign just two weeks after the project broke ground.

St. Blasé saw immediate results in the days following the installation of the parish’s new LED displays. On average, the church received 3-4 calls per day from people within the community interested in taking part in church events and services.

 

"Many of our parishioners are proud to say we are the Church with the big new sign, we are definitely getting noticed."

— Tim Doppel, Business Manager, St. Blasé Catholic Church

 

Products Electro-Matic used:

• 2 Full Color LED Displays: 16mm 4'x8'

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

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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What to Look For in an LED Message Board

Posted by Electro-Matic on May 27, 2021 7:25:22 AM

When a company or an organization is considering to upgrade their current, or non existent signage, it can quickly become overwhelming to take in all of the things to consider. A lot goes into finding the perfect signage for your application, so it is important to get help from a trusted professional with insight on everything from pricing, sizing, programming, maintenance, capabilities, and color options.

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