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How Do LED Dimmers Work?

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jan 11, 2023 2:33:00 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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Fabiano Brothers Installs 250 LED High Bay Lights to Improve Facility

Posted by Electro-Matic on Oct 24, 2022 4:10:00 PM
 
Fabiano Brothers of Bay City, MI is a premier beverage distributor providing licensed accounts beverages throughout Michigan as well as central Wisconsin. This 100,000 square foot is located in Bay City, Michigan that includes beer storage space, receiving area, larger recycling center, and offices. Fabiano Brothers wanted to implement an efficient light source throughout their whole facility to increase security, reduce operating cost, and improve working conditions. Electro-Matic Visual was up for the task.

Electro-Matic Visual supplied the 250 indoor LED high bay lighting throughout the Fabiano Brothers facility. The high quality LED lighting fixtures and bulbs ensure for a long life period of over 100,000 hours to reduce maintenance costs, increase safety and increase energy savings.

“The LED lighting is certainly an improvement in the quality of light. We were able to realize $34,000 in savings on our overall electric bill for the less than full year that we had the LED lights and this takes into account any rate increase from the utility supplier.” – Jerry Witte, CFO, Fabiano Brothers

Not only does Fabiano Brothers see energy savings and maintenance savings, the LED lighting provides a much more safe working environment for the workers and much more appealing. “My warehouse employees really like the LED style of lighting not only because it is clean and bright but because the light is where it needs to be… on their work.” – Jerry Witte, CFO, Fabiano Brothers

The partnership with Fabiano Brothers and Electro-Matic Visual made this outstanding high bay LED lighting upgrade happen. This impressive facility is now able to function at a higher efficiency while improving the productivity of their workers and making the environment they work in more safe.

More to come: look for more on Fabiano Brothers LED parking lot lighting, LED office lighting, and exterior LED lighting!
 
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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Topics: LED Technology, Going Green, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Sign News, High Bay Lighting, LED Lighting, News

LED Wall Packs Increase Visibility and Security While Reducing Energy Consumption at Fabiano Brothers

Posted by Electro-Matic on Oct 24, 2022 4:08:00 PM
 
Fabiano Brothers is constantly moving beverages in and out of their facility. Proper lighting not only on the inside was needed, but the importance of having their loading docks equipped with quality LED lighting wall packs was necessary to have their hundreds of trucks load and unload safely throughout each day.
 
Backing in a 18-wheeler to a tight area with precision can be daunting for semi-truck drivers. Doing it with poor lighting turns that task into a nightmare. Understanding of their semi-truck drives challenges, Fabiano Brothers decided that implementing LED wall packs to help guide the drivers into the loading docks. The optic throw that the LEDs use pitches the light forward off the wall and on to the desired area to help make the path to the loading dock visible for the drivers.
 
Wall packs were not just used for the loading dock, they also fit the needs for other applications around the high bay doors that the semi-trucks would enter and exit for picking up shipments. The wall packs acts as a guide light for the drivers, giving them visibility when entering or existing the doors.
 
After business hours, wall packs are and good lighting in general, are necessary for providing good security. Security cameras that are placed outside of the building would be irrelevant without good lighting. By strategically pitching the light, the wall packs create enough light for security cameras to record at high qualities.
 
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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Topics: LED Technology, Going Green, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Sign News, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, News

Fabiano Brothers Reduces Energy Consumption and Increases Productivity with LED Lighting

Posted by Electro-Matic on Sep 13, 2022 4:24:00 PM
 
Fabiano Brothers decided that they wanted to convert their office lighting to LED lighting like the rest of their facility is equipped with. They knew that the savings benefits of LED lighting were significant, but they also were attracted to other benefits of LED lighting too. Electro-Matic Visual was able to supply the LED panel lights that are virtually maintenance-free and are designed to provide
employees with higher energy levels.
 
The LED panel lights were adjusted to accommodate the worker's environment. Correct lighting where employees are present has been proven to provide them with higher energy levels to help them stay focused, be more positive, and more productive.

“The LED lights are much less expensive to operate, are a whiter light that gives our facility a more state of the art appearance, and have been very well received by our employees from a functional standpoint.” - John M. Bicknell II, COO, Fabiano Brothers, Inc.
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LED Wall Packs Increase Visibility and Security While Reducing Energy Consumption
The LED panel lights are ideal for these spaces because of their ability to not only produce efficient light but also consistent light. Traditional fluorescent light can not be projected in a particular direction, where LEDs can. Having a consistent light throughout a given area gives a room more visibility and virtually no dead spots. Click this link for more on the Fabiano project.  
 
 
Fabiano Brothers are constantly moving beverages in and out of their facility. Proper lighting not only on the inside was needed, but the importance of having their loading docks equipped with quality LED lighting wall packs was necessary to have their hundreds of trucks load and unload safely throughout each day.
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Backing in an 18-wheeler to a tight area with precision can be daunting for semi-truck drivers. Doing it with poor lighting turns that task into a nightmare. Understanding their semi-truck drives challenges, Fabiano Brothers decided to implement LED wall packs to help guide the drivers into the loading docks. The optic throw that the LEDs use pitches the light forward off the wall and onto the desired area to help make the path to the loading dock visible for the drivers.
 
Wall packs were not just used for the loading dock, they also fit the needs for other applications around the high bay doors that the semi-trucks would enter and exit for picking up shipments. The wall packs act as a guiding light for the drivers, giving them visibility when entering or exiting the doors.
 
After business hours, wall packs are and good lighting in general, are necessary for providing good security. Security cameras that are placed outside of the building would be irrelevant without good lighting. By strategically pitching the light, the wall packs create enough light for security cameras to record high quality.

Fabiano Brothers Installs 250 LED High Bay Lights to Improve Facility

 
 
Fabiano Brothers of Bay City, MI is a premier beverage distributor providing licensed accounts beverages throughout Michigan as well as central Wisconsin. This 100,000 square foot is located in Bay City, Michigan includes beer storage space, receiving area, larger recycling center, and offices. Fabiano Brothers wanted to implement an efficient light source throughout their whole facility to increase security, reduce operating costs, and improve working conditions. Electro-Matic Visual was up for the task.

Electro-Matic Visual supplied the 250 indoor LED high bay lighting throughout the Fabiano Brothers facility. The high-quality LED lighting fixtures and bulbs ensure for a long life period of over 100,000 hours to reduce maintenance costs, increase safety and increase energy savings.

“The LED lighting is certainly an improvement in the quality of light. We were able to realize $34,000 in savings on our overall electric bill for the less than full year that we had the LED lights and this takes into account any rate increase from the utility supplier.” – Jerry Witte, CFO, Fabiano Brothers

Not only does Fabiano Brothers see energy savings and maintenance savings, but the LED lighting also provides a much more safe working environment for the workers and is much more appealing. “My warehouse employees really like the LED style of lighting not only because it is clean and bright but because the light is where it needs to be… on their work.” – Jerry Witte, CFO, Fabiano Brothers
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The partnership with Fabiano Brothers and Electro-Matic Visual made this outstanding high bay LED lighting upgrade to happen. This impressive facility is now able to function at a higher efficiency while improving the productivity of their workers and making the environment they work in safer.
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Topics: LED Technology, Going Green, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Sign News, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, News

Tips for Purchasing Outdoor Signage for your Business

Posted by Electro-Matic on May 10, 2021 3:32:08 PM

What to Know Before Purchasing an LED Sign

When people are looking to buy a product today the first place they go is online. Most of the time you can find something similar for a lower price but is that always the best. Below are some tips you want to look for when buying an Electronic message center. Below is a list of 10 things to consider. 

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Topics: LED Technology, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Visual Solutions, Signs for Small Businesses, Schools and Universities

Outdoor vs. Indoor LED Signage

Posted by Electro-Matic on Apr 5, 2021 12:15:35 PM

Since the evolution of LED technology, LED products are becoming increasingly popular. As a crucial part of advertisement and mass communication, LED displays are significant to the modern world’s business.

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Topics: LED Technology, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Visual Solutions, Signs for Small Businesses, Schools and Universities

Mistakes to Avoid While Lighting your Hotel

Posted by Electro-Matic on Apr 5, 2021 12:05:32 PM

While being a standard component for any property, lighting is one of the most substantial aspects of a hotel’s design. Hotel lighting can indeed “make or break” a space.

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Topics: LED Technology, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Visual Solutions, Signs for Small Businesses, Schools and Universities

Major Impacts LED Lighting Will Have on Your Business

Posted by Electro-Matic on Mar 10, 2021 8:30:37 AM

Brick-and-Mortar retail across the U.S. have been declining as online shopping has skyrocketed over the last 7 years. Shopping centers need to find ways to increase their net operating income to keep properties operational. Energy projects are one of the most effective ways this can be done. But what energy projects have the best rate of return? What is lowest hanging fruit available that will have an immediate impact?

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Topics: LED Technology, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Visual Solutions, Signs for Small Businesses, Schools and Universities

How LED Signs Can Help Build Your Brand and Community Awareness

Posted by Electro-Matic on Mar 9, 2021 2:38:32 PM

Branding your business is so much more than a snazzy logo and a catchy slogan. Your brand is practically the image of your business and how customers view you. Brands are similar to personalities. They can be bold, likable, serious, boring, clever, etc. Ultimately, brands can repel people or attract them.

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Topics: LED Technology, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Visual Solutions, Signs for Small Businesses, Schools and Universities

Increase Safety with Outdoor LED Security Lights

Posted by Electro-Matic on Feb 17, 2021 9:17:03 AM

LED lighting is normally associated with electricity savings, which is always a huge bonus. However, LED technology also offers safety advantages over older, traditional lighting types. Not only are LED outdoor security lights safer for installment and maintenance, but their performance features also improve overall site safety.

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Topics: LED Technology, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Visual Solutions, Signs for Small Businesses, Schools and Universities