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

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Aug 16, 2017 9:34:45 AM
 
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: Electro-Matic LED, Going Green, LED Technology, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, Electro-Matic Sign News, News

Fabiano Brothers Reduces Energy Consumption and Increases Productivity with LED Office Lighting

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Jul 12, 2017 10:53:39 AM
 
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 workers 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.

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.
 
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: Electro-Matic LED, Going Green, LED Technology, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, Electro-Matic Sign News, News

Pfeiffer Used Car Lot Transitions From Dim Metal Halide to Brighter LED Parking Lot Lights

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Jun 14, 2017 9:51:55 AM
 
The Dan Pfeiffer Automotive Group has several different locations throughout the Grand Rapids, MI area. The result from having so many different locations is a lot of selections of great cars, but also a lot of area to light during the after hours. Pfeiffer Used Cars & Quick Lane Auto Center was searching for a more efficient way to increase their lighting levels in their lot, that resides directly off of Highway 131. Electro-Matic Visual stepped in to help provide a solution. 

After the lighting audit was determined, Electro-Matic Visual and Appearance Products worked together with Pfeiffer Used Cars & Quick Lane Auto Center to complete the installation process. “Working with EM visual has been great for our LED lighting division. I rely on them to do site surveys, photometric layouts, and recommending the best product so all I need to worry about is selling the job and handling installation. And since their products are made in Michigan I know my customer is getting the maximum rebate possible.” – Ryan DeHoog, General Manager, Appearance Products.

Electro-Matic Visual and Appearance Products are happy to see that not only did Pfeiffer Used Cars & Quick Lane Auto Center receive a maximum rebate possible by buying a Michigan made product, but they are also reducing their energy savings by over a third. All 83 fixtures were swapped out from metal halide lights to Electro-Matic Visual’s LED parking lot lights for optimal savings and efficiency.

Pfeiffer Used Car & Quick Lane Auto Center will continue to see energy savings throughout their estimated life time of over 100,000 hours and with virtually zero maintenance costs, their LED lights for their parking lot seem to be the perfect solution.
 
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: Electro-Matic LED, Going Green, LED Technology, LED Lighting, LED Parking Lot Lighting, Electro-Matic Sign News, News

The United States Post Office in Holland, MI Converts to LED Lighting with Electro-Matic Visual

Posted by Jesse Cameron on May 16, 2017 2:38:53 PM
 
The United States Post Office in Holland, MI was seeking a more efficient way to light the outside of their facility, including their parking lot where they park their mail cars and the actual building itself. The United States Post Office needed high quality LED lighting and capable of quick and easy installation.
 
"The parking lot fixtures that Electro-Matic Visual provided were great to work with. They made it easy for me to first receive the fixtures and they were easy to install. These fixtures do an excellent job lighting up a space with correct lighting level and we are happy with the results.” Ross Haveman- Haveman Electric

For the turnaround for this job to happen it took the expertise help of both Haveman Electric and Electro-Matic Visual. While Electro-Matic Visual provided the solution, Haveman Electric was able to receive the products and install the lights easily to quickly get The United States Post Office receiving the benefits of LED lighting.

The United States Post Office in now seeing their benefits of installing LED lighting. The LED lighting will allow the Post Office to operate at a lower cost. With increased lighting levels their parking lot shines with light to help increase visibility and security.
 
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Topics: Electro-Matic LED, Going Green, LED Technology, LED Lighting, High Bay Lighting, Electro-Matic Sign News, News

Fabiano Brothers Installs 250 LED High Bay Lights to Improve Facility

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Apr 10, 2017 3:08:27 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: Electro-Matic LED, Going Green, LED Technology, LED Lighting, High Bay Lighting, Electro-Matic Sign News, News

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

6 Ways to Create a Sustainable Workplace

Posted by Brigette Curtis on Aug 25, 2016 2:30:00 PM

To create a sustainable workplace, organizations need to respect and understand how their operations have impacted the environment in the past, present and could impact it in the future. Maintaining a sustainable workplace can be simpler that you might suspect. Start with small changes and create habits for your employees follow. Implementing a sustainable workplace can have major perks. Not only your workplace will have a newfound confidence of contributing to a “green” environment, your company or organization can build recognition and respect for itself—making the effort to respect the environment through your workplace efforts is a great opportunity for positive PR. Take a look at six ways you can create a sustainable workplace environment.

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Topics: Going Green, LED Lighting

Manufacturing in America Event Scores High at Ford Field!

Posted by Amy Sorkin on Jul 11, 2016 10:04:53 AM
The 10th Annual Manufacturing in America event showcased over 60 exhibitors and 100 seminars in Detroit last month. Electro-Matic and Siemens partnered on this two day event once again, successfully bringing in over 2,300 attendees to Ford Field.
 
Presentations varied from specific information about products and technological upgrades, to energy conservation and upgrades within facilities. A few highlights in addition to the LED (Lighting Energy and Displays) Pavillion, included presentations from:
 
PACE Equity:  Bob Mattler spoke about the upcoming boom of full turn-key Property Assessed Clean Energy, (PACE), and the ability to use this type of financing as a stimulus for building long term savings and economic growth for larger businesses.

Michigan Saves:   Mary Templeton, Executive Director, talked about the non-profit that finances improvements with smaller loans and smaller rates for all efficiency upgrades that saves energy on smaller projects that cannot be associated with PACE.
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Topics: Electro-Matic Visual Solutions, LED Technology, Industrial Automation, Going Green, Electro-Matic Sign News, News

6 Energy Efficient Ideas for Car Dealerships

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jun 30, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Car dealerships use more energy per square foot on average than a typical office building does. Despite this, there are cost effective opportunities that exist to substantially reduce energy usage for lighting, heating and air, and other necessary services while maintaining quality lighting, safety, and customer comfort in your car dealership.

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Topics: Going Green, LED Lighting