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Bricks Fuel Shows They're More than a Gas Station with LED Upgrade

Posted by Molly Austin on Jan 24, 2020 3:29:08 PM
 

As stated on their website, "Bricks was founded by Brad Yonker and Nick Fischer in Alto, MI. Together, Brad and Nick wanted to create a brand of their own with the freedom to sell their favorite foods, and give customers a fresh, convenient, and friendly experience they wanted but were not getting from a typical “gas station”. Being in the industry for years they knew what the public perception was of a “convenience store” or “gas station” and wanted to change that.Taking a suggestion to combine their names, the “Bricks” brand was born, along with a commitment to improve the industry standard by implementing their brand through all areas of business."  

Outdoor LED Display Project Objectives 

Because Bricks opened about two years ago, were under new construction, and didn't have any signage beforehand, they really wanted to have a strong impact with community. They wanted to make sure to stand out and be noticed with their new LED upgrade. Brad wanted to show that his business was more than just a gas station. They wanted their new display to promote food, beer on special, customer appreciation, event promotion, content announcing when they were hiring staff, and much more. The displays are different everyday at Bricks, but one advertisement in particular they found was a huge success was the offer of free Slurpees. It was a really good way to get people in the door. 

Choosing the Right LED Displays.

Benefits of Outdoor LED Display Project 

After Electro-Matic Visual reviewed and evaluated the project, our experts engineered a solution that provided Bricks with LED displays that were more appealing to the eye, as well as more energy efficient and cost effective, too. To complete the job in full, the project required three Electro-Matic Visual double 10 mm high res, high level detail graphic displays. One is located on 8th street, one is on Port Sheldon, and one sign is on the corner.

The net manage meter allowed Bricks to send the same playlist on all three signs at the simultaneously, in turn, saving them time. Additionally, the highly detailed pictures and promotions on the LED for maximum impact and readability. 

Overall this project was a huge success. Electro-Matic would like to give a special thanks to Alcam Signs and Lighting, for their assistance in permitting, installation, and setup for Bricks Fuel. 

 

"I was so excited to work with Bricks. I actually live only 5 min away, so it was great to have a part in the new addition to the community."

- Alan Nicholson, Electro-Matic Visual.

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United States Post Office Converts to LED Lighting with EM Visual

Posted by Electro-Matic on Dec 12, 2019 9:09:00 AM
 
The United States Post Office in Holland, MI was seeking a more efficient way to light the outside of their facility, including their mail car parking lot, as well as the interior of the building itself. The United States Post Office needed high-quality LED lighting with quick and easy installation capabilities.
 
The quick turnaround for this project was made possible thanks to 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 in a timely and efficient fashion so that The United States Post Office could begin reaping the benefits of their new LED lights as soon as possible.
 


"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.
 
The United States Post Office in now seeing the benefits of installing LED lighting. Thanks to their LED lighting upgrade, the post office is now operating at a significantly lower cost. With increased lighting levels their parking lot shines with light to help increase visibility and security.
 
 
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$800,000 Skatepark in Detroit gets New LED Outdoor Lighting

Posted by Molly Austin on Sep 19, 2019 3:39:14 PM
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3 Tips for Getting the Best Retail Store Lighting

Posted by Electro-Matic on Aug 29, 2019 3:22:05 PM
 
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Topics: Going Green, Commercial Lighting, ESCOs, LED Lighting, Retail, Shopping Malls

Namdar Realty Group saves millions after LED Lighting Upgrade

Posted by Electro-Matic on Aug 14, 2019 1:53:12 PM
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Kingsway Christian School Becomes 60% More Efficient with new LED Lighting Upgrade

Posted by Electro-Matic on May 16, 2019 11:52:11 AM
 
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Kingsway Christian School is a K-12 private school that has a mission to prepare life-long learners who impact the nations for the glory of God. 

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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.
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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.
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Dow Event Center Gets an LED Upgrade

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Dec 10, 2018 5:00:59 PM
 
The Dow Event Center is an entertainment venue in Saginaw, MI, managed by SMG. The venue hosts a multitude of events. From banquets, to sports, and from conferences to concerts, this venue can support any function for entertaining.

With the Dow center hosting many events, they want to make sure that their customers feel safe entering, and exiting the event they are attending. They started receiving complaints about the parking lot lighting levels, so they started looking into options on how to improve the lighting as well as save on energy as well.

Electro-Matic came in to do a light survey in the parking lot, and the results were the below the foot candle and IES standard. Their current lighting was outdated, and the poles were placed very far apart. The Dow Event Center, SMG and Electro-Matic needed to work together to increase the light levels and decrease the energy usage and obtain safe entrance for customers attending events.

Next Steps:
Electro-Matic had to design, a lighting system using various optic controls to spread the light and reach the IES standards. A photometric design was created and presented to both Saginaw County and the Dow event Center. Once the drawing was approved, the lights were manufactured, permits were pulled and the lights where installed.

Outcome:
The Dow Event Center increased the Foot Candle levels by a third and decreased their energy by two-thirds and the customers now have safe light to attend events. A season ticket holder of the Saginaw Spirt hockey team, was more than impressed with the improvement: “As a season ticket holder, I have never felt safer entering the arena to watch a hockey game with my kids’.
 
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Harvest Barn Word of Life Church Reduces Energy Bill by 75% With LED Lighting

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Jun 13, 2018 1:16:30 PM
 
Harvest Barn Word of Life Church in East Jordan, MI decided that it was time to move on from Incandescent lights and install LED lighting. Electro-Matic Visual , A+ Lighting Solutions, and City Sign Erectors were able to supply and install their new LED lights to cut their energy bill by over 75%.

The significant energy savings comes from Harvest Barn Church removing their previous 108 – 500 Watt incandescent lights and replacing them with 40 high efficient 178 Watt LED lights. This is where LED lighting makes traditional light look silly. LED lighting is able to use significantly less energy, with less fixtures and provide a better quality and brightness of light.

Electro-Matic Visual found A+ Lighting Solutions to be the best fit to supply the lighting fixtures for Harvest Barn Church. After the correct fixtures were chosen, the lights were installed by City Sign Erectors to complete the job.

"A+ Lighting assisted Electro-Matic in finding the best product for the customer - the fixture that was selected provided excellent light with no shadows, reduced the energy use by over 75%, and includes a 10-year warranty, insuring that the customer will not have to think about lighting for many years." – Chad Nienhuis, A+ Lighting Solutions

Not only is Harvest Barn Church going to benefit financially from the future years of energy savings, but they also experienced an outstanding rebate incentive from Michigan Saves and Consumers Energy by switching to LED lighting. Their rebates totaled to be approximately $15,000. Harvest Barn Church may use their rebate money to continue to improve their Church by adding an LED sign in the near future.
 
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