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10 Questions to Ask Before a Commercial Lighting Retrofit

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Jun 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

A major lighting upgrade can have obvious benefits, but still warrants a small amount of analysis before committing to the upgrade. Before a commercial lighting retrofit or upgrade, ask yourself the following 10 questions to give you some metrics of success of the upgrade.

What Is the Purpose and Condition of the Current Lighting?

A general walk through your site and taking some notes is a great start to the process. Each area may have different purposes as well as OSHA requirements

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Topics: LED Lighting

5 Ways to Improve Your Small Business Energy Efficiency

Posted by Ben Riedel on May 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

It’s Monday. You open your business to start the work week. You enter the building under the dull exterior lighting still on at dawn. You walk across the dark office to flip on the light switch. As you walk through the office you notice a glimmer of light creeping under the restroom door from the light left on over the weekend. You flip the switch. The light goes on. Since Thomas Edison invited the light bulb in 1879 lighting has remained largely unchanged. That was until the invention of LED lighting and the ability to control it.

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Topics: LED Lighting

How Factory Lighting Affects Manufacturing Productivity

Posted by Dave Scaglione on May 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Many manufacturing facilities are now considering upgrading their existing factory lighting to more energy efficient LED lighting to save on energy costs and maintenance costs. While the direct energy savings are absolutely notable, the effects of a lighting upgrade extend beyond only that. While considering an LED lighting upgrade, it is important to consider a total overhaul of your factory lighting. The gains produced may be hard to directly measure, but are inherent and should not be ignored.

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Topics: LED Lighting

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.
 
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

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: LED Technology, Going Green, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Sign News, High Bay Lighting, LED Lighting, News

Do I Qualify for LED Lighting Incentives?

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Jan 19, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Many incentives have been created in the last decade to encourage homeowners and business owners to make the switch to more energy efficient lighting. However, many people have a challenging experience finding and fully taking advantage of available rebates that come with making the switch to energy-efficient lighting. Use the tips below to learn if you can qualify for LED lighting incentives, and how to take advantage of them.

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Topics: LED Technology, LED Lighting

Benefits of Modular LED Lighting and Design

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Jan 12, 2017 2:09:00 PM


Modular design, or "modularity in design", is purposely designing a particular process that can be broken down into smaller parts or sections and can be integrated into different systems or can be created individually.

A modular design creates a reduction in cost and allows you to be more flexible in design. Having modular design benefits you by lowering your costs because of minimal customization and shorter time needed to become familiar with the products. Modularity offers other benefits such as augmentation (adding new solution by merely plugging in a new module), and exclusion. One useful application of modular design is with modular LED lighting.

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Topics: LED Technology, LED Lighting

The Effects of Lighting for Retail Spaces

Posted by Emily Serio on Jan 3, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Retailers must think of LED lighting as an investment for their spaces. Picking out proper lighting for a new retail venue or upgrading existing lighting is just as important as picking out the right wall color and other decor decisions. Commercial lighting is no longer just high output fluorescent lamps and bulky inefficient metal halide fixtures. Quality LED lighting will give an old storefront a bright and new look. It will catch a potential customer’s eye and make them want to come in and check out the store. Good lighting will provide the appearance of cleanliness to a potential customer. Take a look below on the effects of lighting for retail spaces.

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Topics: Commercial Lighting, LED Lighting

5 Guidelines to Parking Lot Lighting Design

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Dec 28, 2016 11:46:56 AM

Well-designed parking lot lighting can help prevent accidents, deter crime, make your employees and guests feel more secure while still maintaining an attractive community environment. Poorly designed parking lot lighting can cause accidents, enable crime and be a detriment to a community’s image.

There are many considerations to take into account when planning for your parking lot and property lighting. If you are a facility manager, business owner or developer it can be a daunting task. Where do you go to find out if there are any specific requirements, guidelines or standards? To get started, follow the five guidelines listed below for parking lot lighting design.

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Topics: Commercial Lighting, LED Lighting

How to Retrofit LED Lights for Parking Lots

Posted by Electro-Matic on Nov 3, 2016 2:15:00 PM

When considering an LED lighting upgrade for an existing parking lot, the options probably seem endless. The starting point though is to ask yourself if the better option is to either replace the all of the parking lot fixtures or simply retrofit existing fixtures with LED bulbs? Keep reading to understand how to retrofit LED lights for parking lots.

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Topics: LED Technology, LED Lighting

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