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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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ACME Sign Brings in Electro-Matic Visual for LED Sign Application

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Apr 10, 2018 3:38:17 PM
 
Blackhawk Bank and Trust of Rock Island, IL was searching for an LED sign to improve their company image, create rapport with their community, and advertise their business offerings in an effective way. ACME Sign and Electro-Matic Visual collaborated and supplied the needed materials and services to accomplish Blackhawk Bank and Trust’s goals.

The 16mm, 60x144, LED display will serve as Blackhawk Bank and Trust’s personal billboard for many years to come. They can now easily communicate with their community on any of their offerings like: eBanking, financial services, loans, credit cards, personal IRA’s, Personal saving accounts, and much more. The new LED sign will give them the exposure they need to connect with their community and drive in more customers.

ACME Sign chose to use an Electro-Matic Visual Fusion electronic message center to complete the project. ACME has chosen to use an Electro-Matic Visual LED Sign in past projects as well. What ACME sign enjoys about Fusion LED Signs from Electro-Matic Visual is the combination of tech support, image, maintenance and response time.

“Working with Electro-Matic Visual over the years we know that we are going to get great Tech Support, quick response times when issues arise, and great image quality on their LED signs. That combination keeps us choosing Electro-Matic Visual.” - Doug Jarvis, ACME Sign

Electro-Matic Visual looks forward to future projects with ACME Sign and providing solutions for more companies like Blackhawk Bank and Trust.
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Electro-Matic Visual's Fusion LED Sign Gives A West Michigan Car Wash A Competitive Advantage

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Mar 21, 2018 10:39:43 AM
 
Joymar Inc. is the parent company to three different car washes in West Michigan. Featured in this success story is Jenison Car Wash, located in Jenison, MI and just south west of Grand Rapids. Jenison Car Wash and general manager Greg Russo, chose Electro-Matic Visual to add a Fusion LED display to consistently attract more customers and to stay competitive.

Jenison Car Wash believed that static signs and traditional reader boards, like they had before, was just too much of a nuisance and were not effective. Having an employee change a static sign daily, or weekly, is time consuming. Jenison was seeing that they were spending too much time manually changing their reader board for a message that was getting overlooked.

From a competitive standpoint, Jenison Car Wash felt that adding an Electro-Matic Visual Fusion LED display would separate them from potential competition. An LED sign gives businesses the opportunity to have an attractive, modern look while connecting with passing traffic.

Jenison Car Wash has been enjoying their new full color, 16mm, 4’x8’, LED display and they have been seeing great results. Their three-month subscriptions and monthly memberships have seen a significant boost. They also advertised that they were hiring on their LED sign and got convincingly more applications when they tried the same thing with their old static reader board. Jenison Car Wash chose Electro-Matic Visual over the competition for several important reasons, including:
  • Customer service
  • Image quality
  • Five year parts and labor warranty
Because of what Electro-Matic Visual’s provides and after the success that Jenison Car Wash has had with their LED display they are expecting to add one to their Cascade location.
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Culver's of Lake Zurich, IL Installs LED Sign to Promote Their Menu Items

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Feb 15, 2018 10:24:45 AM
Culver’s is a well-known restaurant that is especially popular in the Midwest with the original location residing in Wisconsin. Culver’s now has 649 locations around the United States. The Culver’s in Lake Zurich, IL wanted to add an LED sign and looked to Electro-Matic Visual to provide the solution.

Electro-Matic Visual has provided over 100 LED sign solutions for Culver’s restaurants across the mid-west, making Electro-Matic Visual the best fit for the Culver’s of Lake Zurich. A 16mm Fusion full color LED display was installed for Culver’s of Lake Zurich to promote their delicious “flavor of the day” custards, pressed and seared Butterburgers, premium chicken and other mouth watering deals.

The Culver’s of Lake Zurich will not only get to enjoy their new eye-catching LED display, but they will also take advantage of Electro-Matic Visual’s Media Services Library that is full of pre-made content. The Media Services Library gives LED sign owners the luxury of having free compelling content on their sign at their luxury.

Culver’s has many different promotions that would take a large amount of energy and time to promote in traditional ways. Now the Culver’s of Lake Zurich, with their new LED sign, will be able to easily promote their great tasting deals at the pace that they require.
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Starbucks of Saginaw, MI Includes LED Lighting On New Building

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Feb 15, 2018 10:23:35 AM
 
Starbucks is known for their premium coffee, espresso, lattes. With over 13,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, Starbucks has become one of the most recognizable brands today. The Starbucks located in Saginaw, MI was recently opened, but before it was ready for its grand opening, Starbucks wanted the inside and outside of their building to welcome and comfort customers. That’s where Electro-Matic Visual came in to provide Starbucks with LED lighting to meet their requirements.

As you may have noticed, most Starbucks have great architecture and other high quality aesthetics. LED lighting is the perfect compliment for great architecture, as it highlights the buildings strongest points and gives customers and guests a sense of welcoming and comfort.

To meet Starbuck’s goals Electro-Matic Visual engineered a solution with better lighting, better energy efficiency and more cost effective. The project included a list of several different Electro-Matic Visual products to complete the job in full including:
  • (9) LED AP Pole Lights - ranging from 120W to 300W depending on location
  • (12) 2x4 LED Panel Lights - powered at 34W
  • (14) LED Wall Sconce Lights - powered at 15W
  • (12) LED AP Wallpack Lights – powered at 25W
The Starbucks of Saginaw, MI has been enjoying and benefiting from their LED lighting, provided by Electro-Matic Visual, since late 2017. Starbucks is amazed by how the building looks and will be benefiting from the LED lighting for years to come.
 
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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Troy Dental Studio Uses LED Sign & LED Lighting for Their New Location

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Jan 17, 2018 3:46:21 PM
 
Troy Dental Studio located in Troy, MI has just moved five minuets down the road to a new state-of-the-art facility. The newly constructed building is giving Dr. Batra double the amount of space for her business. When moving into the new building Dr. Batra and Troy Dental Studio agreed that implementing an LED sign and LED lighting would give them the opportunity to build community rapport, reduce operating costs, and generate more business. Electro-Matic Visual and Image 360 teamed up to install Troy Dental Studio with an 11mm LED display and LED parking lot lighting fixtures.

LED parking lot lighting is becoming more popular by the day. Troy Dental Studio felt the benefits of LED lighting matched their goals of having a welcoming, calming and safe environment that their customers can enjoy. Electro-Matic Visual supplied Troy Dental Studio with LED parking lot lights to improve the visibility and safety for their customers, establishing the environment that they were striving for.

“Our new LED parking lot lighting from Electro-Matic Visual has given our parking lot an incredible amount of light. It compliments the clean, safe, and welcoming atmosphere that we strive for.” Dr. Shikha Batra, Troy Dental Studio

Surrounded by neighborhoods and located on the busy Crooks Road, Troy Dental Studio now has the ability to continuously communicate, build rapport and inform their community with their new 11mm LED sign.

“We have been beyond satisfied with our new LED sign as we are seeing a high engagement. We are able to communicate with passing drivers about services we offer, website information, and contact information, all from the comfort of our building.” – Dr. Shikha Batra, Troy Dental Studio
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Wayne County Lightfest Uses LED Display To Communicate With Customers

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Dec 14, 2017 1:32:57 PM
Westland, MI is home to Wayne County’s Lightfest where it is home to the largest holiday light show in the Midwest. Visitors pay a small fee or donate a toy, on certain nights, to gain access to the light show. Visitors then enjoy over 100,000 lights and nearly 50 animated themed displays as they stroll through the property in the comfort of their own vehicles. With lines that get lengthy for such an attraction, the Wayne County Lightfest has implemented a 16mm LED display from Electro-Matic Visual to keep things running smooth.

With a high interest, the Lightfest often has a respectable line. While customers momentarily wait in line, the LED sign gives the customers information on the $5 fee, cash only, hours of operation and more. The information that the LED display communicates allows the line to move faster and more efficient, making the experience for everyone much more enjoyable.

The LED Sign from Electro-Matic Visual is actually the same design as our trailer demo, but with a custom wrap. This enables the Lightfest to have flexibility where they want to put their sign during peak hours or when trying to inform the community of the open date. Considering this is a seasonal operation for Wayne County Parks, they are able to transfer the sign to other events in the spring, summer and early fall.
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Wilson Town Center Receives Big Rebate on LED Lighting and Sees an Impressive ROI

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Dec 14, 2017 1:19:20 PM
Wilson Town Center is a premiere power center located in Wyoming, MI that features some impressive tenants including: Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall's, Michael's, Subway and many more. The large property had traditional lighting and was expensive to operate. Wilson Town Center made the switch to LED lighting with Electro-Matic Visual to reduce operating costs, improve customers’ experiences, and overall safety.

Electro-Matic Visual was prepared for replacing a total of 55 fixtures that needed to be replaced with high quality LED parking lot lighting. The LED parking lot fixtures now illuminate the 230,506 square feet that Wilson Town Center resides on. Wilson Town Center previously had (40) 10,000 watt metal halide fixtures that were replaced with (40) 270 watt LED parking lot lights. In addition, they replaced (15) 400 watt metal halide lights with (15) 120 watt LED parking lot lighting fixtures. In both cases, they are seeing increased lighting levels and significantly reducing their energy usage.
 
The benefits don’t stop there. Wilson Town Center’s energy provider gave them a $17,000 rebate on the LED parking lot lighting fixtures to help cut initial costs of the fixtures. Also, Wilson Town Center was given an additional 20% off since Electro-Matic Visual builds all of their LED fixtures in Michigan. Wilson Town Center will see immediate financial benefits on their energy usage and will see an ROI of just over one year! 
 
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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KFC in Trotwood, OH Upgrades to LED Sign to Increase Sales by 30%

Posted by Jesse Cameron on Aug 16, 2017 9:36:45 AM
 
KFC Corporation was started more than 70 years ago and it all started with a single cook that created the world famous recipe. Today, KFC is in 125 countries are territories around the world. As KFC is evolving, this particular KFC franchisee located in Trotwood, OH wanted to upgrade their static sign to an LED sign to promote new menu items, home style sides, buttermilk biscuits, catering, and of course their world famous chicken.

As the restaurant was being remodeled, it seemed like the perfect time to add Electro-Matic Visual’s electronic digital signage to the marketing mix.

“With our new LED sign from Electro-Matic we have seen our sales increase by 30%. At first I was against getting and LED sign, but now that we have one and have seen the results I wouldn’t open another KFC restaurant without one.” – Joan Bowling, KFC Owner

Since the installation of their new electronic message center KFC has been seeing some wonderful results. Beyond an overall increase in revenue and profit margin that exceeded their expectations, they now have the ability to effectively promote other elements of their business, such as the catering services they offer that they had a hard time doing with their old static signage.

“Our catering business has exploded from our LED slides – it’s so easy to create compelling and effective content using Electro-Matic’s software to drive more business to our restaurant.” – Heather Bowling, KFC Owner  
 
If you would like to build your own LED sign try out our custom LED sign builder at:  visual.electro-matic.com
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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.
 
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