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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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Favorite Metro Food and Spirits Hot Spot Gets LED Sign Upgrade

Posted by Electro-Matic on Dec 10, 2018 5:01:51 PM
 
Vivio’s Food & Spirits is a sports bar in Warren, MI that features a full bar with world famous Bloody Marys, 26 beers on tap including rotating craft brews, and a menu loaded with home-cooked comfort foods and daily specials.

They were looking to revamp their image, and a better way to showcase their new menu, advertise daily specials, and promote upcoming events/live music that they host on the weekends. At the time, their only way of doing so was to climb a ladder and individually insert each letter to the back lit, changeable sign that was out front.
 
Electro-Matic's full color, 11mm LED Display not only allowed them to better advertise their business and look more professional, but also gave them the ability to update their messaging, and add images/logos to their sign without all of the manual labor
 
 
 
"We couldn’t believe the immediate impact the display had on our business. We had customers coming into the bar and telling us, they didn’t even know we were here, even though they may have passed us everyday! It is exactly what we were hoping for and needed out of this new sign."
 
- Steve Alanis, Owner & Beau Johnson, General Manager
 
 
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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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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.
 
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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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