The Illuminators

Outdoor Lighting Services

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  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs

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THE ILLUMINATORS offer service, maintenance and repairs for all types of outdoor lighting and landscape lighting. We have vast industry knowledge and stocked vans with industry specific tools and parts to make quick and efficient repairs. Please contact THE ILLUMINATORS if you need help with your existing lighting system.


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Request a quote for a new energy efficient LED landscape lighting system to enhance the beauty, safety and security of your home or business.


Welcome to The Illuminators Outdoor Lighting

Chicagoland's Top Rated Outdoor Landscape Lighting Contractor

We, The Illuminators, strive to set the outdoor lighting industry standard when it comes to quality and professionalism. How can we do this? It's simple. Outdoor lighting is all we do - it's our passion! We have chosen outdoor lighting as our niche market. That gives us a competitive edge over the many companies such as landscapers, pavers, brick-layers, seal-coaters, power-washers, gutter-cleaners, deck-builders, electricians, irrigators and anyone else that just offers outdoor or landscape lighting as an afterthough or add-on of their main business. We use many techniqures in our lighting design plans that are not used, studied or understood by many of our competitors. The Illuminators also specialize in repairing and maintaining all types of outdoor lighting whether we orignally installed it or not.


The Illuminators have over 50 years of combined design and installation experience in the outdoor and landscape lighting industry. Out vast experience .......

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Outdoor Ground LED

Why LED Lighting?


LED landscape lighting can save up to 80% in ourdoor lighting energy costs, saving a consumer a significant amount of money peryear over the other outdoor lighting options.


LED bulb replacement is almost non-existent. LED landscape lighting bulbs are rated to last 25,000 - 70,000 hours depending on the manufacturer. Normal 12V halogen bulbs are usually rated between 1,000 - 10,000 hours.


LED outdoor landscape lighting is the safest form of outdoor lighting. LED landscape lighting produces very little heat compared to normal halogen landscape lighting. The LED lighting fixture is only slightly warm to the touch where as halogen 12 volt landscape lights can cause severe burns to people if touched.

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Design Techniques


The first step in THE ILLUMINATORS design process is to ask "Why light?" An outdoor lighting system can focus on safety, security, property value, budget, enhancement of the beauty of the landscape, or a combination of these points. Our experieced design team uses several techniques to accomplish these goals. For example, up lighting a tree near the house entrance will provide safety and security, or strategically placing a few spotlights within a garden will provide aesthetic enhancement. Low levels of light create subtle beauty, illuminating points such as paths and gardens. Brighter lighting effects are used for focal points within the landscaping. For example, down lighting placed within a tall tree must be bright enough to cast "moonlighting" shadows in the surrounding area. Our design engineers know how much light is needed to create the desired effects and can implement this knowledge into your lighting design.

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Good Ideas

  1. Save green by going green. LED landscape lighting systems dramatically reduce the impact on the environment due to the big savings in energy and installation costs. LED outdoor lighting systems use much less copper wire, smaller transformers and basically no lamp replacments.

  2. LED bulbs and fixtures are shock resistant. They can withstand bumps and knocks. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs do not have delicate filaments which can be damaged due to movement of a fixture or bulb.

  3. LED landscape lighting can save up to 80% in outdoor lighting energy costs, saving a consumer a significant amount of money per year over the other outdoor lighting options.

News and Events

Featured in the Chicago Tribune

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Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

This is our third consecutive award. Thanks to all our great customers!!!

Reliable LED Options Now Available

Reliable LED outdoor landscape lighting options for both new lighting system installations and existing lighting system LED bulb retrofits are now available for most customers and applications. Contact The Illuminators to discuss all your LED options.

Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Crystal Lake Il, Burlington Il, Steward Il, Thornton Il, Barrington Il, Orland Park Il, Cherry Valley Il, Lincolnshire Il, Naperville Il, Prospect Heights Il, Bellwood Il, Wood Dale Il, Capron Il, Tinley Park Il, Wheeling Il, Roselle Il, Earlville Il, Yorkville Il, Vernon Hills Il, Lisle Il, Joliet Il, Lindenwood Il, Burbank Il, Millbrook Il, Itasca Il, Oak Lawn Il, East Chicagoland Il, Winfield Il, Medinah Il, Flossmoor Il, Mundelein Il, Monroe Center Il, Mazon Il, Alden Il, Wayne Il, Esmond Il, Island Lake Il, Lake Zurich Il, Russell Il, Fox River Grove Il, West Brooklyn Il, South Elgin Il, Grayslake Il, Winnetka Il, Lincolnwood Il, Kirkland Il, Hazel Crest Il, Fontana Il, Serena Il, Pell Lake Il, Maywood Il, Stone Park Il, Belvidere Il, Manhattan Il, Compton Il, Bartlett Il, Kaneville Il, Cortland Il, Country Club Hills Il, Robbins Il, Hometown Il, Seneca Il, Wedron Il, Gurnee Il, Highland Park Il, Pleasant Prairie Il, La Grange Park Il, Creston Il, Lockport Il, Bridgeview Il, Woodworth Il, Paw Paw Il, Markham Il, Bensenville Il, Crest Hill Il, Oak Forest Il, Hampshire Il, Wilmot Il, Streamwood Il, Clare Il, Golf Il, River Forest Il, Newark Il, Somonauk Il, Steger Il, Palos Park Il, Lafox Il, Lyons Il, Batavia Il, Hanover Park Il, Silver Lake Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Ingleside Il, Willow Springs Il, Holcomb Il, Glen Ellyn Il, Lake Forest Il, Wadsworth Il, Midlothian Il, Machesney Park Il

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