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THE ILLUMINATORS offer service, maintenance and repairs for all types of outdoor lighting and landscape lighting for Cary, Il. 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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Welcome to The Illuminators Outdoor Lighting

Cary, Il'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 in Cary, Il. 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 near Cary, Il. Out vast experience .......

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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 in Cary, Il.

 

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 for Cary, Il

 

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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Outdoor Lighting 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 experienced 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.

The following examples are just a few of the various design techniques we use:

Silhouetting

Silhouetting
Displays a dark image of the object by lighting the vertical surface directly behind it.
This technique shows the shape but not the color or texture of an object.

Examples

Silhouetting a tree Silhouetting against a house

Shadowing

Shadowing
Creates a shadow on a vertical surface by placing the fixture directly in front of the object.
The closer the light fixture to the object, the larger the shadow.

Examples

Shadowing on a Planter Shadowing on an Evergreen

Tree Up Lighting

Tree Up Lighting
Up lights are placed at the base of the tree.
This creates a dramatic effect and highlights the features and color of the tree.

Examples

A Bird in a Tree Tree Up Lighting

Tree Down Lighting

Down Lighting
Down lights are placed within the tree.
This creates a moonlight effect.

Examples

A Driveway with Downlighting Moonlighting

Good Ideas

  1. 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.

  2. All landscape lighting systems should have professional maintenance performed on them 1 - 2 times a year to protect system components and to prevent system deterioration and failure.

  3. 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.


News and Events

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.

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2013.

The award reflects consistent high levels of customer service. Check our reviews at AngiesList.com.

2016 Angie's List Super Service Award Winner

The Illuminators have won the 2016 Angie's List Super Service Award. This makes it 4 years in a row!! Thanks to all our great customers that continue to make this award possible for us.


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Maple Park Il, Cortland Il, Western Springs Il, Franklin Park Il, Montgomery Il, Compton Il, Orland Park Il, Mchenry Il, Somonauk Il, Wadsworth Il, Crest Hill Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Olympia Fields Il, Harvard Il, Naperville Il, Kaneville Il, Winfield Il, Mazon Il, Summit Argo Il, Oak Lawn Il, Highwood Il, Lake Zurich Il, Streamwood Il, Zion Il, Channahon Il, Woodridge Il, Chicago Heights Il, Oak Park Il, Burlington Il, Country Club Hills Il, Verona Il, Deerfield Il, Cary Il, Lyons Il, Algonquin Il, Union Il, Esmond Il, Palos Park Il, Mount Prospect Il, Crystal Lake Il, Great Lakes Il, Millington Il, Techny Il, Lake Villa Il, Elgin Il, Frankfort Il, North Chicago Il, Wilmington Il, Bensenville Il, North Aurora Il, Arlington Heights Il, Capron Il, Hazel Crest Il, Mokena Il, Hanover Park Il, Lockport Il, La Grange Il, Mundelein Il, Ingleside Il, Elwood Il, Hines Il, Richton Park Il, Russell Il, Rockford Il, Lake Bluff Il, Bedford Park Il, Paw Paw Il, Bartlett Il, Itasca Il, Park Forest Il, Waukegan Il, Hampshire Il, Thornton Il, Ashton Il, Fort Sheridan Il, Dekalb Il, Berkeley Il, Schaumburg Il, Mooseheart Il, Lee Il, Warrenville Il, Joliet Il, Clarendon Hills Il, Peotone Il, Worth Il, Melrose Park Il, Dundee Il, Hinckley Il, Lafox Il, Palos Heights Il, West Chicago Il, Palos Hills Il, Homer Glen Il, Elmwood Park Il, Alsip Il, Bristol Il, Bridgeview Il, Niles Il, Manhattan Il, Braceville Il

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