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THE ILLUMINATORS offer service, maintenance and repairs for all types of outdoor lighting and landscape lighting for Chicago, Ridge, 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

Chicago, Ridge, 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 Chicago, Ridge, 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 Chicago, Ridge, 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 Chicago, Ridge, 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 Chicago, Ridge, 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. LED lights can be switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.


News and Events

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2014.

Thanks to all our great customers for making it possible!!

We Retrofit Halogen Bulbs

The Illuminators installed LED retrofit bulbs into a customer's existing deck (puck) lights because their halogen bulbs were causing too much heat and caused the fixtures to be hot to the touch. After installing the LED bulbs the customer was happy to report that the heat problem had been solved.

"2017 Best of Houzz Service" Award Winner

It's Official!!

The Illuminators Outdoor Lighting has won the "2017 Best of Houzz Service" award!!

Thanks to all our great customers for making this happen. We appreciate your enthusiasm and business!


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Glen Ellyn Il, Hinckley Il, Glenview Il, New Lenox Il, Plano Il, Oak Forest Il, Leland Il, Braidwood Il, Chicago Ridge Il, Glendale Heights Il, Bensenville Il, Matteson Il, Round Lake Il, Lake Villa Il, Wedron Il, Creston Il, Markham Il, Harvard Il, Big Rock Il, Mendota Il, Geneva Il, Roscoe Il, Schiller Park Il, University Park Il, Braceville Il, Union Il, Wadsworth Il, Mundelein Il, Clare Il, Olympia Fields Il, Streamwood Il, Aurora Il, Stillman Valley Il, River Forest Il, Alden Il, Glenwood Il, Itasca Il, Harwood Heights Il, Steger Il, Park Ridge Il, Evanston Il, Elburn Il, Minooka Il, Marseilles Il, Poplar Grove Il, Palatine Il, Wauconda Il, Cherry Valley Il, Kirkland Il, Bartlett Il, Summit Argo Il, Kenilworth Il, Orland Park Il, Highland Park Il, Sheridan Il, Ringwood Il, Oak Brook Il, Wonder Lake Il, Cortland Il, Kaneville Il, Richton Park Il, Posen Il, Northbrook Il, Lockport Il, Carpentersville Il, Belvidere Il, Gilberts Il, Huntley Il, Burbank Il, Bellwood Il, Waukegan Il, Kingston Il, Hoffman Estates Il, Palos Heights Il, Davis Junction Il, Medinah Il, Lincolnwood Il, Flossmoor Il, Lisle Il, Elgin Il, Warrenville Il, Tinley Park Il, Somonauk Il, Esmond Il, Maple Park Il, Gurnee Il, Franklin Park Il, Grayslake Il, Willowbrook Il, Island Lake Il, Barrington Il, Lombard Il, Joliet Il, Carol Stream Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Rockford Il, Fox Lake Il, Peotone Il, Wilmette Il, Dolton Il

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