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THE ILLUMINATORS offer service, maintenance and repairs for all types of outdoor lighting and landscape lighting for Forest, Park, 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

Forest, Park, 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 Forest, Park, 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 Forest, Park, 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 Forest, Park, 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 Forest, Park, 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. It is a good idea to have your existing outdoor landscape lighting system professionally maintained 1 - 2 times a year to protect your original investment and to prevent service issues over time.

  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. 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.


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Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

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

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Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Stillman Valley Il, Maple Park Il, Romeoville Il, Palos Heights Il, Clare Il, Lee Il, Harvard Il, Monee Il, La Grange Il, Hampshire Il, Mchenry Il, Highwood Il, Bensenville Il, Steward Il, Fox Valley Il, Willow Springs Il, Kaneville Il, Lake Bluff Il, Glenview Il, Markham Il, Coal City Il, Fox River Grove Il, Riverside Il, Evergreen Park Il, Carpentersville Il, Highland Park Il, Triumph Il, Joliet Il, Morton Grove Il, Shabbona Il, Spring Grove Il, Oak Brook Il, Seneca Il, Palatine Il, Bristol Il, Park Ridge Il, Bedford Park Il, Medinah Il, Barrington Il, Wheaton Il, Ashton Il, Marseilles Il, Loves Park Il, Machesney Park Il, Hanover Park Il, Braceville Il, Elmwood Park Il, Somonauk Il, Grayslake Il, Park Forest Il, Geneva Il, Lyons Il, Prospect Heights Il, Mooseheart Il, Kenilworth Il, Orland Park Il, Westmont Il, Burbank Il, Burlington Il, Melrose Park Il, New Lenox Il, Elmhurst Il, Lemont Il, Oak Park Il, Kingston Il, Lake Forest Il, Ringwood Il, Plano Il, Winfield Il, Bellwood Il, Garden Prairie Il, Lansing Il, Wayne Il, Lake Zurich Il, Calumet City Il, Serena Il, Shorewood Il, Niles Il, Des Plaines Il, Ottawa Il, Elgin Il, Plainfield Il, Algonquin Il, Lake In The Hills Il, Fort Sheridan Il, Villa Park Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Capron Il, Marengo Il, Cortland Il, Wauconda Il, Hines Il, Elwood Il, Westchester Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Lincolnshire Il, Summit Argo Il, Kirkland Il, Richmond Il, Crystal Lake Il

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