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THE ILLUMINATORS offer service, maintenance and repairs for all types of outdoor lighting and landscape lighting for Fox, Lake, 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

Fox, Lake, 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 Fox, Lake, 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 Fox, Lake, 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 Fox, Lake, 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 Fox, Lake, 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 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.

  2. 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.

  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

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2014.

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

Featured in the Chicago Tribune

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Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Burbank Il, Olympia Fields Il, Streamwood Il, Thornton Il, Loves Park Il, Richmond Il, Arlington Heights Il, Kirkland Il, Crest Hill Il, Stillman Valley Il, Wood Dale Il, Riverside Il, Wedron Il, Palos Heights Il, Summit Argo Il, Monee Il, Westchester Il, South Holland Il, Elwood Il, Bloomingdale Il, Rockford Il, Blue Island Il, Hanover Park Il, Posen Il, Hinsdale Il, Homewood Il, Glendale Heights Il, Lake Villa Il, Ashton Il, Chicago Ridge Il, Libertyville Il, Island Lake Il, Berkeley Il, Gurnee Il, Glen Ellyn Il, Winnetka Il, Villa Park Il, Clarendon Hills Il, Flossmoor Il, Gilberts Il, Russell Il, Justice Il, Park Ridge Il, Alsip Il, Grayslake Il, Winthrop Harbor Il, Wheaton Il, Joliet Il, Braceville Il, Ottawa Il, Sugar Grove Il, Frankfort Il, Marengo Il, Romeoville Il, Bartlett Il, Addison Il, Calumet City Il, Highland Park Il, Skokie Il, Waterman Il, Creston Il, Bedford Park Il, Mundelein Il, Maple Park Il, Itasca Il, University Park Il, Triumph Il, Cortland Il, Lake Zurich Il, Oak Brook Il, Plainfield Il, West Chicago Il, Genoa Il, Plato Center Il, Northbrook Il, Shorewood Il, North Chicago Il, Earlville Il, Brookfield Il, Chana Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Bellwood Il, Cherry Valley Il, Woodridge Il, Elmhurst Il, Round Lake Il, Harvard Il, Midlothian Il, Glencoe Il, Paw Paw Il, Yorkville Il, Lemont Il, Lombard Il, Serena Il, Elburn Il, Great Lakes Il, Morton Grove Il, Hometown Il, Hines Il, Marseilles Il

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