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

Harvard, 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 Harvard, 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 Harvard, 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 Harvard, 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 Harvard, 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 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.

  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 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

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.

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

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

Featured in the Chicago Tribune

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Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Flossmoor Il, Fox Lake Il, Wilmington Il, Poplar Grove Il, Cary Il, West Brooklyn Il, Zion Il, Highwood Il, Sheridan Il, Winthrop Harbor Il, Channahon Il, Cortland Il, Compton Il, Wauconda Il, Homewood Il, Serena Il, Westchester Il, Bensenville Il, Morton Grove Il, Morris Il, Carol Stream Il, Montgomery Il, Belvidere Il, Romeoville Il, Big Rock Il, Wheaton Il, South Elgin Il, Hanover Park Il, Elburn Il, Schiller Park Il, Western Springs Il, Alden Il, Carpentersville Il, Alsip Il, Bristol Il, Lake Forest Il, Genoa Il, Great Lakes Il, Russell Il, Evanston Il, Shabbona Il, Warrenville Il, Olympia Fields Il, Mount Prospect Il, Barrington Il, Calumet City Il, Woodstock Il, Villa Park Il, Lombard Il, Leland Il, Harwood Heights Il, Burlington Il, Vernon Hills Il, Triumph Il, South Holland Il, Hampshire Il, Lake Villa Il, Woodridge Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Streamwood Il, Bloomingdale Il, Grayslake Il, Monroe Center Il, Hometown Il, Lemont Il, Cicero Il, Shorewood Il, Downers Grove Il, Elgin Il, Hillside Il, Aurora Il, Westmont Il, Richmond Il, Wood Dale Il, Plano Il, Yorkville Il, Roselle Il, Glencoe Il, Broadview Il, Clare Il, Esmond Il, Mazon Il, Ashton Il, Fox River Grove Il, Saint Charles Il, Plainfield Il, Caledonia Il, Justice Il, Spring Grove Il, Kenilworth Il, Lake Zurich Il, Peotone Il, Glendale Heights Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Sandwich Il, Antioch Il, Homer Glen Il, Geneva Il, Waukegan Il, Willow Springs Il

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