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

Lake, In, The, Hills, 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 Lake, In, The, Hills, 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 Lake, In, The, Hills, 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 Lake, In, The, Hills, 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 Lake, In, The, Hills, 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. 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.

  3. 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.


News and Events

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

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

"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!

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The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Plato Center Il, Esmond Il, Wilmette Il, Burbank Il, Monee Il, Highwood Il, Oak Lawn Il, Forest Park Il, Hebron Il, Lansing Il, Posen Il, Park Forest Il, Paw Paw Il, Evergreen Park Il, Medinah Il, Wasco Il, Mazon Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Warrenville Il, Machesney Park Il, Palos Heights Il, Garden Prairie Il, Westmont Il, Villa Park Il, Kenilworth Il, Waterman Il, Robbins Il, Stillman Valley Il, Park Ridge Il, Midlothian Il, Crystal Lake Il, Western Springs Il, Lake Bluff Il, North Chicago Il, Arlington Heights Il, Bellwood Il, Broadview Il, Frankfort Il, South Holland Il, Naperville Il, River Forest Il, Lee Il, Olympia Fields Il, Marengo Il, Kaneville Il, Big Rock Il, Genoa Il, West Chicago Il, Homewood Il, Stone Park Il, Alden Il, Davis Junction Il, Des Plaines Il, Libertyville Il, Downers Grove Il, River Grove Il, Addison Il, Shorewood Il, Hampshire Il, Fox Lake Il, Highland Park Il, Lake Forest Il, Hinckley Il, Lincolnshire Il, Dolton Il, Justice Il, University Park Il, Crest Hill Il, Deerfield Il, Hickory Hills Il, Willowbrook Il, Marseilles Il, Harwood Heights Il, Lake Zurich Il, La Grange Park Il, Harvey Il, Morris Il, Mchenry Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Shabbona Il, Richmond Il, Cicero Il, Leland Il, Millbrook Il, Bloomingdale Il, Ashton Il, Homer Glen Il, Yorkville Il, Lindenwood Il, Orland Park Il, Creston Il, Wayne Il, Steward Il, Bridgeview Il, Compton Il, Serena Il, Joliet Il, Streamwood Il, Batavia Il, South Elgin Il

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