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

Machesney, 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 Machesney, 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 Machesney, 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 Machesney, 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 Machesney, 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

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  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. 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.

  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.


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Angie's List Super Service Award for 2013.

The award reflects consistent high levels of customer service. Check our reviews at AngiesList.com.

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

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

Reliable LED Options Now Available

Reliable LED outdoor landscape lighting options for both new lighting system installations and existing lighting system LED bulb retrofits are now available for most customers and applications. Contact The Illuminators to discuss all your LED options.


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The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Woodridge Il, Oak Forest Il, Fox Valley Il, West Brooklyn Il, Steger Il, Brookfield Il, Peotone Il, Schaumburg Il, Alsip Il, Glencoe Il, Shorewood Il, Homer Glen Il, Lansing Il, Manhattan Il, Wauconda Il, South Elgin Il, Willowbrook Il, Cicero Il, Caledonia Il, Machesney Park Il, Evergreen Park Il, Calumet City Il, North Chicago Il, Plano Il, Palos Heights Il, Garden Prairie Il, Orland Park Il, Hines Il, Lyons Il, Riverside Il, West Chicago Il, Naperville Il, Park Forest Il, Rockford Il, Riverdale Il, Chicago Il, Barrington Il, Monee Il, Island Lake Il, Harvard Il, Lake Forest Il, Highland Park Il, Glenview Il, Esmond Il, South Holland Il, Wedron Il, Country Club Hills Il, Fox Lake Il, Kirkland Il, Dolton Il, Sugar Grove Il, Buffalo Grove Il, Leland Il, Genoa Il, North Aurora Il, Plato Center Il, Richmond Il, Carol Stream Il, Clarendon Hills Il, Richton Park Il, Stone Park Il, Villa Park Il, Compton Il, Ashton Il, Carpentersville Il, Rochelle Il, Zion Il, Alden Il, Lisle Il, Lee Il, Braidwood Il, La Grange Il, Montgomery Il, Kingston Il, Bensenville Il, Grayslake Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Russell Il, Lombard Il, Hazel Crest Il, Hanover Park Il, Downers Grove Il, Posen Il, Melrose Park Il, Gilberts Il, Sheridan Il, Bridgeview Il, Davis Junction Il, Cortland Il, Algonquin Il, Matteson Il, Burbank Il, Great Lakes Il, Arlington Heights Il, Wasco Il, Elmhurst Il, Ringwood Il, Mokena Il, Park Ridge Il, Mount Prospect Il

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