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

Maple, 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 Maple, 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 Maple, 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 Maple, 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 Maple, 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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

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.

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:

Franklin Park Il, Algonquin Il, Union Il, Dolton Il, La Grange Il, Mundelein Il, Itasca Il, Esmond Il, Wood Dale Il, Cicero Il, South Holland Il, Buffalo Grove Il, Woodridge Il, Stone Park Il, Saint Charles Il, South Elgin Il, Richton Park Il, Evanston Il, Millbrook Il, Homewood Il, Brookfield Il, Fort Sheridan Il, River Grove Il, Melrose Park Il, Mooseheart Il, Kingston Il, Lake In The Hills Il, Coal City Il, Batavia Il, Carol Stream Il, Kaneville Il, Geneva Il, Alsip Il, Serena Il, Darien Il, Minooka Il, North Chicago Il, Hillside Il, Addison Il, Palatine Il, Hanover Park Il, Shorewood Il, Justice Il, Libertyville Il, Streamwood Il, Bedford Park Il, Kirkland Il, Lombard Il, Grayslake Il, Paw Paw Il, Aurora Il, Marseilles Il, Lafox Il, Lake Bluff Il, Frankfort Il, Highwood Il, Winnetka Il, Downers Grove Il, Hometown Il, Posen Il, Chana Il, Peotone Il, Cortland Il, La Grange Park Il, West Chicago Il, Monee Il, Fox River Grove Il, Berkeley Il, Cherry Valley Il, Sycamore Il, Crest Hill Il, Warrenville Il, Glenwood Il, New Lenox Il, Belvidere Il, Creston Il, Maywood Il, Braceville Il, Steger Il, Marengo Il, Seneca Il, Willow Springs Il, Westchester Il, Monroe Center Il, Mount Prospect Il, Hinsdale Il, Lee Il, Spring Grove Il, Capron Il, Russell Il, Western Springs Il, Waterman Il, Davis Junction Il, Hoffman Estates Il, Shabbona Il, Ottawa Il, Rochelle Il, West Brooklyn Il, Ingleside Il, Triumph Il

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