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

Medinah, 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 Medinah, 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 Medinah, 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 Medinah, 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 Medinah, 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. 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.

  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. It is a good idea to have your existing outdoor landscape lighting system professionally maintained 1 - 2 times a year to protect your original investment and to prevent service issues over time.


News and Events

We Retrofit Halogen Bulbs

The Illuminators installed LED retrofit bulbs into a customer's existing deck (puck) lights because their halogen bulbs were causing too much heat and caused the fixtures to be hot to the touch. After installing the LED bulbs the customer was happy to report that the heat problem had been solved.

Featured in the Chicago Tribune

You can read about it here.

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

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


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Carpentersville Il, Mazon Il, Hillside Il, New Lenox Il, Hometown Il, Wedron Il, Niles Il, Hampshire Il, Mokena Il, Saint Charles Il, Lindenwood Il, Carol Stream Il, Schaumburg Il, Glenview Il, Tinley Park Il, Marengo Il, Capron Il, Melrose Park Il, Bristol Il, Antioch Il, Morton Grove Il, Wheaton Il, South Holland Il, Palatine Il, Riverside Il, Hoffman Estates Il, Northbrook Il, Kenilworth Il, Orland Park Il, Winnetka Il, Ottawa Il, Techny Il, Hanover Park Il, Woodridge Il, Palos Park Il, Berkeley Il, Glencoe Il, Des Plaines Il, Clarendon Hills Il, Chicago Ridge Il, Peotone Il, River Grove Il, Wilmette Il, Davis Junction Il, Channahon Il, Sycamore Il, Aurora Il, Stone Park Il, Compton Il, Triumph Il, Itasca Il, Steger Il, Mount Prospect Il, Wilmington Il, Chana Il, Villa Park Il, Bensenville Il, Evergreen Park Il, River Forest Il, Braceville Il, Woodstock Il, Oswego Il, Mchenry Il, Dolton Il, Zion Il, Hinsdale Il, Monroe Center Il, Harvey Il, Serena Il, Yorkville Il, Alden Il, Dundee Il, Garden Prairie Il, Genoa Il, Highwood Il, Vernon Hills Il, Wood Dale Il, Highland Park Il, Lake Villa Il, Waterman Il, Millbrook Il, Great Lakes Il, Elgin Il, Bloomingdale Il, Ringwood Il, University Park Il, Kingston Il, Millington Il, Shorewood Il, Fox River Grove Il, Calumet City Il, Addison Il, Downers Grove Il, Cherry Valley Il, Evanston Il, Posen Il, Homewood Il, Justice Il, Western Springs Il, Wonder Lake Il

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