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

Plainfield, 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 Plainfield, 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 Plainfield, 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 Plainfield, 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 Plainfield, 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. 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. 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.


News and Events

"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!

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

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

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.


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Glen Ellyn Il, Huntley Il, Kaneville Il, Wonder Lake Il, Plato Center Il, Island Lake Il, Hines Il, Deerfield Il, Waterman Il, Glendale Heights Il, Batavia Il, Homer Glen Il, Forest Park Il, Ottawa Il, Evergreen Park Il, Roselle Il, Glenview Il, Elburn Il, Wheeling Il, Oak Lawn Il, Woodstock Il, Chicago Il, Bartlett Il, Lafox Il, Wilmette Il, Villa Park Il, Lee Il, Sycamore Il, Summit Argo Il, Robbins Il, Olympia Fields Il, Cary Il, Bloomingdale Il, Gilberts Il, Geneva Il, Prospect Heights Il, Union Il, Bolingbrook Il, Romeoville Il, Kirkland Il, Riverside Il, Dundee Il, Libertyville Il, Lake In The Hills Il, Oak Brook Il, Antioch Il, Garden Prairie Il, Creston Il, Techny Il, Morris Il, Grayslake Il, Somonauk Il, Oak Forest Il, Des Plaines Il, Plano Il, Palatine Il, Arlington Heights Il, Hinsdale Il, Willowbrook Il, West Chicago Il, Broadview Il, Lansing Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Medinah Il, Great Lakes Il, Hinckley Il, Algonquin Il, Maple Park Il, Dekalb Il, Elmwood Park Il, Hickory Hills Il, Country Club Hills Il, Stone Park Il, Wheaton Il, Wood Dale Il, Barrington Il, Lindenwood Il, Shabbona Il, Ingleside Il, Crest Hill Il, Harvard Il, Kenilworth Il, Berkeley Il, Palos Heights Il, Willow Springs Il, Frankfort Il, Triumph Il, Worth Il, Calumet City Il, Loves Park Il, Oswego Il, Spring Grove Il, Ashton Il, Mchenry Il, Harwood Heights Il, Schaumburg Il, Homewood Il, Rochelle Il, Braidwood Il, Eola Il

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