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

Russell, 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 Russell, 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 Russell, 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 Russell, 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 Russell, 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2014.

Thanks to all our great customers for making it possible!!

Featured in the Chicago Tribune

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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:

Mount Prospect Il, Lake Villa Il, Lake Zurich Il, Winthrop Harbor Il, Manhattan Il, Capron Il, Orland Park Il, Lansing Il, Chicago Il, Malta Il, Maywood Il, Spring Grove Il, River Forest Il, Vernon Hills Il, Bristol Il, Richton Park Il, Harvard Il, Marseilles Il, Monroe Center Il, West Chicago Il, Matteson Il, Berwyn Il, Shabbona Il, Posen Il, Westchester Il, Elmhurst Il, Loves Park Il, Waukegan Il, Huntley Il, Ringwood Il, Gilberts Il, Midlothian Il, Des Plaines Il, Clarendon Hills Il, Addison Il, Lincolnwood Il, Summit Argo Il, Park Ridge Il, Paw Paw Il, Esmond Il, North Chicago Il, Naperville Il, Wheeling Il, Round Lake Il, Union Il, Millbrook Il, Maple Park Il, Antioch Il, Verona Il, Garden Prairie Il, Streamwood Il, Lockport Il, Bridgeview Il, Rockford Il, North Aurora Il, Woodridge Il, Wauconda Il, Darien Il, Coal City Il, Evanston Il, Kenilworth Il, Sycamore Il, Country Club Hills Il, Hanover Park Il, Oak Forest Il, Bedford Park Il, Yorkville Il, Lyons Il, Lisle Il, Channahon Il, Ashton Il, Brookfield Il, Berkeley Il, Wedron Il, Plainfield Il, Carol Stream Il, Wayne Il, Grayslake Il, Lindenwood Il, Hinsdale Il, Minooka Il, Westmont Il, Elmwood Park Il, Chicago Ridge Il, Glen Ellyn Il, Fox Valley Il, Earlville Il, Thornton Il, Kirkland Il, Bloomingdale Il, Mazon Il, Tinley Park Il, University Park Il, Niles Il, Lake Forest Il, Crystal Lake Il, Sugar Grove Il, Triumph Il, Shorewood Il, Rochelle Il

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