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

Spring, Grove, 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 Spring, Grove, 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 Spring, Grove, 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 Spring, Grove, 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 Spring, Grove, 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 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.

  2. 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.

  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.


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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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The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Marseilles Il, Wheeling Il, Kingston Il, Grayslake Il, Shabbona Il, Steger Il, Chicago Heights Il, Ottawa Il, Joliet Il, Lyons Il, Big Rock Il, Great Lakes Il, Bedford Park Il, Glendale Heights Il, Elmwood Park Il, Morris Il, Wedron Il, Hanover Park Il, Hines Il, Elgin Il, Channahon Il, Maple Park Il, Dekalb Il, Evergreen Park Il, Niles Il, Villa Park Il, Round Lake Il, Stillman Valley Il, Lake Forest Il, Medinah Il, Chana Il, Holcomb Il, Glen Ellyn Il, Newark Il, Crystal Lake Il, Oswego Il, Willow Springs Il, Burlington Il, Spring Grove Il, Glencoe Il, La Grange Park Il, Matteson Il, Algonquin Il, Wadsworth Il, Wheaton Il, University Park Il, Clarendon Hills Il, Machesney Park Il, Hinckley Il, Westchester Il, West Chicago Il, Ashton Il, Ringwood Il, Cicero Il, Bellwood Il, Cary Il, Orland Park Il, Alsip Il, Bridgeview Il, Melrose Park Il, Willowbrook Il, Richmond Il, Peotone Il, Riverdale Il, Lake In The Hills Il, Glenview Il, Lincolnwood Il, Oak Brook Il, Schaumburg Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Robbins Il, Dolton Il, Elwood Il, Waukegan Il, Palos Hills Il, Eola Il, Montgomery Il, Hillside Il, Schiller Park Il, Harvard Il, Seneca Il, Dundee Il, Barrington Il, Kenilworth Il, Hampshire Il, Esmond Il, Gilberts Il, Carpentersville Il, Thornton Il, Warrenville Il, Hebron Il, Park Forest Il, South Holland Il, Lake Bluff Il, Fox River Grove Il, Maywood Il, Justice Il, Stone Park Il, Mazon Il, Sandwich Il

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