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

Sycamore, 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 Sycamore, 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 Sycamore, 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 Sycamore, 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 Sycamore, 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 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.


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.

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The Illuminators have joined social media. We are now a part of Facebook, Twitter and Google +. Make sure you follow us on social media to keep up to date on current information and sales specials.
 

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.


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Hillside Il, Justice Il, Peotone Il, Russell Il, Homer Glen Il, Palos Hills Il, Broadview Il, Park Ridge Il, Streamwood Il, Oak Brook Il, Clare Il, Big Rock Il, Plano Il, Antioch Il, Techny Il, South Elgin Il, Chicago Heights Il, Esmond Il, Warrenville Il, Rochelle Il, Skokie Il, Glen Ellyn Il, Minooka Il, Island Lake Il, Prospect Heights Il, Loves Park Il, Hoffman Estates Il, Mchenry Il, Frankfort Il, Cary Il, Glenview Il, Highwood Il, Itasca Il, Calumet City Il, Clarendon Hills Il, Chicago Il, Alden Il, Downers Grove Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Crest Hill Il, Wasco Il, Hinsdale Il, Mount Prospect Il, Ringwood Il, Compton Il, Burbank Il, Oak Forest Il, Dekalb Il, Marengo Il, Worth Il, Evanston Il, Lincolnwood Il, Bensenville Il, Manhattan Il, Melrose Park Il, Western Springs Il, Plainfield Il, Carpentersville Il, Wheaton Il, Crystal Lake Il, Elmwood Park Il, Capron Il, Lee Il, Bedford Park Il, Davis Junction Il, Lombard Il, Maywood Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Robbins Il, Caledonia Il, Morris Il, Hanover Park Il, North Aurora Il, Belvidere Il, Palos Heights Il, Kirkland Il, Gurnee Il, Braidwood Il, Plato Center Il, Marseilles Il, Villa Park Il, Kenilworth Il, Cicero Il, Olympia Fields Il, Rockford Il, Alsip Il, Palos Park Il, Bolingbrook Il, Huntley Il, Cortland Il, Park Forest Il, Harvard Il, Lyons Il, Wedron Il, Monroe Center Il, Mazon Il, Markham Il, Montgomery Il, Gilberts Il, Fox River Grove Il

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