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

Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 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.

  2. 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.

  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.


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Angie's List Super Service Award for 2013.

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Angie's List Super Service Award for 2014.

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

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.


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The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Algonquin Il, Kenilworth Il, Saint Charles Il, Gilberts Il, Itasca Il, Wauconda Il, Kaneville Il, Ringwood Il, Aurora Il, Braidwood Il, Blue Island Il, Palos Hills Il, Forest Park Il, Thornton Il, Bellwood Il, Oak Brook Il, Manhattan Il, Compton Il, Lincolnwood Il, Waukegan Il, Stillman Valley Il, Carpentersville Il, Brookfield Il, Wheaton Il, Deerfield Il, Melrose Park Il, Naperville Il, Crystal Lake Il, Crest Hill Il, Marseilles Il, Glenwood Il, Lake Bluff Il, Wasco Il, Cicero Il, Ingleside Il, Holcomb Il, Malta Il, Westchester Il, Creston Il, Fox Valley Il, Carol Stream Il, Worth Il, Glendale Heights Il, Earlville Il, Homewood Il, Chicago Il, Mundelein Il, Glen Ellyn Il, Bloomingdale Il, Sandwich Il, Highland Park Il, Markham Il, Riverside Il, Antioch Il, Wadsworth Il, Justice Il, Orland Park Il, Oak Lawn Il, Alsip Il, Romeoville Il, Bristol Il, Wheeling Il, Downers Grove Il, Glencoe Il, Oswego Il, Seneca Il, Woodstock Il, Bensenville Il, Prospect Heights Il, Schiller Park Il, Loves Park Il, Villa Park Il, River Grove Il, Willow Springs Il, Lockport Il, Addison Il, Rockford Il, Woodridge Il, Shorewood Il, Lafox Il, Mokena Il, Winfield Il, Clare Il, Newark Il, Arlington Heights Il, Franklin Park Il, Dundee Il, Chicago Ridge Il, Calumet City Il, Belvidere Il, Lindenwood Il, Monroe Center Il, Braceville Il, Morton Grove Il, Ashton Il, Davis Junction Il, Steger Il, Wonder Lake Il, Chicago Heights Il, Lisle Il

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