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

Marengo, 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 Marengo, 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 Marengo, 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 Marengo, 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 Marengo, 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

Path Lighting

Path Lighting
Creates symmetrical patterns and pools of light for illuminating walkways, steps, flowerbeds and gardens.
Allows for safe navigation and enhances the beauty around the property.

Examples

Front Walk Path Lighting Pool Path Lighting

Step and Deck Lighting

Step and Deck Lighting
Light up normally dangerous high traffic areas.
All changes in elecation in the landscape such as steps or terraces should be illuminated for safety.

Examples

Step Lighting Stairs Lighting

Grazing

Grazing
Enhances the texture of a vertical surface by placing a fixture directly against the surfface and aiming the beam up.
This technique really highlights the architectural beauty and causes stunning effects.

Examples

Grazing on a Peak Grazing on a TurretGrazing on a Turret

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

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.

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.

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2014.

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


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Lockport Il, Dundee Il, Lake In The Hills Il, Morton Grove Il, Vernon Hills Il, Great Lakes Il, Oak Lawn Il, Malta Il, Winthrop Harbor Il, Palos Hills Il, Bartlett Il, Shabbona Il, Chana Il, Streamwood Il, Wayne Il, Serena Il, Carol Stream Il, Brookfield Il, Belvidere Il, Medinah Il, Huntley Il, Schaumburg Il, Harvard Il, Chicago Ridge Il, Winfield Il, Plainfield Il, Orland Park Il, Techny Il, Calumet City Il, Millbrook Il, Round Lake Il, Justice Il, Lincolnshire Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Oak Brook Il, Riverdale Il, Lisle Il, Hillside Il, Palatine Il, Rockford Il, Dekalb Il, Park Forest Il, Bedford Park Il, Fort Sheridan Il, Wonder Lake Il, Sugar Grove Il, Barrington Il, Wheeling Il, Warrenville Il, Stillman Valley Il, River Grove Il, Summit Argo Il, Mount Prospect Il, Harvey Il, Waukegan Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Morris Il, Mundelein Il, Spring Grove Il, Hazel Crest Il, Glendale Heights Il, Zion Il, Lemont Il, Bristol Il, Burbank Il, Braceville Il, West Chicago Il, Elwood Il, South Holland Il, Montgomery Il, Itasca Il, River Forest Il, Ottawa Il, Highland Park Il, Plano Il, Sheridan Il, Joliet Il, Hoffman Estates Il, Des Plaines Il, La Grange Park Il, Island Lake Il, Millington Il, Elmhurst Il, Steger Il, Hickory Hills Il, Alden Il, New Lenox Il, Addison Il, Clare Il, Broadview Il, Matteson Il, Lake Forest Il, Glencoe Il, Kingston Il, Lindenwood Il, Markham Il, Palos Park Il, Big Rock Il, Country Club Hills Il, Gurnee Il

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