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

Sandwich, 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 Sandwich, 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 Sandwich, 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 Sandwich, 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 Sandwich, 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. LED landscape lighting can save up to 80% in outdoor lighting energy costs, saving a consumer a significant amount of money per year over the other outdoor lighting options.

  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.


News and Events

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

This is our third consecutive award. Thanks to all our great customers!!!

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.

"2017 Best of Houzz Service" Award Winner

It's Official!!

The Illuminators Outdoor Lighting has won the "2017 Best of Houzz Service" award!!

Thanks to all our great customers for making this happen. We appreciate your enthusiasm and business!


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Evergreen Park Il, Harvey Il, Harvard Il, Hampshire Il, Lafox Il, Big Rock Il, Posen Il, Mooseheart Il, Island Lake Il, Midlothian Il, Monee Il, Morris Il, Lake Bluff Il, Capron Il, Wauconda Il, Lake Zurich Il, Roscoe Il, Deerfield Il, Serena Il, Wheaton Il, Oak Lawn Il, Schiller Park Il, North Aurora Il, Park Forest Il, Buffalo Grove Il, Westmont Il, Chicago Il, Malta Il, Carpentersville Il, Grayslake Il, Algonquin Il, Mchenry Il, Huntley Il, Loves Park Il, Union Il, Fort Sheridan Il, Shabbona Il, Cherry Valley Il, Downers Grove Il, Seneca Il, Lombard Il, Crystal Lake Il, Gilberts Il, Lansing Il, Berkeley Il, Plano Il, Woodstock Il, Round Lake Il, Verona Il, Compton Il, Leland Il, Chana Il, Yorkville Il, Braidwood Il, Western Springs Il, Stone Park Il, South Elgin Il, Glenwood Il, Holcomb Il, Bristol Il, Markham Il, Chicago Heights Il, Wonder Lake Il, Willowbrook Il, Mundelein Il, Monroe Center Il, Antioch Il, Evanston Il, Millington Il, Mendota Il, Somonauk Il, Hinckley Il, Homer Glen Il, Homewood Il, Warrenville Il, Summit Argo Il, Lake Forest Il, Chicago Ridge Il, Harwood Heights Il, Lindenwood Il, Darien Il, Calumet City Il, Spring Grove Il, Lincolnshire Il, Winthrop Harbor Il, Lisle Il, Flossmoor Il, Prospect Heights Il, Frankfort Il, Kingston Il, Steger Il, Garden Prairie Il, West Chicago Il, Cortland Il, Marengo Il, Elmhurst Il, Vernon Hills Il, Steward Il, Richton Park Il, Clarendon Hills Il

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