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

Carol, Stream, 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 Carol, Stream, 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 Carol, Stream, 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 Carol, Stream, 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 Carol, Stream, 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

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  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 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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Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Ringwood Il, Posen Il, Crest Hill Il, Mokena Il, Capron Il, Glencoe Il, Tinley Park Il, Markham Il, Gilberts Il, Lindenwood Il, Davis Junction Il, Wasco Il, Garden Prairie Il, Warrenville Il, Elwood Il, Millbrook Il, Verona Il, Wadsworth Il, Sheridan Il, Willowbrook Il, Saint Charles Il, Russell Il, Fox River Grove Il, Shorewood Il, Stillman Valley Il, Calumet City Il, Golf Il, Wood Dale Il, Hometown Il, Palatine Il, Braidwood Il, Aurora Il, Maywood Il, Lombard Il, North Aurora Il, Lincolnwood Il, Bolingbrook Il, Dekalb Il, Deerfield Il, Bellwood Il, Marseilles Il, Woodridge Il, Triumph Il, Palos Hills Il, Poplar Grove Il, Roselle Il, Justice Il, Hoffman Estates Il, New Lenox Il, Mundelein Il, Ingleside Il, Wilmette Il, Naperville Il, South Holland Il, Olympia Fields Il, Brookfield Il, Barrington Il, Plainfield Il, Schaumburg Il, Lisle Il, Coal City Il, Des Plaines Il, Leland Il, Matteson Il, Shabbona Il, Melrose Park Il, Round Lake Il, Peotone Il, Elburn Il, Machesney Park Il, Lansing Il, Hinckley Il, Woodstock Il, Huntley Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Hines Il, Joliet Il, Wayne Il, Wedron Il, Stone Park Il, Romeoville Il, Bensenville Il, Mendota Il, Berwyn Il, Burbank Il, Country Club Hills Il, Monee Il, Alden Il, Crystal Lake Il, Oak Lawn Il, Big Rock Il, Richton Park Il, Thornton Il, Lake Bluff Il, Fort Sheridan Il, South Elgin Il, Waukegan Il, Park Ridge Il, Willow Springs Il, Midlothian Il

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