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

Chicago, Ridge, 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 Chicago, Ridge, 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 Chicago, Ridge, 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 Chicago, Ridge, 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 Chicago, Ridge, 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 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. 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

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

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

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2014.

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

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The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Lemont Il, Peotone Il, Hickory Hills Il, Willow Springs Il, Bristol Il, Hoffman Estates Il, Wheaton Il, Park Forest Il, Deerfield Il, Hanover Park Il, Maywood Il, Great Lakes Il, Steger Il, Lansing Il, Coal City Il, Justice Il, Carpentersville Il, Villa Park Il, Stillman Valley Il, Lockport Il, Hampshire Il, Maple Park Il, Yorkville Il, Calumet City Il, Olympia Fields Il, Woodridge Il, Serena Il, La Grange Il, West Brooklyn Il, Gilberts Il, Round Lake Il, Kirkland Il, Sheridan Il, Harvey Il, Thornton Il, Hometown Il, Garden Prairie Il, Batavia Il, Lisle Il, Broadview Il, Caledonia Il, Lake Forest Il, Lafox Il, Glen Ellyn Il, Poplar Grove Il, Medinah Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Morris Il, Wayne Il, Schaumburg Il, Naperville Il, Island Lake Il, Wheeling Il, Golf Il, Earlville Il, Geneva Il, Addison Il, Elburn Il, New Lenox Il, Palos Heights Il, Braceville Il, Spring Grove Il, Lindenwood Il, Woodstock Il, Cary Il, Antioch Il, Mchenry Il, North Chicago Il, Wonder Lake Il, Mundelein Il, Western Springs Il, Hinsdale Il, Cicero Il, Crystal Lake Il, Millbrook Il, Chana Il, Ingleside Il, Bloomingdale Il, Wood Dale Il, Alsip Il, Algonquin Il, Berwyn Il, Braidwood Il, South Elgin Il, Melrose Park Il, Skokie Il, Westmont Il, Wadsworth Il, Evanston Il, Midlothian Il, Barrington Il, Bartlett Il, Arlington Heights Il, Elmhurst Il, Grayslake Il, Joliet Il, North Aurora Il, Bolingbrook Il, Westchester Il, Union Il

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