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

Elwood, 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 Elwood, 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 Elwood, 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 Elwood, 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 Elwood, 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 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. 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.


News and Events

Angie's List Super Service Award for 2013.

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Featured in the Chicago Tribune

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Angie's List Super Service Award for 2015.

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


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Wadsworth Il, Oak Lawn Il, Waterman Il, Wonder Lake Il, Bellwood Il, Shabbona Il, Homewood Il, Stillman Valley Il, Paw Paw Il, Woodridge Il, Malta Il, Cortland Il, Wilmette Il, Eola Il, Northbrook Il, Shorewood Il, Palos Heights Il, Waukegan Il, Davis Junction Il, Country Club Hills Il, Schiller Park Il, Hazel Crest Il, River Grove Il, Thornton Il, Lincolnwood Il, Bolingbrook Il, Huntley Il, Peotone Il, Island Lake Il, Harvey Il, Caledonia Il, River Forest Il, Arlington Heights Il, Flossmoor Il, Lincolnshire Il, Minooka Il, Sheridan Il, La Grange Park Il, Cherry Valley Il, Barrington Il, Naperville Il, Evanston Il, Orland Park Il, Streamwood Il, Park Forest Il, Winnetka Il, Westchester Il, Carol Stream Il, Marseilles Il, Lake In The Hills Il, Markham Il, Geneva Il, Batavia Il, Palos Park Il, Chana Il, Bridgeview Il, Capron Il, Sugar Grove Il, Willow Springs Il, Genoa Il, Elmhurst Il, Calumet City Il, Sycamore Il, Aurora Il, Oswego Il, Hebron Il, Lake Villa Il, South Holland Il, Medinah Il, Hickory Hills Il, Lafox Il, North Aurora Il, Harvard Il, New Lenox Il, Brookfield Il, Alden Il, Antioch Il, Channahon Il, Evergreen Park Il, Plano Il, Bedford Park Il, Morton Grove Il, Maywood Il, Des Plaines Il, Coal City Il, Winfield Il, Lansing Il, Lake Forest Il, Lockport Il, Maple Park Il, Darien Il, Kaneville Il, Mundelein Il, Rockford Il, Chicago Il, Olympia Fields Il, Gurnee Il, Franklin Park Il, Oak Park Il, Mchenry Il

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