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

South, Elgin, 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 South, Elgin, 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 South, Elgin, 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 South, Elgin, 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 South, Elgin, 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. 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. 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.

  3. LED bulbs and fixtures are shock resistant. They can withstand bumps and knocks. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs do not have delicate filaments which can be damaged due to movement of a fixture or bulb.


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:

North Chicago Il, Willowbrook Il, Winfield Il, Homer Glen Il, University Park Il, Marseilles Il, Hometown Il, Vernon Hills Il, Kirkland Il, Riverdale Il, Glen Ellyn Il, Bartlett Il, Clare Il, Itasca Il, Country Club Hills Il, Genoa Il, Mazon Il, Union Il, Park Ridge Il, Wedron Il, Palos Park Il, Glenview Il, Bedford Park Il, Gurnee Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Yorkville Il, Thornton Il, Shabbona Il, Richton Park Il, West Brooklyn Il, Belvidere Il, Manhattan Il, Cicero Il, Plano Il, Serena Il, Highland Park Il, Flossmoor Il, Mount Prospect Il, Bolingbrook Il, Kaneville Il, Wood Dale Il, Machesney Park Il, Channahon Il, Glenwood Il, Ringwood Il, Garden Prairie Il, Glencoe Il, Broadview Il, Lemont Il, Libertyville Il, Oak Brook Il, Fox River Grove Il, Russell Il, Franklin Park Il, Seneca Il, Bellwood Il, Lombard Il, Hickory Hills Il, Melrose Park Il, Saint Charles Il, Carol Stream Il, Hazel Crest Il, Spring Grove Il, Lake Zurich Il, Cary Il, Riverside Il, Hinsdale Il, Schaumburg Il, La Grange Park Il, Somonauk Il, Hebron Il, Earlville Il, Westchester Il, Leland Il, Lake Villa Il, Hoffman Estates Il, Gilberts Il, River Grove Il, Tinley Park Il, Wayne Il, Morton Grove Il, Homewood Il, Compton Il, Buffalo Grove Il, Roselle Il, Dolton Il, Bloomingdale Il, Harvard Il, West Chicago Il, Forest Park Il, Romeoville Il, Warrenville Il, Worth Il, Techny Il, Palos Heights Il, Lindenwood Il, Aurora Il, Grayslake Il, Highwood Il, Lockport Il

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