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

Stillman, Valley, 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 Stillman, Valley, 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 Stillman, Valley, 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 Stillman, Valley, 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 Stillman, Valley, 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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 2015.

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

"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!

Reliable LED Options Now Available

Reliable LED outdoor landscape lighting options for both new lighting system installations and existing lighting system LED bulb retrofits are now available for most customers and applications. Contact The Illuminators to discuss all your LED options.


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

West Chicago Il, Morton Grove Il, Mendota Il, Robbins Il, Addison Il, Elgin Il, Palatine Il, Hinsdale Il, Wheaton Il, Wilmette Il, Oak Brook Il, Homer Glen Il, Marseilles Il, Bensenville Il, Stillman Valley Il, Willowbrook Il, Crystal Lake Il, Highland Park Il, Palos Hills Il, Barrington Il, Westchester Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Batavia Il, Carol Stream Il, Kaneville Il, Dundee Il, Lisle Il, Fox River Grove Il, Lafox Il, Summit Argo Il, Fort Sheridan Il, Ashton Il, Flossmoor Il, Lake Villa Il, Verona Il, Bristol Il, Newark Il, Carpentersville Il, Lincolnwood Il, Broadview Il, Thornton Il, Orland Park Il, Richton Park Il, Bolingbrook Il, Kingston Il, Berkeley Il, Darien Il, Millbrook Il, Niles Il, Ringwood Il, Posen Il, Joliet Il, Vernon Hills Il, Riverside Il, Capron Il, Shabbona Il, Geneva Il, Highwood Il, Marengo Il, Bellwood Il, Naperville Il, Lake Bluff Il, Arlington Heights Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Mount Prospect Il, Hines Il, Alden Il, Blue Island Il, Dolton Il, Forest Park Il, Millington Il, Island Lake Il, Harvard Il, Schaumburg Il, Schiller Park Il, Justice Il, Loves Park Il, Itasca Il, North Chicago Il, Westmont Il, Bartlett Il, Glenview Il, Holcomb Il, Harwood Heights Il, Crest Hill Il, Ingleside Il, Mokena Il, Clarendon Hills Il, Grayslake Il, Dekalb Il, Richmond Il, Seneca Il, Mundelein Il, Montgomery Il, River Forest Il, Bloomingdale Il, Hillside Il, La Grange Park Il, Hanover Park Il, Oak Forest Il

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