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

Wasco, 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 Wasco, 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 Wasco, 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 Wasco, 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 Wasco, 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 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 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.


News and Events

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.

Featured in the Chicago Tribune

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2016 Angie's List Super Service Award Winner

The Illuminators have won the 2016 Angie's List Super Service Award. This makes it 4 years in a row!! Thanks to all our great customers that continue to make this award possible for us.


Service Area

The Illuminators provides outdoor lighting solutions for the following cities:

Warrenville Il, Bensenville Il, Streamwood Il, Elmhurst Il, South Holland Il, Worth Il, Wheeling Il, Crest Hill Il, Glenview Il, Clare Il, Elk Grove Village Il, Gilberts Il, Wood Dale Il, Chicago Il, Morton Grove Il, Bristol Il, Hazel Crest Il, Hanover Park Il, Stone Park Il, Elwood Il, Gurnee Il, Oak Lawn Il, Peotone Il, Lemont Il, Willow Springs Il, Elmwood Park Il, Bloomingdale Il, Algonquin Il, Morris Il, Caledonia Il, Glencoe Il, Ashton Il, Newark Il, Flossmoor Il, Buffalo Grove Il, Grayslake Il, Marseilles Il, Big Rock Il, Westchester Il, Round Lake Il, Ottawa Il, Glen Ellyn Il, Roselle Il, Chicago Ridge Il, Crystal Lake Il, Park Forest Il, Des Plaines Il, Bridgeview Il, Mount Prospect Il, Verona Il, River Forest Il, Serena Il, Geneva Il, Creston Il, Machesney Park Il, Chana Il, Millington Il, Winfield Il, Oak Park Il, Mchenry Il, Mokena Il, Cortland Il, Tinley Park Il, Medinah Il, La Grange Il, Richmond Il, Braidwood Il, Evergreen Park Il, Riverside Il, Naperville Il, Addison Il, Ringwood Il, Winnetka Il, Stillman Valley Il, Northbrook Il, Poplar Grove Il, Barrington Il, Lincolnwood Il, Zion Il, Wayne Il, Prospect Heights Il, Wadsworth Il, Plainfield Il, Winthrop Harbor Il, Marengo Il, Rockford Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Hoffman Estates Il, Kenilworth Il, Vernon Hills Il, Justice Il, Darien Il, Eola Il, University Park Il, Wheaton Il, Great Lakes Il, Evanston Il, Palos Park Il, Sheridan Il, Thornton Il

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