2 0 0 5 – T h e B e g i n n i n g ...
Ten years ago two speleologists visited some show caves in Germany.
The unbelievably poor maintenance (especially the lighting) of one
of those caves disappointed and upset the cave professionals
so much that they decided, since show caves are extremely popular
among crowds of tourists not just speleologists, the aim should be
to preserve the caves as much as possible. Visitors must have
a chance to enjoy and experience the mysteries of the underground
world, while experiencing maximum positive emotions and unforgettable
memories without harming the cave’s ecosystem.
T e n Y e a r s L a t e r ...
Project “Cave Lighting™” has been constantly developing. We formed
a team of speleologist associates and specialists in different adjacent
fields like design engineers, constructing engineers, planners,
lighting designers, assemblers, and IT specialists. We developed
special equipment purposely designed for caves. (LED lighting systems,
music systems, control systems, etc.). We selected and tested modern
ecofriendly materials and technologies and gained valuable experience
in planning and running of underground attractions.
Since 2017, following three years of reconstruction and renovation, the Caves of Han have been basking in a new, LED-lit ambience. When developing innovative products and services within the framework of this large-scale project, top priority was given to visual perception and premium quality. But what makes this project special? A milestone in the history of show cave lighting has been reached! What is it that makes an LED lighting system in a show cave unique? Which technical aspects have to be taken into account? Which positive effects does modern LED technology bring for visitors, operators, investors and for the show cave? Why do investments in future-oriented technologies pay off, regarding both the economic and the ecological operation of a show cave? We have collected all the information about the workshop in 3 languages: English, German und French.» read more
Workshop: Grotte de Han – New Dramatic Effect of the Light in Han-sur-Lesse (Belgium) from 16 to 18 November 2017 We have collected all the information about the workshop in 3 languages: English, German and French. One in every four years Cave Lighting organizes informative events in different show caves in Europe. We last met in Switzerland in March 2013, where the specialist audience had the opportunity to visit the Höllgrotten Caves near Baar (Canton of Zug) and to inspect the electrical installation and the lighting system.» read more
After large parts of the cave had been cleaned and after the so called lampenflora had been removed, the owner, in collaboration with speleologists, decided to replace the illumination system by modern LEDs. The aim was to ensure show cave operation on a permanent basis and to simultaneously highlight the beauties of the show cave, thus making it more attractive for visitors.» read more