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.
Due to LED technology, specific points can be highlighted. In the past, cave sections only had enough illumination to guide visitors through the property. Most of the old lights glared so brightly that they prevented visitors from enjoying the details and the beauty of the cave. Now using modern materials and methods we are able to play with light and colour with spectacular results. Things that were never visible with the old systems are now highlighted in elaborate detail.» read more
The gemstone mines in Steinkaulenberg are the only gemstone mines in Europe accessible to the public. You will see sparkling rock crystals, amethysts, smoky quartz, calcite. For that reason the operators, Edelsteinminen GmbH, in cooperation with the city of Idar-Oberstein, set themselves the target of improving the presentation of the show mines and saving them from destruction in the long run. This could be realized by completely replacing the traditional illumination through an LED lighting system produced and installed by Cave Lighting™.» read more