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.
The trade magazine “Gebäudetechnik und Handwerk“ has taken notice of the cooperation of the companies Rittal and Cave Lighting. The editorial office characterized the project “Kluterthöhle” and the joint effort of Cave Lighting and Rittal as “The Underground Work of a Dream Team” [Dream Team für Untertage].» read more
Two further show caves of the Swabian Alb have been equipped with Cave Lighting LED technology: The “WimsenerHöhle” [Wimsen Cave]near Hayingen is the only show cave in Germany accessible by boat – you are taken about 80 meters deep into the interior of the water cave. The cave is now basking in a new and particularly impressive LED-lit ambience: specialist lighting was installed at more than 40 places, mostly underwater, which opens up completely new insights into this unique show cave. A new era has also dawned for the Schertelshöhle[Schertel´s Cave] in the Alb-Donube district on the alb [Laichinger Alb] near Westerheim: Visitors are welcome to marvel at the beauty of this cave which is basking in a new light. Both projects show that ecological and economic operation of a show cave are not necessarily a contradiction. Due to Cave Lighting LED technology, both show caves are looking to a sustainable and successful future!» read more
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