Modern technology lights the oldest cave

2009-08-31 19:07 BJT

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When you need look good for the public, lighting is critical, especially as one gets older. At three hundred and forty million years, the Orient Cave was due for a bit of sprucing-up. The cave is part of the Jenolan complex in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia. It recently re-opened and visitors can see it in a whole new light.

A group of children look at the roof of the cave.

Modern technology is now lighting the world oldest caves.

Some of the old light bulbs have been kept at the entrance, just to show the wiring and naked bulbs.

But more energy efficient LED lighting has taken over.

Reduced power consumption and less heat make the cave one of the most advanced in the world.