Whether it’s a cave six metres below the ground, an underground zoo enclosure or a light-compromised industrial space, technology now allows for the insertion of daylighting solutions that can remove the need for electrical lighting in most instances.
The innovative technology represents a leap in terms of design solutions for a huge range of spaces, and it can be used to create anything from an artistic luminous display to providing enough light to fish in an indoor tank.
“Tubular daylighting technology is a way of bringing light over long distances into areas where windows or skylights aren’t an option,” Hometech’s Tracy Neilson says. “Our Solatube tubular daylighting technology is an eco-friendly and affordable solution to illuminate dark spaces and either significantly reduce or remove the need for electricity.”
In Kostolac, Eastern Serbia an underground archaeological park has opened to the public. Its located six metres underground, allowing visitors to step into the earth and see exposed skeletons of female mammoth and her four young relatives.
“In order to open the underground tourist destination, lighting was required that didn’t introduce damaging UV rays for the skeletons,” Tracy says.