Organic Response is demonstrating a new disruptive lighting technology at the Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt.

Organic Response’s disruptive technology is in the form of a matchbox-sized sensor node that will revolutionise the lighting controls segment. 

Organic Response is an innovative lighting control system built entirely on distributed intelligence that is inspired by the behaviour of schooling fish. This unique architecture enables incredible simplicity of installation and operation while delivering superior energy savings and occupancy comfort.

At the core of the lighting control technology is the sensor node, which is integrated into light fittings during their manufacture. No additional wiring or commissioning is required during site installation with the sensor node starting to work the moment the light fitting is connected to mains power.

Havells Concord OfficeLyte Organic Response enabled luminaire has just won the 2014 Lighting Design Award in the Lighting Controls section, and is on display at Light + Building 2014.

Consisting of motion and ambient light sensors, infrared receiver and infrared transmitter, each sensor node adjusts its light’s output based on occupancy behaviour and ambient light, and shares this information over wireless infrared communication with its neighbours so that they can determine their own optimised light level. While each light makes decisions individually, the ‘distributed intelligence’ communication means they all act together to deliver industry leading energy savings and occupant comfort.

Organic Response CEO Mr Chris Duffield explains Organic Response represents the first wave of new Distributed Intelligence lighting technology that will make the complex lighting management systems in modern commercial buildings redundant.

The plug and play lighting technology can be cheaply fitted to any new or existing building in the world that has an electricity supply and an electrician to install the fittings, providing amazing power savings while enabling control through an app on the iPhone.

The Havells Sylvania luminaires will be among the first of dozens of new models and styles to be rolled out by European and Asia Pacific partners throughout 2014-2015.

Mr Duffield said the integrated luminaires have been trialled extensively with remarkable results, including energy savings of up to 85% and payback periods of as little as three years, proving themselves to be simple to install and cost effective to operate.

There is also the potential to contribute to even greater efficiency within the built environment through the exploitation of the Occupancy Information Cloud (OIC) - the continuous stream of real time, location-specific occupancy information being generated by the system in response to occupants. 

Duffield adds that this information is very valuable to building management systems controlling HVAC, lifts, security and other facilities where the data can be used to make more intelligent decisions about their own operation, reducing energy consumption even further.

Organic Response technology will be part of the Havells Sylvania stand in Hall 6.2, Stand C04. Havells Sylvania is one of Organic Response’s Strategic Technology Alliance partners in the UK and Europe.

Organic Response has won several ICT iAwards including best Start-Up and the Inspiration Award for most promising innovation. The Company represented Australia in the Asia Pacific ICT Awards – APICTA. Following its win in the Australian Cleantech Competition, the company represented Australia at the World Cleantech Competition in Silicon Valley in November 2013.