Published 19-10-2021

Big Ass Fans Australia Wins Business Innovation Award


Big Ass Fans Australia, a globally leading manufacturer of electrical fans, is pleased to announce it has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Business Innovation (BIA) in the prestigious The Australian Business Awards 2021.

The Australian Business Award for Business Innovation recognises organisations that have successfully implemented initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to business innovation. Big Ass Fans attributes its success to the company’s forward-thinking, proactive approach as well as its constant research and development efforts towards better innovative products.

The company saw the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to shift its commercial priorities to research and develop better airflow systems. The company needed to change the game and implement technology that would seamlessly combine stunning design, a reduction in energy consumption and a product that improves air quality. Big Ass Fans leads the way in innovation and research through extensive testing, including partnering with industry-leading scientists in a military-grade test facility with verified third-party laboratory tests.

Through this, they created the specially-designed Haiku with UV-C ceiling fan. Combining cutting-edge, whisper-quiet operation, smart home technology with a sleek design through automatic sensors and smartphone app control options, the Haiku fan is natural and simple solution, driven by both precision engineering and artistic sensibility.

Haiku is the first ceiling fan to incorporate sensors and microprocessors to create a fixture that monitors room conditions and learns user preferences, known as Big Ass Fans’ SenseME technology. Haiku’s integrated inverter drive motor helps Haiku exceed ENERGY STAR® efficiency requirements for residential ceiling fans by 450 per cent. By integrating all of these features with a UV-C uplight on top of the fan motor, pathogens pass through an antimicrobial zone created by the UV-C light, which destroys the pathogens and returns air to the occupants below. This is known as Big Ass Fans’ Clean Air System.

Through third party lab testing, The Big Ass Fans Clean Air System UVGI (UV-C) Antimicrobial Technology killed 99.9% of viruses in the air in 20 minutes, including SARS-CoV-2 and PhiX174 bacteriophage. The combination of airflow with air-purifying technology means the pathogens in any occupied space are constantly being neutralised, providing a healthier and happier environment. Big Ass Fans Australia Managing Director Shaun Brehaut said they were thrilled to be recognised as winners of ABA’s Business Innovation Award.

“Winning this award is a testament to the hard work of everyone involved at Big Ass Fans,” Mr Brehaut said. “As the world leader in transforming industrial, commercial and residential spaces with innovative airflow solutions, we pride ourselves on our commitment to researching and developing new innovations and more impactful environmentally-conscious decision making across all areas of our business.

“We are on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive and we carry that through everything we do as we work towards a more sustainable global ecology.” Recently, Big Ass Fans also won Good Design Australia’s Product Design Gold Award for this innovative new UV-C technology paired with its Haiku with UV-C fan.

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