May 12, 2020
From LED to 3D printing, Coen Liedenbaum shares his experience of – and predictions for – disruptions to the lighting industry
In the early 2000s the lighting market was 100% conventional light bulbs. Coen Liedenbaum, then a researcher at Philips Lighting, knew there was a better way. It just needed to be invented.
Fast forward to today, and LED not only disrupted the industry, it became the new standard. In 2012 just 14% of Signify’s portfolio was LED, and 86% was conventional. Today LED is 78% of our portfolio, and conventional is just 12%. Coen Liedenbaum played a big role in kicking off that transformation.
And now he says “I’m working on something that not many people believe is the next big thing, but I do. I believe it’s even more disruptive than LED lighting.