Bridgelux featured in Smart Planet: Bridgelux CEO Bill Watkins: With LEDs, $100B lighting industry nears ‘major tech revolution’

When the world gets you down, start a cleantech company.

That’s the sense I got from Bridgelux CEO Bill Watkins, who reinvented his career by moving from the semiconductor industry to the burgeoning greentech one.

Watkins, who once led computer storage company Seagate Technology, says he’s hell-bent on making his new Livermore, Calif.-based company successful — and he plans on doing so by disrupting the $100 billion worldwide general lighting market with his company’s LED bulbs.

 By Andrew Nusca

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