Philips, Warner

Lemnis Lighting

Warner Philips is the co-founder of Lemnis Lighting, a leading energy- and cost-efficient LED lighting company based in the Netherlands and San Francisco and with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Johannesburg. With the Pharox line of the retrofit products Lemnis aims to offer zero compromise lighting solutions. Lemnis Lighting pioneered the Pharox LED light bulb as the first direct replacement for a 40-watt incandescent lamp in 2006, followed by 60-watt replacement in 2009. Lemnis has expanded its scope to include outdoor, greenhouse lighting and solar-powered LED lighting. In 2009, Lemnis Lighting received the Technology Pioneer award from the World Economic Forum and has worked in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative, World Bank, and the Dutch National Postcard Lottery, the largest charitable funder in the Netherlands. Mr. Philips began his career at NeSBIC Groep, the independent VC subsidiary of Fortis Bank, and then led the strategic reorganization of Secon Group, a Netherlands-based apparel group in 2001, before co-founding Tendris in 2002. Tendris is the lead investor in Lemnis Lighting.
Mr. Philips is also Chairman of the board of Repay International, a carbon neutral credit card affinity program provider (, another Tendris venture) and serves on the Green Products Innovation Institute in San Francisco, promoting Cradle-to-Cradle™ as a standard for product design.