Leviton: Lighting The World With Electrical Wiring Equipment
Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. was founded in 1906 by Evser and Isidor Leviton in New York. The company’s first products were brass mantle tips for natural gas lighting. From selling these items from a pushcart, Leviton is now the largest private company in the electrical manufacturing industry. Headquartered in Melville, New York, the company has a vast sales network in more than 80 countries, a workforce of 6,500 plus strong, a product portfolio of over 25,000 items, and about 600 patents.
The company maintains distribution centers in Nashville, Tennessee and Sparks, Nevada, as well as facilities in Bothell, Washington and Tualatin, Oregon.In 2014, Leviton was honored by EC&M (Electrical Construction & Maintenance) magazine with three Product of the Year awards. Responsible for a number of notable innovations, the company’s most familiar item is the Decora® rocker wall switch product line – flat paneled light switches which, aside from the standard toggle, is one of the most commonly seen wall switch designs. Leviton operates with five business segments: Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Lighting & Energy Solutions, Network Solutions, and Security & Automation.
A series of acquisitions and in-company inventions has allowed Leviton to greatly expand their product offerings beyond strictly lighting accessories. The company now has 29 house brands covering everything from electrical wiring devices (such as lampholders, USB chargers, switches & motor controls, etc.), GFCIs and AFCIs (including GFCI receptacles, portable or panel mount GFCIs, AFCI receptacles or switches), lighting controls (including dimmers, fan speed controls, occupancy and vacancy sensors, and more), submetering, network solutions (such as copper systems, fiber optic devices, capable management, etc.) to electric vehicle charging kits and home security & automation (i.e. thermostats or surveillance controls).
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Posted on November 3, 2014