Leviton was founded by Isidor Leviton in 1906. After immigrating from Russia to the United States, Isidor Leviton opened up a small tinsmithing business producing mantle tips used for gas lighting. Soon with the introduction of Edison’s light bulb, the small family business shifted production to manufacture a single electrical product -- the pull-chain lamp holder. From that one electrical device, Leviton has been churning out groundbreaking products that improve electrical safety, enhance communication, provide efficiency and cost savings and add convenience and value to our world.
During our earliest years in business, the population of New York City began to increase dramatically. Homes, apartment buildings, skyscrapers, offices and factories were quickly being built and Leviton supplied the switches, outlets, light sockets and other electrical parts for them. By the end of the 1920s, we offered more than 550 different electrical devices in our product catalog and outgrew our facilities in Manhattan's Bowery, relocating to a larger quarters in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We also began acquiring other businesses to add a pool of skilled employees to our workforce and increase our production capacity.
In 1937 we acquired American Insulated Wire Company, adding wire, cable and cord products to our offering. Two prestigious New York area landmarks showcased our products. One was the 102-story Empire State Building and the second, the World’s Fair site in Flushing Meadows Park. During the 1940’s Leviton helped manufacture parts for machinery used to win World War II and helped produce the bead-chain used in American GI’s ID tags.
In the 70’s and 80’s our product offering expanded significantly. Our Decora® designer devices had become a household name for rocker style switches and outlets. Our expansive growth necessitated our relocation once again to larger facilities in Little Neck, New York.
With the advent of computer technology in the 80’s, we introduced our line of surge protective devices as well as our telephony voice and data line to bring high-speed communications to commercial data centers. We also launched our home automation business with the introduction of our Decora Home Controls® product offering.
In the 90’s, we forged inroads into the commercial lighting systems market. Our acquisition of Macro Electronics Corporation and NSI Corporation fueled the expansion of our business into the architectural and theatrical lighting systems markets. Recognizing that homes need efficient connectivity and communications technology, we introduced our residential networking products in 2000. These products are known today as Leviton Connected Home products.
Our 2006 purchase of Fiber Connect added to our strength in the commercial data center space and our 2007 purchase of ControlThink to our capabilities in PC-, CE- and mobile phone-based solutions for intelligent home control.
From 2015 through 2017, we made significant acquisitions to bolster and expand our lighting divisions, welcoming JCC, Contech, Intense and Birchwood talent, capabilities and product lines to our offering. We also continue to made strides and stay on top of the latest in home automation, enhancing our product features as well as compatibility with other players such as Apple, Samsung, LG and Amazon.
Leviton has evolved to become a leading, global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions, networking systems, automation solutions and lighting and energy management systems for a variety of end-use markets. To ensure we continue to meet and exceed the needs of customers, our corporate structure and operations are lean and focused against five core lines of business – Energy Management Controls & Automation, Residential Solutions, Commercial and Industrial Solutions, Lighting Solutions and Network Solutions – each with specific end-user groups in mind.
Investment in innovation and expansion of capabilities continue to be our hallmarks. Recent products developments such as decora smart™, Wi-Fi and Apple HomeKit product lines, Decora® Digital Controls, the industry’s first SmartlockPro® Dual Function AFCI/GFCI outlet and Atlas X-1 Category 8 Cabling System showcase our commitment to helping customers and contractors enhance spaces through functionality and efficiency. Coupled with recent acquisitions, we are poised for even greater success as we extend our presence and deliver smart, reliable products to a rapidly-changing world. For Leviton, it is clear the FUTURE IS ON.
Leviton is present around Europe, USA and Canada.
201 North Service Road
Melville, New York 11747
Leviton Manufacturing - Canada
165 Hymus Boulevard
Pointe-Claire, Canada, H9R 1E9
2222 - 222nd Street S.E.
Bothell, Washington 98021-4422
Viewfield Industrial Estate
Phone: +44 1592 772124
Fax: +44 1592 775314
20497 SW Teton Avenue
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
865 Fulton Street, Suite 500
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
725 Landwehr Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
3340 East La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, California 92806
Innovation Centre, Beeding Close
Southern Cross Trading Estate
Phone: +44 01243 838999
Fax: +44 01243 838998
2911 Dow Ave
Tustin, CA 92780