About Us: Our Story

group of people In 1906, Isidor Leviton founded a small tinsmithing business in New York City. He began by manufacturing gas mantle tips and selling them on a push cart on the busy streets of Manhattan. In 1910, Leviton partnered with Thomas Edison to design the pull-chain lampholders for his electric lamps. Within ten years, the lampholders were being used in every apartment in New York and the Leviton business grew to new heights.

men and women A lot has changed since then, but two things have remained the same: Leviton is still a family business with a reputation for great quality, and we are still driven by a desire to innovate and adapt by creating sustainable, intelligent solutions for our customers.

With over a century of proven success, Leviton aims to provide energy efficient products that improve electrical safety, enhance communication and add convenience to our world. From electrical wiring devices to lighting energy management to security & automation, Leviton offers a wide range of products to meet any needs.

In North America, at least 90% of homes use Leviton products, and we are the number one choice for electrical contractors. We hold over 1,000 patents, and our products are available in over 80 countries.

To learn more about Leviton’s rich history, products and services,
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Testimonials: Charles Tannous

“Being a part of the Engineering & Product Development Program (ePDP) has been a rewarding experience. I have learned a great deal about the various fields of engineering (i.e. mechanical, electrical, and project), and how each field drives one another. I have been taught each phase of product design from beginning to end and the importance of determining ways to drive product cost down.

Being mentored and trained by a team that is always committed to Leviton’s core values and passionate about their work has been invaluable. The knowledge that I have obtained in the ePDP has greatly prepared me for my future endeavors.”

Charles Tannous
Project Engineer I
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