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: Joseph DeConinck

“I have been working for Leviton since 2010 as the Engineering Manager for the Commercial / Industrial Business Unit. My position is rewarding because I get to oversee and create things that start as ideas and become finished products.

Each day brings new and interesting challenges in Product Development. My team and I meet them using the latest design tools, techniques, and best practices: everything from Solidworks 3D CAD modelling and simulation to industry cutting-edge rapid prototyping tools. Honestly, no two days are ever the same. The work is diverse and we seem to have plenty of it, as we prepare for growth in a variety of new vertical markets.

This year, I have been part of several teams that have been dedicated to Engineering and Quality process excellence. These have been exciting times for me and many of my colleagues as we develop and execute these new methods and practices. It's initiatives like these that have benefited me as an engineering professional, and Leviton as it grows and strengthens as a world-class company for the next 108 years. Leviton is the 'Smart Choice' for both employees and customers.”

Joseph DeConinck
Manager, C&I Engineering
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