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: Sandy Wu

“As a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Leviton, I have had tremendous opportunities to learn and to grow over the past 25 years. Leviton’s product development process is truly innovative and taught me more practical lessons than any school could have. I have also designed many products and developed my career along the way. For an engineer passionate in design, I could not have chosen a better place to work.

The success of Leviton is based on our values of creativity and innovation. Products are not designed by a few individuals. At Leviton, everyone is encouraged to be creative. For each project we contribute our best ideas, which are discussed and sketched to create design concepts. We then experiment with those concepts in new and sometimes crazy ways to further refine the designs. Our goal is to produce products that are innovative, beautiful, and intuitive for the user. This is because Leviton’s purpose is to build products that improve people’s lives.

Even after 25 years I’m still excited to go into work each day. That’s because I know the work I do matters and makes an impact. I love turning my ideas into actual products that solve real problems. I also love the feeling of seeing my designs being sold in stores like Home Depot, or being used in hotels that I visit on vacation.”

Sandy Wu
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
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