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: David Kokoruda

“Since the beginning of my employment with the Leviton Manufacturing Company at Little Neck, NY, 30 years ago, Leviton has always supported my military commitment to the US Naval Reserve. Without their support I probably would not have attained the rank of Captain.

I am privileged to work in the challenging area of product cost engineering while serving with a distinguished company that respects our military. My thanks for the many new and lasting friendships developed here over the years. The Leviton family and employees are awesome and I salute them. Think Big Think Leviton, and to those who ask me in passing what the good word is, I will always respond “Go Navy Beat Army!”

David Kokoruda
Manager, Cost Engineering
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