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: Kyle Cohen

“I have been working with Leviton for about 6 months now as a Project Engineer in the Residential Business Unit. I was hired a month after graduation and had to transition from learning to applying the skills I acquired at school.

Leviton encourages innovation and helps to develop skills that cannot be taught in a classroom. I work on a handful of different projects, and perform different tasks for each one every day. It is incredible to work on a project from the idea of a design all the way until it is being manufactured and installed in homes throughout the country.”

Kyle Cohen
Project Engineer
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