|Headquarters||Melville, New York, USA|
|Key people||Donald Hendler, CEO & President
Stephen B. Sokolow, Chairman
Daryoush Larizadeh COO
Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., is the largest privately held manufacturer of electrical wiring equipment in North America. It produces electrical products: light sockets, receptacles (switches & outlets), dimmers and other lighting control systems, wire, power cables, power cords, wall and ceiling occupancy sensors, wall plates, datacom, and other electrical products. Leviton is most famous for the Decora wall switch, the flat low profile form factor which replaced the standard toggle switch in many homes and office.
Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity apparatus and lighting energy management systems. The company was founded in 1906 by Isidor Leviton. He began by manufacturing brass mantle tips for the natural gas lighting infrastructure in Manhattan. They sold their mantle tips on a pushcart on the Bowery on the Lower East side of Manhattan. Isidor Leviton designed a screw in lampholder for Thomas Edison's Electric Lamp in 1910 and within ten years the lampholders were being used in every apartment in New York. In 1936 Leviton built a two square block 4 story factory and warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn which still stands today. Leviton products include over 25,000 devices and systems, used in homes and businesses. In 2011 Leviton partnered with Ford Motors to produce their evr-green Electric Vehicle Chargers for Ford Electric Cars. Leviton has also partnered with Toyota to manufacture chargers for the Toyota plug-in Electric Vehicles In 2012 Leviton launched its Universal Dimming device line which dims any dimmable LED, CFL, or incandescent bulb. This will result in dramatic energy savings. In additional, the company has released its Zipline Fluorescent Energy Retrofit Module which eliminates retrofit wiring of ballasts completely.
Leviton has operations in over 85 countries and across six continents.
In March 2007, Leviton was sued in U.S. district court by Lutron Electronics regarding various dimmers, switches and wireless lighting control systems. Lutron has also filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission alleging that Leviton has produced several patent-infringing products in Mexico and China and then imported them into the United States. The lawsuit was settled with a cross license of certain of the parties' respective patents.
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