Leviton Manufacturing will celebrate its centennial anniversary next year and along with it, the company’s historic rise as an “industry giant” that has consistently set the pace of progress in developing energy-efficient lighting control, AC power and connectivity solutions for homes, business and industry. Founded in 1906, Leviton had its origins as a manufacturer of mantle tips for the gas lighting industry. At the dawn of the electrical era, the company retooled its manufacturing operations and began producing a single product: the pull-chain lampholder. Today, as a third generation, privately-held family business, Leviton manufacturers more than 20,000 different lighting control and electrical wiring devices, and occupies a dominant position as North America’s largest producer of electrical and electronic wiring device products.
As electrical infrastructures rapidly developed in homes, businesses and industrial plants during the first half of the 20th century, Leviton expanded its product line to include a diverse range of lampholders, switches, outlets, plugs, connectors and other wiring devices. With the advent of electronic, solid-state technology in the 1950s, Leviton added box-mounted dimmers to its product line. Over the last half of the 20th century, the company expanded its box mounted lighting control product offering from the basic rotary style dimmer to a complete line of dimmers for incandescent, fluorescent and low-voltage light sources, available in a wide selection of styles, colors and ratings.
Today, with its commitment to developing innovative, energy-efficient products to meet the demands of the 21st century, Leviton offers lighting control products that include electronic timers, occupancy sensors, home automation and scene control devices as well as large scale architectural and theatrical dimming systems engineered for specialized applications.
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