The History of Leviton

Leviton: an Innovator from the Start


From its beginnings as a small, New York-based mantle tip company to its current recognition as a worldwide leader in electrical and communications products, Leviton has come a long way over the past century. Since being founded by Isidor Leviton in 1906, this company has always been on the cutting edge of technology, from gas lighting in the early 1900s all the way to 21st Century automation and datacom/telecom applications!

Experts at Growth and Development

Development and diversification have played major roles in Leviton's success. When they started out over 100 years ago, Leviton was producing a single product: mantle tips for gaslights. But just as technology has progressed, so has Leviton. Throughout the 20th century, Leviton acquired smaller, specialized companies to expand both their expertise and product line, and today they offer more than 25,000 different electrical and communications products for use in commercial, residential and industrial markets.

A Dedication to World-Class Quality

A company's products are only as good as its manufacturing process, and Leviton's is legendary, thanks to automated production and inspection every step of the way. Leviton's dedication to excellence is not only evident in their products, but in their list of credits as well! Throughout the past century, Leviton products have been featured at and installed in some of the world's most impressive locations:

  • The Empire State Building (1932)
  • World's Fair (1939)
  • The White House (1961)
  • The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (1979)

Leviton Advances for Safer Homes and Workplaces

Did you know that two important devices we rely on every day originated at Leviton? The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), a product that revolutionized home and workplace electrical safety, was introduced by Leviton in 1972. In 1985, the company also received a patent for their thermal protector, which prevents fires from occurring with recessed lighting fixtures.

The Entire Leviton Line at

From wall plates, jacks and connectors to patch panels and fiber optic enclosures, is proud to offer the entire line of Leviton products. Whether your application is commercial, residential or industrial, we have all Leviton components you need to finish your electrical and datacom/telecom installations!