Wiring device giant Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., continues to expand its interest in the lighting market. The company announced the acquisition of Intense Lighting, LLC, Anaheim, Calif., which specializes in specification grade LED lighting for commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets.
“Leviton’s acquisition of Intense Lighting continues our commitment to strategic growth and innovation as we bring yet another established brand into the Leviton family of product offerings,” said Don Hendler, president and CEO of Leviton.
Intense Lighting will operate as a new, standalone business unit and maintain operations in Anaheim, Leviton said in a release. The new business unit will be managed by Kenny Eidsvold, current president of Intense Lighting, who will report directly to Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton’s COO.
“Leviton has evolved into a global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions, automation and energy management systems for a variety of end-use markets, and this acquisition represents the next logical step in our corporate progression,” added Mr. Larizadeh.
The business unit will continue to focus on national and regional customers in the commercial, retail and hospitality markets. Leviton and Intense Lighting will maintain their separate agent networks and distribution channels to ensure that customers continue to receive the attention and service they’ve come to expect, the release said.