Leviton Bolsters Lighting Business

Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc., Melville, N.Y., recently acquired Intense Lighting, a manufacturer of LED luminaires. Intense Lighting, based in Anaheim, Calif., enhances Leviton’s current product offerings with a wide variety of specification-grade LED lighting solutions for the commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets.
The new business unit will continue to focus on its national and regional customers in the commercial, retail and hospitality markets. With the acquisition, both Leviton and Intense Lighting will maintain their separate agent networks and distribution channels.


“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, Leviton’s president and CEO in a press release.


Intense Lighting will operate as a new, standalone business unit and maintain operations in Anaheim. The new business unit will be managed by Kenny Eidsvold, current president of Intense Lighting. He 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 in the press release.

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