MELVILLE, NY -- Leviton announces the acquisition of Intense Lighting, LLC, a leading solutions-based 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.
"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 Chief Executive Officer of Leviton.
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, who will report directly to Daryoush Larizadeh, Chief Operating Officer of Leviton.
"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 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 to ensure that customers continue to receive the attention and service they've come to expect.
"As part of the Leviton team, we are able to offer current and new customers an expanded, more complete solutions offering," added Mr. Eidsvold. "Leviton and Intense Lighting have each developed a reputation for quality products backed by impeccable customer service, and the acquisition ensures more innovative solutions for years to come."