Leviton Acquires Intense Lighting, LLC

Acquisition continues Leviton’s commitment to strategic growth and innovation; expands company’s extensive line of solutions available to customers

Melville, New York, May 26, 2015 - Leviton today announced 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."

For more information on the acquisition, visit www.leviton.com.

About Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

About Intense Lighting
Intense Lighting, LLC is widely recognized as a solutions-based manufacturer of award-winning, sustainable lighting products. Innovative and energy efficient, our luminaires offer a wide variety of specification grade lighting solutions for the commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets. Customers can select from several broad-based product lines of LED downlights, track lights, and recessed multiples. In addition to interior lighting, Intense Lighting offers a complete product line of outdoor luminaries including bollards, landscape, step lights, wall cylinders, wall sconces, in-ground luminaires and our popular V-Rail, an LED illuminated rail system. For more information, visit: http://www.intenselighting.com.

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