Mellville, N.Y.-based lighting controls giant Leviton has acquired Intense Lighting, LLC, a leading solutions-based manufacturer of LED luminaires based in Anaheim, California. The purchase 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,” says Don Hendler, President and CEO of Leviton.  
 
The headquarters for Intense Lighting will remain at its present West Coast location, with the company operating as a new, stand-alone business unit that will continue to be managed by Kenny Eidsvold, the current President of Intense Lighting. Eidsvold will report directly to Daryoush Larizadeh, COO 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,” Larizadeh adds.
 
The new business unit will continue to focus on its national and regional customers in the commercial, retail and hospitality markets. Both Leviton and Intense Lighting will keep their separate sales representatives and distribution channels.
 
“As part of the Leviton team, we are able to offer current and new customers an expanded, more complete solutions offering,” Eidsvold remarks. “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.”