Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

Virtual Monday March 6th
In-person March 7–8, 2023
New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

2021 Good LED Dimming Ain’t Brain Surgery, So Get It Right!

Good LED Dimming Ain't Brain Surgery, So Get It Right!

Manny Feris, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

August 18, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am ET

1 LU Elective


Today, nearly all types of architectural lighting use LEDs - with a driver as the interface between 120V/277V power and the solid-state module that produces those lumens we count so carefully.
Nearly every driver can be dimmed and dimming meets client needs, code requirements, energy saving and human needs design.
Good dimming is self-evident - based on what good incandescent dimming has offered for 60 years! LEDs are more efficient and easier to dim than fluorescent or HID as long as you pay attention to basics. It takes a bit of effort, but since a dimmed LED will last for 10-15 years, there's a great return on the investment

Learning Objectives
1. LED bulbs and LED modules need a driver - learn what a driver is!
2. Almost every driver can be dimmed - learn what that means!
3. Every dimmer has a control protocol - learn what that means!
4. Every spec can define good LED dimming - learn how to do it!


Manny Feris
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

  • Conducted multiple seminars on all aspects of lighting and lighting controls for varied customer groups and in-house seminars at interior designer, architectural, engineering and lighting design firms
  • LEDucation 2019 speaker – Controlling LEDs
  • Represented Lutron at national and regional trade shows, including ASID, Light Fair, AIA and Philadelphia Lights
  • Taught “Lighting Fundamentals” course for the New York Section Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Currently on staff at New Jersey Institute of Technology/School of Architecture – Lighting Design elective for graduates/undergraduates
  • Past President IESNYC section
  • Past Chair of IESNYC Lumen Awards
  • Volleyball and flea market fanatic, and science fiction aficionado
  • Performer and lighting designer for Town School Players in NYC