Francis Rubinstein is a Staff Scientist within the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division. He leads a team whose research focuses on digital lighting controls and energy-efficient buildings. He is developing a low-cost building equipment control network (IBECS) that will allow lighting fixtures and other building equipment to be operated and controlled wirelessly from the Internet. He is an internationallyrecognized expert in advanced lighting controls research and has managed several major demonstrations of lighting control systems including the Philip Burton Federal Building for which he was awarded the Vice-Presidential National Performance Award. He was DOE’s lighting expert for the Greening of the White House Initiative under President Clinton in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and is current Chair of the IESNA Research Committee. Before joining LBNL in 1979, he spent two years as a photometric test engineer for Prescolite. He received a BA in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976.
Maintaining Optimum Fluorescent Lamp Performance Under Elevated Temperature Conditions." Lighting Design + Application 17 (1986): 35-41. "
The Effect of Control Algorithm Photosensor Response on the Performance of Daylight Linked Lighting Systems." In 1986 International Daylighting Conference. Los Angeles, CA, 1986. "
The Effect of Lighting System Components on Lighting Quality, Energy Use, and Life-Cycle Cost." In 1986 IEEE-IAS National Conference. Denver, CO, 1986. "
The Effects of Fixture Type and HVAC Integration on Fluorescent Lamp-Ballast Performance." In 1986 IEEE-IAS National Conference. Denver, CO, 1986. "
The Integration of Operable Shading Systems and Lighting Controls." In International Daylighting Conference Proceedings. Long Beach, CA, 1986. "
A Luminaire/Plenum/HVAC Simulator." In Annual IEEE-IAS Conference. Toronto, Canada, 1985. "
Determination of Optimum Sector Size for Automatic Lighting Controls." Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society 15 (1985): 19-Mar. "
Effect of Filament Power Removal on a Fluorescent Lamp System." In Annual IEEE-IAS Conference. Toronto, Canada, 1985. "
Fixture Conditions Affect Lamp Performance." In IEEE-IAS Annual Conference. Toronto, Canada, 1985. "