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.
Life of Fluorescent Lamps Operated at High Frequencies with Solid-State Ballasts." In Annual IEEE-IAS Conference. Toronto, Canada, 1985. "
Determining Lamp/Ballast System Performance with a Temperature Controlled Integrating Chamber." Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society 14 (1984): 364-378. "
Lighting Controls: The Role of Advanced Technology--Past, Present, and Future." In National Research Council of Canadas Lighting Control Symposium. Ottawa, Canada, 1984. "
New Lighting Technologies, Their Status and Impacts on Power Densities." In 1984 ACEES Summer Study. Santa Cruz, CA, 1984. "
The Control of Daylight-Linked Lighting Systems." In IEEE-IAS Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 1984. "
Comparison of Technologies for New Energy-Efficient Lamps." IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 1A-20 (1983). "
Field Study on Occupancy Scheduling as a Lighting Management Strategy." Lighting Design + Application 14 (1983). "
Mutual Impacts of Lighting Controls on Daylighting Applications." Energy and Buildings 6 (1983): 133-140. "
Photo-Electric Control of Equi-Illumination Lighting Systems." Energy and Buildings 6 (1983): 141-150. "