Francis M Rubinstein

Francis Rubinstein

Electronics, Lighting and Networks Group
Demand Response Research Center (DRRC)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3111
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3120
(510) 486-4096

Francis Rubinstein is a Staff Scientist within the Building Technology and Urban Systems Department. 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.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.

Publications

1984

Verderber, Rudolph R., and Francis M. Rubinstein. "New Lighting Technologies, Their Status and Impacts on Power Densities." In 1984 ACEES Summer Study. Santa Cruz, CA, 1984. Download: PDF (457.9 KB)
Rubinstein, Francis M., and Gregory J. Ward. "The Control of Daylight-Linked Lighting Systems." In IEEE-IAS Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 1984. Download: PDF (1.13 MB)

1983

Verderber, Rudolph R., and Francis M. Rubinstein. "Comparison of Technologies for New Energy-Efficient Lamps." IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 1A-20 (1983). Download: PDF (348.07 KB)
Rubinstein, Francis M.. "Photo-Electric Control of Equi-Illumination Lighting Systems." Energy and Buildings 6 (1983): 141-150. Download: PDF (1.04 MB)

1982

Peterson, David, and Francis M. Rubinstein. "Energy Savings Through Effective Lighting Control." Lighting Design + Application 13 (1982). Download: PDF (1.51 MB)
Rubinstein, Francis M., and Mahmut Karayel. "The Measured Energy Savings from Two Lighting Control Strategies." In IEEE-IAS Transactions, 1189-1197. Vol. 1A-20(5)., 1982. Download: PDF (765.01 KB)

1981

Rubinstein, Francis M.. "Energy-Saving Benefits of Automatic Lighting Controls." In International Energy Management and Facilities Improvement Show. Chicago, IL, 1981.

1980

Rubinstein, Francis M., and Rudolph R. Verderber. "Lighting Controls: Survey of the Potential Market." Energy 8, no. 6 (1980): 433-449. Download: PDF (1.79 MB)

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