Francis M Rubinstein

Francis Rubinstein

Electronics, Lighting and Networks
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R2000
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-2121L
(510) 486-4000

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.

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



Papamichael, Konstantinos M., Francis M. Rubinstein, Stephen E. Selkowitz, and Gregory J. Ward. "The Integration of Operable Shading Systems and Lighting Controls." In International Daylighting Conference Proceedings. Long Beach, CA, 1986. Download: PDF (1.26 MB)


Siminovitch, Michael J., Francis M. Rubinstein, T. Alan Clark, and Rudolph R. Verderber. "A Luminaire/Plenum/HVAC Simulator." In Annual IEEE-IAS Conference. Toronto, Canada, 1985. Download: PDF (552.99 KB)
Rubinstein, Francis M., Rudolph R. Verderber, and Mahmut Karayel. "Determination of Optimum Sector Size for Automatic Lighting Controls." Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society 15 (1985): 19-Mar. Download: PDF (1.22 MB)
Verderber, Rudolph R., Oliver C. Morse, and Francis M. Rubinstein. "Effect of Filament Power Removal on a Fluorescent Lamp System." In Annual IEEE-IAS Conference. Toronto, Canada, 1985. Download: PDF (686.43 KB)
Siminovitch, Michael J., Francis M. Rubinstein, and Rudolph R. Verderber. "Fixture Conditions Affect Lamp Performance." In IEEE-IAS Annual Conference. Toronto, Canada, 1985. Download: PDF (470.6 KB)