41   General / Off-Topic / Re: Got Bit By a Dog  on: March 02, 2024, 11:15:03 AM 
Started by suzukir122 - Last post by suzukir122
That's info that I missed... I didn't get to the point of reading that rabies is deadly... probably since during mid read, I got a bit of the heebie jeebies and stopped reading. :lol: It's reassuring that rabies cases are extremely rare.
It's Saturday now. My ordeal with that dog was three days ago, and the wound is still stinging.
This was a lesson learn for me... I don't typically go out for walks, but I will always be on high alert anytime I hear a dog barking. I may start saving up
to get a bicycle. Maybe even an electric bicycle... anything that can out run a dog, while saving on gas. lol
 42   General / Off-Topic / Re: Got Bit By a Dog  on: March 02, 2024, 10:56:52 AM 
Started by suzukir122 - Last post by Rommie
That's one reason I'm glad I live in the UK. As we're an island, it's a lot easier to protect against things like this. We simply don't have rabies here. That's not to say we don't have dangerous dogs that have attacked people, unfortunately we do, but none of them have rabies.
 43   Lamps / Modern / Re: Japan proposes to ban straight fluorescent tubes by the end of 2027  on: March 02, 2024, 10:47:30 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by LightsAreBright27
Even here, where I managed to get over 300 lamps from the last 2 years, many shops have started throwing old stock away.

For getting all lamps in a series, it would be much more easier to have examples in places like the US or UK sincethere are multiple collectors of the same nation on this website. As far as I know, there seems to be no other indian lamp enthusiasts here, only rare examples of exported ones. There are many serieses that I don't have much of, so as our government is banning all tubes, all incandescents, all cfls above 30w and many HIDs,  I am afraid that I may not be able to complete many serieses.

I am also pretty clumsy so if I break a lamp, I am doomed. There are many lamps for which I don't know the size or brand of (like my T4s) that may dissappear forever.

As for led, I have tried switching my mind to try collecting them, but there are too many of them. You can't 'collect' when they are everywhere.
 44   General / Off-Topic / Re: Got Bit By a Dog  on: March 02, 2024, 10:42:34 AM 
Started by suzukir122 - Last post by Patrick
Calling the effects "long lasting" is a bit of an understatement considering almost nobody who develops symptoms survives.  But, the good news is that rabies cases are extremely rare in domestic dogs nowadays.  Looking it up, there are only 60-70 rabid dogs reported in the entire country each year.  That's out of a total of over 89 million dogs in the United States.  Humans are usually infected by wildlife, most commonly bats.  Here are CDC recommendations.  It sounds like ideally the dog should be observed for 10 days to confirm it remains healthy.  I'm sure the owner believes the dog to be healthy currently, as any sane owner would immediately take a pet with symptoms to the vet.  So while rabies is the most scary consequence of a dog bite, obviously keep an eye out for bacterial infections, as those are far more common and can be serious as well.
 45   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps  on: March 02, 2024, 10:25:32 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
As far as I understand, these early fluorescent fixtures typically used 2 ballasts.
 46   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps  on: March 02, 2024, 02:51:58 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by LightsAreBright27
If this has two ballasts, it would be better than a single circline. You could turn one off ,use different colours (if the idea of these lasted long enough to make different types), or if one was EOL, the other would still work. I am not sure about the availability of these tubes, even at that time.
 47   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps  on: March 02, 2024, 02:48:38 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
This was an early attempt to make a round fluorescent fixture where the lamps are semicircle lamps rather than fully round fluorescent lamps like circline fluorescent tubes. These lamps were only produced for a very short time.
 48   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps  on: March 02, 2024, 02:46:30 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by LightsAreBright27
I like how they used two circlarc tubes instead of a circline tube ( :circarcfl:+ :circarcfl:= :circ:). I am still curious why they decided to do so.
 49   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps  on: March 02, 2024, 02:04:51 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Not too many of these fixtures and lamps around:

https://youtu.be/63Zmt8IaBEQ?si=N0xaCG61vAy6IqrB
 50   General / Off-Topic / Re: Got Bit By a Dog  on: March 01, 2024, 10:46:47 PM 
Started by suzukir122 - Last post by suzukir122
@Patrick, I thought about that as well... especially after seeing my wound. Rabies... this is something that I will keep in mind since the effects can be very long lasting, based on what I've read.
Although I do have an idea of which home she might be in, I'm not entirely sure since I'm not familiar with that neighborhood. Even if I could confirm which house she lives in, I don't want to risk seeing that dog again.
I will say that... her voice... when she said "I'm really sorry," was a bit concerning. If her dog truly has rabies, there's a chance that she might've been far too afraid of what my reaction may have been, had she voiced that information to me.
That's one thing I will never understand... if a home owner knows their dog has the tendency to get violent, it should be mandatory that they leash it, in an effort to protect the public from it, while protecting it from the public.
I'll monitor how I'm feeling for the next few months... plenty of exercising as well, etc. Hopefully all is good.
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