I have 8' cold start flourescent lights in a barn that I build. When it is
damp outside they have a orange glow in the ends but won't come on. When
it is dry they work perfect. These lights have been installed for about 2
some flourescent fixtures like to be grounded, others want new bulbs,
starters if applicable , or ballasts [which come in different usage
temperatures]. clean bulb tips, clean socket electrical contacts. new
bulbs will come on quicker and be brighter than old.
I would like to add that sometimes cleaning the bulbs helps, if the
fixtures are properly grounded and the bulbs still don't come on when it
The explanation: The bulbs could have a thin film of hygroscopic dust
or dirt, and this film gets slightly conductive when it is wet. This
can screw up the electric field distribution inside bulbs that are trying
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
sounds like bad lamps, if they are disclored at all on the ends replace
older lmps have harder starting.
lamps last about 2 years in continious operation
i have a friend who foir a varieytty of bad reasons never turns them off
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