Installed Fluorescents Not Working
I recently installed four double bulb fluorescent lights in series. All were used ones I got from the Habitat Restore.
The problem is that the first one in the series, and what appeared to be the newest one, will come on immediately. The second in the series will come on about half the time and the others are on pull switches. They will not come on most of the time if the switch is on and if I switch them one after the lights are burning, they still have trouble starting. All are connected with 14 gauge romax and are no more than 6 feet apart.
I am wondering if I have bad ballasts or if the first one coming on is pulling too much electricity for the others to start. Do ballasts get weaker? Is there some other problem I should look for?
BTW, they are on a 15AMP circuit and nothing else is on that circuit that is in use when the lights are switched on.