My kitchen has 3 4-foot fluorescent fixtures, each with two bulbs. A couple days ago the bulbs in one of the fixtures started to ‘die’, that is the got dim and started to flicker. Being lazy and poor, I didn’t immediately run to the hardware store for new bulbs. Within a few hours, the other two fixtures were doing the same thing. WTF?
Am I dealing with bad bulbs, bad fixtures, or what? FWIW, there is a track light with incandescents hooked into the same circuit, and it’s working fine. But all six bulbs at once? Why? I’ve had fluorescent fixtures in my home my whole adult life and have never seen them die in groups.