"Uriah" <uriahsky@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
** A really desperate Groper.
> Someone told me that if you leave a burned out fluorescent bulbs in
> their fixture with power applied you eventually damage the fixture.
> Then if you put a bulb in it will burn it out in a second.
> This seems to be true from my experience. Could someone explain why
> this happens and how do you test a fixture to see if it is OK before
> you place a new bulb in one and risk damaging the bulb.
** No such test is possible.
If in doubt, replace the *starter* and use an old but functional tube to
see if all is OK.
Let it run for 24 hours before making any conclusions.