fluorescent light fixture wiring
From what I can tell there are 2 fluorescent 6 foot 2 bulb fixtures wired together, meaning a wire runs from one to the next and then on to a junction box where there is an incandescent light fixture attached - just a simple fixture with an exposed bulb in a basement. I don't know if they are wired in series or in parallel. A switch turns on that incandescent light.
One fluorescent fixture has both bulbs in it and the other has no bulbs. Since an electrician lived in the house I am assuming that the fluorescent fixtures, since they seem to be wired to the incandescent fixture, would come on when the switch is flipped to turn on the incandescent light but they don't. Only the incandescent light comes on. I have not checked the fluorescent bulbs to see if they are good yet and obviously have not bought any to put in the empty one.
So, for now, my question is, assuming the fluorescent lights and the incandescent light fixture are all wired together and correctly to the one switch that turns on the incandescent light, should the one fluorescent light fixture that has bulbs also come on, assuming they are good? Or, with the same assumption at the beginning, will I need to have good bulbs in BOTH fluorescent fixtures to make them come on when I flip the switch? It only makes sense to me that they would have been all wired together but of course my logic does not mean that would be someone else's logic.