Flourescents not working in cold weather?
I have two banks of 4 fluorescent tubes (4-foot) in my unheated garage. They are in plain shoplight sort of fixtures.
They don't work in cold weather. Is there a wiring issue, is it the fixture, or is there a bulb that does work in cold weather? It's barely below freezing overnight and they've shut down.
There is a buzzing sound when the light is turned on, and sometimes they will eventually (or some of them anyway) come on, but in the winter I'm not in the garage long enough to find out.
The same thing happened last winter. I planned to replace the tubes in the spring, figuring that they were blown, but they all came back to life when the weather got warmer.
Is this just the nature of these lamps?