lights on GFI protected circuit
I have a circuit with about 10 fluorescent light fixtures (4' x 2 bulbs), along with a GFI outlet on the same circuit. The lights are on a 3-way switch. I keep intermittently tripping the GFI. I have replaced the outlet, and the switches, but it keeps popping. When I remove the GFI, and put a regular outlet in, there is no problem. I hear a little bit of very minor electrical crackling in the switch regardless of GFI or not. This was the original reason that I swapped switches.
Am I not supposed to have lights on a circuit with GFI???