This, a direct quote from my physics textbook:
“If neon tubes appeal to you for illumination, you probably march to your own drummer. Most people opt for a somewhat better simulation of sunlight in their discharge lamps. As an energy-efficient source of artificial sunlignt, it’s hard to beat fluorescent lamps.”
The previous section talks about how neon tubes work, while the subsequent section talks about how fluorescent lights work. For some reason, the editors of this textbook decided to insert their own opinions into a compilation of facts. Come on, guys. You’re scientists, you know you’re supposed to avoid bias and insulting readers. This is unprofessionalism at it’s best, or worst, as the case may be.