A question which has accrued to me that seams like a no brainier. In blender we are given 5 specific types of lamps, but one of the most common and widely used types of lamps seams to be ignored by just about every renderer out there, the lap type for the Florescent light or other similar type light emitting lamps. Instead you have to fiddle with renders and materials and find workaround to accomplish the effect. Why wasn’t this lamp type not included with the lamp sets. Seams like a major oversight to me. he type of light source is everywhere in the real world and used frequently in everything. I have a florescent light bar in my garage right behind my desk. It just boggles my mind that its not available to me as a lamp type.
I am a noob and trying to hunt through the internet to find a work around that works for my situation is a major headache and prone to multiple instances of failure which just adds a major level of frustration to a project and completely stalles the creative process.