Will flourescent ‘grow lights’ work as a substitue for natural
light, it has a 5000K temp rating.
Fluorescent lights use phosphors which emit narrow spectrum bands of light. Thus they do not have an even color distribution. so in a word NO! Take a photo under fluorescent lighting some time and you will see- it is the most unflattering lighting ever developed.
Photo stores used to have 5400K light bulbs. This is very close
to sunlight in color, but sunlight isn’t consistent! It varies
with the weather and other factors filtering the light. Failing
the Edison screw-in base 5400K lamps, try a professional
lighting supply (they might also have the Edison base lamps).
The halogen lamps intended for TV/film studio instruments will
also fit most of the relatively inexpensive construction utility
lights. There are often several Kelvin temperatures available.
Marrin and Mary Delle Fleet F&S Microsystems - F&S Enterprises
Memphis, TN @Marrin_and_Mary_Dell