1) Never trust any article that suggests some common correlated color temperature value, it's not that simple. Paper changes the spectrum of reflected light, popular sensors are not perfect, standard observer models are simplified. I'm using the chromatic coordinates of light reflected from paper as a starting point, and then tweak it visually if needed.
2) I have not enough experience in this area to give any definitive answer - I'm sure that Solux will give you good color rendering in artwork photography, but it also emits huge amounts of heat, so it's possible it may be harmful.
Thanks for the pointers Marcin,
I went out and researched a lot of what you posted - Have two questions - if you have a minute
(1) Solux leeks like a good choice for evaluation prints. Since you use them - did you use a common temperature (monitor/bulb) for calibration? There is a 2009 article over at Solux that suggests using a 4700K temperature for monitor calibration if you are using the bulbs(4700K). Here is the link
to the pdf (Digital Darkroom Lighting). What are your thoughts here?
(2) Found an article describing a Solux setup - used to photograph artwork. Do you suggest this ? - Basically I am myself am interested in getting the right lighting setup to shoot artwork (my own - am using D800E and Nikkor 24-70mm). This article
shows mounting 6 Solux bulbs (total) in 2 arrays on light stands and setting up shoot of artwork. I was thinking of getting two 4 bulb racks that Solux makes - to use this way - 8 Solux bulbs (total) in 2 arrays - but have heard conflicting stories about paint pealing - and really not sure if that is the right lighting strategy to start with.
I guess I am picking your brain - I am new to the field - so any and all advice is appreciated