Optimal white balance setting for shooting under blacklight?

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Optimal white balance setting for shooting under blacklight?

Shot at a roller rink the other day and the venue was illuminated with lots of black lights which got me to wondering why I've never seen any specific recommendations for setting white balance under those circumstances—except for suggestions to use that notoriously capricious and inaccurate instrument, the human eye .

So from the perspective of contemporary imaging sensors and their particular sensitivities, would there be one numerical value for white balance that might be optimal, and would there be an M-G offset that one might dial in?

As you know, what we see under black light isn't exactly light per se, its pigments and dyes being fluoresced by ultraviolet emissions from tubes that emit—from what I've read—is an average wavelength of 365 nm with a cutoff of everything below 320nm.

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