That's how I started growing in the mid-1970s with those 4' fluorescent tubes. They started to sell like "burple tubes" pretty early as grow tubes. More like kinda pink if I remember? It all started in my basement bedroom closet when I was 16!I started with fluorescent tubes.
Sadly I was eventually busted by my parents, which switched me to gorilla growing pretty quickly, especially after I got my driver's license. lol