There is no supportable basis for this idea, none, algae can respond faster than plants. They have far less machinery, cells to start up, they have far more life cycles than plants, which for us, there is only one for plants.
It's like trying to say a small car is harder to start up and drive than a huge Train.
No one has ever show me it has a single thing to do with lighting, however, stopping the light for a brief time can allow the CO2 levels build back up if they are inadequate, as plants do not use CO2 at night.
CO2, not lighting is a far more likely cause as light drives CO2 demand from the plants, whereas many folks have high light without ANY algae at all when they focus well on CO2.
The evidence and observations point to other issues, namely CO2, which accounts for 95% of all algae issues.
The other thing, I can use regular light cycles without any issues with algae.
This strongly suggest that there are certainly other reasons for the algae and that they are more than likely related to something other than lighting.........