I was hoping you guys could recommend some constant lighting systems that are reasonably priced. I don't mind paying more for a much better product, but I'd like to avoid paying more than $300 / light--cheaper than that would be even more appreciated.
These would be general use lights for me, for use with anything from product shots to portraits. They would only be used in my house, so they don't need to be ultra portable, and no battery source or the like would be needed.
I don't know if there are such things, but it would be great if the light had controls for intensity/brightness. I realize there are in-line power dimmers, but I'm not sure if they are good to use, depending on the type of light?
Anyway, I tried reading up on this stuff, but obvious I have a lot to learn about lighting equipment. I also tried to quickly search for recommendations on these things but didn't really see any system that stood out as a particularly good deal. From what I gather LEDs or fluorescents would be best for me as I don't want the light to be particularly warm in quality or heat.