Best Lighting – under $1,500

Once you start using lighting fixtures more regularly on your shoots, you’ll want to get some reliable working tools, no more cheap plastic ones. Something you can throw around that will never complain, but just work as expected. Sometimes you don’t just need something to illuminate a dark room, but dedicated lighting tools to shape light, create depth, maybe some effect lights.

Of course, the more advanced a particular light becomes, the more expensive it will be, but the quality of the light also increases. In this category, we list some go-to lighting solutions for indie and pro filmmakers who want to own/operate their own lights. These lights should be rugged enough to withstand rough shoots, but also deliver decent quality in terms of light output.