Best Lighting – under $500

For occasional setups that require slightly more complex lighting scenarios, you may want to look for more advanced fixtures or lighting kits. Sometimes a clever kit with multiple lights can take you a long way in terms of productivity. Good lighting doesn’t have to be expensive anymore these days, and while there is certainly a use case for (very) expensive lighting fixtures, most scenarios don’t really require them.

This category is all about getting the most out of your budget. For less than $500, you can definitely get a decent key light as the center of your kit and then add other lights around it. If you need more punch, you might want to look one category up, but for most one-man-band scenarios, this is your go-to list.