Lights & Stands We Recommend
Getting quality lights is expensive, but like audio, these are investments that last and won't be replaced by new versions every couple years like cameras.
Start with a set of lights with consistent white balance, then invest in ways to modify it.
These fellas right here are the lights that I started out with. I would recommend these to anyone who is just getting started. Are they annoying to set up? Yes. Are they the most sturdy lights? No. Will you break multiple bulbs over the years? Definitely. However, for just over $100 it's a great setup.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you. I will earn a commission % if you decide to buy through these links. I either own or have used every piece of equipment I recommend on my site. Also, know that no company is paying me to promote their products either. - Caleb Wojcik