so I've been thinking of getting some lighting for just general portrait or studio style shots, but I'm just a home casual tinkerer so I'm not going to get anything expensive or serious. I've looked around at threads and other searches and I've kind of come to the conclusion that LED lights would be perfect for me - small, portable, durable, and ... kind of cheap. I even found a very informative video here : 15 - using video light - Neil vN - tangents which is awesome and pretty much demonstrates exactly what I'm imagining in terms of equipment and usage. i.e. small LED panels to semi-directed / semi-diffused light. The only problem is... the unit he's linked to is $600!!!!! Now basically I'm thinking much closer to the $30 ebay lights. I'm also thinking I might get more than 1 so I really don't want to spend even $100 on each unit. The question I guess is... has anyone bought the cheapo no-name brand lights from ebay, like the $15 lights 36 LED CN LUX360 Video Light Lamp FOR Canon Nikon Camera DV Camcorder | eBay and how do they do? At $15 I could but 4 or 5 of them and still not break the bank, or, I could step up to the $30 ones which have more LEDs per panel and still not break the bank, but are they usable or just useless?