Continuous LED light recommendations

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csaba_bp New Member • Posts: 1
Continuous LED light recommendations

Hi Guys!

I would like to hear your advice on buying a continuous light LED lamp. I'm a complete beginner when it comes to studio lighting and would like to dive a little deeper into portrait photography.
To do this, I would like to set up a home studio with partial daylighting and lighting. I would like to buy a continuous light LED lamp (monolight style) using a softbox.

What I would like to ask:
- What lux the lamps should have? What is the minimum I should definitely have for a headshot?
- Does wattage matter, or is lux the only thing that matters?
- Also, it's not clear that many places write the lux for 1m  with a reflector, and some lamps just have a plain lux.
- My budget is max 500-600 USD for it, do you have any recommendations?

I've read several articles, forum threads, but I just got even more confused:)

Any advice is welcome.

Thanks in advance,


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