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I’ve built up my light kit over the past 10 years. I have fluorescents, LED’s, PARs, fresnels and other open-face instruments. While they all do the job of pumping out photons, each one has it’s strengths and limitations. For each scenario, I’ll take along different lights. I would suggest to the OP that he do a bit more research on the type of ‘look’ he wants to achieve, and how it is typically created. A bright news-set environment requires much more power than those little LEDs can put out, especially if he’s going for a softer look and adds diffusion.
Personally, I’d rather start with a light that is too powerful, and then dial it down rather than add more instruments to bring up the base exposure.