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Kinos aren’t the only game in the fluorescent light business. There are competing brands at a fraction of the cost. Check out FloLight. http://www.flolight.com/fluorescent-lighting.html
That is probably your best dollar/watt compromise right now. They make high-quality units that use the same bulbs as the more expensive Kinos. (for the record, I have no affiliation with them).
Hot lights= hot environment= increased cooling cost, uncomfortable talent, more burned bulbs, higher risk of fire etc.