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Why not spend your budget on hiring good quality proper lighting? Inexpensive work lamps, without modification are about as subtle as cleaning your windows with a brick! Those horrible yellow things that don’t have stands high enough, have metal beam protection and horrible edge blending. They’re great for the workshop, and just horrible things for any form of controlled lighting. For a cookery programme the secret is overhead soft lighting – so it either means big white panels to bounce off, or transparent panels you can downlight onto – or even banks of flu tubes. Getting light into the pots, pans and other gizmos needs a BIG light source.