I believe this topic started out with the asking for advice in what kind of lighting equipment to get. Well I just thought of something overlooked here, and that is light stands. For the person who started this topic, if you are still reading it, don't go cheap with light stands. I got a couple of cheap ones when I started and they suck. The legs don't open wide enough given little stability and some of the screws are made of plastic. Now I opt for calumet brand air cushioned light stands, 10 ft mostly.
I like these
for most everything. I don't have much need for heavy duty stands. I do also have two of these kits
that I mostly hang silks from, or use the stands when I need to get way up there.
No complaints with Calumet stands in 15 years.