I usually rent lights whenever I need them for a production, but now I was kind of hoping to buy a very simple kit of lights that I can use in small productions (mainly narrative work). I don't want to budget a lot for this (otherwise I'd just keep renting), so probably LEDs are a bit out of reach as the really good ones are still expensive.
I just want good tungsten lights with dimmers that are light enough to be portable and used on light tripods. If you had to go for a lighting kit that's not expensive at all (let's say 700usd) but good enough to shoot any small production, what would it be? Let's assume we can have some complex lighting and not just 3-point stuff... Oh and the budget doesn't include flags, gels, etc, but I would like it to include some sort of soft box...