Some would think 500 yea! We'll we all know it the theater business aint cheap so it's not much but it's enough to get me started. I want to buy myself some equiptment so i can have it around for different events or if small local businesses or people need lighting and i plan on doing sound eventually too they can rent me out and my equiptment. So i need recomendations on where i should start, i'm going to need some type of dimming system, controllers, and a way to connect this all. so what do you guys recommend, i saw on ebay and google search you can get the all in one edison 3 prong + dimmer packs with 4 channels, and a cheapo lighting board for around 300. 2x 4 channel dimmer pack edison, 8 channel lighting board. but would you recomend anything else instead? i want to beable to grow with this, ie- movable lights in the future if possible for that budget, or just add more dimmers.