I'm looking for something inexpensive to provide soft lighting for ebay pictures of stuff to sell etc. In the 'old' days I would have bought a small studio flash and softbox and used it as a downlight. Are the softboxes with spiral CFL bulbs terrible? I don't need much, just a single predictable diffuse light source. I had wondered about messing with LED floodlights and diffusion, but haven't got anywhere with that.