Originally Posted by somewhatshocked
I wouldn't throw money at BuildMyLED because there are far cheaper options - especially for your needs. For starters, look at Finnex fixtures if you're going the LED route. They're a forum sponsor and have their own sub-forum.
If it were me, I'd go with CFLs. Much cheaper, quite energy efficient, easy to replace and to find.
I'm assuming the op means spiral bulbs that can be directly pointed. If so, and if it gives enough light, that would certainly be cheapest. Finnex also sells about the cheapest setups, and if you agree with the color spectrum, that would be a wise choice.
Personally, I like a warmer light that brings out reds, which is why I'm considering buildmyled's lamp. No one else is really doing that right now.
When considering a purchase, the last thing I'd do is consider a company's forum sponsorship or guide myself by the advice of a person who signifies patronizing a company as "throwing money at them."