This is just my 2 cents but I started with "inexpensive " led fixtures from Amazon. They claimed 300w but were only about half that really. I can say they grew plants, just not as good as I’d have liked. I ended up modifying the fixtures and taking out the cheap China led’s and replacing them with name brand good quality led cob’s.
And now they kick ass!
Looking back in wish I’d have just bit the bullet in the beginning and bought one good light. The cost of the cheap lights and the cost to modify them in the end cost me more then if I’d just bought a better light in the beginning…
But I like the Horticulturel lighting Group or HLG fixtures they’re not crazy expensive but really put out there ligt! I’d say they’re the mid price fixtures.
If you’re not afraid of some DIY you could build a fixture for pretty cheap too.
I was told in the beginning, don’t skimp on the light. But I did and it cost me more in the long run…
Anyway just my experience buying my first lights, good luck hope you grow dank nugs!