If you are talking stills, then apart from macro shots lights generally don't have enough output, though if you are using compacts, (assume you are talking the P7100 compact rather than the D7100 SLR) you can generally shoot them with a wide aperture for wide angle shots and use something like f2.8 to f4 range. You may find your shutter speeds to be too slow though and risk motion blur depending on how far waya the subject is. Strobes have the advantage of a very brief pulse of light which will freeze motion and can put out significantly more light than a video light for the brief duration of that pulse.
The reason macro shots are more feasible is you are are much closer to the subject and can get the light much closer. You may want two lights though to produce eben illumination and fill in the shadows cast from each light source.