Suggestions on a lighting setup for smaller objects?

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    I have been looking at a few lighting setups with a small light box/tent for shooting pictures of objects... Static pictures of various things, whatever I find that I think might be interesting...

    I am just sort of looking for a package, my budget isn't very large. I came across this one browsing B&H, would it be suitable? Is flourescent lighting suitable for taking static shots of various "things"?

    Bowens | Unilite 2 Light Kit with Cocoon (120V) | BW-3385US

    Can it be used for some basic portrait photography(the two lights that is) eventually? Or are they not sufficient or have un-desirable type of light for portraits?

    If anyone has other suggestions for a setup in that price range please put it out there.
     
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    WalMart; 100W Daylight CFs, 2 pack is around $8-10, and clamp lights are $6-8 each. They carry a lot of things you can use to make the light tent out of, or you can use random junk that's laying around.

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