Fluorescent studio lights are the newest way to have continuous lighting without the incredible heat of the old tungsten sets. The fluorescent bulbs also don't explode if you touch them with your bare hands. Several lighting manufacturers are putting out fluorescent kits with varied results. To start About Photography's reviews of fluorescent lighting I began with pretty much the cheapest set on the market.
Review of Review of Vu-Pro Cool-V Fluorescent Lighting Kit