Cool Lights are a much better bet... W-w-w-w-w-w-w-w-W-W-W-w-w-w-w-wait -- wait.
Fluorescent lights are far from the best bet.
Without getting into the nightmare of syncing hertz speed to shutter speed, or matching colour temperature to fluorescent, here are three reasons why monobloc strobes are more flexible.
1: The portability of strobes vs continuous light are a no brainer. Continuous lights would require a conventional power outlet/generator to run. Furthermore, most battery packs are designed with a sine wave inverter, and therefore cannot handle the load of a continuous light.
2: Beyond that, strobes are able to freeze action WHILE wasting less energy than a continuous light.
3: Finally, monoblocs usually have a wider and more consistent range of f-stops than continuous light.
Dakyoo, if you're serious about studio light, I recommend Alienbees (www.alienbees.com
). No doubt they are the best bang for buck you can get inside the USA. If you cannot afford studio lights, I recommend getting some old Vivitar 285HV's, umbrellas, stands and some wireless triggers. Hope that helps.