So far all my pictures are taken without any equipment. I just put the object on my kitchen table (by window) to use the daylight. I have to edit every images and it's very time consuming. So I purchased a lighting kit off eBay. Haven't got a chance to use it though. I'll post results soon.
About the lamp, the normal table lamp will do. But it'll be better if you purchase the day light bulb (5000k-5600k). Otherwise, you have to use software to adjust the color balance.
You can also make a big light box to be used outdoor. See link below. You need to cut top, side and back of the box to let light through. Use light fabric as background. http://www.ezcube.com/documents/ezcu...hotography.htm