When using studio lights, you need stands to adjust the height and the direction of the lights. A nice stand is flexible and allows you to choose between a wide range of heights and can be regulated on different directions. There are also fixed stands which are only directable but not movable. They are usually highly professional and offer more stability in studios where they don’t have to be moved around.
Other tools for controlling the lights are softboxes and umbrellas.
A softbox can be placed on the lamp and regulate its intensity and direction. It is made up of a side black part and a white portion perpendicular to the lamp itself, which soften up the output light and create the effect of a smooth light instead of a hard one.
Umbrellas are used for the same purpose, but are often used in the opposite direction as a reflective surface.
As you can see in the picture, the first umbrella is white and can be used instead of a softbox, the second one is black with a reflective materials inside and should be used as a reflective panel with the lamp in the opposite direction of the subject to be enlightened.