They do sell light stands, or even clip on lamps, but you would have to be EXTREMELY careful that it not get bumped or tipped etc. due to fire hazard! I have a reptile room, the heat stays at an ambient temp of 82-85 daytime and 70's night time. so a heat pad underneath mine works fine. I know everyone says they use rubbermaid tubs, and I do too, but I started my colony out in an aquarium with a screen lid, you would be able to use a ceramic heat emitter and an undertank heater if you chose to go that route...at least until you got the colony established and figured out alternate heating options for your plastic tub.