Can the Herpstat be used with overhead basking lights? 

Question: 
Can the Herpstat be used with overhead basking lights? 

Answer: 
Thermostat control of lamps that provide visible illumination is not ideal. Lamps change brightness during regulation and then turn off when the target temp is reached. However, we now have a special feature called Basking Assist available in Herpstat 1 Basic, Herpstat 1, Herpstat 2, and Herpstat 4 (V2) models that prevents the lamp from turning off when its close to the target temp. This allows for a much smoother experience. If you need to provide heat from above often a better choice would be to use a radiant heat panel or ceramic heat emitter. Then a low wattage bulb can be added for illumination of the enclosure.