Although they operate on a much smaller scale, salt lamps offer many of the same advantages. Similar to a conventional lamp, they operate by heating salt and dispersing it into the air.
What you should know before using a salt lamp is as follows:
Make sure it’s Himalayan pink salt.
There are a lot of fake salt lamps available. By selecting one that is assured to be created from 100% pure Himalayan salt, you may be confident you’re receiving the intended advantages.
Decide what shape you want.
To match virtually any décor style, you can get a lamp with an organic, natural shape or a sleek geometric shape (such spheres, blocks, cylinders, or pyramids). If you wish to go the non-electric way, you can also purchase candle holders.
Be prepared to dust. A lot.
The lamp’s negative ions attract dust, pollen, and filth particles, which not only purifies the air but also makes them heavier and more likely to fall to your surfaces. So you’ll likely discover that you need to dust more frequently.
Which salt lamp ought I to buy?
The efficiency of the lamp is directly influenced by the size of the salt crystal. In general, a lamp’s brightness, the quantity of negative ions it produces, and the amount of water it absorbs increase with size. It is crucial to get a salt lamp that is large enough for the space around it.
A salt lamp weighing between 2 and 3 kilograms is advised for spaces that are 3 by 3 meters in size (smaller rooms). The recommended lamp weight for a larger room, measuring 4 by 4 meters (the average room), should be around 5kg.
And so it goes: the bigger the lamp, the bigger the room. Large salt lamps that weigh between 18 and 100 kg are required for use in rooms that are larger than 10 by 10 meters, such as living rooms, lounges, or waiting rooms.
If you wish to purchase a salt lamp for a yoga studio, a business office, or another public space. We strongly advise getting a salt lamp that weighs at least 40 kg. Although they are more expensive, they look incredible, are somewhat hard to find and stunning, and light up well, unlike lesser lamps. They can labor in more expansive, open spaces, and their benefits are proportionately amplified.
With a 40kg+ large salt lamp, you are truly bringing a bit of the Himalayas with you. Its organic appearance sets it apart from other decor pieces, therefore we highly recommend giving it a try!
However, if your room isn’t quite a large open space and doesn’t fit the above proportions, a decent rule to abide by is to add a kilogram of lighting for every 5 square meters of room space.
What could be superior to a salt lamp?
Himalayan salt lamps have gained popularity recently in the fields of natural medicine and interior design. However, it appears that selenite lamps have also recently gained a lot of popularity. What’s the difference and which one is ideal for me to improve my rituals of empowerment and healing, you might be asking. While both have advantages, the truth is that selenite lamps have a stronger energy than regular salt lamps.
Pink Himalayan salt is used to craft the Himalayan salt lamps. As a natural air filter, the salt draws water molecules from the air that are contaminated with dust and bacteria. Additionally, it is claimed that they release negative ions, which can help reduce the electromagnetic pollution caused by all of our gadgets.
And while all of this may aid in the reduction of allergies and promote better sleep, selenite lamps offer a more comprehensive range of advantages.
Since ancient times, selenite, a naturally semi-translucent type of gypsum, has been hailed as one of the most potent crystals.
Selenite is a crystal with a very high vibration that cleanses energy, whilst Himalayan salt may purify the air. It removes energetic sludge and creates space for new uplifting energy to enter. It has been used to improve mental clarity and help prevent headaches because it is considered to connect to the crown chakra.
Even the selenite lamp’s shade has significance. Pure, white light, which quite literally dispels darkness, is associated with selenite. Selenite is utilized to clear the mind of any unfavorable thoughts that may have accumulated during the busyness of daily living.
So, while both are lovely and have their own advantages, we advise picking a selenite lamp over a salt lamp since it produces a lovely, white light.
You may get a selenite lamp for yourself here (link) and bring its high vibrational qualities into your house right away!
Are there variations among Himalayan salt lamps?
According to Dr. Vyas, “There isn’t much data to support the assumption that Himalayan salt lamps offer some, if any, of the claimed health benefits.
Negative ions may reduce depression in certain people, according to one study. These lamps don’t, however, generate enough negative ions to be noticeable.
It has also been demonstrated that negative ions can kill airborne dust mites in sufficient numbers. Yet again, the output of these bulbs is insufficient to be of any actual use. Additionally, there is no proof to back up the claim that the lamps may draw pollutants from the air around you.
Others contend that the warm, brilliant light creates a soothing, serene environment that encourages tranquillity and enhances mental wellness. This hypothesis, however, is simply anecdotal.
An air purification device may help if you’re serious about attempting to improve the quality of the air in your home. These devices have been demonstrated to eliminate allergies, smoke, and mildew from indoor environments.
Do I have to leave my Salt Lamp on all the time?
You don’t, though. When you are at home, it is best to leave your salt lamp on. But just as with any devices, it is not a good idea to leave it on when no one is home. Turn on all of your Himalayan salt lamps when you come home.
If I turn my Salt Lamp off will it melt away to nothing?
When turned off, Himalayan salt lamps can “cry” if the environment is particularly humid or if you live near a body of water. Put a plastic bag over it and tuck it under the lamp’s base to keep moisture from getting to it when it is off to avoid having a sad lamp. To take extra precautions if you will be gone for an extended period of time, carefully pull the cable and bulb out of the lamp’s base. This will stop moisture from getting on the cord and bulb. Simply remove the plastic bag when you arrive home and re-insert the lamp’s cable. When the humidity level where you reside is high, this is helpful. Your lamps can be left on and unattended while the weather is dry and they aren’t crying.
How does a Salt Lamp work?
Himalayan salt releases negative ions that balance out positive “pollutant” ions in the air when heated by the lamp’s internal bulb. In essence, Himalayan salt lamps purify the air and can help with respiratory issues like allergies, sinus, and asthma. Additionally, salt lamps have been shown to help snoring and occasionally even completely halt it in ASD sufferers.
Why are my bulbs blowing?
Himalayan salt lamps use bulbs that are intended to be fixed in place. They are likely to blow if moved quickly or exposed to vibration. Bulb blowouts can also be caused by high humidity.
Here are some considerations to make if your bulbs are blowing frequently:
- The globe is close to touching both contacts but not quite screwed in tightly enough.
- The inside surface of the lamp is in contact with the globe.
- After the lamp has been on for a bit, it gets moved.
- On the same circuit, there is a big current-draining appliance that is switched on and off, and there is a brief power surge.
- There is too much “micro vibration” around, like to a TV that is too close.
- After a bulb is changed, the cord and bulb are too close to the lamp’s top and are now in contact with the salt.
- If the lamp is not wrapped up after it has been turned off and “cries” while off, salt may have “cried” onto the bulb, causing it to blow.
Does it matter what colour the Salt Lamp is? Which colour is better?
Himalayan Mineral Crystal Salt comes in a variety of colors and contains minerals that are beneficial to health. More iron mineral is found in the crystal when the red and orange colors are darker. Himalayan salt releases negative ions when heated by the lamp’s internal light source, which counteract positive “pollutant” ions in the air. No matter what color the lamp is, this happens. Most individuals discover that salt lamps, particularly those used in bedrooms, are more peaceful when the crystals inside them are deeper in color.
Why don’t you recommend dimmer cords for Salt Lamps?
When used on “Dim,” dimmer switches should only be on dim for a very little time. A Dimmer Switch can overheat and occasionally “bust” when it is on Dim because it retains all of its charge at the switch.
When a salt lamp has a dim switch, it will emit less heat because less electricity is reaching the bulb. However, if the weather is particularly humid, the salt lamp may still “cry” (sweat or absorb moisture), which can be harmful when it is plugged in and turned on at the power source. Since the salt lamp’s 12 volt bulb has a relatively low wattage, it cannot function without heat from the bulb.
On a salt lamp, a dimmer switch is really not necessary. Choose a lamp with salt crystals that are darker in color if you want it to be darker.
My salt lamp is turned on but it’s still crying?
Salt lamps can still cry (condensate) a tiny bit when turned on in conditions of high humidity. If this occurs, use a dry cloth to pat your light dry.
Why do you recommend to sit the salt lamp on a plate?
If your salt lamp does leak a little, it could ruin your furniture by dripping onto it. If you keep your lamp on a plate, salt will gather there and can be easily thrown away or utilized in cooking or bathing. In secondhand stores, you can acquire gorgeous glass plates for a very low price.
My children keep licking my Lamp? Why and will it hurt them?
Children and animals are more perceptive to their environment and more aware of the needs and deficiencies of their bodies. Your salt lamp is completely safe if your kids or dogs are licking it. More than 80 trace metals and minerals that our bodies require are abundant in Himalayan mineral salt. Additionally, Himalayan salt is anti-bacterial and doesn’t harbor any microorganisms. But always keep things in moderation.
Is your Himalayan Salt really from the Himalayas?
“100% Absolutely Yes” The Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan is the sole source of our Himalayan Mineral Crystal Salt and other items.
How often should I use my Salt Inhaler?
As often as necessary. All ages, pregnant ladies, and those taking medication can enjoy it with complete safety and naturalness. In essence, it’s safer and just as natural as lying on the beach, but better! Himalayan Mineral Salt is all-natural and pure.
I saw on the Internet somewhere that it says the darker the pink the more intense the minerals and is therefore better quality, is this true?
That is untrue, no. The deeper color of the salt simply indicates that the crystals contain more iron mineral.
Iron is the only mineral that has the ability to have such an impact on color out of the more than 80 minerals and trace elements found in Himalayan salt crystal. The advantages of a salt lamp remain the same; the choice of color is all that matters. It is beneficial to get a healthy balance of color when consuming Himalayan salt. The darker reds may be more appropriate if you need to consume more iron. Always keep in mind that balance is vital in life.
What size salt lamp should I buy for each sized room?
The same websites that claim you need a specific size Salt Lamp to cover a specific size room or area may be found online, but they are false.
It all depends on what is there in the space, for example, let’s compare two identically sized living rooms. In one, a family of four uses a giant TV, mobile devices, computers, and laptops, while in the other, a couple reads books and uses a landline phone. The couple in the other room won’t require nearly as much Himalayan salt as the room with four people and all the equipment.
It all depends on how many people are in the space, how many electronics are present, and how much activity is going on.
When it comes to Himalayan salt lamps, there is no such thing as “too much.” You can have three huge lamps in one room if you’d like, but one salt light is still preferable than none at all.
A couple of small lamps or even a few 3-5 kilo salt lamps would be helpful in a bedroom with that much activity because there are typically only one or two people using the space. However, many bedrooms now have TVs, computers, mobile phones, etc., which is A LOT going on in a room where you are supposed to be resting your mind, body, and soul.
Why is Himalayan Salt considered better than other Salts?
Under extreme tectonic pressure for the past 250 million years, Himalayan Crystal Mineral Salt has developed in an environment free of all poisons, pollutants, and contaminants. The distinct cellular structure of salt crystals enables them to retain vibrational (healing) energy. The salt crystals and minerals in Himalayan Mineral Salt are colloidal, which means that they are small enough for our cells to easily absorb them. There are more than 80 minerals that our bodies need to replace that are present in Himalayan Crystal Mineral Salt.
Common table salt contains a number of harsh compounds, which many people are unaware of. Although salt is essential to our diet, taking it in this chemical form might be harmful.
The majority of table salt, approximately 97.5% sodium chloride, is combined with 2.5% compounds, such as iodine and absorbents.
Common salts are dried at temperatures above 1,200 °F, which destroys many of the chemical structures that are found in nature. Common table and cooking salt, which may be found in most restaurants, homes, and processed meals, has little nutritional value and is deficient in helpful trace minerals. Some popular Celtic Salts, ordinary Rock Salt, and sea salt are all treated as well.
Salt becomes sodium chloride as it is processed, an artificial salt that the body perceives as a poisonous invader. The inability of the body to eliminate it in a healthy, natural way can cause tissue inflammation, water retention, and high blood pressure.
According to studies, your body will consume more than 20 times as much cellular water to neutralize the sodium chloride in chemically processed salt for every gram of table salt that your system cannot digest.
Do USB Salt Lamps produce negative ions?
No. LED bulbs are found inside USB lamps. Heat is not produced by LED. The salt is heated by a light bulb’s heat, which creates negative ions that clean the air.
Hispanic Mineral Being a crystal, salt has similar metaphysical qualities to rose quartz, such as unconditional love, self-love, romantic love, friendship love, and protection from harmful energies and environments. Many cultures have utilized salt as a purifier and protector for many years.
You need a Salt Lamp with an electrical wire and a 12 volt globe if you want it to purify the air.
What watt/volt bulb do I need for my Salt Lamps?
We are unable to supply the old 220-240V power cord for the salt lamp because to the new laws that the Australia Standard committees have put in place. By 2020, salt lamps supplied in Australia must have an Australian standard power cord that does not exceed 24 volts. To meet the Australia standard, we thus include the new 12V dc power cords for all salt lamps. Only 12 volt (12V-12W) bulbs can be used with this new 12V DC power cord.
You may still use your previous 220-240V power cord for your salt lamp if you still have it at home, and it works with both 7 watt and 15 watt bulbs.
Referring to the aforementioned image, determine the model of your cord and the proper bulb for safety purposes.
Can I buy a Salt Lamp bigger than 5kg?
No, salt lamps are only allowed to weigh less than 5kg owing to new guidelines from the committees of the Australia Standard (‘AS 60598.2.4:2019Luminaires, Part 2.4: Particular requirements’).