Himalayan Salt Lamps
Yes, 100% Genuine Himalayan Salt. The crystals used for making Himalayan Salt lamps are tested to ensure that they have the right colour and opacity to allow for the maximum penetration of light. The Crystals are hand carved to have an orifice in the centre that holds the bulb and a variety of external shapes. The look is natural and undoubtedly more aesthetically pleasing. The unique shape will blend with all type of interior decor. The base of the lamp is wooden and has a holder for the clear light bulb with a cable running through the side.
You may have seen information on the internet, concerning what size lamp to use, for different room sizes. This information is actually incorrect, it actually comes down to what is in the room, and how many people, as a general rule, the more electronics/people that are in the room, the larger the Himalayan Salt Lamp you will need.
We generally recommend 2-3KG or 4-6KG Lamps for Bedrooms that do not have a large amount of Electronics, or 6-9KG/9-12KG Lamps for bedrooms that do have a large amount, i.e. Television, Computer, Mobile Phone, Video Game Consoles. Also, people tend to prefer smaller Himalayan Salt Lamps for Bedrooms 2-12kg, as they are the perfect Size for Nightstands, Desks, Bedside Tables etc. For Living Rooms which generally have a larger amount of people/electronics at the same time, to experience the benefits, we suggest sizes 12kg and upwards.
However, you can never have too many Salt Lamps! If you just want your Himalayan Salt Lamp for the Aesthetics then you can choose whichever size you want.
All of the colours of Himalayan Crystal Salt contain minerals and offer health benefits. The darker the red and orange colours, the more of the Iron mineral is present within the crystal. When the bulb inside the lamp heats the salt crystals the Himalayan Salt releases negative ions – counteracting positive ‘pollutant’ ions in the air. This occurs regardless of what colour the lamp is.
Not only do these Himalayan Salt Lamps look amazing when placed in any part of your home, these lamps are also powerful and natural ionizers, capable of not only ridding the air of pollutants and pathogens but also in some reported cases, odour. Available in a range of colours from light pink to dark pink/orange, and with their crystalline form, the lamps are often used in colour therapy. The combination of salt, wood and light is also appreciated by practitioners of Feng Shui.
When switched on, Himalayan pink salt lamps offer all the benefits of an ionizer coupled with the functionality of a regular lamp. However, even when not in use, they continue to offer health benefits as the salt attracts the moisture in the air and releases negative ions into the indoor environment, when heat is added to this equation, it greatly increases the production of negative ions.
Himalayan Salt Lamps have long been recommended by naturopaths and homeopaths in Europe as an ancillary treatment for respiratory and circulatory ailments as well as allergies. The incandescent glow of the lamp creates a relaxing and harmonious environment in any living space.
Yes, all of our Himalayan Salt Lamps come complete with a CE Marked British Standard 3 Pin Plug Cable with On/Off Switch and a 15W Pygmy Screw In Appliance Bulb. We send the same size Bulb as standard with all size lamps.
- Screw the light bulb firmly into the power cable fitting.
- Gently push in the metal clips and insert the fitting into the base of the salt lamp until the metal clips spring into place.
- Check power point switch is OFF. Plug power cable into power point.
- Turn on power and your salt lamp is ready to go!
We advise you to try and keep your Himalayan Salt Lamp(s) on when you are home. But like all Electronics, it is not advisable to leave your Lamp unattended when someone is not at home. When you get home, turn on all of your Himalayan Salt Lamps until you leave again.
Himalayan Salt Lamps are Hygroscopic, which means they absorb moisture from the air. As a General Rule, they should not be placed in damp rooms, outdoors or in rooms with high humidity (i.e. bathrooms/kitchens). Himalayan Salt Lamps will start to “sweat” or “weep” if they are left turned off for long periods of time, so we advise to keep your Himalayan Salt Lamp(s) turned on at all times whilst you are home. If moisture persists dry the lamp with a cloth. We also advise not to have your Lamps sitting directly onto a wooden surface, and if you are concerned about your Lamp weeping then it is sometimes handy to sit it on a plate of some kind.