This means they have a tendency to gather and “leak water,” as we explained here (leaking water). A little leaking is typical and nothing to be concerned about, but if you can, keep your lamps dry (especially if you want to save your furniture from drippy salt water stains).
Keep your lamp turned on to keep it warm, and any water it accumulates will quickly evaporate.
Salt lamps do not consume a lot of energy, so don’t worry about running up your electric bill by leaving them on. If you reside in a humid area, however, this will not be enough to keep the lamp from getting wet.
So here’s a list of things you can do to keep your lamp dry while troubleshooting:
- Use bulbs with a higher wattage. More heat will be generated, and more water will be evaporated.
- Keep your lamp out of humid locations like the kitchen or the bathroom.
- When setting your lamp on a table, always use coasters or placemats to protect your furniture from the salty drip water. Make sure you purchase a high-quality silicon placemat, like as the ones we sell heresalt light placemats.
- If your lamp becomes too moist, swab it dry with a lint-free cloth every now and then.
Watch your salt lamp for signs of damage
Be prepared to recognize symptoms of damage if you want to get the most out of your rock salt lamp.
When your bulb flickers a lot, it usually signifies that the lamp holder (which supports the bulb) or the cord is damaged.
In this instance, we recommend purchasing a salt lamp replacement cord that complies with New Zealand electrical standards, such as the ones we sell (see our salt lamp replacement cords).
Any bulb you put in will be blown out if the cord is old or damaged, so replace the cord first, then the bulb. Our salt lamps use high-quality E12 bulbs that can last 1000 hours (42 days) if used continuously, which is a long time, however you will need to replace the bulb after 42 days.
We recommend purchasing a bulb pack because they are less expensive in volume (check out our salt lamp bulbs).
Don’t use LED bulbs for your salt lamp
LED bulbs may have cool colors and appear to be a good fit for your salt lamp, but they don’t generate any heat. This is a complete no-no. The health advantages of salt lamps are derived from the light inside heating the pink rock salt outside.
All of the magic happens because of the heated salt. As a result, removing the heat eliminates the benefits. As a result, we do not advocate using an LED bulb.
Unless you just want a salt lamp for decoration (and who can blame you? ), which they look lovely in practically any room.
Cleaning a dirty salt lamp
Salt lamps, like everything else, require a little TLC to live and survive, and cleaning your lamp is a must-do for all lamp owners.
Because salt lamps are low-maintenance, you won’t have to do this very often, but when they accumulate a lot of dust and debris on the surface, it’s time to clean them.
Do I have to leave my Salt Lamp on all the time?
You don’t have it. When you’re at home, it’s a good idea to have your Salt Lamp on. However, as with other gadgets, it is not recommended to leave it on unattended 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 switched off, Himalayan Salt Lamps absorb moisture from the air and can ‘cry’ if the weather is particularly humid or if you live near the ocean. To avoid a sad lamp after it has been switched off, place a plastic bag over it and tuck it under the base of the light to keep moisture out. If you are going away for an extended period of time, you can take extra precautions by carefully pulling the chord (with bulb) out of the lamp’s bottom to avoid moisture from getting on the cord and bulb. When you reach home, simply remove the plastic bag and re-insert the cord into your lamp. This is handy when the humidity level in your area is high. When the weather is dry and your lamps aren’t crying, they can be turned off and left alone.
How does a Salt Lamp work?
When the Himalayan Salt inside the lamp is heated, negative ions are released, which counteract positive ‘pollutant’ ions in the air. So, in a nutshell, Himalayan Salt Lamps are an air purifier that can help with respiratory issues including Asthma, Sinusitis, and Allergies. Salt Lamps have also been shown to alleviate symptoms in patients with ASD, as well as to improve snoring and, in some cases, to completely halt snoring.
Why are my bulbs blowing?
The bulbs used in Himalayan Salt Lamps are designed to stay in place. They are liable to blow if they are unexpectedly relocated or subjected to vibration. Bulb blowing can also be caused by high humidity.
Here are some things to consider if your bulbs are blowing on a regular basis:
- The globe isn’t properly screwed in far enough to make contact with both contacts.
- The globe is in contact with the lamp’s interior surface.
- The lamp is moved after it has been on for some time.
- On the same circuit, a huge current-drawing appliance is turned on and off, causing a brief power surge.
- There is a lot of’micro vibration’ around, perhaps from a TV that is too close.
- The cord and bulb have been pushed too much to the top of the lamp and are contacting the salt after a bulb has been changed.
- Salt may have cried onto the bulb, causing it to blow, if the lamp has been turned off and it has ‘cried’ while being turned off and has not been wrapped up.
Does it matter what colour the Salt Lamp is? Which colour is better?
Himalayan Mineral Crystal Salt comes in a variety of colors, each of which contains minerals and has health advantages. The more iron mineral is present within the crystal, the darker the red and orange colors become. When the lamp’s bulb heats the salt crystals, negative ions are released, counteracting positive ‘pollutant’ ions in the air. This happens regardless of the lamp’s color. Most people find that the darker the colors of the crystals in the Salt Lamp, especially in bedrooms, have a more relaxing effect.
Why don’t you recommend dimmer cords for Salt Lamps?
When a dimmer switch is set to ‘Dim,’ it should only be used for a brief amount of time. When set to dim, a Dimmer Switch retains all of its charge, causing it to overheat and occasionally ‘blow’.
When a Salt Lamp’s Dim Switch is switched on, the bulb receives less power, causing it to emit less heat. However, if the weather is particularly humid, the Salt Lamp can still ‘cry’ (sweat/absorb moisture), which can be harmful when it is plugged in and turned on at the power source. Because a Salt Lamp only has a 12 volt bulb with a modest power, it requires heat from the bulb to function.
A Salt Lamp does not require the use of a Dimmer Switch. If you want a darker Lamp, go for one with darker colored Salt Crystals.
My salt lamp is turned on but it’s still crying?
Salt lamps can still cry (condensate) a tiny bit when turned on in high humidity. If this happens, use a dry towel to wipe your lamp off.
Why do you recommend to sit the salt lamp on a plate?
If your salt lamp does start to cry, the liquid will drip over your furniture, perhaps causing harm. If you place your lamp on a plate, the salt will collect on it, which can be readily discarded or utilized in bathing or cooking. Secondhand stores have a lot of exquisite glass plates at a low price.
My children keep licking my Lamp? Why and will it hurt them?
Children and animals are more aware of their environment and are more aware of what their bodies require and lack. It is totally safe for your children or dogs to lick your salt lamp. Our bodies require approximately 80 trace elements and minerals, which are abundant in Himalayan Mineral Salt. Himalayan Salt is also antibacterial and free of bacteria and germs. But keep in mind that everything should be done in proportion.
Is your Himalayan Salt really from the Himalayas?
‘Absolutely, positively, positively, positively, positively, positively, positively, positively, positively, positively, positively, positively, All of our Himalayan Mineral Crystal Salt and goods are shipped directly from Pakistan’s Khewra Salt Mine.
How often should I use my Salt Inhaler?
As often as necessary. It is completely safe and natural for people of all ages, including pregnant women and those taking medication. Basically, it’s just like sitting on the beach, except better! It’s Himalayan Mineral Salt in its purest form.
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 not the case. When the salt is deeper in color, it simply signifies that the crystal contains more Iron mineral.
Iron is the sole mineral in Himalayan Salt Crystal that has an effect on color. There are approximately 80 minerals and trace elements in Himalayan Salt Crystal. The benefits of a salt lamp remain the same; the only difference is in the color. It is beneficial to consume Himalayan Salt in order to achieve a decent color balance. If you need more iron in your diet, the darker reds may be a better choice. Always keep in mind that balance is the key to success.
What size salt lamp should I buy for each sized room?
On the Internet, you may also come across some websites that state that you need a specific size Salt Lamp to cover a specific room/area; however, this is wrong.
It all boils down to what’s in the room, for example, let’s compare two lounge rooms of equal size, one with a family of four, a giant TV, mobile devices, computers, and laptops, and the other with a couple who have a TV but rarely watch it, read books, and have a single landline telephone. The couple in the other room will require considerably more Himalayan Salt than the room with four people and all of the devices.
So, it all depends on how much is going on in the room, such as the number of people sharing the air space and the amount of devices present.
When it comes to Himalayan Salt Lamps, there is no such thing as too many; you can have three enormous lamps in one room if you want, but one Salt Lamp is better than none at all.
A 2-3 kilo or 3-5 kilo salt lamp is a good size for a bedroom because there are usually only one or two people in the room; however, many bedrooms now have TVs, computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices, which means there is a lot going on in a room where you are supposed to be resting your mind, body, and soul; so for a bedroom with that much going on, a couple of small lamps or even a few 3-5 kilo
Why is Himalayan Salt considered better than other Salts?
Himalayan Crystal Mineral Salt has been maturing under strong tectonic pressure for the past 250 million years, providing an environment free of poisons, contaminants, and impurities. The peculiar cellular structure of salt crystals allows them to retain vibrational (healing) energy. The salt crystals and minerals in Himalayan Mineral Salt are colloidal, which means they are small enough for our cells to absorb. Over 80 minerals that our bodies are made up of and need to be replaced can be found in Himalayan Crystal Mineral Salt.
Many people aren’t aware that table salt contains a number of harmful compounds. Salt is essential in our diet, yet it can be harmful if consumed in its chemical form.
97.5 percent sodium chloride and 2.5 percent compounds like iodine and absorbents make up most table salt.
Drying common salts at around 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit destroys many of the native chemical structures. Table and cooking salt, which may be found in most homes, restaurants, and processed meals, has little nutritional value and is deficient in important trace minerals. Some common salts, such as rock salt and sea salt, as well as some popular Celtic salts, are treated.
Salt is processed into sodium chloride, an artificial salt that the human body perceives as a poisonous invader. The body is unable to eliminate it in a natural, healthy manner, which can result in tissue inflammation, water retention, and high blood pressure.
According to studies, your body will require nearly twenty times the quantity of cellular water to neutralize the sodium chloride in chemically-treated salt for every gram of table salt it can’t digest.
Do USB Salt Lamps produce negative ions?
No. A LED light bulb is included in USB lamps. LEDs do not generate heat. The salt is heated by the heat from a light bulb, which produces negative ions to filter the air.
Minerals from the Himalayas Salt is a crystal with metaphysical attributes similar to Rose Quartz, including unconditional love, self-love, romantic love, friendship love, and protection from harmful energy and surrounds. Many cultures have utilized salt to cleanse and preserve themselves for generations.
If you wish to purify the air using a Salt Lamp, you’ll need one with an electrical wire and a 12 volt globe.
What watt/volt bulb do I need for my Salt Lamps?
Salt Lamps supplied in Australia must have an Australian standard power chord not exceeding 24 volts by 2020, according to new laws enacted by Australia Standard committees, which means we can no longer provide the old 220-240V power cable for the salt lamp. As a result, we now offer new 12V dc power cables for all salt lamps to comply with the Australian requirement. Only 12 volt (12V-12W) lights can be used with this new 12V dc power cord.
You can still use the old 220-240V power chord for your salt lamp if you have one at home, and this old 220-240V power cord is suitable with 7 watt and 15 watt bulbs.
For safety reasons, refer to the figure above, check the model of your cord, and find the suitable bulb.
Can I buy a Salt Lamp bigger than 5kg?
No, new regulations from the Australia Standard committees (‘AS 60598.2.4:2019Luminaires, Part 2.4: Particular requirements’) limit the size of salt lamps to less than 5kg.
How much power does a salt rock lamp consume?
Incandescent light bulbs must be used in Himalayan salt lamps. These are light bulbs that produce heat. The most regularly utilized wattage for salt lamp bulbs is fifteen watts.
A twenty-five-watt bulb and a forty-watt bulb are ideal for large-scale salt lamps.
People frequently inquire about the appropriate wattage for salt lamps. The solution is a little more complicated because the wattage of the salt lamp bulb will be determined by the size of the lamp.
Is it possible to turn off my salt lamp at night?
The simple answer is yes, without a doubt, and no problemo! Not only can you, but it’s advisable to leave your salt lamp on overnight to get the most out of its relaxing benefits.
Where should a salt lamp not be used?
A nice method to use your salt lamp is to have it close to you in your bedroom. The effect of salt lamps varies depending on their size. However, the closer you get, the more significant the advantages will be for you.
As a result, it’s advisable to have your salt lamps near where you spend the most time, the closer the better.
Salt lamps should be placed in the following areas of your home:
- Keep your lamp on your bedside table in your bedroom as a night light for deeper, more restful sleeps and cleaner air at night.
- Next to your favorite sitting location or on your study desk.
- You should put it next to a sofa that you use frequently.
- Anywhere in your house where you spend a lot of time is a good candidate.
You don’t want to put your salt lamp in a dangerous location where children or pets could get hurt. Salt lamps are sometimes licked by pets, which can create health problems, and children can knock them over, which can be dangerous.
You should also avoid placing your lamps in open areas with continual airflow because your lamp will be unable to clean the incoming air and will constantly accumulate moisture.
Salt lamps should not be placed in the following locations:
- It’s right next to a window that’s open.
- The front of the house.
- No one utilizes these rooms.
- Anywhere that pets or youngsters have easy access (for safety reasons).
- In moist places such as the kitchen or the bathroom.
- On top of gadgets or pricey furniture (particularly wood) that could be harmed by moisture.
Taking your salt lamp to work
You might be wondering if you can take it to work with you. That’s a fantastic concept, especially if your job requires you to use computers.
Keeping one near your computer or on your work desk will aid in the neutralization of the toxic positive ions produced by your computer.
It’s also a good idea to put it adjacent to your TV or other electronic devices, especially ones that are constantly turned on. As long as you don’t put it near very loud speakers, as this can cause the bulb filament to tremble and break.
A salt lamp can be a terrific complement to your practice if you are a health practitioner such as a physician, yogi, massage therapist, acupuncturist, psychologist, energy healer, or similar.
We recommend getting large ones (15kg+) for your waiting room because they look wonderful and can help to create a clean and welcoming ambiance.
Consider placing it in one of the following places:
- Rooms for consultations.
- Yoga and pilates studios are available.
- Treatment rooms for acupuncture.
- Bedrooms and living rooms
- And everywhere else they’d be useful!
Salt lamps’ warm glow has a calming impact on everyone in the room, and they’re a perfect accent to any of the above-mentioned situations.
They’re also beneficial for meditation. Simply placing them in front of you while meditating can assist you in entering a deeper and faster meditative state.
Is sleeping with a salt light on a good idea?
The light that a salt lamp emits is the major method it leads to a better night’s sleep. The salt’s pink-red color diffuses light into a mellow glow that resembles a sunset and helps you relax. Warm-colored light, as opposed to blue light emitted by electronic devices, promotes relaxation and sleep.
At night, blue wavelengths, which are good during the day because they improve concentration, reaction times, and mood, appear to be the most disruptive.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, try placing a salt lamp in your bedroom and turning off all electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime.
What is the lifespan of a Himalayan salt lamp?
Himalayan salt, which is made out of salt rock crystals in a variety of colors including pink, red, orange, violet, and even white, is used to make salt lamps. As a result, salt lamps are not invariably red-orange in color, but can be a variety of various hues. Because salt does not evaporate or fade with time, you don’t have to worry about salt lamps not lasting very long. The answer is a hearty “yes” if you’re wondering if you can leave your Himalayan salt lamp on all night.
Salt lamps, on the other hand, can endure endlessly if properly cared for, but this is not the case with light bulbs. When you ask yourself, “Can I leave my Himalayan salt lamp on all night?” keep in mind that a salt lamp that is on 24 hours a day, seven days a week will normally last for around 1000 hours, or around 42 days.
Do Himalayan salt lamps have any effect?
The Final Word. There is no scientific proof to back up the health claims made by Himalayan salt lamps. While they make a nice addition to a space and help to create a calm atmosphere, there’s not much else they can accomplish.