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Choosing Your Lamp
Himalayan salt lamps can be found in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. No two salt lamps will be identical. As salt lamps are a product of nature, their properties will vary and as such your own lamp will truly be one-of-a-kind.
In this article, we’ll discuss the different properties of Himalayan salt lamps, how to care for them, and where to buy the best Himalayan salt lamp.
In general, the larger the lamp, the broader its ionizing capabilities are. Thus, strategically placing lamps throughout a room will be beneficial. We have attached a chart that conveniently shows the size and coverage area that it corresponds to:
|Size ( pounds )||Coverage Area ( square feet )|
5 – 7 lb
10×10 sq ft
9 – 11 lb
12×12 sq ft
12 – 15 lb
14×14 sq ft
30 – 40 lb
20×20 sq ft
40 – 50 lb
30×30 sq ft
It should be noted that these are the minimum sizes to get the corresponded coverage. There is no actual limit to the amount of salt lamps you can have in one area. If you want a jumbo size lamp in a 10×10 area go for it! Likewise, you can use multiple smaller lamps spread out in a strategic fashion to equal coverage area from a larger lamp.
Salt lamps come in a variety of shapes including natural, globes, and pyramids. The shape of your lamp does not affect its capabilities and is only for aesthetic purposes.
Salt lamp colors will vary depending on the vein they were mined from and the mineral content. While color won’t affect the air purifying ability of the salt lamp, there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting your color.
Darker shades of salt lamps such as deep reds can block some of the light so you won’t see as much of a glow. This can be beneficial if you’re trying to sleep and don’t want much lighting in your room. Red lamps are also very pretty but if you’re looking for a brighter glow, you may want to select a different color.
Medium shade lamps like orange are the most popular and offer a soothing ambient glow.
Lighter shades such as white offer maximum clarity in terms of brightness. However, white lamps may be more fragile. Pink lamps are also popular.
In addition, colors may have beneficial effects on mind and body. According to the beliefs of chromotherapy, or color therapy, colors can represent the following:
Red Improves circulation and heart.
Blue Promotes relaxation and has a soothing effect.
White Represents purity and has an enlightening effect.
Pink Healing and nurturing. Embodies love.
Orange Improves energy levels and strengthens organ function.
It’s important that your lamp has a sturdy base. This helps protect the lamp from damage and prevent scratching any surface it sits on. These bases are usually made out of wood. In addition, you’ll want to ensure it comes with a UL listed cord.
Caring for your lamp
Good news – salt lamps don’t require much maintenance at all! However, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure yours lasts a lifetime.
In order to clean your lamp, simply wipe down with a damp sponge or cloth/towel. Thoroughly dry it with a towel or cloth afterward.
Salt lamps do occasionally “weep” or sweat when lit. This is normal and nothing to panic about. Just be aware of the surface you place your lamp on.
It is important to keep your lamp away from moisture and humidity ( do not leave it outside). If your lamp does appear wet, you can dry it with a towel and turn the light on. The heat will help dry it.
Salt lamps can be placed anywhere in your home using the above graph to help determine coverage area. When determining where to place your lamp it may help to think about where you can get the most benefit out of it.
Placing it on a desk where there is a computer is highly beneficial along with using it near a TV or other electronic equipment.
Benefits of purchasing lamps from the Himalayan Salt Shop include:
- Beautiful lamps mounted on a wooden base.
- Authentic, high-quality salt mined from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains.
- NO child labor.