Himalayan rock salt lamp – HemingWeigh review
Himalayan rock salt lamps are known for improving air quality by enriching the air with negative ions beneficial to health. Such health benefits include enhanced immunity, increased alertness and work productivity, increased lung capacity and reduced susceptibility to colds and flu. They are also believed to help neutralise odors.
Advocates of salt lamps claim they can soothe allergies, help you sleep and boost your mood. It is also suggested that they help negate the positive ions in the room, as most homes and office environments contain little to no negative ions, which are beneficial to health.
People may refer to the Himalayan salt lamp as “negative ion generator“.
The salt crystals of the lamp are activated by the heat of the light bulb, where the salt starts to emit negative ions that are suggested to reduce electromagnetic and mild radioactive substances from the air. A stress free environment, reduced allergies, asthma or other breathing disorders are some of the claimed health benefits.
Although, it’s currently unclear whether salt lamps can produce enough ions to affect health.
However, whether the claimed health benefits of salt rock crystals are supported by scientific evidence or not, they do offer many other benefits.
Benefits of Himalayan salt lamps
Himalayan salt lamps are attractive because they emit a warming, pink glow when lit, which creates a nice and relaxing atmosphere in the room. If you are struggling to sleep and suffer from insomnia, these salt lamps may help you wind down before bedtime and improve your sleep.
True Himalayan salt lamps are made from salt harvested from the Khewra salt mine in Pakistan, which is the second largest and the oldest salt mine in the world.
The distinctive pink/reddish hue of the Himalayan salt comes from the trace amounts of iron oxide (rust) and also include trace minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. If you ever have tried Himalayan salt in food, these minerals explain why this particular salt tastes different from regular table salt.
For the purpose of creating a blissful and soothing environment in your room or office, these salt lamps do the job really well.
Marble vs wooden base
The salt lamp usually comes with a base. The base can be wooden/timber, onyx crystal, marble or stainless steel/metal. Which one we choose may depend on taste, affordability, purpose or how much we value quality and care for our products.
Two of the most common types that people tend to buy are the wooden and marble base.
The positive aspect of a wooden base is that it’s a cheaper option compared to marble and onyx crystal. It’s affordable and it looks nice. However, over time the wood may corrode and discolour due to moisture as the salt lamp perspires. Hence, why the wooden base can end up looking terrible after a period of time.
Marble base on the other hand won’t swell or corrode if moisture gets onto it. It’s easy to clean, just use a cloth to wipe off dust and stains from the salt – and it looks good too.
HemingWeigh natural rock salt lamp
The HemingWeigh Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp is of high quality and longevity and is one of the best salt lamps on the market today.
Himalayan salt lamps comes in different unique forms and shapes. No two salt lamps will ever be the same and each lamp is handcrafted from top quality salts mined from the Himalayas in Pakistan. They are cut but not polished, with a hollow spot inside for the light bulb to be placed.
This beautiful salt lamp emits a soft, amber glow and helps illuminate the room with relaxation. Place it beside your computer to keep you calm during work or put it in your bedroom to help you sleep at night. The heated salt will naturally ionize the air.
The natural rock salt used in this lamp has a tendency to “sweat” and may leave stains on your furniture.
Size and weight
You can find the HemingWeigh salt lamp in different forms and sizes. The smaller 1-6 lbs lamp is perfect for a smaller room or to be put on your desk in the office.
The 7-13 lbs one might be more suitable for a larger size room, such as your living room. But it can also be placed on your desk depending on personal preference.
We have two Himalayan salt lamps at home and I’ve never been disappointed with the purchase. The lamp that we use in our living room provides the perfect ambiance whilst having dinner or watching movies.
It’s possible to leave the salt lamp on both day and night. I used to leave it on 24/7, but to make the light bulb last longer and to spare the use of electricity, I decided to only put it on at night when I can properly enjoy the nice and warming atmosphere.
Yes, the Himalayan rock salt lamp does sweat and it leaves stains of salt on the surface where it stands. Although, to me that’s a sign that it’s genuine and made of good quality salt. I have put a simple cloth (I don’t mind if it gets ruined) underneath the lamp so that it doesn’t stain the carpet or furniture.
To be honest, I can’t say that I have experienced any of the claimed health benefits of this product. Perhaps someone who is suffering from allergies, asthma or other breathing problems can better tell if it makes a difference or not to their health.
However, what I HAVE noticed is the amazingly soothing effect of the salt lamp. It has been really beneficial in terms of creating that beautiful and relaxing atmosphere and to help both myself and my partner wind down at night.
I am very pleased with the aesthetics of the lamp and the soft glow that it gives off is very soothing for tired eyes. If I had children, I would put this lamp in their bedrooms as the lamp provides the perfect, comforting light at night.
Is the Himalayan rock salt lamp safe?
Yes, it’s safe to leave your lamp on at all times, just read and follow the safety instructions that comes with it.
Things to think about:
– It’s normal for the lamp to “sweat” in humid/tropical environments, put a towel or cloth underneath if necessary.
– Avoid placing the lamp directly on a wooden surface and near water, such as in the bathroom or near a fish tank.
– It’s recommended to use a 15watt globe as it draws minimal energy. The globes used in Himalayan salt lamps are meant to be stationary, as they can easily pop if moved or exposed to vibration. Keep a few spare globes handy to replace when you notice it’s blown, as this will prevent the lamp from sweating.