This unique large Belcourt Natural 14" Salt Lamp is made from salt crystals gathered at the foothills of the Himalayas; crystals that produce a deeper, darker red glow. Heating the salt with the included bulb releases negative ions into the air, creating an effect similar to an ionizer. The outside surface of the lamp stays cool to the touch, as the heat of the light is dissipated within the salt. Due to the natural variation in rock salt, weight, size, color and shape may vary. The shape of... https://images.wisegeek.com/large-chunk-of-pink-salt.jpg

This explanation has the great benefit of sounding scientific. Who really knows how ions are formed in the first place or what will happen to blocks of heated salt rock, anyway? One person with pretty deep knowledge on the topic is Caltech professor of chemistry Jack Beauchamp, an expert in (among other things) the myriad processes that generate ions and the analytical methods used to detect those ions. https://www.happierhealthieryou.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/huge-lamp.jpg
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To get the greatest healing power from salt lamps several of them should be placed throughout your home and close to electronic devices. One single lamp will have a positive calming effect but it won’t be strong enough to greatly impact your health, having several is the way to go. Check out the video for more information and give salt lamps a try. Your body, mind, and overall health will be better off and all you have to do is switch some lights on! https://i.pinimg.com/736x/21/9c/ca/219cca49a0b40996aa6d0317a5108a48--salt-art-natural-salt.jpg

We have already talked about the fact that the environment in this technological world in which we live is full of positive ions. They make our organisms unbalanced and increase the chance of stress controlling our lives. On the other hand, negative ions, which are found in nature (mountains, forests, beaches), allow us to protect ourselves from that stress. They make us feel more energized and in tone.


No consistent influence of positive or negative air ionization on anxiety, mood, relaxation, sleep, and personal comfort measures was observed. Negative air ionization was associated with lower depression scores particularly at the highest exposure level. Future research is needed to evaluate the biological plausibility of this association. Source: Air ions and mood outcomes: a review and meta-analysis.   https://purepinksalt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Elora-other-lamp-Edited.png
At any rate, we plugged the unit into an electrical outlet, dimmed the light to a very pleasing dim orange color and placed the lamp on a table. The lamp has been turned on 24/7 for a couple of weeks now. The dimmer is cold to the touch and we have experienced no issues whatsoever with the product. We are very pleased with the lamp, its appearance, and the nice pinking-orange dimmable warm glow it casts.
I bought this salt lamp to help my allergies. The lamp was heavier and bigger than I expected, which I liked. The shape is really pretty and different than the typical ones I see in the stores. The only con was the bulb was missing, but I emailed the company at the address in the brochure and they shipped a new bulb to me right away. Great customer service. https://underanenglishsky.com/wp-content/uploads/images/a-natural-himalayan-salt-lamp-with-crystal-base-sydney-salt-lamps-how-much-are-salt-lamps.jpg
Like several comments above, I also smelled something burning one night in my office and couldn’t figure out what was the culprit for awhile. When I located the source of the problem and tried to turn off the salt lamp, I almost burned my hand by touching the dimmer/switch. As you can see from the photo, part of it was melted. Glad I was there that night. Or my office would have been on fire! https://completehomespa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SMAGREHO-Mini-Himalayan-Salt-Lamp-Night-Light.jpg

Said to improve sleep by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain and adding calming energy to the room, Himalayan salt lamps are a must-have for any bedroom. Take this one for example: made in Nepal, it features a circular wood base topped off by a natural 8" rock-shaped design that has been handcrafted from salt crystals with a pink hue. When you turn the light on inside, it casts a warm, amber-hued glow over your ensemble. Arrives in a set of two. http://www.hpsschanginglives.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/salt-lamp-benefits-wbm-himalayan-salt-lamp-salt-crystal-lamp-pink-salt-light-crystal-rock-lamp-.jpg
Where do you purchase one that can be left on for long periods of time? I want to be sure if my fiance leaves the thing on overnight, we won’t burn the entire house down! My friend told me about the base of your salt lamp really matters. Wood doesn’t do so good, but having a steel base helps to absorb moisture and its safe to use for long periods of time. There’s so many brands out there manufacturing these, so be sure to look out for a steel base! https://www.tibetansalts.com/images/Saltbowl_4pack.jpg

Sadly, we live in an age and day where we feel stressed out mostly due to work. Our lives are completely taken over by technology and there is hardly anything we can do to stop it. These wireless technologies tend to spread positive ions into the environment. These ions are actually harmful to us humans as they create an imbalance in our system which is what causes stress and anxiety.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. I have Himalayan salt lamps in my house. I personally love them. These lamps are just more than awesome. They are not only beautiful but also have healthy and healing benefits for human mind and body as you have mentioned above. They eliminate all the dust particles and smoke from the air and make it pure and fresh. They help me in relieving stress and depression and improve the sleep cycle. I bought my lamps from ittefaqco at a very reasonable price and they are of great quality. You can visit their website if you want to.
Made of the same stuff you might sprinkle on dinner or cook a slab of salmon on, a Himalayan salt lamp consists of a large, often jagged crystal of pink salt fitted with a light bulb inside. (Please do not try to eat this lamp! Why do we have to tell you that?!) Supposedly, the heat from that bulb causes the salt to be released into the air—basically what you'd experience in a salt cave on a much less expensive scale. Think of how you feel after a day at the beach. Science aside, something magical definitely happens to your body after soaking up all that salty ocean air for an afternoon: Your skin's moisturized and clear, and the whole sleep thing? You go down like a rock after a beach day, right? It's not really that far-fetched to try and simulate this in your bedroom. https://saltspafl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Bamboo-Salt-Lamp-500x500.jpg
I used this lamp as instructed, leaving on a few hours per day. Today I came home after the lamp had been completely off and it had turned on on its own (despite switch still being turned to off) and the lamp was leaking liquid onto the table. The dimmer switch was very hot to the touch. The lamp could not be turned off without unplugging it. I only had this lamp a couple of weeks.

Another awesome ability negative ions have is they can bond together with positive ions and by doing so, they neutralize them. This is beneficial to us because positive ions do not have a positive effect on the human body. Positive ions are created and emitted by electronic devices, such as TVs and microwaves. They are harmful and unhealthy for us and while many people are minimally affected by them, others experience allergies, headaches, stress, and sleep issues from them. https://holisticnaturalliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/top-10-metal-basket-salt-lamps.jpg


Bacteria, molds and allergens all carry a positive charge and the positive ions are also constantly added to our surroundings by electronic devices like laptops, LCDs, microwaves, and other household gadgets.  Positive ions are considered to cause problems like hypersensitivity, stress and insomnia. Basically, the positive ions cause an imbalance in our systems and raise stress and anxiety. http://cocomodestyle.com/w/2018/04/large-himalayan-rock-salt-lamp-where-can-i-get-himalayan-salt-himalayan-pink-salt-rock-salt-crystals-pink-rock-lamp-huge-salt-lamp-where-can-i-find-a-salt-lamp-300x300.jpg
Himalayan salt is now used in inhalers to bring relief to asthma and allergy sufferers. Salt therapy is also used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. COPD is a debilitating and degenerative lung disease characterized by the restriction of airflow in and out of the lungs. According to the Lung Institute, “Some people have found salt therapy to be an effective option for relieving symptoms of lung disease, resulting in easier breathing.”
So Well Himalayan salt lamps do not generate negative ions themselves. They are “hygroscopic,” which means that they attract moisture… humidity… airborne water molecules; it is a natural property of sodium chloride (hygroscopy). Since they do not generate the negative ions, they need a heat source (in this case, heat from an incandescent bulb) to accelerate evaporation, which does produce negative ions. In more humid regions, an unlit salt lamp will eventually “cry,” even creating puddles of water at its base. It is this evaporation that generates the negative ions, which are beneficial to our health. https://topportalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Natural-6-to-8-Himalayan-Salt-Lamp-Ionic-Air-Purifier-on-Wood-Base-with-Cord-Light-Bulb.jpg

 This claim stems from research performed on laboratory rats who were under anesthesia and essentially pumped directly with high concentrations of negatively ionized air. It goes without saying that humans are not rats, and a that specifically designed laboratory ionization instruments produce a whole lot more ions than a salt lamp, which, not to drive this point home too much, they do not. https://www.spiritualquest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/p-1532-newMEGA-Salt-Lamp-185-lbs.jpg


Beauchamp was skeptical that a heated block of sodium chloride would produce ions (any amount of them, positive or negative ones, let alone “boundless amounts”) but not so skeptical that he didn’t want to hook up the most popular salt lamp available from Amazon.com to his lab’s quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer. This instrument, in essence, sucks in air from directly around the solid and analyzes the mass and charge of particles captured by the instrument. Here’s Beauchamp description of what he did in his own words: https://himalayansaltusa.com/image/data/Blog/2018/3%20salt%20lamps.jpg
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Admittedly, the negative ion claim didn’t come out of nowhere. There was a 1998 study published in the journal of the American Psychological Association, and a few follow-up studies as well, that suggested negative ions could help reduce the effects of seasonal affective disorder and chronic depression. But the reality is there aren’t any studies suggesting the lamps provide anywhere near the levels of negative ions to have an effect, and when Negative Ions Information Center tested salt lamps for negative ion output, they found so few it was hard to measure. https://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/sBWukFdF5Aflo6h5Jx1doQ/348s.jpg
Last, but not least: Himalayan pink salt lamps are environmentally friendly. While only an estimate, the reserves from which HPS is mined measure somewhere between 80 and 600 million tons and is projected to last for at least another 350 years at the current extraction rate. The base of an HPS lamp is generally carved from a sustainable wood such as neem. Some lamps use a low-wattage bulb which consumes very little energy while others are powered by a lit candle. https://cdn.thewhoot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Himalayan-Salt-Lamp-Diffusing-with-Essential-Oils-550x366.jpg

I purchased this item from Amazon and a year or so later the dimmer switch stopped working. When I took it apart to inspect I found the transistor (which is severely undersized for this design) had overheated and burned up itself and the circuit board. I searched the part numbers online and discovered this is the *exact same* board that has been recalled by other manufacturers (i.e., Micheals). I do not understand why Amazon has not recalled their version of it yet. It is a fire waiting to happen. I would not recommend anyone using this product.
The structure aspect is important, says Beauchamp. One way to get crystals to generate ions is to alter the shape of its crystal structure via temperature, something that can happen if a crystal structure is asymmetric. He points to a crystal called lithium tantalate, which changes its crystal structure when heated up in such a way as to create areas of high and low electrical potential when heated or cooled. This property allows it to generate an electric field that could, in theory, ionize the air around it. Sodium chloride’s chemical structure is a symmetrical cube that does not have the capability to generate high electric fields in the vicinity of a crystal.
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Comes with 15-watt bulb, Dimmer switch and 6-feet electric cord. ETL-listed (complete lamp). Purify the air and beautify the home. Relax in the warm glow of this Himalayan natural salt crystal lamp. It is wholesome and good for a creative mind. Bring divine harmony to any room with this beautiful salt crystal lamp. Its therapeutic glow of orange hues infuses a natural calm bringing the mind and body to a gradual sense of tranquility and wellbeing. Experience it for yourself. ►Specification... https://i.ytimg.com/vi/X3UomHLLibs/hqdefault.jpg
Comes with 15-watt bulb, Dimmer switch and 6-feet electric cord. ETL-listed (complete lamp). Relax in the warm glow of this Himalayan natural salt crystal lamp. It is wholesome and good for a creative mind. Bring divine harmony to any room with this beautiful salt crystal lamp. Its therapeutic glow of orange hues infuses a natural calm bringing the mind and body to a gradual sense of tranquility and wellbeing. Experience it for yourself. Package content: 1 x natural Himalayan salt lamp 1 x dimmer Switch 15W bulb (one pre-installed) 1 x user manual. https://img.grouponcdn.com/deal/3sDNonsvV1Lhbg8ABeb2eTxofns5/3s-1500x900/v1/c700x420.jpg
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