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
Mauritane Contemporary Handcrafted 6.75" Salt Lamp is not only visually stunning but provides innumerable health benefits. It is natural negative ion generators. Simply put, salt attracts moisture. The interaction of humid air with the surface of the salt crystal releases negative ions. The negative ions bind to the position ions that are created by electronic devices known as “electronic smog” (computers, television screens, telephones, microwaves, etc.). The positively charged ions...
Some electromagnetic waves carry so much energy per quantum that they have the ability to break bonds between molecules. In the electromagnetic spectrum, gamma rays given off by radioactive materials, cosmic rays and X-rays carry this property and are called ‘ionizing radiation’. Fields whose quanta are insufficient to break molecular bonds are called ‘non-ionizing radiation’. Man-made sources of electromagnetic fields that form a major part of industrialized life — electricity, microwaves and radiofrequency fields — are found at the relatively long wavelength and low frequency end of the electromagnetic spectrum and their quanta are unable to break chemical bonds. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r2j-I_tk3tQ/V0HDTHJCeFI/AAAAAAAACY0/yoKVfdX9ac8yljUaRYnfBErbyFKPaxHdACLcB/s1600/Himalayan-salt-lamp.jpg
EDIT: After a bit more research it seems the manufacturer may have changed the dimmer to a safer version recently. Here is a picture of mine for reference. If your dimmer has these markings it is the version that is faulty and will burn up. The little thing next to the cover is the transistor that burned up. It used to have three terminals but the other one disintegrated.
As mentioned earlier, there are many different types of salt lamps that range in color to style. Among the most common are lamps created by inserting a light source directly into a salt crystal or a basket of crystals with a light source underneath. In these cases, the differences are for the most part purely aesthetic, and your choice comes down to finding the right solution for your tastes and complementing the environment in your home. http://www.thespiceoflight.com/wp-content/uploads/Volcano_Blue_top.jpg
"Salt crystal is naturally hygroscopic, absorbing water molecules from the air. You will notice if your salt lamp remains unlit for long periods of time, it will begin to 'cry.' The heat from a small light bulb keeps these beautiful crystals dry and in turn releases negative ions (the healthy ones found in abundance in places like oceans, waterfalls, even your shower) into the air," according to the site.
The negative ions are generated by a continuous interplay of water attraction and evaporation. The salt crystal lamp attracts water molecules from the surrounding air to its warm surface. The water and salt form a solution. In the process of evaporation of the solution, due to the heat of the lamp, negatively charged ions are created. Both positive and negative ions are created but much more negative ions than positive ions are created, therefore providing a surplus of negative ions. Natrium [another word for sodium] is positively charged. This unique ion emission interplay ability with water is because of salt’s neutral atomic structure. https://cdn.sivanaspirit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/04213011/un29.png
Match the beauty of a natural Himalayan salt lamp with the power of technology with a multicolor USB salt lamp. All of the benefits that you expect from a Himalayan salt crystal lamp are featured, most notably its ability to draw in moisture and purify the toxins that you may have in your environment from the air in a process known as hygroscope. They also have the natural orange-pink glow that has made Himalayan salt crystal lamps famous throughout the world. http://cli.net/wp-content/gallery/saltfirebowl/bowl-of-fire-salt-lamp-1.gif.jpg
Negative ions bind to positive ions in the environment, neutralizing them before they have a chance to get into our bodies and wreak havoc. Studies have shown negative ions to help increase serotonin and oxygen levels in the brain, which can decrease drowsiness, alleviate stress, and boost energy. In fact, some studies suggest they’re as effective as antidepressants for people experiencing chronic depression or seasonal affective disorder.
Even though they don’t make a huge difference in negative ions and they aren’t going to be as effective as an air purifier, they make a great addition to a space and definitely have a positive impact in some way. The aesthetic alone makes the lamp worth keeping around, and if it has an effect on the air and helps to calm our minds even in the slightest, then it’s even more worth it! https://holistichealthherbalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/the-benefits-of-himalayan-salt-lamps.jpg
So yes, they’re beautiful, and you’re totally welcome to get one for that purpose. It’s just unlikely to provide any measurable medical benefits. But if you want one to add to your meditation routine or because it fits with your decor, go for it. “It’s a nice new-age prop to have,” Kogan says. “But also we have to be smart and not fall prey to marketing claims.” https://completehomespa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/white-salt-lamp.jpg
In order to achieve relief and feel at peace, we often find ourselves in areas near a waterfall or on a secluded beach. We often feel the calmness in those areas because of the high number of negative ions present. According to WebMD, negative ions are able to increase oxygen flow to the brain which results in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy. Based on claims, the Himalayan salt lamp can give us the same feeling. https://healthpositiveinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Why-a-Himalayan-Salt-Lamp-is-One-of-The-Greatest-Things-You-Can-Own.jpg
I did my research and know these can be great and they also can be fakes. This is the real deal and a reputable great company. Well packaged and price is spot on compared for amazon. I have only had it two days now so I can not speak of long term effects, but even simply as a lamp it is relaxing and alluring. I plan to get at least 3 more for our home. https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1cc1tofDH8KJjy1Xcq6ApdXXaG/Himalayan-Salt-Lamp-Night-Light-With-Dimmer-Switch-Natural-Crystal-Light-Indoor-220V-EU-Plugs.jpg_640x640.jpg
You’ll typically find Himalayan salt lamps that give off a warm pinkish or orange hue. There is such a thing as a white Himalayan salt lamp, but it’s extremely rare and a lot more pricey than the colored ones. So if you find a white salt crystal lamp that’s not substantially more expensive than the pink/orange versions, steer clear because this is likely an imposter. https://www.healthnutnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/lampssafety.jpg