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://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1633/3033/files/Natural_Pic_of_Salt_Lamps_with_WS_logo_large.jpg?v
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://secure.img2-fg.wfcdn.com/im/89441019/resize-h310-w310%5Ecompr-r85/1816/18161483/kearny-9-himalayan-salt-lamp.jpg
This Himalayan salt lamp amongst the rest are an environmentally friendly light source. Many are powered by low-wattage bulbs that consume only a small amount of energy, while others are lit simply by the flame of a candle. This lamp is beautiful and unique and remains classic with it's style making it a beautiful addition to the home. With over 6,688 customer reviews on Amazon, this is our top pick! https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Lx7iOS7nZqE/maxresdefault.jpg
Thanks to sites like this one,I bought 3 salt lamps. One that’s about a foot,and a half tall,with 2 smaller ones for: the master bedroom, living room,and home office. It’s been over 3 months now,and I feel they are keeping the air fresher/cleaner than my air purifier ever did. As for affecting our mood.I would say to some extent, yes due to the salt lamo’s warm glow. I always prefer,and use a dimmer for low light anyways. Trying to be “greener” by reducing emissions as much as possible. Drive a plugin car. At some point,I would love to install a battery wall, powered by solar. https://www.deliciousobsessions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Himalayan-Salt-Lamps-101-2.jpg
 As discussed above, “boundless amounts” of negative ions would be a bit of a stretch, given the total and complete lack of any ions generated by our lamp. Ignoring that fact, however, brings us to the claim that positive ions make us feel bad and negative ions make us feel great. In terms of effects on mood, there is some research that suggests that negative ions can play a role in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder. A 1998 study in JAMA psychiatry found, for example, that: http://thetattooedbuddha.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/salt-lamp.jpg
So if you really what to do it right, be sure the salt lamp you buy is actually made from legit Himalayan pink salt and not, say, plastic. (Or get the plastic one, but don't remotely expect it to be more than a night-light.) If you're not into the raw salt crystal shape, you can also find salt lamps shaped like obelisks, pyramids, and the like. They also come in colors that aren't pink! Do a big Google search. You'll find one you like.
Hi Nancy, I’ve read a comment of a lady who advised that When not using the lamp for long periods of time, don’t leave your lamp in a humid room, as it attracts moisture from the air (as part of its function) and it began to weep all over her furniture. I have also read a recommendation of Himalayan salt lamps manufacturer that recommends placing your Himalayan salt lamp onto a decorative plate or holder to avoid it leaving marks on furniture. The manufacturer also recommends that if you plan on having your lamp switched off for an extended period, he recommends unplugging the power cord, separating the cord from your salt lamp, and wrapping the salt lamp in a plastic bag to keep it air tight. This will prevent the lamp from pooling water. https://3.imimg.com/data3/WG/LG/MY-8150181/rock-salt-lamps-250x250.jpg
Another side effect which results from over-exposure to positive ions in the air is that it robs you of quality sleep. This happens because those positively-charged particles can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, thus they can help to reverse this problem. Keep one or two around your bedroom to improve the air quality so you can get a better night’s sleep. https://homesthetics.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Here%E2%80%99s-What-Happened-When-Our-Salt-Lamp-Broke.jpg
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The negative ions in Himalayan salt lamps can help you breathe easier. Inside of our lungs are tiny hairs known as cilia which sweep away impurities. When these impurities are removed, we can breathe more easily. Many breathing problems are linked to tiny particles that are hard to remove with a broom or vacuum in our homes because in many cases, they are not even visible. Therefore, increasing the internal motion of the cilia can help screen out harmful particles that can make breathing difficult. Negative ions released by Himalayan salt lamps can help encourage the sweeping motion of these cilia.


Our modern lifestyle is producing more positive ions than the naturally produced negative ions. We need to augment the negative ion production to help stay healthy, both physically and emotionally. This is very easily done by keeping salt lamps in our homes. The salt lamps work on the principle of hygroscopy. The bulb inside of the lamp heats the salt crystals. The mild heat of the lamp, evaporate the water and during the evaporation process the negative ions are formed to combat the positive ions by binding to them. The salt lamps liberate negative ions that help us relax and reduce insomnia by creating a peaceful environment for sleep.
 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
We spend nearly all of our time surrounded by electronic devices that emit radiation, which has been proven to be harmful. Furthermore, unnatural florescent or radiant lighting has none of the beneficial effects of sunlight. By replacing your light source with a natural Himalayan salt lamp, you can noticeably improve your living space in every area impacted by these side effects of the modern world.
I got this as a gift for my daughter last year. Recently, she smelled an electrical smell coming from her bedroom and discovered that the dimmer switch on this lamp had melted. She is just lucky it did not start a fire. We saw a post on fb the other day that indicated that another company of salt lamps was having this problem. I also have one from this company too and am now afraid to leave it unattended. What is up with these dimmer switches?

They can definitely clean the surrounding air of allergens and, even though it’s difficult to find extensive scientific studies to back all of the reported health benefits of salt lamps, the many positive reviews of people’s personal experiences makes them well worth considering, either for your own home, or as a gift for a friend who cares about health and wellness.
If your room is filled with appliances that spread positive ions in your room, like a wireless router, a wireless printer, Bluetooth and the likes, place more than one Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp to ensure maximum negative ions are spread into the air and counter all of the harmful positive ions. These appliances spreading positive ions are one of the major reasons why we have a bad sleep and continually make us feel anxious and stressed.
“I love your Himalayan salt lamps, I bought one for my six year old daughter Izabella who suffers from severe allergies. She had inner nose nodules and within three days of sleeping with her lamp they have shrunk in size. She has had her lamp for months, she has also had less allergy fevers. I love this product!!!! I also bought one for my mother Donna age 78, who has had asthma since she was a child. She also suffers from emphysema, so breathing and coughing is a normal in her everyday life. Since having the salt lamp in the family room where she spends most of her time, she has drastically stopped coughing so much.  She is also down on how much she uses her inhaler a day, seriously down from 8 times to 2, that is amazing!!!!“  Gabriel Mollina http://www.paksalts.com/image/salt%20lamp%20metal%20basket%20SE-1409.jpg
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!

Himalayan Glow 11" Salt Lamp is made of natural salt crystal from the Himalayan mountains. Each lamp is individually handcrafted and unique sits on a beautiful neem wood base. Comes with 25-Watt light bulb, the unique patented dimmer switch (fire resistant) 6' electric cord. Every component made according to UL standards including salt rock by itself. Complete lamp ETL certified. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/43/90/15/439015028b13134a6b5a6c9138097579--himalayan-salt-lamp-home-ideas.jpg
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World renowned Dr. Albert P Krueger, microbiologist and experimental pathologist, “worked with bacteria of the kind that float in the air and spread diseases “ mostly colds, influenza, and other respiratory ills “ and found that an astonishingly small quantity of neg-ions could kill them and quickly take them out of the air so they were less likely to infect people.” The Ion Effect, by Fred Soyka, p. 57, 1991. https://wbminternational.com/image/cache/catalog/Himalayan%20Glow/salt-lamp-with-candle-holder-1000x1000.jpg
Salt therapy for breathing problems is said to have begun with Siberian salt mine workers in the later 1800s who had a surprisingly small number of respiratory problems compared to people around them with less salty professions. Nowadays, you can find salt caves at various spas, and this salt cave experience is also trying to be re-created with the invention of salt pipe inhalers. Salt lamps are another smaller-scale way to bring the salt cave experience (and hopefully the health benefits) home. (6) https://gwlgardencenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Himalayan-Salt-Lamp-Bowl.jpg
A fireside glow holds a special place in our hearts thanks to the beauty and warmth it casts around it, making an ordinary evening into something special and unique. Now, a busy modern life keeps the majority of us from having the time to get away from the constant barrage of radiation and information that technology is throwing at us. You can get a glow that's just as soothing with even more health benefits with a Himalayan basket salt lamp. https://mindbodygreen-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/w_767,q_auto:eco,f_auto,fl_lossy/ftr/istock5366611622.jpg
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. http://cli.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/beautiful-carved-natural-himalayan-rock-crystal-salt-lamp-alabaster-home-decor-p273714-1S-726x356.jpg
 While “radioactive waves” are not—strictly speaking—a thing, what the author is likely talking about is an electromagnetic field generated by household electronics. The issue is that the only problem a salt lamp (via its dubious negative ionizer mechanism) would theoretically solve is a preponderance of positively charged ions in the air which would be in turn neutralized by the negative ions. An electromagnetic field will only generate ions if the voltage is high enough to cause an electric discharge, and the electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances are not that that strong, per the WHO: https://www.saltlamps-r-us.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CYLINDER-PINK-SALT-LAMP-PLASTIC-FEET1.jpg

Thanks to sites like this one,I bought 3 salt lamps. One that’s about a foot,and a half tall,with 2 smaller ones for: the master bedroom, living room,and home office. It’s been over 3 months now,and I feel they are keeping the air fresher/cleaner than my air purifier ever did. As for affecting our mood.I would say to some extent, yes due to the salt lamo’s warm glow. I always prefer,and use a dimmer for low light anyways. Trying to be “greener” by reducing emissions as much as possible. Drive a plugin car. At some point,I would love to install a battery wall, powered by solar. https://www.deliciousobsessions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Himalayan-Salt-Lamps-101-2.jpg
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://cdn2.ahalife.com/assets/compressed-images/119001347859/480wide.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.” https://negativeionizers.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Himalayan-salt-bowl.jpg

Since we are constantly surrounded by modern day WIFI, CELL phone towers, Tv’s and other electrical appliances, these things give off a lot of Electro magnetic Radiation or EMFS for short. These EMF’s high in positive ions have been known to reduce our serotonin levels and can cause cancer, fatigue, lathery and a host of problems we face today. Salt lamps, since they have the ability to generate negative ions, neutralize these EMF’s . https://himalayansaltlamp.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/b20.jpg


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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. https://www.yoursaltlamps.com/prodimages/himalayan_salt_lamps_small_4pack.jpg
While not a “health benefit” at first glance, static is pesky stuff. It causes stress, embarrassment, and frustration. Static zaps you when you least expect it, as you’re reaching for a door handle, kissing your husband or wife before bed, or trying to pet your dog or cat. Static can give you a bad hair day, make it impossible to clean crumbs or coffee grounds off of the kitchen counter, and even cause you to accidentally go to work with a sock stuck to the back of your shirt… https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h9LukWsduKA/maxresdefault.jpg
I absolutely ❤️ this salt lamp. Unfortunately, the salt lamp had come out of it’s original box during shipping and I was very fortunate it wasn’t damaged. I would recommend the original packaging be taped and the salt lamp shipped in a smaller box for protection. This salt lamp is SO elegant that I gave it 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone or give it as a gift. https://himalayansaltusa.com/image/cache/data/product/5%20Lamp%20custom/Himalayan%20salt%20lamp%20Jumbo%20II%20HS-80-540x600.jpg
A Himalayan salt lamp is a lamp formed from natural Himalayan salt and absorbs water and particles from the air. It removes negative ions, and replaces them with positive ions, while  purifying  the air and keeping your lungs clear. Salt crystal is perfect for those with allergy sensitivity, as the salt lamps work to purify the air and emit ions for better air quality. The light glow of the lamp itself creates a calming sensation that is perfect for rejuvenation, relaxation and reflection.
If you've been wanting to purchase a Himalayan salt crystal lamp for your home, but the natural stone shape hasn't felt quite right, then take a look at the modern allure of a salt lamp carved into a pristine decorative Himalayan salt crystal lamp shape. Cast a regal shine over your personal kingdom with the orb lamp, create a serene space for seeking enlightenment with the pyramid shape, or mimic a row of torches through your foyer with these flame-shaped lamps. https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0c/8a/34/67/himayalan-salt-lamps.jpg
This unique salt lamp is made from natural Himalayan salt crystals hand mined in the Himalayan mountains. Once lit the lamp will emit a calming amber color. Heating the salt with the included bulb releases negative ions into the air, creating an effect similar to an ionizer, purifying the surrounding air. Due to the natural variation in Himalayan crystal salt, weight, size, color and shape may vary. UL Approved cord and lamp. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71tfCkY69JL._SL1500_.jpg
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