Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Himalayan Salt Lamps Reviewed

 



I love our Himalayan Salt Lamp. It is a beautiful and soothing addition to the lighting in our home. We have had it for several years now and find it very useful and lovely.


What Is A Himalayan Salt Lamp?

Salt Lamps are made out of pink Himalayan salt carved into different beautiful shapes with space for a bulb and a plug and lead is attached.

Some are simple unfussy natural shapes, others made into ovals, or in a firepit-like arrangement, some in beautiful metal cages with tree scenes for example, which look stunning especially when lit. They also come in different sizes depending on the look you would like to achieve. 

Salt lamps are available in many different shapes and sizes from small to very large and in different price ranges. 

It all depends on what look you want to create, how elaborate or simple you would like the look and light to be and where you intend to place your salt lamp in your home.


Beautiful Salt Lamp


Why We Love Our Salt Lamp

As a bright light, it certainly lightens up the dark autumn and winter evenings and produces a really lovely warm light. Ours is on a dimmer switch which makes it perfect for when we want a bright or very subtle light. 

When we are watching a film we turn it to the lower dimmer function and then it becomes a wonderful glowing ambient light, just right for curling up warm and cost on a winter's night and relaxing. 

For a romantic dinner at home, the salt lamp helps to create a beautiful magical mood with its amber glow and beautiful looks and texture. 

We have also used it as a night light on low dimmer especially if we have not been feeling well, or on a really wintery stormy night it is reassuring to have a low warm glowing light. 


Close Up Of Glowing Salt Lamp


I think Salt Lamps should be purchased and welcomed into our homes on the basis of that we like the way they look both off and on and the quality and mood of light they produce. 

There are many claims of health benefits from salt lamps.  Some of the claims are that they produce negative ions and purify the air thus being very good for us. It is also said that they help promote sleep and calm allergies along with promoting mood-enhancing properties. 

I cannot be certain if we receive any health benefits or not. The main benefits as I see it are that they help us relax and take time to "be". For me, they do have a calming influence and help me take time out from a hectic schedule.

I do love to watch the beautiful glowing light and it is lovely to have a warming look on a cold winter night. I am not a fan of long dark winter nights so the beauty of this light does help my mood, if even just that it is a lovely light to enjoy in the darkness. 

They are a beautiful and unusual light to have in the home and give it a warm homely, yet modern feeling. 

Salt lamps look good during the day when they are switched off and simply gorgeous in the evening.


Salt Lamp Switched On 


A Few Points To Bear In Mind About Salt Lamps.

They are so simple to use as you just plug in. The bulb will need replacing every so often depending on how much you use it but we got a long time out of ours for our usage and bulbs are easy to replace.

Salt lamps are fairly substantial and can be very heavy so you need to take care when carrying or moving them. If you think you will need to move it around a lot then go for a smaller less heavy one. However, do bear in mind this weight when placing it on any piece of furniture and place it somewhere where pets or children cannot easily knock it over as it can hurt if it drops on a foot. 

I would advise keeping this lamp only in living and bedroom areas. They are not suitable for use in bathrooms or kitchens due to the higher humidity there.

For safety do keep and use them only in dry areas of the home. We have ours in the living room mainly and sometimes take it into the bedroom, never the kitchen or bathroom. 

Salt can be corrosive so make sure the surface you place the lamp on is not metal, as that will rust, or likely to be affected by salt. Or to be safer put the lamp on a protective mat first. 


Salt Lamp Switched Off


Himalayan Salt Lamps As GIfts

Salt lamps make fantastic beautiful gifts for loved ones on many occasions. As they go with most decor you do not need to know colour schemes or design tastes too much, they tend to go in most environments and decor choices.

They are beautifully tactile. Everyone needs another table lamp and as they are so beautiful most people would be very happy to receive one as a gift. They are lovely housewarming gifts, and as presents for Christmas and Birthdays

We love ours and will definitely purchase more salt lamps for the different rooms in our home and as gifts, as we go on.  Here is a small selection. 





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10 comments:

  1. Wow - these are amazing. I've never seen or heard of the Himalayan salt lamps before. Thanks so much for introducing me to them. They are very appealing.

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    1. I am glad you like these salt lamps, they are gorgeous.

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  2. My husband and I use pink Himalayan salt in our food. I have seen numerous household items made from the compressed and molded salt, but this is the first time I have seen lamps made from it. Like you, I love the warm glow of the light and the organic, natural material. The one surrounded by the tree motif metal cage is also quite lovely. I agree, these would make lovely gifts for anyone who doesn’t live in a humid climate.

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    1. Yes I agree its the warm glow and the organic nature that first appealed to me too. I am hoping to buy the one with the metal tree cage next :) Happy that you like them.

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  3. Oh, how beautifully unique! I love the idea of giving one as a gift since the recipient is unlikely to already have one and almost certain to not have one like I would gift. I am curious about the color. The images make them look dominantly orange when lite. Do they look orange in person? I love the idea for ambient light. You have me looking around my own home trying to decide where one could sit. Lovely idea!

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    1. Happy that you like these Salt lamps. Yes I think they are excellent gift choices, beautiful and practical and will go happily with most decor. Regarding the colour when on, its like a warm glow and does depend a little on where they are placed but yes a deep pinky gold to orangey glow, it is very beautiful.

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  4. We are big fans of these lamps - we have them in several bedrooms, and have had them for years. They make an excellent affordable gift; in fact, I've purchased several of these over the years as a gift

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    1. Wonderful! Great to hear you love these Himalayan Salt lamps too. I certainly would like more now I know how beautiful they are. Yes I agree with you regarding that they are affordable and lovely gifts.

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  5. Oh these salt lamps are quite pretty whether they are on or off. We have 3 of them in our home and enjoy the ambient light they give off. Yes, they make a great gift.

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    1. Thank you, yes these salt lamps are beautiful. I like it during the day when off and love it at night when we switch it on and have that beautiful glowing light. I would love 2 or 3 in our home!

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