Salt lamps have been known for their many uses including alleviating stress, discarding bacteria and other pollutants, and providing a low source of lighting for a relaxing atmosphere. This is mostly due to its ability to produce negative ions when heated. Negative ions are invisible particles with a negative electric charge in the form of molecules or oxygen atoms. They can be found in nature through changes in the weather, such as thunderstorms or sunrays, which generate radioactive rays that break down air molecules into mostly negative ions.

All matter (the human body, air, water, etc) is made up of molecules which are made up of atoms which are made up of three types of particles: protons (positive charge), electrons (negative charge), and neutrons (no charge). Electrons orbit their molecules like planets revolve around a star. Occasionally an electron flies off and when it does, it leaves behind a positively-charged ion whose sole purpose in life becomes to fill the void left by its little lost electron. In other words: it wants to steal a replacement electron from another molecule. Due to differences in molecular structure (number of electrons in the outermost orbit, strength and structure of electron bonds, etc) some materials lose electrons much more easily than others.

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.
As for cleaning your salt lamp, it is normal for your salt lamp to accumulate dust and dirt, and the proper way to clean it is to switch off the lamp, use a moist cloth to wipe it away. Make sure never to make it completely wet, or it will spoil your lamp. Salt lamps also need to be wiped off, when it is ‘sweating.’ In case it gets very wet, dry it under air or strong Sun for 4-5 hours.

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Salt lamps, which are merely light bulbs of varying wattages placed within blocks of rock salt of varying sizes, have become an increasingly popular product in the alternative medicine scene and are marketed as “natural ionizers.” An ionizer, in theory, produces ions, which are atoms or molecules with a net positive or negative charge caused by an uneven number of protons to electrons.

When it comes to buying Himalayan pink salt lamps, take into consideration the size of the room in which you wish to use your lamp. The coverage of a salt lamp is determined by the size of the salt crystal. For the average-sized bedroom, a smaller lamp is usually adequate, but if you’re looking to use it in a larger area like your living room, you want to go bigger. On average, to effectively cleanse the air of a space, you need one pound of salt rock for every 16 square feet (four feet by four feet) area. If needed, you can always use multiple salt lamps spread out in a single room.
not sure enough heat would ever be produced by a salt lamp to give off Chlorine gas. At least you don't need to worry about being poisoned by your lamps. The salt may absorb water, and form solution sodium and calcium in solution, which could have an ionic character owing to the polar nature of water -- my knowledge of chemistry isn't sophisticated enough to know -- but it will re-crystalise into salt when the water evaporates. Incidentally, there are absolutely ZERO scientific studies of salt lamps.
Deep within the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, the purest salt in the world is harvested. Their talented craftsmen carefully select the unique salt crystals that are used to create their salt crystal lamps. Every Wrought Iron Kettle Shaped Basket Himalayan 10" Salt Lamp is an individual work of art and unique in its own style, color, design, shape, and size. Create a soothing, healthy environment for those you love. Purify indoor air with nature's natural ionizer. As the salt crystals...
Pulpit Rock Himalayan 8.5" Salt Lamp is minded, hand carved, handcrafted and made from Himalayan Mountains. Each piece is chosen for its translucent pink color and faceted beauty. The salt comes from a 250 million-year-old dried up seabed, from the time when the earth was covered with water, and it was in the ancient ocean where it is believed that life began. The salt comes to you today in the form of a lamp, which, when lit, gives off what might be called a primordial glow, one part sunset...
Real Himalayan salt lamps are actually solid blocks of Himalayan salt that have been hand-carved. Deep underground mines in Khewra, Pakistan, located on the western edge of the Himalayan Mountains, are the only source of true Himalayan pink salt. The color of Himalayan salt lamps ranges from a light pink to a pinkish orange with the hue a result of the mineral concentration. Within the hollowed-out center of this block of salt is a light bulb that emits both light and heat. A salt lamp is not a lamp at all if it doesn’t have the light and heat source within it. Without that, it’s just a block of salt.

The main filter for our respiratory systems is cilia. According to a study by EMR Labs, inhaling positive ions can break down the thrombocytes, leading to the formation of antibodies and allergens, which will thicken the mucous around the cilia. Ionized air promotes the much-needed negative ions to combat and attach themselves to the positive ions, purifying the air of pathogens and irritable particles. The use of salt pipes has especially proven useful in treating respiratory conditions and allergies.
A Himalayan salt lamp will clean, deodorize and ionize the air, getting rid of unwanted pollutants and allergens. A salt lamp will help you say goodbye to dust, pollen, pollutants and smoke! Himalayan salt lamps are also known to increase your energy levels, remove negative ions, neutralize electromagnetic radiation, and provoke better sleep habits. The lamps improve mood and concentration, reduce static electricity and provide you with an environmental-friendly glow by a dim light bulb.

The salt crystal is mined by hand in the Himalayan mountains. Each piece is selected for its unique pink color and purity. The salt comes from a 250 million-year-old dried up seabed, from the time when the earth was covered with water, and it was in that original ocean, that life began and, it is believed, that salt had something to do with it. And it is that ancient salt, which comes to you in the form of a crystal lamp and which, when lit, gives off what can only be called a primordial...