2-Pack 6'' Himilayan Salt Lamp

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2-Pack 6’’ Himilayan Salt Lamp
Price: $29.99
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Just a warning to anyone who thinks these lamps are magic and somehow clean the air - it’s pure BS. Buy it if you think it looks cool, but any supposed health effects aren’t based in reality.

Don’t put them outside unless you want a yard full of Bambi.

Himalayan salt can best be described as “dirty salt”. In fact, any salt that isn’t boring white grocery store table salt is going to be dirty salt. You can debate the value of the non-salt material, but the one thing you can’t call it is “pure”.

The only way I’d believe that was if the electricity ran straight through the salt, heating it to incandescence. But no, that’d be a fire hazard. It’s probably just an LED (ad copy doesn’t say).

(On a related note, why aren’t Volts and Watts listed? I thought that was a required part of advertising anything electrical.)

Ooops, someones not paying attention - Amazon has it on prime, so you can save the $5 shipping.

it’s 15 watts - looks same as the one on amazon…

Is this an led light or one I can change when it burns out?

A bunch of these lamps got recalled in January. @woot have you verified these aren’t covered?

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home-products/news/a42361/himalayan-rock-salt-lamp-recall/

[MOD: Ours are a different brand. The recalled ones were sold at Michael’s only.]

Mine are incandescent. By the way…if it is led (which it is not) and it burns out, it probably was not led.

I have 2 of them, anecdotally, it seems to work for me. It is probably the HEAT generated from the bulb that causes it to be effective.

The lamp is incandescent because it needs the heat from the lamp to keep it dry. Salt is hygroscopic, meaning it will adsorb moisture from the air. If you have one of these sitting around and the lamp is burned out or turned off for an extended time, you’ll find it sitting in a little pool of salt water. At least that’s been my experience living in the deep south US.

That’s a thing that’s useful to know, especially when you’re planning where to put these.

Have two at home already…don’t know if they clean the air or not but they make great night lights, especially if they have a dimmer switch so you can set the level of brightness. Not sure if these do or not…it doesn’t say.

I have one in every room. The only problem is they attract “Sherpa” guides like flies!

The missing information is important - there are identical lamps out there in LED and incandescent versions. And as others have noted, the LED versions won’t clean the air any because they don’t heat the salt to create ions - they only look pretty.

We could reasonably tell which this is if we had the wattage, but we don’t have that either.

And as I indicated, we can’t use “looks like” comparisons with other lamps.

There are identical versions with LEDs and incandescent bulbs. And some of the AC-powered LEDs lamps are actually USB powered with an AC adapter. But the lamp, which is all we have pictures of, is identical between them, with the incandescent-looking yellow glow created by the salt rather than the bulb.

Any mods have more details?

These lamps don’t make the air any cleaner, regardless of bulb type. They’re not effective in treating any respiratory ailment, common or otherwise. They look nice, and maybe they make you feel better about things generally. If they do, you should buy one! Just remember, for improving air quality, your feelings are at least as effective as these lamps.

Never had one, but got interested when reading the comments. Found a good non-partial article here: https://wellnessmama.com/23569/himalayan-salt-lamp-benefits/.

If you believe this is a “non-partial” article I’ve got a bridge to sell you… it’s an affiliate marketing advertisement and is not based in the scientific method. Do a little research and you’ll find that 1) the negative ions released by salt under optimal conditions are different than the ones from negative ion generators that have clinical evidence showing positive air quality and wellness results and 2) the wattage and thus heat of the bulbs used in these lamps isn’t sufficient to generate a statistically significant number of “inferior” negative ions.

Save your money and buy a real negative ion generator if you’re looking for any tangible benefits. Otherwise if you think these look cool or they make your jiblets tingle, the more power to you!

Do they work as well as say, an actual air purifier? No. It’s a much smaller scale. But I’ll be honest… for weeks I’d been suffering from allergies, and waking up totally congested. I put one of these in my (small) bedroom and woke up completely clear. It’s been a week now, and the ONLY time I’m not congested is when I’m in my room for any length of time.

They won’t have an effect on everyone, because some people are more or less sensitive than others. But I noticed a difference.

This is a good price for two small lamps.