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The Best Salt Lamps of 2016 – Himalayan Salt Lamp Reviews

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We have become very much aware of our environment and the effect it has on our health. We are even more concerned about the air we breathe, not only outdoors but indoors as well.

Some of us have even begun to attach even more importance to the indoor air we breathe because we are spending even more time indoors. With the more reliance on our computers and gaming systems, our time spent indoors has increased dramatically.

There are a few ways to purify our indoor air in a natural way, but by far the best way, as far as I am concerned, is the use of Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps.

The rest of this article will inform you about the benefits of salt lamps and how best to chose one should you decide to purchase one of these lamps to purify and clean your indoor air.

What Makes a Good Himalayan Salt Lamp?

Good Himalayan salt lamps are handcrafted from rock salt, typically from the Punjab region of Pakistan. The bigger the lamp the better it is for purifying the air. This is because the bigger lamps has a large surface area that facilitates the generation of negative ions that cleans and purify the air.

Here are the things to especially look out for in a good salt lamp:

  • Effectively generate the heat when turned on, so that the moisture on the surface area of the rock salt will release negative ions to help remove pollutants from the air. i
  • Should be able to run in an uninterrupted manner for a long time, and so creating a soothing and effective ambiance 
  • Fit any decor in the home or office (many of these lamps can fit most anywhere)
  • The rock salt should have a orange or orangish pink color. Note that the color of the bulb is also important. Don't use blue or green color as science has shown that these colors has a negative impact on sleep and can lead to sleep deprivation.

The Best Salt Lamps of 2016

Below are the best salt lamps on the market that are available for 2016. I hope this will help you make a good choice regarding the salt lamp that suits you and your decor.

Natural Cut Salt Lamps - Medium-Sized Best Himalayan Salt Lamps

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This natural cut salt lamp is a one of a kind lamp, and is one of the bestsellers on Amazon.

The WBM Himalayan Glow is handcrafted, and has a base made from Neem wood, making it very stable and can be placed anywhere in the home.

It has a size is in the range of 8-9 inch (considered medium size), and the lamp weighs around 8-11 pounds. The weight slightly varies from lamp to lamp because these are handcrafted.

This salt lamp is very popular and has around 8000 positive reviews from customers who have purchased and used the salt lamp. The rating is also very good as it has received  4.5 stars out of 5 for its looks and performance.

  • Pros
  • Great value for money
  • Traps the air-borne pollutants effectively
  • Solid base
  • can be placed anywhere in the home
  • Lamp and cord assembly are UL approved
  • Cons
  • High wattage of more than 25 watt
  • Incandescent nature of lamp may make replacement a headache

Polished Himalayan Salt Lamps

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Polished from the outside, these salt lamps are generally shaped like a pyramid, making it a highly unique piece to decorate your home. At the same time, it still cleans the air and generate negative ions that remove pollutants.

If you think a pyramid Himalayan salt lamp (or two) would look good in your home, this is the best I’ve found.

This egg-shaped salt lamp and Moroccan-style pink salt lamps are recommended for those who like a smooth, polished finish. 

  • Pros
  • Made from timber, the base of this lamp has steady support
  • Nice look and the polished finish makes the light radiates brilliantly
  • Pyramid shape gives it an exquisite look
  • Cons
  • The base is quite wide, and the lamp is not tall 
  • Smaller surface area generate less negative ions and doesn't trap pollutants effectively

If you are into the polished looks, then this may be a great choice for you.

Basket Salt Lamps

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Made by WBM Himalayan Glow, the basket design can be a great choice for most buyers, and it has quite a few positive reviews on Amazon.

The lamp comes in a few different shapes, but they all have chunks of salt arranged in the basket. The bulb is placed in the middle of the basket and makes a nice glow.

  • Pros
  • Larger surface area makes it more effective for generating negative ions
  • Cleans air better
  • Lasts longer as the salt isn’t much exposed to the exterior
  • Basket design gives it a unique look
  • Perfect for placing on side tables, coffee tables, work desks
  • Cons
  • The 25 watt bulb may use up more electricity

This salt lamp works best if you are looking for cleaning air better and adding an exquisite look to your room.

Metal Basket Salt Lamps - Best Salt Lamps for Smaller Rooms

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These are simply perfect for small-sized rooms and are available in varying designs, such as the shape of Buddha or Star shaped and more.

This lanp has a lot of positive reviews as the owners of these lamps are very satisfied with them.

Crystal Decor's salt lamps provide both tranquility and natural earthy aesthetic to any room, home, or office. Himalayan salt lamps emit an enchanting yet natural glow meant to sooth your inner spirit.

  • Pros
  • Use it anywhere in your home as a bed light, or in the kitchen or bathroom to offer a mild light
  • The level of brightness is adjustable
  • The metallic finish gives it a shiny appearance
  • Cons
  • Small size of the lamp can cause lesser negative ion generation and hence less air cleaning.

Fire Bowl Himalayan Salt Lamps

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This is another beautiful salt lamp for your side tables. The bowl that holds the salt crystals is also made from the salt particles, which makes it all the more unique and attractive.

Features include a timber base, around 6 pound in weight, with a dimmer light bulb, and its small size suits any corner of any room.

  • Pros
  • Visually appealing
  • Cleans air but not a lot
  • Dimmer light makes a soothing glow
  • Cons
  • The base is not that stable, hence you have to place it very carefully so as not to knock it down

Best Large Salt Lamps

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The larger salt lamps are not as numerous as the medium and small sizes, but they are certainly the most effective. The monster salt lamp is the best in the market.

The large size means a large surface area so it is better at generating negative ions and does a better job of cleaning the air. This salt lamp has a nice glow and has the most effective performance for cleaning of indoor air than any of the other lamps reviewed.

This salt lamps can rejuvenate your energy level and provide you a soothing feeling.

  • Pros
  • Cleans air faster and better
  • Generates more negative ions
  • Counteracts the generations of electromagnetic radiations from electrical equipments
  • Larger base makes it sturdy
  • Cons
  • Wattage for some bulbs is sometimes higher than 40 Watt, but a lower watt bulb may also work well

Wrapping Up…

The salt lamps above are the ones that have received the most positive reviews from their owners. Also keep in mind that you can mix and match these lamps where it makes sense to do so. Of course, this will depends on your tastes.

The combined effects will help release more negative ions, as well as keep the indoor air clean and pure.

This article will give you more information about the health benefits of salt lamps and how they clean the air in your home.