Himalayan salt lamps

April 7, 2016

Neutralise your work space

Did you know that Himalayan salt lamps release soothing negative ions into the air, counterbalancing electromagnetic radiation? They’re a perfect addition to office spaces, which typically have a high concentration of computers, printers, lights etc. Enjoy the numerous health benefits of Salt Lamps at work! Read more here.

What are Himalayan salt lamps?

Himalayan salt lamps are hand-chiselled solid blocks of ancient crystal salts. Due to the high concentration of minerals, they’re usually pink or orange in colour, and emit a pinkish glow. They’re known for being very beautiful, and come in all shapes and sizes!

So that it can generate heat and light, the middle of a salt lamp is hollowed out and a light bulb inserted. According to research, salt lamps can’t produce health benefits without a heat-producing light.

Salt Lamps at Saltuary

At Saltuary, we have a huge variety of beautiful Himalayan salt lamps for sale! Whether you’re after a small lamp for your desk or a large lamp for the coffee table, we’ll find the right salt lamp for you!

How do they work?

 Himalayan salt lamps are hygroscopic, meaning they attract water molecules from the surrounding air. Water vapour is present in any room and carries with it allergens and pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander, smoke particles, bacteria and viruses.

By attracting these harmful compounds, salt lamps help to cleanse the air in an enclosed space, such as an office. Once attracted, they remain on the salt, preventing you (and your colleagues) from breathing them in. These contaminants won’t become airborne again.

Amazingly, this hygroscopic effect works in the long-term. Over time, salt lamps become saturated with water vapour from the air around them and the heat from the lamp dries them out. This heat also releases cleansed water vapour back into the air. For as long as the light is on, the hygroscopic cycle will continue. The more consistently your lamp is left on, the more purified the air will be in the room!

Salt lamps in the workplace

All electronic equipment—such as computers, scanners, printers and smart phones—emit electromagnetic radiation. In an office environment, there’s typically a high concentration of electronics. This means that most employees have constant heavy exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

Studies have shown that this constant exposure increases your cortisol levels, resulting in fatigue, higher stress, reduced concentration and lower immunity. Himalayan salt lamps counterbalance the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation by releasing a small radius of beneficial negative ions into the air.

The best place for your salt lamp is on your desk, meaning you can breathe in the purified air directly. Not only will it help to counteract electromagnetic radiation from your computer or laptop, but it will cleanse the air, reducing your risk of colds, flu, chest infections etc. This is especially important in an office environment, where there is little fresh air and a tendency for viruses to spread quickly.

Salt lamps also provide a soothing pink glow that’s proven to have a relaxing effect. Unlike a lot of artificial lighting, salt lamps don’t emit a bluish glow. Blue lights have been shown to reduce melatonin and disrupt sleep patterns, while a salt lamp’s soft pink light is warm and soothing to look at and sits at the opposite end of the blue spectrum of light.


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