How long can a Himalayan salt lamp stay on?
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How long can a Himalayan salt lamp stay on?

There are many things that make Himalayan salt lamps so special. Chief amongst them are their health and environmental benefits. The negative ions which are emitted by this fascinating light source can have positive effects on the air and counter the way we are affected by essential appliances such as televisions, cell phones, computers and tablets which emit something called electromagnetic radiation. Claims for Himalayan salt lamps are extraordinary. They can help clean the air through hygroscopes, which attract and absorb contaminated water molecules from the immediate environment and locks them into the salt crystal, filters out dust, mould, mildew and pet dander from indoor air and possibly protects against airborne germs. Himalayan salt lamps are said to be able to treat insomnia, respiratory conditionals like asthma, boost blood flow and help with diseases of the vascular system and prevent minor ailments such as colds. With all these incredible properties, why wouldn’t we want a Himalayan salt lamp in every room, emitting their therapeutic glow, continuously, day and night?

How long can a Himalayan salt lamp stay on for?

So, how long can you leave a Himalayan salt lamp on? Unlike ordinary table lamps, the Himalayan salt lamp can actually be left on for quite a long time. In fact you could quite feasibly leave it on 24/7 if you wished (although you might want to turn your Himalayan salt lamp off when you went out of the house). And most people do, especially as they like to use their Himalayan salt lamp as a night light, soothed by its peachy pink glow. Himalayan salt lamps can be the perfect way to relax and will release their negative ions while you sleep. Over exposure to positive ions are said to reduce the blood and oxygen supply in the brain and this results in irregular sleep patterns, but this can be counteracted by the negative ions from the Himalayan salt lamp. In this way they can have an even more beneficial effect on your health and wellbeing.

Is it safe for it to stay on for prolonged periods?

The short answer is yes. The low watt bulb which heats up your Himalayan salt lamp ensures that it remains safe and there is no chance of it catching fire however, back in 2017, 80,000 Himalayan salt lamps were recalled after it was found their switches were faulty therefore it is important to source one from a reputable company and ensure that it comes with a CE certified switch. If this is the case, then you can be pretty confident that it is safe to keep it on for prolonged periods.

Will keeping it on for a long time impact utility bills?

In these days of high energy prices, you might be concerned that your Himalayan salt lamp will ramp up your electricity bills but please be reassured, these low wattage lamps can be left on all night at very little cost.

What are the benefits of keeping them on for a long time?

The Himalayan salt lamp is a hand-carved solid salt crystal that is hollowed out to fit a small low powered bulb. These lamps have a wonderfully natural look but when they are illuminated take on a beautiful ambient pink glow that makes them even more attractive, so even if you are sceptical about the claims about their therapeutic powers, you might simply want one to illuminate your room in an attractive way.

But for many, it is the health benefits that are important. The negative ions that are emitted by the Himalayan salt lamp are keeping the air purer, countering the side effects of our high-tech lifestyles and that is why you might want to keep them burning for as long as possible. The body craves negative ions to soothe and calm the spirit and help to improve your health naturally. By keeping your lamp on longer, the more potent the effect.

Keeping the Himalayan salt lamp on for a long time is said to:

  • Help you get better quality sleep.

  • Help you to feel less tired.

  • Reduce headaches.

  • Make you feel more relaxed.

  • Clear your airways and make you feel less congested.

  • Increase feelings of wellbeing.

So, if you want a light that is not only a naturally beautiful feature but can help you to sleep better and feel better, why not take a look at the wonderful selection of Himalayan salt lamps we have at Gemstone Gifts. You could very soon be feeling their incredible benefits.