The natural Himalayan salt lamp is a hugely popular lamp in Asia and more recently the western world. A lot has been said about the immense benefits people derive from using this lamp as an air purifier, stress reliever and so much more.
It sells in stores in London, New York, Pakistan and a host of other places its fame has taken it. For a high price, it has become a form of ostentatious product one needs to have at home before they can start seeing great health benefits.
Its high sodium content makes the belief true when they say it balances the amount of positive and negative ions in a room. Because we use a lot of electronic devices like phones, laptops, TVs, Refrigerator and many more, they produce a lot of positive ions that need to be neutralized with a negative one.
The job of the lamp in Roman times when salt was an essential commodity was to make them sleep better by purifying the air around them.
With the proliferation of manufacturers producing this lamp, a lot of people are beginning to doubt if this lamp carries all the benefits talked about like;
Using its huge content of chloride, zinc, and copper, when heated – it can ionize any room.
It can reduce the effect of electronics in the human environment by producing negative ions all the time to counteract positive ones.
It is a high-stress reliever from a long day at work fighting off free radicals that hope to bring you down.
In the winter, it can fight off cold, asthma, and other allergies that are prevalent during that time of the year.
Migraines, headaches are completely mitigated to offer immense body benefits in the long run.
Expect great sleep and massive energy levels when you make use of natural Himalayan salt lamps in your home. An increase in general well-being is not something anyone can overlook.
Given all these, naysayers believe that the benefits obtained from this lamp cannot be scientifically proven. Therefore, the propagators of the use of this lamp have no basis for claiming it works wonders.
Whether you believe in the benefits or not, it has continuously been used for years in East Asia even before the Roman empire. It will continue in the same way for centuries to come.
The main problem, however, is the number of manufacturers in the business hoping to cave into this newly found curiosity by westerners who can’t differentiate between a real and fake Himalayan lamp.
The danger of buying fake things can’t be a continued occurrence in our society. Fake products are of low quality, have none or reduced features of the original, always priced lower sometimes and lots more than the original.
To spot a fake natural salt lamp from the real one, you need to be observant. First, you need to know where it was produced.
It must be from Pakistan.
Pakistan is the home of the Himalayan lamps for centuries, and it won’t change today or tomorrow. So anybody telling you to buy a salt lamp that isn’t from Pakistan is probably selling you a fake one.
Forged in the Khwera salt mines in the Western region of Punjab, Pakistan, the Himalayan lamp is second to no other salt lamp in the world. The color, logo, the sticker must say it is from that country; otherwise, it is null and void.
You can’t read with them.
A bright shining Himalayan lamp should capture your attention as to what could have led to that brightness. No matter the amount of light generated inside the lamp, it shouldn’t be able to shine like a fancy bulb you can use to read. The thickness of each cube of salt will not allow that if it was real.
A real salt lamp should be dim and not bright because of the obstructions the light is facing to shine so brightly. The thickness and weight of the lamp are a clear indication that this is not the real thing.
They are fragile
Its fragility comes from firmly carved parts of the lamp that stick together with each bright light and produces moisture as well.
If an accident should happen, Himalayan lights can’t survive it because it is too fragile to hold a thrust or withhold a fall. Well, do these mean that I have to throw them on the fall before buying? Of course not. But you can’t help noticing the thickness of the salt, the fragility of its structure and many more.
Does it have a return policy?
Make it a priority to check for the return policy of the lamp. Not everyone that places lamps for sale provides a return policy. Fake lamp sellers don’t. They are hoping to cash in on the fact that you are not aware real lamps are fragile.
During shipping, a host of things can happen to the lamp. It could break due to bad roads, or improperly arranged. A fake lamp can survive all this while a real one can’t.
The color doesn’t change.
The pinkish brown color of a real Himalayan app cannot hide in any room. Though the lamps are found in crystal white as well, they are usually in pinkish brown when lit in a room.
If they are bringing out any color other than this, it is probably fake. Other tests should be carried out to determine further if it is fake.
In conclusion, you might find a lot of sellers of this lamp out there. Your first port of call is to seek out the advice of friends who have used this product before and know what they think.
If you don’t have friends with experience about the lamp, it is time to do your research and ask the right questions in the market.