How does a Himalayan Salt Lamp Work?

Himalayan Salt Lamps have a similar effect to an ionizer and they have many more benefits including improving the general atmosphere of a room. The environment we live in today has far more sources of positive ions than in the past, creating an electrical imbalance in the air and our lives.

Various human activities and electrical appliances produce positive ions which are the reason for the deterioration of our physical and emotional well being including:

  • discharge of voltage in high-voltage networks, heating and cooling systems, TVs, radios, transmitters, radar systems, computers, exhausts and cigarette fumes.
  • Scientific tests have revealed that the ratio of negative to positive ions should be between 1.02 to 0.98 and the air’s composition of negative ions should range between 1000-1500/cm3.
  • Measurements have shown that the number of negative ions decreases to 200/cm3 in a closed room containing several people Salt lamps are known for emitting negative ions that are essential for our health and well being.

The warmth of a Himalayan Salt Lamp draws in moisture from the air and convert any damaging positive ions to negative ions in the surrounding area. Today’s technology including computers, TV’s, microwaves, cordless phones, mobile phones etc all emit large amounts of positive ions. The potential outcome is physical and mental fatigue. Having a Himalayan Salt Lamp converting positive ions into negative ions will assist health and well being and also improve the general atmosphere in your home or office.

How does your Himalayan Natural Salt Lamp Actually Emit Negative Ions?

The emission of ions is caused by the alternating actions of the crystal rock salt’s ability to absorb water, and then evaporate into the air. A heated salt crystal lamp will attract water molecules from the air, forming a NaCl and H20 solution. Sodium is a positive ion, and Chloride, a negative ion. Hydrogen has a two part negative charge and Oxygen is a positively charged ion. These ions create a reaction of two positive ions and three negative ions. After cancelling each other out, one lone negative ion is produced. This negative ion seeks out the first positive ion like a dust, or bacteria particle and zaps it. This is the process of positive ion reduction and is how our Himalayan Salt Lamps work.