Why is My Himalayan Salt Lamp Leaking

salt lamp leakingHimalayan salt lamps are hygroscopic, meaning they absorb moisture from the air.  It’s sort of like they sweat.  So if you are wondering why your Himalayan salt lamp is leaking, this really is normal.  It’s more common in climates with high humidity.

When the lamp is not turned on of course there is no heat source to evaporate the moisture.  The moisture in the air is attracted to the surface of the salt lamp and it can cause pools of water to form at the base of the lamp.  Common sense tell you this can damage furniture.  My question to you is why do you switch it off in the first place?

To get the benefits and improve you indoor air quality with a Himalayan salt lamp they need to be on 24/7.   As long as they are on, Himalayan salt lamp leaking ceases to exist.  It’s pretty common sense.  The only time I switch mine of is if I leave town.

I personally have never seen my salt lamp leaking and the climate here is pretty humid.  If yours is leaking when you turn it off, put a zip-lock bag over it to keep the moisture off of the surface of your salt lamp.  Easy enough.

I keep it turned on so now why is my Himalayan Salt Lamp leaking?

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Simple. Your lamp (it really is technically called a lamp, not a light bulb) wattage isn’t high enough.

Many manufacturers ship these salt lamps with a 7 watt night light bulb. There is little heat in a 7 watt bulb. The heat is what helps evaporate the moisture. When I got my lamp, I didn’t use that silly little bulb in it. I replaced it with a 15 watt candelabra based bulb. You can find them at any big box store or hardware store. Higher wattage means better air purification. The tubular shaped bulbs fit most lamps perfectly!

If you have a larger lamp, you can go up to 25 watts. The wattage really does depend on what size Himalayan salt lamp you choose.

So if your Himalayan salt lamp is leaking, it’s because you aren’t using it for it’s intended purpose. Turn it on!
These are the bulbs I use in all of my salt lamps. The standard night lights just don’t get warm enough to get ample benefits from the salt lamps. I have found that the 25 watt tubular bulbs are just perfect but aren’t that easy to find in most stores!

So if your Himalayan salt lamp is leaking, it’s because you aren’t using it for it’s intended purpose. Turn it on!
These are the bulbs I use in all of my salt lamps. The standard night lights just don’t get warm enough to get ample benefits from the salt lamps. I have found that the 25 watt tubular bulbs are just perfect but aren’t that easy to find in most stores!&

If my salt lamp is leaking, is it an electrical hazard?

If your salt lamp is leaking, it’s because it’s turned off.  If it’s turned off, it’s not a big electrical hazard.  I would certainly pull the bulb out of the salt lamp and make sure there is no moisture collected near any electrical connections before switching it back on.  The same warnings that come with your hairdryer come with your salt lamp.  Do not operate near water.

Also please note, not all salt lamps are created equal.  Some are constructed cheaply.  Read the reviews before you buy.  I buy mine from a reputable company like The Himalayan Salt Shop


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One Response to “Why is My Himalayan Salt Lamp Leaking”

  1. Fidel says:

    Thanks good explanation !

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