Salt Lamp Leaking?
Do you find that your Salt Lamp is crying or leaking? FEAR NOT! This is totally normal!
You see salt is hygroscopic which means that it naturally attracts water and that means if you leave it in any room where there is any humidity in the air then the air will stick to the salt lamps surface and eventually turn into water droplets which you see as leaking, or crying.
What to do if your lamp starts to “melt”
Your salt lamp is NOT melting, it’s simply water that’s collected on the surface that condenses and drips down. Due to humidity, there will always be a little bit of leaking. However, there are several things you can and SHOULD do to minimize this salt sweating effect.
How To Stop Salt Lamp Leaking?
You can follow the following steps to avoid salt crystal lamps leaking and damaging.
There are certain places around your house that are bound to be more moisture-prone. Avoid keeping your salt lamps around those places. Like (Kitchen , Bathrooms , Laundry areas , Open Spaces )
If you live in a place where the environment is mostly humid, you will have to bear with crying salt lamps.
Keep your lamp on at all times. It is ideal to let the lamp turned on 24/7 but in case that isn’t possible, make sure the lamp is left working for at least 16 hours a day. The light bulb warms the lamp which assists in collected moisture to evaporate.
Use a higher wattage bulb. The usual bulbs that come with the salt lamps are around 15 watts. Use a higher wattage bulb that is around 25-30 watts. This will help in keeping the lamp heated, hence no accumulated moisture will happen.
Use a moisture absorber. It is ideal to place something that absorbs moisture from the environment in the same place as the salt lamp.
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