What size and shape Himalayan salt lamp to choose?

When you want to buy a Himalayan salt lamp, there are several factors that will determine your choice. And one of them is the size. It can reach from 15-20cm (5-8 inch) to 40-50cm (15-19 inch). Depending on this, their weight will also vary from 2-3kg to 25-30kg. But how do you consider if you are going to get large or small salt lamp? Here are some tips that will help you.

Himalayan salt lamps and their size


The Himalayan salt lamps can be different in shape, color. There are several most common shapes that you will see on the market:

  • natural shape
  • pyramid shape
  • sphere shape also known as planet
  • cube shape
  • bowl shape
  • crafted

The lamps have different shape

The rock they are created of is salt, that is pink in color. However they can emit white, yellow, orange and red color. According to color therapists, these colors have a particular impact on the different systems in the human body:

  • Red warms and stimulates the body as a whole.
  • Orange activates the reproductive and excretory system
  • Yellow normalizes the digestive system.
  • White is a neutral color that has a harmonizing effect on the whole human body.

Large or small room

The size of the salt lamp you want depends on the size of the room you will place it in. If you have a large room, get a large salt lamp. But beware, then you will have to think how to carry it as well. And if you have a little room, the better option is to take a few smaller ones and place them around.

Perimeter of action

The different sizes have a different optimal perimeter of action. You need to make calculations of what size you need.

The graph below shows the optimum perimeter of the lamp when it is turned on and off. Alternatively, if you do not want to buy a large lamp, you can combine several small ones one room.

Perimeter of action of the salt lamps

You are probably wondering if the large salt rock lamp will have a better effect on you. Yes, because the bigger the surface of the salt rock, the better results you will get. And it will cover a larger perimeter of action. However, remember that negative ions are distributed everywhere. This means that you can achieve good  results even with small lamps placed in the room. But again, you will have to calculate how many you need.


And lets not forget of course the budget. The larger the lamp, the more it will cost. But of course, this is also right if you want to get many smaller ones.

In conclusion, the size of the salt lamp, depends on the space of your room.

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