With a growing market, it has become difficult to distinguish between real and fake Himalayan salt lamps. Usually, one can only be exposed to the characteristics of a fake lamp by carefully reading the reviews of the product or by buying or using a salt lamp. However, there are several ways to differentiate between real and fake ones. Following are some of the signs of fake Himalayan salt lamp:
No Positive Health Effects
Real Himalayan pink salt lamps have some great positive effects on health. If you are using a proper salt lamp at your place and are in regular exposure for a long time, but did not feel any positive effects on your health then you must rethink about the originality of your salt lamp.
A real Himalayan salt lamp usually gives pinkish or orange hue. Prefer buying a lamp with these versions if you want a real one. Although there are some salt lamps with white crystals it is very rare. Moreover, the real white salt lamps are too costly, so if a white salt lamp is not significantly expensive then it is probably a fake one.
Real pink salt lamps do not have very bright light. Actually, this is because of the high mineral content of Himalayan salt that its light is somewhat dim and irregular. If a salt lamp if giving very bright light and illuminating a full room then it is probably fake.
Resistant to Moisture
Salt has hygroscopic nature, so it absorbs moisture from the surroundings. If a salt lamp is not adversely affected by moisture than it is probably a fake one. On the other hand, a little sweating occurs when a real salt lamp is placed near a moisture source.
Origin not Pakistan
Real Himalayan pink salt always originates from the Khewra salt mines of Pakistan. To check whether you have a real salt lamp of not, look for the origin of the product or ask the lamp manufacturer about the salt lamp’s origin. If your salt lamp is not from Pakistan, it is a fake one.