The bulbs used in Himalayan Salt Lamps are meant to be in a stationary position. If they are moved suddenly or are exposed to vibration they are likely to blow. High humidity can also cause bulbs to blow.

If you have salt lamp globes/bulbs popping (blowing) regularly, here are some things to take into consideration.

  • The average lifespan of a salt lamp (incandescent) globe is approximately 1000 hours (or around 42 days if left on continually).
  • You should check to see if the salt lamp globe is screwed in firmly enough to touch both contacts. If it isn't screwed in enough, then it won't work.
  • Please make sure you hold the bulb in a tissue to screw it into the cord. Oils from your fingers can cause the bulbs to blow.
  • Do not move the lamp if it is still warm and has been on for some time. Wait for the lamp to cool down if possible. You don't have to wait for it to cool down, but it is preferred if you can.
  • There is a large current drawing appliance on the same circuit that is turned on/off, and there is a momentary power spike; try plugging the lamp into another power-point and see if it will light up.
  • There is excessive ‘micro vibration’ nearby. A micro-vibration is when the lamp is too close to the TV and the sound is producing some vibrations. Again, this isn't a major problem, just something to keep in mind if your globes are constantly blowing.
  • If the lamp has been turned off and the salt lamp has ‘cried’ while being turned off and has not been wrapped up, salt may have cried onto the bulb which will cause it to blow.

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