All Himalayan Salt originates from the Khewra Salt Mines in Pakistan, which is situated at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. The vast Salt mines stretch out across approximately 299 kms from the Jhelum River to the Indus River. There are six primary mines with each mine producing its own unique, varied and distinct salts.
Studies prove that Himalayan salt lamps emit negative ions that can increase the flow of oxygen to your brain, making you calm, energetic and alert. These negative ions neutralize electromagnetic radiation (positive ions) from household electronics and even prevent the build-up of static electricity. By doing this…..the primary benefit of Himalayan salt lamps is that by countering the positive ions that can cause anxiety and depression, they help with stress. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye with their warm soft pink glow they provide a beautiful ambiance in any room whilst they are working behind the scenes neutralising those positive ions from all our electrical items in our homes.
Gypsylune after much research, have sourced our Salt Lamps from Ishka for the following important reasons:
New Australian government regulations require all salt lamps to comply with the following and are tagged as such:
All of our salt lamps are certified by official government bodies to match Australian electrical safety standards. What exactly does this mean? The safety standards guarantee that you as a lamp user will not be exposed to electrocution risks while handling the lamp.
Aussie salt lamps need the following parts of the salt lamp to be certified to the AS/NZS 60598.2.4 standard as well as AS/NZS CISPR 15, in order to be sold in Australia.
Each of these components needs to be marked with a safety approval stamp. This could be a RCM stamp, or also a SAA approval stamp. All of our components are SAA tested and approved to all relevant standards, and are compliant to safety standards for all states Australia wide. We are approved by the following regulatory authorities and programs:
Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Electrical Safety Office
Energy Safe Victoria
New South Wales Fair Trading
Not all salt lamp suppliers will have safety approval, as it is not thoroughly enforced by the above agencies, that's why it's best to check first.