However, is it safe to leave your lamp on all day?
The short answer is - it depends! If you search for salt lamps, you will find that a lot of brands will offer UL certified switches. What this means is that the switch and cord was tested and determined that it meets a specific and defined requirement that is published by the UL (Underwriters Laboratorie). However, a lot of manufactures from China or Pakistan will sell UL certified switches that are not authentic. This means that the cords can be unsafe to use and can be a fire hazard especially if it is left on all day.
Here are some tips to make sure that your switch/cord are UL certified.
On the plug itself, you will see that it is stamped UL certified. We have confirmed with the factories that this itself does not mean it was UL tested. The cord should also have a tag that shows it is UL certified. Next time you shop around for a Himalayan Salt Lamp, please make sure that you see the stamp on the plug and the tag on the cord.
We recommend that your Himalayan Salt Lamp is left on all day so that the salt can warm up and which will emit the negative ions. However, here are some safety tips:
1. Do not leave the Himalayan Salt Lamp at a place where it may get wet
2. If you are leaving the home for a long period of time, we recommend to turn it off!
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