WBM Himalayan Salt Basket Lamp – Pillar Style

Himalayan Salt Basket Lamp

WBM Himalayan Salt Basket Lamp is one of the two lamps I bought at Amazon for the very first time. I purchased it together with WBM Hand Carved Natural Lamp.

I own quite a few Himalayan salt lamps but this salt basket lamp is completely different from any other lamp in our home. Here is my full review of WBM Himalayan Salt Basket Lamp, Pillar Style.

Product at Glance

  • WBM Himalayan Salt Basket Lamp – Pillar Style (with Salt Chunks)
  • Company: WBM International LLC
  • Price on Amazon: $21.50 … Please note, the price often changes on Amazon
  • Size: 5.3″ x 5.3″ x 7.9″ (Basket), 10.8 pounds
  • 15W Bulb included
  • 6 Ft Power Cord
  • Dimmer Controler
  • Review: 4.6/5 stars on over 2,500 customer reviews!
  • Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Watch me unbox and set up this beautiful lamp

Absolutely Stunning…

I am a huge fun of Himalayan salt. I have candle holders, salt blocks, cooking salt, bath salt and quite a few selections of salt lamps as well. However, this is the very first Basket-Style Lamp I have purchased and I absolutely love it!

It is just so beautiful to look at. I hope that the image above is enough to show you how pretty the lamp actually is. I placed the lamp on a table in the living room and took this photo. Currently, the lamp is sitting on the kitchen counter so that it’s going to always be in my sight as I work in the kitchen.

On Amazon, the other lamp by the same company, WBM, was the first item that caught my attention as it is Amazon’s #1 Best Seller product in the salt lamp category and the customer reviews marked 4.4 out of 5 stars.

But this basket lamp was reviewed even higher, 4.6 out of 5 stars so I had to give it a try. I am so glad that I did.

Quick Delivery

WBM Himalayan salt basket lamp boxThis product is a part of the Amazon Prime program so if you are a Prime member like me, shipping is not going to cost you anything. Free shipping is always a big plus in purchasing salt lamps online as they could be quite heavy.

Delivery was super swift and it took only two days to arrive. It was securely packaged in an Amazon box as you can view in the video together with the other lamp, WBM Hand Carved Natural Lamp I ordered. No damage, no deficiency, and both lamps were all in good shape. The unboxing process, however, required more work than I had expected which I am going to discuss in the next section.

Be Prepared for Unpacking!

A normal type of Himalayan salt is very simple to set up. You just unbox it, plug in and there you’ll have a beautiful salt lamp lit.

But this basket type demands more work to properly set up and could be a bit pain in the butt. You can watch the entire process I had to go through in the video above. Be sure you at least have:

  • A box knife
  • A large sheet of newspaper or towel

This basket lamp is so securely packaged that you’ll have to cut a lot of tapes just to open the wrapping. Also, you need a sheet of paper or a large towel where you can temporarily place and spread all the salt chunks. The basket is already stuffed with salt chunks at the time of delivery, but you must first empty it in order to remove the cover over the light bulb which is mount at the bottom of the basket.

Then, you have to put all the salt chunks back in the basket… Yes, you guessed it right. This is the process needs to be repeated every time you change the light bulb! But do not worry, a light bulb for this size of Himalayan salt lamp lasts a long time. I normally change them once a year.

Nonetheless, this process can create quite a mess with all the salt chunks and particles all over the floor if you are not prepared.

In the video, you will see that I ended up using their wrapping plastic film to place the salt chunks. As I didn’t know what to expect, naturally I didn’t have anything ready close by and since I was filming I could not pause the video and leave the scene at the time.

Another suggestion. If possible, avoid unboxing this lamp on a carpet like I did in the video. 😛

Dimmer Controller

WBM Himalayan Salt Lamp dimmer controlThe Himalayan Salt Basket Lamp comes with a rotary dimmer controller. You can turn it down as dim as you like or turn it up as bright as you like.

Basically, you can adjust the light perfectly to your liking. It is absolutely a nice feature that most of the salt lamps on the market are not equipped with, and I love this about WBM Himalayan salt lamps.

Other Styles Available

What I purchased was a pillar style, which I am very happy with. You can choose other styles of WBM Himalayan Salt Basket Lamp available on Amazon.

Picket Fence Style

  • Size: 4.7″ x 4.7″ x 7.9″ (Basket), 6.6 pounds
  • 15W Bulb included
  • 6 Ft Power Cord
  • Dimmer Controler
  • Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Round Basket

  • Size: 9″ x 9″ x 5.5″ (Basket), 9.4 pounds
  • 25W Bulb included
  • 6 Ft Power Cord
  • Dimmer Controler
  • Free shipping with Amazon Prime

 

Round Basket Stand

  • Black Metal Basket
  • 6 Ft Power Cord
  • Dimmer Controller
  • Review: 4.8/5 stars
  • Free shipping with Amazon Prime

 

 

  • If Giving It as a Gift

    This beautiful salt basket lamp will make a wonderful gift for any occasions. Since the unpacking process is quite troublesome, however, if you are planning to give this as a gift, I suggest that you unbox it, set up the light bulb, place all the salt chunks back in the basket and wrap it as a gift. It will make everything so much easier for the receiver to enjoy this unique lamp.

    Home Decor with Health Benefits

    This salt basket lamp is great as a home decoration and still possesses the same effects as an air purifier like regular Himalayan salt lamps. When it’s heated, this special pink salt is believed to emit negative ions into the air and neutralizes electro-pollution. They say it’s due to the fact that Himalayan salt was formed some 300 million years ago when Earth was pristine and possesses the natural cleansing power of the ancient planet. There is no scientific evidence to support its effects as an air purifier, but many users have reported fresher air and improvement of their health issues.

    I have a very sensitive respiratory system and tend to sneeze with the slightest change of temperature or dust in the air. Since I began using Himalayan salt lamps in our home, my reactions got a lot lighter.

    I’ve also noticed that I don’t get as fatigued after working many hours in front of a computer in my study where I always leave two salt lamps on all the time.

    pillar style

    Elegance Under $30

    Most of WBM Himalayan Salt Basket Lamps are available on Amazon between $20-$30. Not only will you notice the health benefits mentioned above, but you will also find the gentle amber color of the lamp extremely soothing and comforting. If you are looking for a unique and elegant addition to your home environment, I recommend giving a WBM salt basket lamp a try.

    Product at Glance

  •  WBM Himalayan Salt Basket Lamp – Pillar Style

    • Price on Amazon: $21.50 … Please note, the price often changes on Amazon
    • Size: 5.3″ x 5.3″ x 7.9″ (Basket), 10.8 pounds
    • 15W Bulb included
    • 6 Ft Power Cord
    • Dimmer Controler

    I hope this review has given you a good idea what to expect from Himalayan salt basket lamps and how they will lighten up your life. If you enjoyed this post, feel free to share it with your friends. Please leave any feedback or questions below in the comment area. Love, peace, and light to your life!

    Yuko

     

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4 Comments

  1. I have 4 or 5 salt lamps, but none as beautiful as this one. I’m a fan because not only are they great looking, they really do work. I have them in my zendo and they really do give the room ambiance and a soothing vibe. People remark to me about it all the time. I’m very happy to have found your site! I would have never know about this lamp. I may get this one for my sister for xmas! thank YOU.

    1. Hi Jackie,

      Happy to have another salt lamp lover visiting my website! Salt lamps do affect the air in the room, don’t they? As I write this, I have two lamps on and 4 candle holders lit. I need them especially because I work so many hours in front of computer. They contribute a lot to reduce fatigue that I build up in my system due to electro-pollution. Above all, they are so pretty to look at! I am sure it makes a great holiday gift for your sister. 🙂

      Yuko

  2. I actually still have the round basket Himalayan lamp in my amazon wish list. I haven’t purchased it yet because I thought maybe it’s just a luxury item. I got interested in the lamp not for the looks but for the health benefit of it. I’d like to hear some more long term health benefit and see what kind of significant changes the lamp has brought. I also have the same tendency as you when it comes to sinus problem though. My sinus flares up really easily due to dust or temperature.

    1. Hi Joon,

      If you have sinus problems like I do, I recommend you to get a regular Himalayan salt lamp and not the basket style. The regular ones hold the heat a lot more and hence, emit more negative ions. I have two lamps on 24/7 in my work room and when my sinus problem starts reacting to dust, temperature or whatever, I run to the room, sit at my desk, and normally my running nose calms down within 30 min. I’m not saying it would be the same for anybody but at least, that’s how these salt lamps work for me. When the symptom is persistence, I light a few Himalayan salt candle holders and my symptom will be gone.

      This basket style lamp is so very pretty, but doesn’t hold the heat like normal lamps do. I bought this mainly for the looks and keep it on the kitchen counter just to feel comforted by looking at it. I hope this information helps!

      Yuko

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