Levoit Salt Lamp Review – 4 Reasons Why I Recommend It

Levoit salt lamp

I don’t think I ever noticed this lamp until very recently. When I first found it on Amazon, I thought, “Wow, this lamp looks different from other lamps on the market!” As a Himalayan salt lamp lover, of course, I had to get it for myself and I can tell you how happy I am that I did. Here is my Levoit Salt Lamp Review.

Watch the unboxing video below. You will see all about this beautiful lamp.

NOTE: The coupon code I am talking about in the video is no longer available. However, they often run a campaign on Amazon and this particular lamp is $29.99 at the moment. I don’t know how long the low price lasts, so go to Amazon and see if the low price is still available.

My Levoit Salt Lamp Review

The salt lamp I am reviewing in this post is called Elora by the company Levoit. They are based in Southern California and the company’s mission is to develop wholesome health and wellness in people’s lives. Here I list what I like about Levoit Himalayan salt lamps compared to others on the market.

1. Quality of the Salt

Did I tell you that I am a Himalayan salt lover? I own 7 salt lamps and 10 candle holders in the house, so I feel I know good quality Himalayan salt when I see it.

When I compared the Levoit salt lamp with other lamps I have, I noticed the salt they use is a lot thicker. You can see it in the picture here. It penetrates less light so it looks dimmer. I’m not sure which you prefer, but I like a dimmer light as it gives me a more soothing feeling.

I also noticed the Levoit lamp has less dark spots on the surface of the salt.

levoit Himalayan salt lamp
Levoit Elora has a dimmer light

Here is what the company, Levoit, claims the quality of their salt lamps on their website.

Levoit salt lamp quality
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2. Stainless Steel Base – Looks so Chic!

Most of the salt lamps on the market have a wooden base. I own one with a marble stone base but it’s very rare to find such a salt lamp especially online. I purchased mine at a local shop.

This Levoit salt lamp, however, doesn’t have a wooden base. It has a stainless steel base, which I found quite unique. The lamp sure does look chic and stylish!

I was impressed by not only the look but also the structure of the base. Compared to other lamps with a wooden base, the Levoit lamp base seems to house the light bulb more securely.

Levoit Elora himalayan salt lamp
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3. The Touch Controller

Another impressive feature of this lamp is their touch controlled lighting. You can simply tap the controller once to turn it on or off!

It may seem such a small thing, but it does make a world of difference when you are searching for the switch in the complete darkness when you just woke up. I ended up placing this Levoit salt lamp by my bed. When I wake up in the morning, all I need to do is stretch my arm and lightly touch this controller. It helps a lot when your mind is half asleep, you know.

What’s great about this controller is that you can adjust the lighting to your liking. Simply press and hold it, then the light gets dimmer or brighter. I demonstrated it for you in the video.

4. It Takes a Tall 25W Bulb Too!

The lamp comes with a light bulb already installed. It’s nice that they even provide an extra bulb in the package, so you won’t have to worry about getting another 15 W light bulb for a long time.

However, you will have to get one for yourself eventually.

One thing I needed to make sure was if the hole of this lamp is deep enough to take a longer, 25W bulb. WHY?

Well, 25W bulb produces more heat than 15W, right? It means the salt gets warmer, meaning more power to cleanse the air. I like to use a 25W bulb for my salt lamps and once purchased a set of 6 bulbs off of Amazon.

However, these 25W bulbs are the long tubular type and didn’t fit in half of my salt lamps. Their holes were too shallow to take these longer bulbs!

As you can see in the image below, the Levoit salt lamp originally has a short light bulb. I was curious to see if it takes the longer one too. The result? It DOES! I can install the 25W bulb in this lamp to get even more benefits!

himalayan salt lamp bulb size

Himalayan Salt Lamp – Benefits

Himalayan salt is believed to emit negative ions when it’s heated. It cleanses the indoor air by binding excessive positive ions from electric devices with their negative ions. In this modern era, who is not bombarded with harmful positive ions every day, right? Himalayan salt also reduces allergens and irritants. In a nutshell, it works as a natural air purifier.

Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness. I cannot present you any proof here. However, I can say that I feel a lot better in the house since I began using salt lamps and candle holders. I have a very sensitive respiratory system and react to the slightest change of temperature or dust in the air. Now, I sneeze a lot less when I am home thanks to Himalayan salt.

Levoit Salt Lamp – Discount!

This Levoit salt lamp will be a great addition to your everyday life. It makes a great holiday gift too. It comes in a very nice box with a carrying handle, so you can send it directly from Amazon as a prepackaged gift.

Levoit Himalayan Salt Lamp – Elora (List Price $39.99)

Again, the company seems to be running a campaign at the moment since this lamp is now $29.99 on Amazon.

I am not sure how long they will keep the low price, so you may want to check it out sooner if you are interested in this Levoit salt lamp.

I hope you enjoyed this review. Leave me any comments or questions down below in the comment area. If you do own Levoit Himalayan salt lamps, share with us your experience. Thank you!

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  1. I just got the large one on the wood base, my 1st one and so far I love it, I am hoping it helps my allergies like it says, either way it’s an awesome lamp and I got mine for $20 on Amazon, love it so far

  2. I’ve got a plastic salt lamp by levoit and there’s n o lway to change the bulb after the first one burns out. Very annoying. No efforts turning twist, or using screwdrivers get the casing off the bulb holder.

    1. That must be frustrating! I’m sorry. 🙁
      I don’t know which one is plastic salt lamp. I’ve never had an issue to change the light bulb with my Levoit lamp.
      You may want to contact the company and ask for help or replacement.

  3. hi.. i am a new HPS candle holder user. would love to know whats the difference between a candle holder and a lamp – apart from candles are more dangerous in terms of catching fire. have been using the candle holder for 5 nights and the sleep has improved and snoring eliminated. are the benefits the same with lamp as well? am thinking to get a Levolt.

    ur website is very useful. thanks!!

    1. Hello,

      I apologize for my late response. The website must have been acting up in August since I didn’t receive notifications of comments then.
      I would say the difference between salt candle holders and lamps is its effect of cleansing air. I personally find candle holders work better as an air purifier perhaps because they get hotter than lamps. A Himalayan salt lamp normally takes 15w, 25w or 40w light bulbs depending on the size and it doesn’t keep the lamp as warm as a real flame does, and of course, it should be that way for the safety reason. But since Himalayan salt needs to get heated to radiate negative ions, candle holders are more beneficial for purifying the air.
      Lamps are equally pretty and do work especially if you keep a few lamps on in a room. I have three on 24-7 in the study I spend hours to work in front of a computer. Hope this helps!


  4. Thanks for this helpful review. What’s better a Himalayan salt lamp with a wooden base or stainless steel base ?

    1. Hi Rafael,

      Each has its own beauty but I prefer a wooden base one. I somewhat feel it radiates better energy. In our home, this Levoit lamp is the only one with a stainless steel base and I also own one with a marble base, which is pretty too. 🙂

  5. Thanks for sharing this post. Well recently I spent lots of time thinking about decorating my House with something different. Then I came to know about Himalayan salt lamps. These lamps are more than just decoration pieces. They give a very beautiful and make the whole environment very pleasing. They fit in with every decor theme. You can visit the given website to know more about different types of lamps.

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Happy to encounter another Himalayan salt lamp lover 🙂 Yes, it is more than just pretty decoration piece. They radiate cleansing and positive energy in the space, and if you are sensitive enough you will feel the difference. I am glad to know that your home has been lightened up with these beautiful pieces.


    1. Hi Carol,

      I checked their website and it says “Highest grade crystals from the Himalayas.” Here is the URL of their website. https://www.levoit.com/saltlamps

      I know the majority of the Himalayan salt on the market is from Pakistan, so I am not sure if what they claim is true.

      Levoit Salt Lamps Quality

  6. Amazing article on Himalayan salt lamps. I have been looking for new home decor ideas this fall, so one of my friends suggested me to use Himalayan salt lamps to decorate my home. So i bought them for my living room and bed room. I just fell in love with these lamps. They are so beautiful. Everybody gets attracted by its beautiful glow. They give such warm feeling. Now I suggest everyone to place them in their homers or even in their offices. I bought mine from ittefaqco.com. They are of great quality.

    1. Hi Kathleen,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Himalayan salt lamps really do make beautiful home decor. Not only its benefits but also the warm feeling they radiate do add joy to our daily life, I feel. If I remove all the lamps from our living space, our home would look really empty. Enjoy your lamps!


  7. Hi Yuko, great article on Himalayan Salt Lamps. I have heard a great deal about these lamps that’s why I recently bought two salt lamps. One for my bedroom so I can sleep peacefully as I used to suffer from insomnia but now I see great change in my sleeping behaviour. Second salt lamp for my TV lounge, where I spend half of my time. I bought my salt lamp from Saltean. I really liked their quality. They have some awesome variety of salt lamps too.
    But thanks for this amazing article!

    1. Hello Betty,

      I too keep two salt lamps in our bedroom. One is this Elora lamp and the other is a very dark-colored one. Both really do help me sleep better as I have a very sensitive respiratory system and tend to sneeze with the slightest change of temperature or dust in the air. I’ve never heard of Saltean but am glad your lamp is helping to improve the quality of your sleep too! Thanks for the comment. 🙂


  8. Hi Yuko,
    I’m so glad I came across your review of the Himalayan Salt Lamps. I was recently given one similar to the one you’re holding in your picture, and have since become a fan of them. They are so soothing. I was thinking of getting one like the WBM basket lamp next. Do you know if it is OK to put them near an open window, or is it better kept away? Love your whole website. Interesting to see cats love them, a good sign.
    Thanks for your advice.

    1. Hi Greg,

      Great that you already own a salt lamp and enjoy it! I purchased WBM basket lamp over a year ago and still adore it. It seems that the price went down on Amazon compared to when I got it, so you may want to check it out soon. One thing I realized is that many salt lamp sellers raise the prices once the holiday season is here. 

      Yes, you can place the lamp by an open window as long as you can keep it dry. I live in the Pacific Northwest area where it rains a lot during winter, so if your area has a similar climate you may want to keep it away from an open window. It’s salt after all. Avoid water and humidity. 

      Thanks for stopping by!


  9. I have been looking for these salt lamps. They are pretty to look at and I was interested in its effectiveness. I’m glad I found your review, it explains how Himalayan salt lamps work and all other details so beautifully! I would definitely get one for my room. This particular lamp seems especially nice to have at home. I’ve heard that salt lamps even bring in good luck.

    1. Hi shrey,

      This Levoit salt lamp is really unique compared to others on the market. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Just be careful not to place in a humid space like a bathroom. After all, it’s salt and will dissolve with humidity.

      If you are going to buy it on Amazon.com check if they are having a discount campaign for $39.99. They often seem to do that especially for seasonal events such as Christmas. Enjoy your Levoit lamp!