Himalayan Glow Salt Lamps Review – Best Natural Crystal, Plug-In & Salt Lamp Baskets
One of the most popular brands of pink crystal salt lamps on the market is Himalayan Glow by WBM International.
Many people see these inexpensive salt lamps online and wonder if they can be real and of good quality being so cheap.
In this article I’ll review the best WBM Himalayan Glow salt lamp designs, including pros and cons, the ones I recommend and where there are better alternatives.
Who Are WBM International?
With headquarters in the Flemington, New Jersey in the USA, WBM International are a company selling natural home products with a particular focus on Himalayan crystal salt.
Himalayan Glow is the brand name they use for their extensive catalog of rock salt lamps from the Himalayan salt mines of Pakistan.
You can see their full range of decorative salt lamps on offer, including both bestsellers and bizarre experiments, here.
While they cover many styles, shapes and sizes, WBM have a particularly large number of Himalayan salt lamp basket designs.
I’ll review the best of these salt basket lamps and other recommended Himalayan Glow salt lights, like natural crystal and plug-in salt lamps, ahead.
I hope the many hours of research in this article helps you find the right one to bring the health benefits of a Himalayan salt lamp into your home.
WBM Himalayan Glow Hand Carved Natural Crystal Himalayan Salt Lamps
WBM International make some incredibly popular salt rock lamps. One of their bestselling models is the WBM 1002 natural crystal salt lamp.
This traditional pink mineral salt lamp is 9 inches by 5 inches, sits on a neem wood base and has a 6-foot cord and dimmer switch, ETL certified according to UL standards.
Incredibly, it has well over 12,000 buyer reviews at the time of writing, around 1000 answered questions and hundreds of revealing customer pictures.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more popular salt lamp model with such extensive customer feedback anywhere online.
This listing has been around for so many years that it now shows in search results for terms like ‘buy salt lamp’, ‘pink crystal lamp’ and ‘Himalayan salt lamp Amazon’.
It even shows up for strange terms like ‘salt stone lamp’ and, more bizarrely, ‘sea salt lamp’. This WBM lamp is clearly made of ancient Himalayan pink rock salt though, not common sea salt.
Himalayan Glow Salt Lamp Customer Reviews
One concern is a small percentage of negative reviews for this particular WBM salt lamp regarding the dimmer switch overheating and even melting.
I wrote to the company asking about this issue with Himalayan Glow lamp dimmer switches and WBM Customer Service replied with:
“Thanks for reaching out to us. Yes, we changed the design of the dimmer controller and made it safer to avoid this problem. You can purchase the lamp without any hesitation. It’s 100% safe to use.”
This does seem to acknowledge that there was a quality issue with the dimmer controller in the past but it has since been rectified.
Now all Himalayan Glow lamps on Amazon highlight their ‘safety and quality’ and note their ETL electrical safety certification.
To be fair, most of the bad customer reviews appear to be from several years ago and current feedback on this salt lamp seems much more positive.
Also, WBM is a different company to the one that made Lumière salt lamps, famously recalled by Michaels stores in the USA in January 2017.
There’s much more on Himalayan salt lamp warnings and precautions in this detailed article. It’s especially important to read if you have small children or pets.
WBM Himalayan Salt Lamp Sets
Two lamps are much better than one for providing the most Himalayan salt lamp benefits and air cleaning potential. Having a pair of salt lamps doesn’t have to be expensive either.
This twin salt lamp set is surprisingly good value and can be used in separate rooms or positioned on either side of your bed or favorite couch. They’d make a great gift too.
Larger Himalayan Glow Salt Lamps
Like multiple salt lamps, bigger and heavier pink salt rocks have a much larger surface area to purify the surrounding air with their hygroscopic properties.
This big feature lamp will definitely get noticed. It’s between 11 and 15 pounds and is hand-carved from pink salt crystal deposits in the Himalayan Mountains.
Though for really jumbo-sized and monster salt lamps, you need a salt lamp specialist focused on making much larger salt lights.
These massive 50 and 100 pound rock salt towers by So Well are much bigger and better than anything WBM Himalayan Glow offers in their range.
Be aware that extra-large salt lamps often need stronger wattage bulbs to evaporate moisture on the crystal salt properly. The right salt lamp light bulbs and how to fit them can be found here.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Baskets
WBM International sell an extensive range of different basket salt lamps under the Himalayan Glow brand and many customers seem to especially like this design.
Here are the best WBM Himalayan salt basket styles currently on offer and the pros and cons of each.
Round Basket Salt Lamp
The most popular basket lamp by Himalayan Glow on Amazon is this gorgeous black wire frame design filled with pink salt rocks arranged around a glowing heart.
Customer pictures clearly show how good this Himalayan salt basket looks in low light. Many also comment on it being much bigger and heavier than they expected when they ordered it.
It comes with a 15-watt bulb, UL/ETL certified 6-foot cord with a dimmer switch and is around 8 inches wide and approximately 8 pounds in weight.
The height of this round salt lamp wire basket will depend on how you arrange the crystal salt blocks over the light bulb inside once you get it.
Also be aware that Himalayan natural salt basket lamp models like this can have an issue with sweating in humid environments, particularly if switched off for long periods.
You can learn about how to prevent your salt lamp leaking water here and other important care instructions to make them last a lifetime.
Himalayan Glow Ionic Salt Crystal Wavy Basket Lamp
This pretty and stylish pillar lamp design is another popular and inexpensive WBM salt lamp style worth considering.
Like most Himalayan Glow lamps it comes with a 15-watt bulb, UL/ETL certified cord with dimmer control and 30-day replacement warranty, according to WBM.
At 5.3 inch by 7.9 inch dimensions and 6 to 8 pounds in weight, it’s narrower and a bit lighter than the round basket WBM Himalayan salt lamp above.
This design has been described as ‘bohemian’, ‘really lovely’ and ‘super attractive’ in customer reviews and pictures. Have a look to see if this style of lamp would suit your house or apartment.
Cheap Himalayan Salt Lamp Basket
For a smaller night light pillar lamp, at an extremely low price and free shipping, see this cute picket fence pink crystal salt basket. It’s one of the cheapest salt lamps online I’ve ever seen.
It’s 7 inches by 4 inches so not big, but being such good value you could easily get two of them for a twin glow in your living room or bedroom.
For a very different kind of night light, consider these very attractive Himalayan salt candle holders as well.
Metal Basket Himalayan Salt Lamps
Showing the sheer variety of Himalayan Glow lamps, this Amazon listing has four different metal lamp designs in mosaic, hearts, tower and, my favorite, the Moroccan shade lamp.
There’s a much softer illumination from these metal basket night lights compared to the more open Himalayan lamp salt baskets recommended earlier.
Perhaps best as night lamps in your bedroom, or paired together as feature table lamps, these gentle glowing salt lamps are great value from WBM.
More Himalayan Salt Lamp Baskets
A pink crystal salt basket lamp can make a beautiful addition to any living space and Himalayan Glow have a great number of them on Amazon.
Looking through WBM’s full range of lamp models here you can find wire lanterns, bamboo baskets, enclosed pyramids, white basket lamps and many more.
Another visually stunning alternative to the basket design are ‘bowl of fire’ Himalayan salt lamp bowls, with smooth polished surfaces and glowing amber rock salt chunks arranged inside.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Plug-In Designs
A much newer style that WBM Himalayan Glow have started making are plug-in salt lamps. They connect directly to a power socket, like this inexpensive black metal lattice design.
It’s quite narrow at 2.5 inches by 5.2 inches and I think these decorative salt lamp lights would look best in a lounge or dining room as a pair.
Check if you have power points in the right places before buying these plug-in rock salt lamps as they don’t have power cords and attach directly to electrical outlets.
You can also scroll down on the Amazon listing above to see four more styles of these cheap salt lamp night lights made by Himalayan Glow.
Other Salt Lamp Brands and Designs
WBM Himalayan Glow are one of the biggest and most popular sellers of salt lamps online. There are many other great brands and more distinctive styles on the market though.
So Well, the fair-trade specialists, have a great range of artisan-made and exceptionally high quality lamps available in some exclusive designs and colors you’ll find nowhere else.
You can also see my specific recommendations for the best Himalayan salt lamp online in a wide range of different styles and even rare salt lamp colors, like white, gray, red and more.
As extensive as WBM’s salt lamp collection is, there are many unusual salt lamp shapes, like globes, cubes, hearts, angels, Moroccan flames like these that they don’t cover.
If you like more exotic designs that no one else will have then those salt lamps are definitely worth checking out.
Are you considering buying a Himalayan glow salt crystal lamp? If so I hope this list of the best WBM models has been helpful in finding the perfect natural crystal, plug-in or basket salt lamp for your home.