I’ve been intrigued by salt lamps for awhile. Some people say they help purify the air by emitting negative ions (which counteract the positive ions emitted by electronics we are surrounded by) and promote general well being. Others say they don’t do anything beneficial for health and are just pretty to look at. Either way, I’ve decided to give one a try. It arrived this week (from Overstock , my string of Overstock purchases continues) and I do really enjoy the glow it gives off. It’s a very pretty night light. It’s an 8lb piece of Himalyan salt sitting on a wood base. There’s a small light kit inside that holds a 15 watt bulb. The one I have has a dimmer and I have it placed on my night table so I can sleep with it on low.