While we’ve posted this before, it’s a good reminder as to why salt lamp globes may “pop”:

  1. Globes used in salt lamps are meant to be in a stationary position (they’re the same globes that are used in ovens). As a result, they last longer if the lamp is not subject to vibration.
  2. If a new globe doesn’t appear to be working, check that it’s screwed in firmly enough (this is a reasonably common occurrence).
  3. The average life span of a salt lamp (incandescent) globe is approximately 1000 hours (or around 42 days if left on continually). Having said that, they may last for a week, or for 6 months!
  4. If you wish to clean your salt lamp, or the surface it’s sitting on, switch off your salt lamp and wait until it cools (best to remove the cord and globe when cool), then clean.
  5. If the globe pops often, check it’s screwed in firmly and it isn’t touching the surface of the lamp. Globes may also pop if the lamp is exposed to vibration (i.e. next to the TV with the surround sound on), or if the lamp is moved suddenly.
  6. Another thing to check is if other appliances are on the same circuit (perhaps drawing larger currents).
  7. Also, there may have been a power spike, as this often affects the globes. There are some locations in buildings where power spikes occur on a regular basis, which definitely affects globes.