Lamps & ShadesChoosing the right light fixtures is key in any room of the home. Whether its spot lamps for bright kitchen lighting, pendant lighting in the dining room, solar lights or fairy lights in the garden, or table lamps for soft bedroom lighting.Your choice of lighting can have other effects too. Switching to led light bulbs or energy saving bulbs can have a big impact on your energy bills as well as your carbon footprint which is certainly a consideration when thinking about climate change and living. And choosing soft lighting in the evening can improve sleep patterns which must be a good thing.
When you get home in the evening and turn on the lamps, twist the dimmer switch or light the candles it makes the room feel homey and warm. Even better when the Christmas lights are twinkling during the festive season. And theres nothing nicer than coming home to a house where someone else has already done this for you.
Himalayan Salt Lamps
Our range of real Himalayan rock salt lamps give off a warm natural glow thanks to the minerals present in the Himalayan salt crystals, perfect for low-level evening lighting as the amber light is proven not to interrupt natural circadian rhythms, which promotes sleep and is great for your health and well-being. The natural shape and solid wood base make them attractive decorative accessories when not in use, and all come with energy efficient LED bulbs. LEDs last longer meaning you will need fewer replacement bulbs, making them a good option for night lights.
Natural salt lamps have many reputed health benefits. Many people believe having a crystal salt lamp in your home generates negative ions. Releasing these negative ions into the air counteracts the effect of positive ions released by electronic devices as well as clearing the air of other positively charged particles such as pollen, mould spores, cigarette smoke viruses and bacteria. Negative ions are also said to help with regulating sleep, seasonal affective disorder, increasing mental clarity and concentration and respiratory illness and allergies.
Although its unclear how well these lamps work as an air ionizer salt also improves air quality in another way. Its naturally hygroscopic meaning it attracts water. Contaminants and allergens in the water molecules are then trapped in the salt and pure water vapour is released when the lamp heats. The candle holders are also good for this and you get the added benefit of a flickering flame from the tea light.
The Himalayan crystal lamps come in a variety of sizes, hand carved from a Himalayan salt block that you choose by weight. Or for something a bit different you could opt for the obelisk, sphere or salt bowl. The obelisk makes a really striking feature on a side table while the sphere glows like the moon and would make a lovely night light in a childs bedroom.
Fairtrade Lamp Shades
As well as the crystal lamps we also stock a range of high-quality fair trade paper shades. These shades have been handcrafted in Nepal from Nepalese Lokta paper, and come in a great range of colours to complement your decor. They are classic drum style shades and designed to fit pendant ceiling lamps. Perfect for dining room, living room or bedroom, the little holes in the shade give off a pretty pattern when lit.
Candles and Candle Holders
And for when you dont want to have the lamps on at all weve got a fabulous collection of candles and candle holders. The gorgeous Wild Olive natural soy wax candles are scented with pure essential oils to delicately scent your home at the same time as giving off a gentle natural light and comforting crackle from the wooden wick. Candles are the perfect lighting solution for a relaxing bath in the evening, a romantic dinner, or when you turn off for earth hour.
If you like the gentle flicker of a candle but dont want the scent theres a great range of decorative tea light holders to choose from. All fairly traded and made using sustainable materials. Plus the Artisan Fair pillar candles which are unscented and come in a great range of colours. Perfect for a dining table centrepiece or to use instead of table lamps.
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