Contact Now The So Well store is currently closed until further notice. If you placed an order before 12/21/2022 it will be processed and shipped. If you have inquiries, use the contact form under Shop Info, or click the words “Contact Now”

Himalayan Salt Lamp Dimmer Cord & Bulb Kit – Black

(117 customer reviews)

$21.90

Kit includes:

  • 1.8 meter Salt Lamp Dimmer Cord – Black (Up to 40 watts)
  • 15 watt bulb
  • Care Card
SKU: CORD-KIT-BLACK Category: Tags: , , , ,

Description

Our cord kit includes a 15 watt Himalayan salt lamp bulb, a black dimming cord that is rated up to 40 watts, and a care instructions card for our lamps.

Have you used your So Well lamp so much, your light bulb has burned out, or you need a new cord?  These can be tough environments for electric components, and the life varies by application and use. Read more in our FAQs. 

Lighting is so important to get the maximum aesthetic quality from your So Well fair trade salt products. Therefore we offer new UL certified dimmer and on/off lamp cords, new USB lighting fixtures with bulbs, LED and colored bulbs. Our lamps are already equipped with dimmer cords, but in case you would like an extra, you can order one here.  You can also browse for different colors and types of cords, and different colors of bulbs in our Cords & Bulbs section. 

Have more questions on So Well salt lamps, cords and / or bulbs? Read our FAQs

Take a look at our full line of cords & bulbs. Shop now

What is fair trade? And why is it so important? Learn More

Fair trade | Handmade

So Well® has been designing and importing handmade, fair trade, authentic and rare Himalayan salt lamps and other fair trade and handmade Himalayan salt products since 2004.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions .5 × 3 × 5 in

BulbS & Cords

Read more in our FAQs

Why are my bulbs blowing? 

Lifespan for a typical incandescent home use bulb is around 1,000 hours, but usually ranges between 700 and 2000 hours. Heat, vibration, mechanical shock, over voltage conditions, and on/off cycles are all a factor in bulb life.  If you leave your lamp on 24/7, that is about 700 hours in a typical month.  So if you’re getting a couple of months or more out of your bulbs, that’s pretty good indeed.

There are bulbs for high heat applications (oven bulbs) and/or or applications that experience vibration or mechanical shock (fan bulbs), but they are more expensive by a multiple. Most people will not need these special application bulbs, and so we’ve found that the inexpensive bulbs we sell are the best value for your salt lamp.  Now that you understand the issues, you can experiment with more costly bulbs for different applications if you feel that you would benefit from that extra expense.

The incandescent bulbs used in Himalayan salt lamps are meant to be in a stationary position. If they are moved suddenly or are exposed to vibration, they can blow or have a diminished life  Consider what happens to a flashlight bulb when the flashlight is dropped? (many now use LED bulbs to combat this type of failure)

High humidity can also cause bulbs to blow.  This happens by creating corrosion on the contacts, which then creates higher resistance in the circuit, causing them to blow or wear out prematurely. All of this is also a factor in your dimmer or on/off cord circuits and bulb holder that is part of the power supply cord.

Power spikes or surges through your circuits in your home or office occur constantly.  Your electric items are manufactured to tolerate this to some degree.  But spikes mean problems for any electric item, and the cords & bulbs used in Himalayan salt lamps are sensitive to this as well.  Dimmer cords are definitely sensitive to these spikes and over voltage situations.

The natural insulation of a salt cavity is also a factor in the life of bulbs.  Salt naturally absorbs energy, whether heat or cold, and retains it very well.  This can build up to be a very hot area, and that heat can lower the life of bulbs.  Heat removes the coating on the filament, which creates more resistance, which causes more thinning of the coating, and quicker failure.

If you have bulbs popping or blowing regularly, here are some things to take into consideration:

  • The bulb is not quite screwed in firmly enough to create a good connection between both contacts. This causes more resistance which can wear the bulb & cord out prematurely.
  • There is condensation on the bulb or electrics of the dimmer causing them to corrode and create higher resistance.
  • The bulb is touching the inside surface of the lamp, or after a bulb has been changed, the cord and bulb has been pushed too far to the top of lamp and is touching the salt. This creates hot spots that concentrate too much heat on the bulb.
  • The lamp is moved while or after the lamp has been on long enough to heat it.
  • There is a large current drawing appliance on the same circuit that is turned on/off and there is a momentary power spike or fluctuation that reaches the bulb and dimmer cord electric components.
  • There is excessive ‘micro vibration’ nearby ie: too close to a TV, refrigerators, etc.
  • If the lamp has been turned off and has sweated, salt may have leaked onto the bulb which will cause it to blow.

What about my dimmer cord? Why did it fail?

It would be difficult to say in any particular case, considering all the factors that are involved. Sometimes a visual inspection can reveal damage or wear to parts of the cord or dimmer components itself and it’s worthwhile to take a look the cord in detail if you suspect there is a problem.

The dimmers we sell are an electronic item – they incorporate a printed circuit board as well as mechanical controls to tell the electronic circuit board to vary the voltage supplied to the bulb.  The electronics essentially turn the light on and off very rapidly by cutting the voltage, and you adjust the level of that activity with the rotary knob.  Those electronics can be damaged by excess resistance and voltage spikes (even small spikes), just like bulbs.  The current passes through the dimmer by traveling through a silicone semiconductor and these can be quickly affected by overloads (spikes) in the ordinary course of use.

Dimmers can also be affected by constant high voltage conditions – meaning your electricity is flowing in your environment above the standard 120 volts.  This is more common that you might think, although not typical.  It creates wear on the parts prematurely, and enough of it can create quick failures.

Over time, the dimmers can be subjected to lots of small spikes, or one very large one.  They could subjected to high resistance loads or fluctuations because the bulb or socket has corrosion, or the filament on the bulb has failed.

It could also be something as simple as being pinched, stepped on, or spilled on.

The dimmers we offer are a value product – i.e., they could be engineered to tolerate all kinds of conditions, but the very vast majority of people will not need this, and we can’t justify incorporating that super engineered cost into the lamps, or the replacement cord products we offer.  Out of 1000 lamps, we typically hear from 2 to 3 people that have a problem with their cord.  We offer reasonably priced replacement cords for those that need them, and we replace them at no charge if they fail in the first 6 months.

Promotions

Current So Well Date:  09/30/2023

  • Holiday 2022 Sale:
    • 25% off and FREE shipping all orders above $99:  25FREE
    • 50% off and FREE shipping all orders above $199: 50FREE
    • 6 Lamps & Cord Kits PLUS 12 FREE Bulbs, $99. Save $564.65.
  • View international shipping rates here
  • Coupons apply to all sale prices, and all volume discount promotions, but coupons cannot be combined.  Free shipping applies to US orders only.  

Store Reviews

SoWellMade.com
1374 reviews
independently verified
Store rating 4.64 / 5
Product rating 4.62 / 5

117 reviews for Himalayan Salt Lamp Dimmer Cord & Bulb Kit – Black

4.9
Based on 117 reviews
  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  2. Stacy (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  3. Kayla (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  5. Brenna M. (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  6. Dariela D (verified owner)

    Thanks for including

    (0) (0)
  7. christopher (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  9. Patricia Endreny (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  10. Lori La Fountain (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  11. April J. (verified owner)

    I am very happy to have all three at my home!

    (0) (0)
  12. Lisa Hudson (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  14. Tricia (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  15. Emma Cramm (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  16. Michelle M. (verified owner)

    Have used everyday for 8 months everything working great.

    (0) (0)
  17. Janet Nestor (verified owner)

    I love the dimmer switch – especially for people who like to dim their bedroom light at night.

    (0) (0)
  18. Tricia N. (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  19. Victoria Alderman (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  20. Anonymous (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  21. Julie (verified owner)

    Works great and easy assembly.

    (0) (0)
  22. Rae O. (verified owner)

    Awesome that these are free as part of the kit; and, sold separate in case of replacement need

    (0) (0)
  23. Sandra R. (verified owner)

    Wonderful service & wonderful products!🦋

    (0) (0)
  24. Joyce McIntyre (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  26. Alexa (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  27. Kimball (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  28. Lynn (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  29. Amy Porterfield (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  30. Debbie Nelson (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  31. Marsha (verified owner)

    Nice heavy duty cords.

    (0) (0)
  32. Joyce McIntyre (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  33. Sara N. (verified owner)

    The dimmer seems to be of very high quality and works well. The apparatus for inserting and removing the bulb is simple to use.

    (0) (0)
  34. Jennifer (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  35. Anonymous (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  36. Dana C. (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  37. Mitzi P. (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  38. Kiley V. (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  39. Anonymous (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  40. Catherine (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  41. Jordan L. (verified owner)

    Great, but it is bulky having two dimmer cords for one salt lamp

    (0) (0)
  42. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Seems to do what I expected & is user friendly

    (0) (0)
  43. Carole Glass (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  44. Michael Washburn (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  45. Marsha S. (verified owner)

    Well made cord

    (0) (0)
  46. Edward (verified owner)

    My 5th salt lamp from Sowell

    (0) (0)
  47. Deborah C. (verified owner)

    Looks like nice quality.

    (0) (0)
  48. MaryEllen BRASE (verified owner)

    It was ok

    (0) (0)
  49. Loretta Heath (verified owner)

    usOhio, United States

    Love the fact that it’s a dimmer! We prefer a softer look so having a dimmer is perfect for us!

    (0) (0)
  50. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usAlabama, United States

    The plastic dimmer toggle had to be glued back on, but it worked great.

    (0) (0)
  51. Forrest (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Much better than expected

    (0) (0)
  52. Nancy W. (verified owner)

    usPennsylvania, United States

    Awesome

    (0) (0)
  53. Michelle (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Love the dimming option especially since I have my lamps on all the time.

    (0) (0)
  54. Sarah B. (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Sorry the knob fall off!

    (0) (0)
  55. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usVermont, United States

    (0) (0)
  56. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usVirginia, United States

    (0) (0)
  57. Lisa (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    (0) (0)
  58. Catherine Morrison (verified owner)

    usTennessee, United States

    (0) (0)
  59. Annette C. (verified owner)

    usIllinois, United States

    (0) (0)
  60. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usTexas, United States

    (0) (0)
  61. Amy M. (verified owner)

    usIndiana, United States

    (0) (0)
  62. Grace (verified owner)

    usTexas, United States

    (0) (0)
  63. William Mikesell (verified owner)

    usIllinois, United States

    (0) (0)
  64. Lisa (verified owner)

    usTexas, United States

    (0) (0)
  65. Anna (verified owner)

    usNew York, United States

    (0) (0)
  66. Aqsa S. (verified owner)

    usNew York, United States

    the dimmer works perfectly and i love that i can dim the light just how i want it

    (0) (0)
  67. Paul (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  68. Andrea (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    So far so good. Although I will say you have to be kind of careful with the little dimmer dial as it’s come off once or twice. So I try to just be gentle with it and turn it carefully and then it’s not a problem.

    (0) (0)
  69. Liam O’Neill (verified owner)

    mxJalisco, Mexico

    (0) (0)
  70. Denita M. (verified owner)

    usIndiana, United States

    Everything that was suppose to be included was sent.

    (0) (0)
  71. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usMassachusetts, United States

    (0) (0)
  72. Adriana (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    (0) (0)
  73. Stacee (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    (0) (0)
  74. Renee Paolino (verified owner)

    usNew Jersey, United States

    Haven’t used it yet bc my lamp is defective (see above)

    (0) (0)
  75. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usTennessee, United States

    Dimmer is a game changer

    (0) (0)
  76. Dennis Raben (verified owner)

    usFlorida, United States

    (0) (0)
  77. Joyce McIntyre (verified owner)

    usNew York, United States

    (0) (0)
  78. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usFlorida, United States

    (0) (0)
  79. Dee J. (verified owner)

    usSouth Carolina, United States

    (0) (0)
  80. Katie B. (verified owner)

    usMaine, United States

    LOVE that it comes with a dimmer and bulb

    (0) (0)
  81. Lisa R. (verified owner)

    usNew Jersey, United States

    (0) (0)
  82. Debrah Berger (verified owner)

    usTexas, United States

    (0) (0)
  83. Andrea (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    (0) (0)
  84. SANGEET (verified owner)

    I would love if the dimmer light went lower.

    (0) (0)
  85. Joyce McIntyre (verified owner)

    usNew York, United States

    (0) (0)
  86. Gloria Watkins (verified owner)

    usGeorgia, United States

    (0) (0)
  87. Julie HENSEL (verified owner)

    usNew York, United States

    (0) (0)
  88. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Love that there’s a dimmer option included with the lamp set!

    (0) (0)
  89. Joyce McIntyre (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  90. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usNew Jersey, United States

    (0) (0)
  91. Anne Dezort (verified owner)

    usMissouri, United States

    (0) (0)
  92. Joyce McIntyre (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    (0) (0)
  93. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    (0) (0)
  94. Bambi Bartley (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    (0) (0)
  95. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    (0) (0)
  96. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usGeorgia, United States

    I would have liked the option to choose between black or white cord.

    (0) (0)
  97. Alex T. (verified owner)

    usFlorida, United States

    Good selection. You can push this light higher up into the rock, so it lights up the salt light better! Make sure you push it up in there!

    (0) (0)
  98. tiffany (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    (0) (0)
  99. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    (0) (0)
  100. Kyla (verified owner)

    usIllinois, United States

    (0) (0)
  101. Anonymous (verified owner)

    (0) (0)
  102. Emily K. (verified owner)

    usWashington, United States

    (0) (0)
  103. Barbara A. (verified owner)

    usIllinois, United States