New Australian Electrical Standards for Salt Lamps!
...New Electrical Safety Regulations...
Due to new electrical regulations, Salt Lamps being sold in Australia are required to have an Australian Power Cord not exceeding 24volts. All our new Luvin Life Salt Lamps are now certified to match these Australian electrical safety standards. The new packaging includes a Himalayan Salt Lamp, a new Australian standard low voltage ‘12v’ power cord and new low voltage ‘12v’ bulbs.
... Power Cords Currently Available in the Market...
1) 220-240v These cords must use a suitable ‘240v’ Bulb
2) 12v DC These cords must use a suitable ‘12v’ Bulb
It is important to note that the 220-240V power cord is not compatible with the new low voltage ‘12v’ bulbs – the extra voltage in the cord will cause the bulb to blow. This may cause a loud ‘popping sound’ when the filament of the bulb blows and causes the glass bulb to turn black. In some cases, the glass bulb may even explode. There is also the potential of the fuse to trip on the property’s electrical switchboard.
The new ‘12v’ power cord is not compatible with ‘240v’ bulbs. The lower voltage of the cord will not have enough power to illuminate the 240v bulb. Therefore, the bulb will not light up and may appear to be faulty, when in fact both components are OK, but they are not compatible with each other.
The 220-240V power cords are still available for purchase from Luvin’ Life but are recommended for Selenite lamps and other uses. Please ensure that you purchase compatible bulbs and cords for your salt lamps. If you are unsure what cord and bulb you have, you can check the markings that are printed on the cord and/or bulb.