About Salt Lamps

KAPEG is an innovative organization working to improve the quality of life in Nepal by developing technologies to provide electricity to remote villages. These technologies include wind, solar and hydro power. With its international links, KAPEG is developing its technical and commercial skills of its team so as to have a world class engineering organization while at the same time providing skills and employment to local community wherever it is situated.

KAPEG salt lamps have passed through several phases of its development in the past years. It is an attractive lamp which is manufactured from local sustainable materials. This unique lamp is made in Nepal by local people who have been trained in these new skills by KAPEG. It is mainly designed as night lamps for bedrooms. It is an elegant and antique piece of decorative lamp for giving the bedrooms a classic touch.

The salt lamps are,
  • Built using local, fair labor, providing new skills to a local community.
  • Each piece is unique as the base is shaped for the particular piece of salt. Rock salts are unique, attractive salts, colored by minerals and are millions of years old, sourced from the villages in the Himalayas.
  • The base of the lamp is made from sustainably grown wood which is access (Wastage) at a local furniture factory and otherwise would have been discarded.
Click here to find more details regarding the salt lamps shapes and sizes.

Excess Wood from Furniture Factory
As mentioned above, the wood used in these lamps is excess off-cuts from a local furniture factory nearby KAPEG.  These pieces of wood would otherwise have been discarded or chipped and burned to run boilers.  Using the off-cuts to build useful products is an innovative, job-generating idea that KAPEG is hoping will create a new local industry.
 Off-cuts used in the construction of the LED Lamps

Workers at the furniture factory

 Piles of off-cuts / scrap wood at the furniture factory

The salt lamps are hand chiseled block of salt crystals. They have a pink color, often pinkish orange due to high concentration of minerals.
Salt crystals blocks at KAPEG

Rock salt lamps adds beauty to the place wherever you place it. People mostly use it in bed rooms as night lamps or in the living rooms. A lot of people also use it in massage and therapy places. Experienced users of salt lamps claims the positive long terms effects of it. These lamps have been told to create a peacefulness and balance of minds which is why a lot of spa centers use it in their therapy rooms.
A lot of restaurants and coffee places also use salt lamps. The salt lamps have become more popular particularly in these places.

About KAPEG Salt Lamps
  • Kathmandu Alternative Power and Energy Group(KAPEG), manufactures salt lamps at its workshop locally and takes custom orders as per customers requirement.
  • The salt lamps are plug-in type which needs to be connected in the mains supply. The power consumption of these lamps depends on the size of salts and ranges typically from 5W to 15W.
  • The lamps come with standards 1m cable length. But can also be ordered with desired cable length as per requirement.
  • The lamps will last until the bulbs inside wears out. These lamps typically work for more than a year of continuous use. If incase of any issue, KAPEG provides repairing service. The service is provided with an additional charge.
  • We provide delivery service as well.
See the currently available salt lamps here. You can select the lamp of your choice and submit order. We will contact you soon as we get the order for further details to complete your order request.

If you want to customize your lamp, then you can go here and request modifications according to your choice.

You can find a official salt lamp brochure here.