About LED Vanity Mirrors - Bathroom Mirror With Lights
A mirror never lies. This line from very popular folklore is true to its essence, but what if there is no proper lighting in your bathroom?
A well-lit bathroom mirror is essential as you use it for applying makeup, shaving, and many other things that require adequate lighting. LED lighted vanity mirrors are available in a wide variety of designs and styles. There are a lot of features that you should consider before buying a vanity mirror. Some of these features are listed below:
- Electronic Defogger System
- Power On/Off Switch
- Changeable Color Temperature
- CRI - Color Rendering Index
- Life Hours
Additionally, it would help if you ask the following questions to yourself while browsing for bathroom mirrors:
What size bathroom vanity mirrors should I consider?
While considering what size vanity mirror you should choose, the rule of thumb says that it should be smaller than your bathroom sink vanity. Standard LED lighted mirror sizes for single sink or medium-sized vanities are 24 inches, 30 inches, 34 inches, and 36 inches. If you have a bigger bathroom cabinet, then you can go for a 48 inches LED lighted vanity mirror.
The width of the mirror will change depending on its shape and style.
Which style bathroom vanity mirror should I choose?
A frameless bathroom mirror goes well with a contemporary modern bathroom. You can opt for a vanity mirror with a frame if you are planning to give your bathroom an eclectic look.
Bathroom mirrors are also available in various shapes, and you can select from a wide range of square-shaped, rectangular or round-shaped bathroom vanity mirrors.
What is the benefit of having a lighted makeup mirror?
People spend a lot of money on buying cosmetics and makeups, but even the best products available in the market will look bad if they lack proper lighting during application. Your expensive makeup applied with great makeup artistry will look completely different once you step out. The solution for this is a makeup mirror with LED lights that has an illuminated border that sheds light on your face.
Is LED better than fluorescent for makeup?
Fluorescent light can make you put more makeup than it is needed, and the pink-tinted lights can make you miss spots while putting on the makeup. You will look different outside from how you looked like in your makeup studio, aka bathroom. Fluorescent white light is overly bright, and no one looks good in it. You might end up adding too much makeup and foundation just to overcome the lack of color on your face.
LED light, on the other hand, is the best light source available, second only to the natural sunlight, which provides the most accurate reflection of the face. An LED strip evenly distributes light across the entire face, and the warm white light closely resembles the color spectrum of the natural light.
Are backlit vanity mirrors good for makeup?
Backlit mirrors use LED light tubes fixed behind the mirror, outlining its border which emits warm white glow giving off a relaxing ambiance. The subtle lights from the LED lighted mirror outlines give it a layer of depth while people can use it for makeup, hairstyling, shaving, and other daily stuff.
Since backlit vanity mirrors use LED lights rather than fluorescent and other types, power consumption is quite low, and the life of the product is good.
Can a mirror be wider than a vanity?
Generally speaking, the bathroom mirror should not be wider than the sink basin or the bathroom vanity. It should always be a few inches shorter in width than the bathroom cabinet, but the height of the mirror has no such standard. The height of a bathroom mirror, whether lighted or non-lighted, should be sufficient so that each member of the house can use it without any difficulty.
How high should a bathroom mirror be above the vanity?
The standard height at which the bathroom mirror should be placed will vary depending on the size of the mirror, the height of the vanity, sink and the faucets and most importantly, the height of the users. Always fix a bathroom mirror at the eye-level for most of the users.
Few easy tips:
Hang the mirror at 5 to 10 inches above the sink and vanity.
Fix it a few inches above the top of the bathroom faucets.
How many watts should an LED vanity mirror be?
An LED vanity mirror consuming less than 25 Watts should have a lumen output of 1200 to 2000 which is ideally sufficient for a bathroom measuring 6 x 8 feet. For bigger bathrooms, LED lighted mirrors with lumen output as high as 3500 Lumen are readily available, which have an average power rating of 26 to 46 Watts.