In addition to your bathroom downlights we highly recommend that you add some additional lighting with a stunning new LED bathroom mirror.
If what you are looking for is something that can make a massive difference to your bathroom, as well as everyday life, then a lighted mirror is the way to go - let us explain why.
In the last couple of years, there has been an increase in the number of people using them - and not without a good reason.
First of all, LED bathroom mirrors are a sleek and elegant touch to any bathroom - no matter the style or colours used in it. They provide a clear vision, one that you would typically get if you used a regular one in a room with a large amount of natural light. What's more, they are also very energy-efficient, which makes them an ideal option for your wallet.
How do led bathroom mirrors work?
An LED bathroom mirror is, as the name might suggest, nothing more than a mirror with LED lighting installed inside of it. And LED stands for light-emitting diodes, which work just like any other bulb - they light up when electricity passes through them.
People generally use their bathroom to do their makeup, have a shave, style their hair, perform their skincare routine, or just add final touches to their appearance before they go about their day - all of these activities require a good mirror, which makes it a must in the bathroom. After all, you need to see what you are doing on your face, don't you think?
Messing up your eyeliner or cutting yourself while shaving is not a pleasurable experience - that's for sure.
This is one of the advantages of choosing an LED mirror as your lighting solution. Unlike typical bathroom lighting, it provides a white light, which is the closest you can get to natural light.
If this is not enough for you, there are some lighted mirrors that come with the option of dimming or changing colours, which adds an extra function to make your bathroom even more relaxing. What's more, the mirrors come in various shapes and sizes - this means that you can easily choose one that will suit your decor the most.
Why an LED Bathroom Mirror?
Indoor lighting is currently a hot trend, there are more reasons to use a led bathroom mirror. Commonly, when paired with IP44 under cabinet lighting you can really add a wow factor to your home.
One of the most significant ones is that the LEDs are the most efficient bulbs you can use when it comes to electricity. Mirrors that are equipped with them are almost 300% more efficient than the fluorescent bulb options.
LED mirrors also are of a much higher quality than typical lighting, and they last longer. Additionally, the glass used in their production tends to be of better quality than standard mirrors, as it is built for higher durability.
LEDs are significantly cheaper to produce than standard fluorescent lights, and the price benefits are passed on to the consumers.
When it comes to mirrors lighted with LED bulbs, something that is very appealing to buyers is that its lifespan is somewhere in the region of 50,000 hours - which is a massive 42 times longer than a typical bulb. With all of that extra usage, you might be surprised to know that over the entire lifespan, it costs as little as ⅙ of the costs of a standard bulb.
And finally - they are simply stunning.
Will My LED Bathroom Mirror Steam Up?
Standard mirrors will usually all have the same issue - the steam. Not only is it pretty annoying due to the fact that you need to wait for it to disappear, or wipe it down, but it also creates smears that you need to clean later on.
However, with LED bathroom mirrors this problem disappears, as they are equipped with a demister - a small device that warms up a small part of it to prevent the build-up of steam and condensation. This means that a mirror with a demister will be streak-free, and ready to use at any time, even right after a hot shower. The demister pad will warm the mirror to just above the temperature of the room, which means you won't ever see it mist up.
The pads vary in size depending on the style of your chosen mirror. Some will cover the entire surface, others just a portion, but all of them will leave enough space for you to be able to see what you are doing.
Does a LED Bathroom Mirror Need Electricity?
A common question is if LED bathroom mirrors use electricity. The answer to that is yes - they do. While you can choose whether yours will run on a battery or be wired into mains, there is one thing that is sure - when it comes to LED mirrors, electricity is a must.
What Are Some of the Additional Features Available?
Mirrors with lights are a feature all on its own. However, as mentioned above, some do come with a tunable colour (cool white, warm white and natural white), which can really set the tone for relaxing in the perfectly illuminated bathroom.
If you are ready to take it one step further, you can choose one of the illuminated mirrors with a Bluetooth speaker installed. This way, you can get ready for the day with your favourite music playing in the background while using a streak-free LED bathroom mirror that provides light as bright as the natural one, and be happy knowing that it is energy-efficient too.
Interested in Finding Out More?
A mirror with lights installed in it is a great way of adding character to an otherwise simple bathroom. However, with so many available, it can be pretty hard to make a decision, which is one of the reasons why we are here - if you have any doubts or questions about any of our products, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Our team of lighting experts will be more than happy to help.