A guide to illuminated bathroom mirrors

A guide to illuminated bathroom mirrors

Illuminated mirrors are a great way to instantly update and modernise your bathroom. But, unlike other mirrors there's a lot to think about when it comes to buying one. There's a range of designs and styles to choose from, but there's also a lot of practicalities to consider. To help you find the perfect mirror, we've put together a quick guide...

LED Mirrors

LED bathroom mirrors are super stylish and energy efficient too. The mirrors are fitted with lots of small LEDs (light emitting diodes) which provide great light for shaving or applying make-up.

LED mirrors utilise modern technology and look modern too, but you may be surprised at the variety of different styles available.

Illuminated Cabinet

If you're looking to add more light to your bathroom and need some added extra storage an illuminated bathroom cabinet is a great option. Multi-functional, mirrored LED cabinets work on the same principle as an LED mirrors with the practical addition of somewhere to hide your lotions and potions.

Backlit Mirrors

Backlit mirrors provide more ambient lighting than other illuminated mirrors. They're perfect if you like to enjoy a luxurious, relaxing bath, but you're not a fan of lighting lots of candles. Most of our backlit mirrors provide red, green and blue lighting, making them appealing to children, perfect if getting them in the bath often proves difficult!

Infinity Mirrors

For some Hollywood glamour, try adding an infinity mirror to your bathroom, just like the ones in film star dressing rooms. The eye-catching mirrors are perfect for modern bathrooms, giving the impression of never ending light, with some clever trickery!

Added Extras

Illuminated mirrors can come with a whole host of extra bits. The beauty of having an electrical item in your bathroom means it can house things like shave sockets or a digital clock, so you know exactly when you need to get out of the shower! Most illuminated mirrors also have a demister pad and a hands free on/off switch to make life even easier.

Wires or Battery

The main practical issue you'll face when it comes to choosing an illuminated mirror is the electrics. Mirrors can be wired into the mains or battery operated, each having its own benefits. If you already have electrics in your bathroom it's certainly worthwhile considering a wired option, however you may need an electrician to install it. Battery powered mirrors are much less hassle to install, but they tend to come with less features, to prolong the life of the battery.

Placement

The final thing, and possibly the most important thing to consider is where you will hang your mirror. As an electrical item in a room with lots of water, illuminated mirrors can't just go anywhere. Each mirror will have zone indication, stipulating how far away from showers and other water sources it needs to be.

Be sure to check out everything before investing in an illuminated mirror, so you know it will look great for years to come.

11 July 2013
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