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The Rising Trend of Backlit Mirrors and Their Double Duty

No matter how big the space and the style, there are two essential designing aspects of each bathroom that can’t be overlooked – good lighting and mirrors. It’s highly uncommon to find a bathroom with no mirrors and that is due to their functional aspect, while proper lighting is essential so you can best see yourself while washing, grooming or just checking your appearance. Since modern and trendy bathrooms are all about being functional and visually pleasing, mirror with lights is becoming a necessity as it can offer double duty. Instead of installing a bathroom vanity mirror and then a separate lighting system, you can have the complete package that will not only cost less but it will also look like the perfect match.


Mirrors with lights like LED backlit mirrors are super convenient as they serve as a mirror but also provide extra lighting, which is especially handy in dark bathrooms. The light that these provide is consistent and easy on the eyes. One of the most common mistakes people make when lighting the bathroom is putting ceiling fixtures directly over the mirror which can cast shadows on the face, making daily grooming rituals more difficult. Well, this is not something that will happen if you install a backlit LED mirror. Because they emit an even amount of light, each time you use the mirror you won’t notice the annoying shadows that can be otherwise noticed with traditional lights.

Illuminated LED mirrors can be used in combination with other sources of light or by themselves. When you turn off the main lights and leave the soft light of the mirror, it will create a unique glow in the bathroom. Also, in some cases, there’s no need for sconces or other types of task lighting which means there’s one thing less to worry about. Candles can without a doubt give out a nice glow, but a backlit mirror that emits a soft, even glow can take a relaxing bubble bath to a whole new level.

Also since LED lights come in a variety of colour temperatures and lumens, they can produce lighting that is closer to the true white light produced by the sun and provide a high level of brightness. Plus, today’s LEDs have more wattage and the light quality is a lot warmer than before, which means you can have a more cohesive look if you decide to combine them with traditional bulbs for other light fixtures. LED mirrors are also very convenient – the lights are energy saving so you don’t have to replace the bulbs often. This translates to a long term investment that saves you time and money.

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Apart from function aspect, there is also their aesthetic aspect. Illuminated mirrors are sleek and provide a modern feel. They can also be integrated into spaces seamlessly to provide a luxurious, upscale design. It’s safe to say that a round or oval mirror with lights can serve as a decor piece as well. With their unusual design, they can easily become the focal point of the bathroom, without demanding the spotlight. These would be ideal for those homeowners that want a more relaxed feel for their bathroom. Due to them being minimal in appearance, you can get a cleaner-lined, modern look in your bathroom.

Many mirrors with light are designed with a modern touch and are therefore much thinner than other types of mirrors. This is especially handy for bathrooms that are smaller in size as the mirror’s thinness can allow for more space. It can also allow you to decide on a larger mirror, which can not only be helpful if the bathroom is shared but also can create an illusion of a larger room. What you might also consider is a collection of bathroom mirrors with lights that are arranged artistically in the place of one large mirror. The more shiny surfaces you can add, the lighter the bathroom will appear. Try adding mirrors opposite from your windows to reflect light the natural light from the sun all around the bathroom.

If you are one of those people that enjoy having fancy accessories in their bathroom, then these mirrors are the perfect choice for you. You can choose a mirror with lights with different lighting styles that include different patterns and changing colours. Most LED illuminated mirrors come with additional features that can sometimes be very handy. For instance, nobody likes a fog-filled mirror when you come out of a hot shower. That is why most have an anti-fog function to clear up the mirror.

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