Why choose a backlit mirror?
A conventional bathroom mirror mounted with an external light, as commonly seen in most bathrooms and households, reflects a shadow-ridden image. That’s a problem if you use your mirror for shaving, putting on makeup or styling or colouring your hair. The problem is even worse if there is no external light mounted immediately above the mirror, particularly in an otherwise poorly illuminated bathroom.
By contrast, a backlit mirror flawlessly reflects a luminous image. It is especially designed to eliminate the problems caused by a badly positioned or inadequate light source. An illuminated mirror can provide an exquisitely accurate reflection while lending brightness and an added sense of spaciousness to even the tiniest bathroom.
How do these mirrors work?
Most are illuminated in one of two ways: by fluorescent light or LED. Fluorescent mirrors are plugged into an electrical outlet. In some of these options, the lights are arranged in a pattern behind the mirror, which adds an intriguing element of design. In others the light is diffused, simply adding a general glow.
LED mirrors are battery powered. Formerly this involved battery replacement and the expense that incurred, but rechargeable LED mirrors that are now available and use less energy, and some models also offer the flexibility of using coloured lights or pinpricks to give an extra decorative flair to your bathroom.
Safety & Other Considerations
To meet all building and safety codes a properly qualified and registered electrician should install any mirror requiring an electrical connection, and it must also be away from water sources to avoid any electrical shocks or accidents.
Since we only carry the best brands, all of the products we have showcased above are compliant with electrical equipment safety regulations. On our individual product pages, we list compliance data and other specifications such as the water resistance rating and zone information. Of course, if you have a question about any of our products showcased above, please do not hesitate to ask us.
Variety of Options
As with any other element of your bathroom, you should choose a mirror that complements the rest of your decor. We offer backlit mirrors in a wide range of sizes, shapes and designs. Most of our models are rectangular, and many are suitable for hanging either horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait). We also have square and round models. Some of our products have innovative features such as a shaver socket, a demister to prevent annoying steam, even motion sensitivity for added control and energy conservation.
Browse around our pages, and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever about which one will be best for your space, feel free to call and talk with one of our design team members at 0116 251 0051. Or if you prefer, you can get assistance online at any hour by contacting one of our Live Chat Operators.
We are committed to your satisfaction every step of the way, from choosing the right mirror (or any other bathroom accessory) and ensuring that everything is delivered and installed on time, to making sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase.