We use super high-quality LED strips in all of our LED mirror products. For LED lighting, “lumens” should be used as a measure of brightness, not watts. “Watts” describes the amount of power needed to drive the LED light, which is typically significantly less than the wattage required to drive a traditional incandescent light bulb having the same brightness.Our LED strips contain 40 LEDs per foot, and each LED emits 22 lumens.
LED mirrors are designed to provide optimal light conditions for the person standing in front of the mirror, to help with grooming and makeup activities. The LED light is a diffuse light that is not intended to be the primary lighting in the room, and the light projects straight forward through the frosted glass, it does not project into the corners of the room. We strongly recommend including additional ceiling or wall lighting to serve as the primary lighting in the bathroom.
However, we do offer a 2x LED Brightness upgrade which doubles the brightness of your LED by installing a second LED strip on your LED mirror frame. This upgrade will effectively double the brightness of your mirror output. Typically customers who install this upgrade will also order a Dimmable Power Regulator upgrade to allow control of the LED lighting brightness using a compatible wall dimmer switch (not included).
Our LED mirrors come standard with 6000 Kelvin color LED strips, which we feel provides optimal “natural daylight” light for makeup and grooming applications. We also offer a 3000 Kelvin Upgrade (not available for LED medicine cabinets). As you can see in the chart below, 3000 Kelvin provides a “warmer” yellowish light more like a standard incandescent light bulb. The warmer color temperature helps you to see how you would look under softer lighting conditions. Which LED color option you choose is a matter of personal taste, options provide the same brightness (lumens) based on the size of the mirror.
The Color Rendering Index is a scale from 0 to 100 percent indicating how accurate a light source is at rendering color. The higher the CRI, the better the color rendering ability. Light sources with a CRI of 85 or better are considered very good at color rendering. CRI is independent of color temperature, and is the same for our standard 6000 Kelvin LED strips and also for our 3000 Kelvin LED strips which are an available option for most of our LED mirrors.
Most of our small and medium sized front-lighted rectangular LED mirrors and LED medicine cabinets include switches, which are mounted along the bottom side of the mirror frame. Our side-lighted rectangular mirrors, round mirrors, and oval mirrors do NOT include switches.
If your front-lighted rectangular mirror does not come with a switch, we offer an available switch upgrade to install a switch. If you do not have a wall switch to connect to your mirror, and you need to have a separate switch capability, we offer an upgrade to install a Remote Control Switch / Dimming option.