CHOOSING THE RIGHT LED MIRROR FOR YOUR SPACE
Few Tips from our Experts ( read time 15 mins)
You have a seemingly endless array of shapes and sizes when choosing an LED mirror. The modernist may choose an LED mirror with a border-less design, while the traditionalist searches for a tasteful vanity with an integrated LED mirror. Some prefer rectangular while others work to incorporate circular designs. It’s often best to start with reviewing your space. This is the rough canvas that you’ll be using and will help narrow down your choice of LED mirror. Take out the tape measure; this ensures your LED mirror will fit the scale of the room. Larger spaces benefit to fixed installations, while smaller gain flexibility from smaller, mobile LED mirror designs. There are multiple rooms in the house that can use an LED mirror, so applying similar models across all rooms is an easy way to up your interior design game. We like hardwiring models flush with the wall for a clean look. Many LED mirror designs feature built-in smart outlets so you can work without getting tangled in cords. If you’re working with a designer, ensure they’re aware of your desire to integrate LED mirror products across the home.
Before selecting an LED mirror measure your space
Decide on design cues before shopping for your LED mirror
Talk to your designer about how to incorporate your LED mirror seamlessly
The LED Mirror for the Master Bath
While the master bath is a showcase room from a design perspective, it needs to be functional on a daily basis. An LED mirror helps with makeup, hair, and gives an edge to male grooming. If space permits, a small makeup station featuring a midsized LED mirror separate from the main sink area keeps the bathroom focused. Makeup storage is generally centered here as well, so the LED mirror becomes task specific. Men especially enjoy the lighting from a smaller, dedicated LED mirror. Not only does this LED mirror accurately illuminate the face, but also it’s a great tool for shaving and beard trimming. If your bathroom contains classic elements, like a claw foot tub, or carved cabinetry we recommend a framed LED mirror. The framed LED mirror, we offer in gold and silver, comes in three sizes: 24″x36″ LED mirror, 48″x30″ LED mirror, and 60″x30″ LED mirror. The frame may be painted to suit your space; LED mirrors are easily customizable with your contractor. We’ve seen red lacquer frames to suit modern, bold palettes. Frameless designs work set in front of walls, should you choose to table-mount your LED mirror. The LED mirror sits more naturally in the space without borders. You may choose to stack artwork behind the table mounted LED mirror for design layers. Frameless LED mirror designs come off more modern with cleaner lines and a larger surface area. The bulbs are set into the mirror directly increasing the perceived brightness of these LED mirror builds. Above all, the frameless LED mirror is the future of Hollywood-style mirrors. For the over-sink LED mirror, there are ready-to-order sizes up to 84”. This allows for dual sink coverage; the more LED mirror coverage in the bathroom, the better. Bathroom LED mirror designs may be placed closer to the countertop. This gives a better sight line when naturally bent at the sink. More LED mirror coverage means less jockeying for space with your partner in the bathroom. It becomes a daily time saver and a worthwhile investment. A large LED mirror means you’ll able to get ready for work or an event simultaneously with your partner. For targeted use, like tweezering and eyelashes an LED mirror on a swing arm becomes very useful. The ability to position the mirror at any angle allows you to focus on certain areas a wall-mount LED misses. Depending on the distance from the wall the LED mirror may be affixed to a swing arm or a ball bearing joint. It’s not uncommon to have all three in the master bath: a large LED mirror over the sink area, a medium LED mirror in the vanity area, and a targeted LED mirror available for use on a nearby wall. Many women find use in these LED mirror shapes for brow work and eyeliner while men can shape beards and tackle ingrown hairs. It’s helpful to not need to lean over a sink for finishing touches—this LED mirror accomplishes that goal. Here are the most important considerations:
Oversized LED Mirror designs work for the master bath
Build several LED mirror stations for each task
Framed LED mirror designs work best for traditional décor
Frameless LED mirror designs work best for modern décor
A micro LED mirror is just as useful for men as it is for women
Recessing Your LED Mirror
Recessing your LED mirror into the wall is also a creative touch that is worth the cost of construction. This design choice creates the illusion of more space; adding an LED mirror actually feels like adding square footage. When the LED mirror is flush with the fall there is a better visual line across your bathroom. The builder may opt to create a shelf under the LED mirror for storage or design elements. A seamless build is contemporary while a larger frame around the LED mirror is a traditional design tactic. With you electrician, select smart points to build in power outlets. You’ll want to ensure you’ll be able to work centered in the LED mirror as well as on the left and right outer corners without having reach issues from the hair dryer. Contrasting, flat paint behind the LED mirror in recesses is a modern design tactic to give depth to your room. Keep in mind:
Recessing an LED mirror may be expensive but it looks great
Recessing an LED mirror may involve electrical work
Use flat paint in recesses to avoid unnatural reflection from the LED mirror
The LED Mirror for the Powder Room
The powder room is traditionally adjacent to the bathroom or a separate room specifically built for applying makeup and light freshening up. The LED mirror should be the centerpiece of this room without too many embellishments. It’s a room that isn’t occupied for long periods of time. A built-in vanity is an easy, contractor-free solution for bringing an LED mirror station. Outlets are usually reserved for the bathroom, so any integrated outlet from your LED mirror would be an added bonus. Likely, you’ll be working with dry makeup in front of the LED mirror in the powder room. Your choice of chair in the powder room is important. The seat height should allow you to work comfortably in front of the LED mirror with plenty of legroom. We recommend backless, cushioned seating so that it may be stored under the LED mirror vanity when unoccupied. This gives a good ten square feet of space back to your powder room and the LED mirror area can become convenient shelving. Remember:
The LED mirror is the center of attention in a powder room
Backless chairs and stools work better for storing below the LED mirror vanity
Consider a free-standing LED mirror for cost-savings
The LED Mirror for the Guest Bath
The guest bath should be a scaled-down model of the comforts of a master bathroom. You’ll want your guest to benefit from the power of a midsized LED mirror and perhaps a focused LED mirror on a swing arm. The main difference between a guest bath, is that it’s to be single occupancy. The LED mirror may be scaled down to suit. It’s wise to match LED mirror frames across these two bathrooms. Cohesiveness is easier this way. Occasionally, we like adding a round LED mirror here. It’s a space saver and an interesting design piece for your guest. The round LED mirror also offers excellent light dispersion and even illumination of the face. A lower cluster of outlets is helpful for guests to charge mobile devices as well as power travel beauty tools in front of the LED mirror.
Keep LED mirror styling consistent between guest and master baths
Scale down LED mirror for guests
Ensure your guest can work with integrated outlets by the LED mirror
A swing arm LED mirror may not fit the smaller dimensions of the guest bath. We like smaller table LED mirror designs for this task. Your guest may move the mirror to her linking and it can be stored out of the way if necessary. We offer a petite LED mirror that works for smaller spaces at 15” x 20”. Custom pop-up LED mirrors may be integrated directly into the countertop; a chic solution with a matching price tag.
The LED Mirror for the Entranceway
Visitors may find themselves needing to freshen up upon arrival. The entranceway bathroom is a half-bath designed for quick tasks. An LED mirror in the entranceway bathroom is a great way to show hospitality and give your guest the opportunity to touch up makeup after travel. We recommend a small round LED mirror for this task, set over the sink. Outlets aren’t often a concern and are generally reserved for your LED mirror in the full guest bathroom. For placement, the LED mirror should be slightly higher than a full bathroom as it doubles as a wardrobe mirror at a distance. Keep the entranceway bathroom clear of clunky furniture and heavy décor touches. A simple end table with necessary toiletries is a nice touch to accompany the LED mirror vanity.
We like round LED mirror shapes for the entrance
Place a small table with key toiletries by the LED mirror like toothpaste and lotion
The LED Mirror for the Bedroom
The bedroom is not an uncommon space for a combination vanity LED mirror. The freestanding nature of the piece can work with your décor choices. Positioning the LED mirror near the bed is a classic choice for jewelry storage and hair; often the final tasks before climbing under the sheets. The LED mirror with storage allows for safekeeping of rings and earrings. It’s best to have a clear wall to position the LED mirror vanity against; but may work at an angle with a finished back. Many of our LED mirror vanities are finished in gloss white, which works easily with most bedroom décor. To keep the space lean around a freestanding LED mirror vanity, we recommend floor outlets at the highest cost and using a single woven extension cord at the most affordable. Nothing is worse than a tangle of cables at the base of a table your LED mirror table. Some tips:
Keep colors muted for your bedroom LED mirror housing
Visually anchor the LED mirror to a wall or corner
Have a solution to power your LED mirror without mess
The Light Source For Your LED Mirror
The quality of your light source is the most important aspect when selecting an LED mirror brand. Bathrooms are a surprising source of uneven light. Our LED mirror designs ensure even lighting and quality color. Lighting should not be solely top lit. An LED Mirror ensures the entire face is illuminated properly. Krugg uses only the highest quality, distortion-free LED mirrors. Our LED mirror designs are lined with custom LEDs (with a lifespan of 50,000 hours) to ensure lifelike, accurate color representation. Measured by the Color Rendering Index, Glam Mirrors use bulbs exceeding 90 for professional results.
A quality light source matters for your LED mirror
An LED mirror avoids uneven top lighting
AN LED mirror reveals natural color
Maintaining Your LED Mirror in the Home
Your LED mirror is built to last, but being subject to constant contact from water and beauty products it helps to practice common maintenance. An ammonia solution like Windex is the easiest way to care for the glass in your LED mirror. The LED mirror will take on toothpaste, hairspray, and makeup powders over time, impacting the accuracy of your reflection. We recommend a careful wipe down of the glass on your LED mirror once every two weeks. We prefer using a microfiber cloth or old tee shirt over paper towels as they can scratch the finish of your LED mirror.
Use an ammonia solution once every two weeks on your LED mirror
To protect your LED mirror, use a microfiber, not a paper towel
Hairsprays and other aerosols may require soap and water to remove from the LED mirror glass
Many LED mirrors are built with gloss wood frames. These frames do not respond well to a repeated barrage of chemicals. For the frames of your LED mirror, we recommend a simple solution of soap and water. Stronger solvents will erode the glossy finish and prematurely age your LED mirror. For the tabletop cleanups will need to be more frequent depending on how often you use your LED mirror. At the minimum, the tabletop of an LED mirror vanity should be wiped thoroughly once a week to prevent discoloration.
Makeup and hard chemicals can discolor your LED mirror
Use only soap and water on your LED mirror
Wipe down active LED mirror vanities at least once a week
Like any wood table, leaving a wet or damp object on the surface of your LED mirror vanity can cause rings and permanent discoloration. While you won’t be reaching for a coaster to place under makeup essentials, be extra vigilant on what you’re resting on your LED mirror. Keep in mind, the bottom of sprays, bases of compacts, and gels can often have residue. The weekly maintenance will keep your LED mirror looking like new.
Keep an eye out for wet makeup on your LED mirror table surface
Let products dry before placing on the LED mirror
If you wouldn’t put it on your coffee table don’t rest it on your LED mirror
Why Choose an LED Mirror
LED mirrors leverage energy saving technology that will keep you running for over 50,000 hours. That’s about 10 years of life for your LED mirror. Many LED mirrors have integrated anti-fog systems so you’ll have a crystal clear reflection right out of the shower. Aesthetically, LED mirrors are a cleaner and sleeker solution. We think LED mirrors are the future of reflection.
LED mirrors are easier to clean
LED mirrors look sleek and modern
LED mirrors have modern, anti-fog capabilities
Final Thoughts on Choosing an LED Mirror
LED mirror designs are powerful tools to bring into your home. They embody the spirit of green living: LED mirror technology is far more efficient that incandescent bulbs. The LED mirror runs “cool” and allows you to work with less fatigue. Contemporary and modern homes get an immediate upgrade from an LED mirror; they’re clean and crisp. The LED mirror is easily customizable to suit your space. Recess the LED mirror into your wall for flush styling. For the master bath, the LED mirror allows even lighting for both partners. A focused tool LED mirror is great for men, with increased accuracy in beard trimming. A purpose built LED mirror medicine cabinet is an easy way to add high design to the bathroom. With machined tracks, the LED mirror slides smoothly to reveal more mirrored storage. These LED mirror designs feature an array of light sources. Outside of the bedroom, the LED mirror technology upgrades guest spaces. In the entranceway, guests will get real use out of the accurate, clean LED mirror lighting. In guest bathrooms, the LED mirror becomes a great display of tasteful design as well as hospitality. An LED mirror makes applying and removing makeup less of a chore. In the powder room, your LED mirror becomes a centerpiece. It’s a real functional tool that you’ll look forward to using. The LED mirror can be integrated into a vanity table for a modern workspace. We like using clean Carrera marble to contrast the LED mirror design. In the bedroom, custom-built freestanding vanities are a wonderful way to use LED mirror technology. A dressing table is a storage space for your jewelry, timepieces, and hairbrushes. The LED mirror has an integrated dimmer to offer attractive ambient light to the bedroom that is never harsh. Maintaining your LED mirror is easy. We recommend using a dilute ammonia solution to handle standard splatters on your LED mirror. For tougher jobs, soap and water will handle removal of blemishes on your LED mirror. We avoid harsh solvents as they can damage the frame.
LED mirror technology is green
LED mirror technology lasts ten years without replacement
LED mirror technology runs cool to the touch
LED mirrors may be built in to a variety of custom applications
LED mirrors are easy to maintain with household products