How to choose a bathroom mirror?

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Your bathroom mirror is much more than just an accessory. It can transform your space into a sanctuary of relaxation and beauty. Here's what you need to know to choose the ideal mirror.

Dimensional Harmony

First and foremost, it's important to choose a mirror that is the right size. Generally, you'll opt for a mirror the same size as the vanity. For example, if you have a 36-inch cabinet, you should also have a 36-inch mirror. Sometimes you can choose a smaller mirror that will only cover the area above the basin. For example, in a 36-inch vanity, you might have a 20-inch basin. Therefore, you would choose a mirror that is approximately that size to go above the basin.

Electrical Certification

It's important that the mirror has an electrical certification if it is heated and/or illuminated. These certifications can be UL, CSA, or ETL. The certification information is often found on the back of the mirror. There, you'll find a data plate that indicates the mirror’s certification and sometimes other technical details.

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Innovative Technologies

There are a lot of new technologies in mirrors today. Some are LED-lit, and some mirrors offer several shades of white, such as warm white for evening makeup, or neutral white for day makeup, which can provide perfectly natural light.

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Adjustable Lighting

Some more advanced mirrors have a dimmer function where it's possible to reduce or increase the LED brightness, which is very interesting because we have the option of using the mirror as a nightlight in the evening. The effect is beautiful and quite useful.

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Clear Vision

High-end mirrors sometimes have a heating element that eliminates fogging caused by the heat and humidity of the shower on the mirror's surface. This feature is appreciated and sought after in high-quality products.

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Extended Warranty and Availability of Parts

It's important to have an extended warranty of more than one year on a mirror that includes electrical components, such as LED lighting and a heating element. When we leave a mirror on 24 hours a day, the LEDs will diminish in intensity over the years. It's important to have a warranty of more than one year and to ensure that the retailer has spare parts in stock, as well as technicians available who can change the LEDs, the 12V transformer, the control, or the heating element.

Quality of Reflection

You should also check the quality of the mirror's surface. If your reflection is distorted, it’s a low-quality mirror. A high-quality mirror will maintain an optimal reflection quality.

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