There are three types of lighting used in makeup mirrors; incandescent, fluorescent, and L.E.D. All three types of lighting are available in wall-mounted hardwired makeup mirrors, wall-mounted plug-in makeup mirrors, and table-top makeup mirrors.
- Incandescent refers to "regular" light bulbs. The color approximates that of regular indoor home lighting.
- Fluorescent lighting tends to be greenish in color, but our fluorescent-lighted mirrors all use color corrected fluorescent bulbs that are close to daylight in color. Fluorescent bulbs run cooler and last longer than incandescent, but not as long-lasting or as cool as LEDs.
- L.E.D or LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. This is a relatively recently developed technology. LED bulbs last incredibly long and run cool. Life spans of 5 years with 24/7 operation are not unusual. In a makeup mirror used an hour a day, a 30-year life would not be unexpected. LEDs hardly use any electricity and run cool. Our LED illuminated mirrors use color-corrected LEDs close to the color of daylight and some mirrors give your a choice of LED color.
Which is best?
It's purely a matter of personal preference, but we can tell you that most people are delighted with LED-lighted mirrors.
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