Hello and welcome. In today's article we'll help you choose an item that is the dream of those who like or work with fashion, beauty and make-up: the mirror with light. The embodiment of glamour, mirrors with lights populate the imagination of hundreds of people because they refer to the dressing rooms and the life of Hollywood artists.
Ideal for doing make-up, shaving, eyebrows and other tasks that require good lighting, the mirrors with light are now affordable and available in several versions. Follow this article to the end and check out the best options of the product, in addition to the features that you should pay attention to make the best choice of mirror with light for your home.
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- 2 First things first
- 3 The Best Mirrors With Lights: Our Picks
- 4 Buying Guide
- 5 Buying criteria: how to compare mirrors with light
First things first
- Available in portable and wall-mounted versions, the mirror with light must be chosen according to the intended use and the dimensions required for this use.
- The type of light, size, design and the power source are some of the features to be considered at the time of purchase.
- The price of mirrors with light varies greatly according to the model, size and brand of the product. It is possible to find simple models starting at R$30, while the most robust wall mirrors can cost over R$500.
The Best Mirrors With Lights: Our Picks
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Countertop, pocket or wall: Which type of mirror with light to choose?
In the case of mirrors powered by electricity, it is always good to assess whether there are plugs available in the place where the product will be used, and whether the power cable is the right size. Make sure the power cord is not exposed at the time of installation, which can be aesthetically unpleasant for some people. In the case of wall models, also pay attention to the mirror measurements. Make sure it is the right size for the space. Also check the recommended installation method to ensure it fits your reality and possibilities.
|Installation||Not necessary||Not necessary||Should be done with screws|
|Power source||Batteries or electric power||Batteries or batteries||Electricity|
|Values||Less than $ 100, depending on model||Less than $ 50, depending on model||Above $ 300, depending on model|
|Differentials||Portable but good size, easy to store and transport||Super portable, easy to store and transport||Can come in different sizes, help to compose dressing tables and decorations in general|
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Buying criteria: how to compare mirrors with light
With so much great information you've practically become an expert on mirrors with lights, right? But before we wrap up the article, we'll give you another teaspoon, presenting you with a list of characteristics you should pay attention to when comparing the types and brands of mirrors with lights. It's to buy without fear of making a mistake! Check it out:
Let's put any doubts to rest once and for all? See the breakdown of each of these features below:
The mirror with light, obligatorily, will have mirror as the main masterpiece of its constitution. However, the material used in the manufacture of its base or frame can vary greatly. Wood, MDF, acrylic, plastic and metal are among the most popular options. In order for the mirror to be durable and resistant, it is essential that it be made of good quality raw material. The ideal material should have two basic characteristics: it should be firm and resistant. The choice can be made purely on the basis of personal preference or to harmonise with the other decorative items in the room where the product will be used. Prefer reputable brands to ensure the reliability of the materials.
Type of Light
The lights most commonly used in mirrors with light are Led and incandescent or fluorescent. They can also be of the type:
- Warm: yellowish colour which favours the feeling of cosiness;
- White: similar to sunlight, it is known as neutral light;
- Cold: bluish colour, stronger and favours attention;
For mirrors that will be used with make-up the ideal light is White, which provides greater fidelity to the colours, thanks to its similarity with natural light. Another way of categorizing lights is by the Color Reproduction Index (CRI), which is usually indicated on the packaging. The CRI indicates the degree of colour fidelity in relation to sunlight, which is considered ideal. The closer the index is to 100, the more faithful are the colours reflected in the mirror
The magnifying lens function is more common in small, pocket or table mirrors. The magnifying capacity varies depending on the model, ranging from 2x to 10x. The mirrors with magnifying effect are ideal for performing tasks that require precision and attention to small details, such as cleaning skin, applying some more complex make-up items like eyeliner, removing eyebrows, etc.
The power sources of the mirrors with light vary according to model and manufacturer, and may be battery, common battery, rechargeable or electric power, via USB or conventional plugs. Tabletop models usually use batteries and USB inputs as a power source. Wall-mounted models, more robust and with higher power consumption, usually use electric power.
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