How to Choose a Rectangle Backlit Bathroom Mirror? | Mirplus America

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Are you in the market for a new bathroom mirror? If so, you may be wondering if a rectangle backlit bathroom mirror is the right choice for you.

In this blog post, we will explore the pros and cons of this type of mirror and help you decide if it is the right option for your home.

Keep reading to learn more!


Are Rectangle Backlit Bathroom Mirror Good?

Rectangle backlit bathroom mirrors continue to be one of the most popular bathroom storage options. They come with all sorts of special features that make them stand out from traditional glass mirror installations, but what exactly do these extra perks offer?

Let’s take a look at some important reasons why this type should definitely be on your list when shopping for new decor!

When you install a rectangle backlit bathroom mirror, there are no pesky shadows to worry about. The backlit surface makes everything look pleasant and uniform from every angle!

Rectangle backlit bathroom mirrors are designed to enhance the value of the bathroom and give it a luxurious and fashionable look.

Rectangle backlit bathroom mirrors are more modern and authoritative compared to round or oval mirrors.

In order not to waste space, many people choose rectangular mirrors that cover the entire wall, which makes a small bathroom space look bigger.



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Do Backlit Mirrors Provide Enough Light?

A backlit mirror cannot replace the main ceiling light in a bathroom, but it can provide indispensable functional light.

I mentioned the three types of lighting for bathrooms in an article. Click to learn more.

Before LED smart mirrors were invented, people installed light bulbs above or on both sides of the mirror in order to increase lighting. This bulb was usually incandescent, and even if it was an LED bulb, it would still be harsh.

What's more, adding lighting bulbs in these places would make the light source very uneven, casting more shadows on the face or the mirror. Resulting in all kinds of inconvenience when using mirrors. There are still people who use this traditional lighting method.


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You won't have to worry about that with the backlit smart mirrors. They save energy and eliminate the hassle of installation while providing you with even light. And of course there are other smart features you want.


The adjustable brightness of the backlit mirror is generally in the range of 3000K-6000K.

Adjustable color temperature generally has two kinds; one is three color temperature options: warm yellow light, neutral light, cold white light.

The second is a gradual transition from cold light to warm light adjustment.


Why do you need a different color temperature? What is the role?


In addition to its ambient role and personal preference, backlit mirror in the bathroom as a makeup mirror, the biggest use is actually to adjust their state of different occasions with different light.

This is a necessary skill for a sophisticated urbanite.


Here’s the secret:


First, warm light: When you go to a dinner party it is suitable to use warm lighting to adjust your makeup, as well as match your clothes.


Second, cold light: Since the main lighting in the office is almost all cold light, the state of our working day is exposed to the cold light in the office. So when you are getting ready at home, you have to check your facial status with cold lighting.


Finally, there is neutral light: neutral light is to imitate the light of the outdoors. So when you go out to do outdoor activities it is suitable to turn on the neutral light for makeup.


OK, now I know what you are thinking:


How about the lighted (internal light-emitting) bathroom mirror?

Compared to the lighted bathroom mirror, backlit mirrors provide less lighting in general.

Both light sources will provide even lighting, but since the backlight light source is on the back of the mirror, the light is relatively softer. And the internal light-emitting mirror is relatively brighter because the mirror light source is mounted on the surface of the mirror.

But rest assured that both mirrors are sufficiently well-lighted because they are adjustable.


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How Do I Choose a Rectangle Backlit Bathroom Mirror?

A Rectangle Backlit Bathroom Mirror is a great addition to any bathroom. They provide extra light, which is perfect for applying makeup or shaving.

When choosing a Rectangle Backlit Bathroom Mirror, there are a few things you should keep in mind.


✅Size: Rectangle backlit mirrors come in a variety of sizes. Think about where you want to mount the mirror and make sure to choose a size that will fit well.


Style: Rectangle backlit mirrors come in a variety of styles. From modern to traditional, there's a style to suit every taste. Consider the overall aesthetic of your bathroom and choose a mirror that complements it.


Lighting: One of the main advantages of a rectangle backlit mirror is the built-in lighting. This can provide task lighting for things like shaving or applying makeup. Make sure to choose a mirror with lighting that works well with the other light sources in your bathroom.


Finally, take a look at the warranty and return policy before making your purchase. This way, you can be sure you're getting a product that will last.


With these factors in mind, you're sure to find the perfect Rectangle Backlit Bathroom Mirror for your needs.


Where to Place a Rectangle Backlit Mirror in Your Bathroom?

the next step is choosing the right place to hang them in your bathroom.


The rectangle backlit mirror inside the bathroom should not be placed on the opposite side of the window, because it will easily expose your privacy. And when the mirror reflects what is outside the window, you will be easily frightened.

From the Feng Shui point of view, backlit mirrors should also not be installed above or opposite the toilet.

All electrically charged mirrors, no matter how good they are at waterproofing, should be kept about three meters away from the showers. Unless your bathroom has a wet and dry separation.


People are often under the impression that the only correct place for a mirror is in the center of the sink, but with the variety of bathroom designs, this isn't always possible. There are some more unique things you can do. It may take some time to get used to a backlit bathroom mirror that is not above the sink, but you will become accustomed to it.

Hanging mirrors from hooks is one way to try this, but if you're looking for something more permanent then a full-length mirror will work best. 

Having an extra-wide mirror that covers the entire wall is also a good option; it solves the mirror problem while also providing a back-splash.


No matter which option you choose, just keep an open mind!


How to Maintain the Rectangle Backlit Bathroom Mirror?

First of all: dust before you clean.

Before you take out your household products to clean the mirrors in your home, there is an important step to take: dusting.

Wipe the entire surface of the mirror with a dry cloth (microfiber, if possible) to remove all volatile dust.

Using old newspapers to clean mirrors is a great idea!

You can soak several sheets of crumpled up newspapers in window cleaner or even better with white vinegar and wipe them down normally.

The residue will come off easily when you dry it properly after cleaning.

Remember not to spray the cleaner directly on the surface of the mirror, as many cleaners can be corrosive. Do not flush water directly onto the smart mirror either.

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So, what are you waiting for?

Shop now and find the perfect rectangle backlit bathroom mirror for your home.

With so many different shapes, sizes, and styles to choose from, we know you’ll be able to find the perfect one for your needs. And with our proper prices and fast shipping, you won’t have to wait long to get your new mirror installed in your bathroom.

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