Illuminated LED Mirrors have it all when it comes to form and function. With the tiny profile of LED lighting it's very easy to integrate this lighting technology into or behind a decorative mirror. Lighting designers love the idea of including functional light into a mirror while not compromising on the overall design aesthetic. Today we are seeing very small edge profiles, mirrors hanging with leather straps, dusted crystal inlays, and warm woods and metals. Black and brass finishes are becoming more popular so now there are lighted mirrors with those finishes to complement modern bathroom designs. LED mirrors eliminate the need for flanking wall sconces or a vanity light bar above which helps free up the space to focus on tile or wallpaper. In fact, some LED mirrors backlight the wall behind to help the wall treatment become the star in the room. We always advise integrating a recessed LED downlight with a spot beam spread optic to focus on the sink. This is the main work area and highlights the vanity finished surface you have chosen. Some illuminated mirrors are better than others at the actual amount of task lighting produced. In a powder room that is not used for daily personal maintenance a lumen level of 800 lumens is sufficient coupled with the downlight. In a bathroom that requires good lumen output for tasks, a light level of 1500 and up would be best. Below are some more decorative LED mirrors that may integrate well into your space.
Kjartan Oskarson's Halo LED Mirror, Made in the USA, available in Walnut, Oak, or Ash.
Madeleine LED Mirror by Stone Lightingis a metal frame in Brushed Brass with Leather hanging strap in Dark Brown. The LED light is diffused, behind frosted outer edge of mirror. Available in 24 or 30 inch diameters.
Ryame LED Mirror by Elan available in Black low profile finish for a simple clean modern look.
Tigris LED Oval Mirror is flexible enough to be surface mounted or if you frame out correctly this entire mirror can recess into the wall! Creating a tiny .4" profile above your drywall, the entire unit disappears. LED lighting within the cavity bounces of a soft white diffuser to induce a floating light abyss effect.