Maddison always wanted a moving mirror with lights; a mirror that she can pull out in times of need and push back whenever she is done.
After researching for a couple of days, she concluded that a wall-mounted makeup mirror with LED lights is the one she has been wanting for all this time, and after finding this out she quickly decided to buy one for herself.
However, with so many options and models available in the market, she got super confused about which to buy.
Understanding her dilemma, in this article, we have discussed every little aspect everyone should know about this type of lighted mirror and listed the best wall mounted makeup mirrors in the market so that you never get confused when buying one for yourself.
Wall Mounted Makeup Mirror Buying Guide
What is a Wall Mounted Makeup Mirror?
Generally, by the term “lighted wall mount mirror” we understand any lighted mirrors that are mounted to the wall. This understanding is true to some extent but the wall-mounted ones are not just any mirror hanging from the wall- this piece of vanity accessory is of a special kind and enhances your viewing experiences by several notches.
Now, let’s understand what lighted wall mount mirrors really are.
In simple words, a lighted wall mount mirror is a piece of your vanity fixture that is attached to the wall but can be moved closer or further for convenience. These types of mirrors are designed in such a way that they can be folded against the wall when not in use and can be easily pulled out and bring it to the eye-level whenever you want to see your face in up-close.
The wall-mounted lighted mirrors are special and loved by every fashionista out there because they not only can be swiveled to different angles but are also super space-saving (they don’t take up any space on your vanity or makeup table) and doesn’t create any mess in your vanity area.
Aside from being an exceptional accessory for your makeup area, wall-mounted mirrors with lights are also great for hotel rooms and spa centers.
Things to Consider When Buying the Best Wall Mounted Makeup Mirror
Buying a lighted makeup mirror might be an easy task, but scoring the best one might not be as easy if you don’t know what to look for precisely. Below, we have discussed every little thing you must keep in mind when searching for a wall mount mirror with lights so that you can buy the best one according to your needs.
Whether the Mirror is Fixed or Adjustable
There are two types of wall-mounted lighted makeup mirrors available in the market to choose from; fixed and adjustable.
As the name suggests, fixed wall-mounted lighted mirrors are installed in such a way with the wall that they cannot be adjusted to any preferred angles. Usually, fixed mirrors are the larger ones with extended viewpoint but recently, we came across some smaller mirrors that sit flush to the wall and cannot be moved at all for custom adjustability.
We do not recommend the fixed wall-mounted mirrors because; as they are fixed and cannot be pulled out to the eye-level they do not serve the purpose of this type of vanity accessories fully.
On the other hand, adjustable wall-mounted lighted mirrors are the ones that are attached to the walls with extended hinged arms and can be moved backward and forward and adjusted to any angle according to your viewing preferences. As this type of mirrors serves the best purpose in your vanity, experts always suggest adopting an adjustable mirror rather than a fixed one.
The Arm Length
Before buying a wall mount lighted mirror for your bathroom or vanity, don’t forget to measure its arm’s length.
Why is it so important?
The arm length of a wall-mounted mirror is an extremely crucial feature because it determines how far along you can pull out the mirror from the wall; the longer the arm, the more you can pull it towards your face for a precise reflection.
Usually, manufacturers offer 8- 10-inch extendable arms, but mirror enthusiasts suggest choosing the one that has a minimum of 12-inch extendable arm so that you can bring the viewing panel super close to your face and apply your makeup or eyeliner flawlessly without leaning towards the mirror.
Aside from the adjustability, another aspect you must keep in mind is the arm’s rotation. While the extendable arm helps to pull in and push out the mirror, the rotation feature helps you to swivel the arm in any direction so that you can adjust the angle of the viewing panel in any direction according to your preferences.
The Power Source
Even though many people seem to ignore to care about the power source of a lighted wall mount mirror, we would suggest you provide enough importance to it as it determines how to provide energy to this piece of vanity fixture to illuminate its integrated lights.
Generally, wall-mounted lighted mirrors come with either of these power sources:
Direct electric connection, from the name you can understand that it uses direct AC/DC to light up the bulbs of the mirror. A plug-in wall-mount mirror is the type of accessory that comes with a plug attached to the power cord that needs to be plugged in in the nearest socket to turn the lights of the mirror on.
On the other hand, when a mirror is hardwired, it means that its power connection is wired directly into the house and are turned on and off by just switch attached to the mirror rather than using a plug and socket.
Aside from the direct electrical connection, some mirrors also use batteries to illuminate their lights. Battery-operated lighted mirrors come with either replaceable or rechargeable ones to choose from according to your preferences.
Between all these power sources, we much prefer the direct electricity plugin mirrors because they are extremely easy to use and convenient; you don’t have to break through your wall to install the mirror and supply power to it for the bulbs to light up.
Besides the plug-in ones, you can also go for a rechargeable battery mirror as it also provides similar benefits as a plugin one.
However, we don’t recommend either a hardwired power source or a replaceable battery-operated one because both of these are costly. While the hardwired mirror requires cutting through the wall and a professional electrician, with a replaceable battery one, you have to change the battery every now and then (these batteries run out of power quickly) which is a never-ending spending streak.
Wall Mount Mirror Installation Type
Aside from the power source, another thing you must keep in mind is how you would install the mirror on the wall. As these lighted mirrors are wall-mounted, they would be mounted with the wall but the installation procedure they follow makes the difference.
While most of the mirrors use screws and nuts to get attached to the wall, some take the help of powerful suction cups.
We prefer the screw installation over suction cups because the screws hold the fixture securely in place and eliminate any chances of it falling and break into million pieces.
If the Mirror is Double-sided
If you have researched the market enough, you know that wall-mounted lighted mirrors come with both single and double viewing panels. Experts always suggest going for a double-sided mirror with two viewing panels because these vanity accessories come with a normal 1x side and a magnifying side (might be 2x, 5x, 10x or 15x) to make sure that you can see 2 types of images of your face just in one mirror.
In addition to the double-sided feature, also keep in mind about the rotation of the viewing panels. The rotation is crucial for this type of mirror because it determines how you change the viewing sides. We prefer the 360° rotating mirrors because you can easily flip and adjust the angle for a more suitable viewing position.
Is There a Built-in Dimmer?
What’s a lighted mirror if you can’t see your face in different types of light?
A built-in dimmer is yet another important feature that you must look for when buying a lighted wall-mounted mirror for your vanity. A dimmable feature not only helps you to increase or decrease the brightness of the bulbs for a suitable illumination to view your face but also makes sure that your eyes don’t hurt because of any harsh lighting.
Even though it’s not a must-have feature for all types of lighted wall-mounted mirror, the fog-resistance system is still one of the prominent aspects you should look for when you buy a wall mount mirror especially to set in your bathroom vanity area.
The reason behind looking for a fog-resistant feature only for a bathroom is that after every shower or face wash, the mirrors in the bathroom seem to collect the steam and cloud the reflective surface. With an anti-fog system, your wall-mount mirror won’t create any fog over the glass surface even after a hot shower and therefore, would keep it sparkling clean to view your face clearly.
The Shape and Size
You can find wall-mounted makeup mirrors in many different sizes and shapes. While some are round and oval, there are a few that also comes in a square and rectangular shape. The one you should buy solely depends on your choice and the ambiance of the room where you want to set the mirror.
A Quick Overview of the Must-have Features
Top Wall Mounted Makeup Mirrors
Our team of experts researched and reviewed some of the most well-known and amazing lighted wall mount mirrors before coming up with the bests in the market to make our readers buying process easier.
But before jumping into the in-depth discussion, let’s first compare and contrast between some of the top mirrors that we have used to understand why some grabbed a position in the best list and the others didn’t.
|Must-have Features||Pansonite LED Wall Mount Makeup Mirror||Brightinwd Led Wall Mounted Makeup Mirror||Ovente Wall Mounted Vanity Makeup Mirror||Jerdon HL65N Lighted Wall Mount Makeup Mirror||KEDSUM Flexible Gooseneck LED Lighted Makeup Mirror||Simplehuman Lighted Round Wall Mount Makeup Mirror|
|Fixed or Adjustable||Adjustable||Adjustable||Adjustable||Adjustable||Fixed||Partially Adjustable|
|Extended Arm Length||13.7 Inches||13 Inches||14 Inches||14 Inches||11.5 Inch||12 Inches|
|Power Source||Direct Electricity Plug-in||Direct Electricity Plug-in||Direct Electricity Hardwired||Direct Electricity Plug-in||Replaceable Battery||Rechargeable Battery|
|Wall Mount Mirror Installation Type||Screw Installation||Screw Installation||Screw Installation||Screw Installation||Suction Cup Installation||Screw Installation|
Pansonite LED Wall Mount Makeup Mirror
This Pansonite mirror provides you with every little aspect you have ever wished for in a wall-mounted lighted mirror. And as it comes with all the features and factors we look for in the best-lighted wall mount mirror and more, it grabbed the top position in our list without any difficulties.
To start with, this adjustable piece of vanity fixture comes with a 360° swivel design to provide the best adjustability to its users. With this all-around rotation capability, you can fix the viewing surface in any direction and at any angle you want for a custom viewing point.
Also, because of this 360° rotation, you can switch between the 2 sides of the mirror effortlessly just by flipping the viewing side over.
While talking about the sides, let’s also mention that Pansonite installed 2 types of magnification in the 2 sides of this mirror to provide the best to its users. With a 1x and 10x sides, you always have the freedom to choose between a normal image and a super magnified image according to your need and apply makeup flawlessly.
Another excellent aspect of these viewing panels is that they are wide. With 8.5 inches circumference each, these mirror surfaces are wide enough to see your full face in detail precisely and do your makeup without pushing the mirror further for an all-around reflection.
In sync with the rotating panel, the 13.7 Inches extendable arm is also rotating. This arm rotates 180° to both sides allowing you to find just the perfect angle to obtain the best image of your face.
Moving on, let’s talk about the most important part of this wall mount mirror- the lights. To illuminate your face with the brightest lights, this amazing piece of vanity accessory incorporates 27 pieces of LED bulbs all around the glass surface to brighten your face for the best viewing experience, even in the dark or poorly light areas.
One more commendable factor that Pansonite included in this piece of mirror is the dimming feature. It incorporated a touchscreen dimmer that not only provides different types of lights with each touch (warm light, natural light, and cool light) but also helps to adjust the brightness of the lights gradually with just a long press on the button.
Moreover, as these bulbs are energy-saving, you don’t have to worry about the bill after using this mirror with lights for several hours a day.
The power source of this wall-mounted mirror also helps you to save costs. As it uses direct current as a power source, you don’t have to spend money on buying batteries every now and then.
Furthermore, the plug-in option along with the screw installation made it even convenient to use. With the plug and the 4 feet long power cord, you can always plug it in the nearest socket and enjoy uninterrupted lighting whenever you need it.
And with the screw installation procedure, this vanity accessory remains in place securely and doesn’t fall off easily.
Brightinwd LED Wall Mounted Makeup Mirror
If you don’t want to spend a moolah yet wish to have the best wall-mounted mirror with lights at your home, then this BRIGHTINWD mirror with LED lights is just the right one for you.
Even though it comes with such an affordable price tag doesn’t mean that this piece of vanity accessory lacks in any department. In fact, with its extraordinary features, this mirror could compete with our top choice one, however, as its viewing panels are 7 inches in circumference and a bit less-wider than the Pansonite’s one, it ended up being in the second place.
Other than this minor glitch, this one is the best wall-mounted makeup mirror that you can buy in a moderate budget.
Let’s begin with its viewing panels. The 7 inches panels might not be as wide, but they are still sufficiently wide to view your face in full display. Moreover, as these mirror panels are magnified, you have the opportunity to see your face differently in each of the surfaces. With the 1x side you can see the truest to life image of your face while the 5x magnified side provides extra precise reflection so that you can see every little detail of your face clearly and apply makeup accordingly for a flawless finish.
Furthermore, to change between the 2-sides effortlessly, these mirror panels rotate 360° so that you can pick the side you want with just a little flip.
In addition to the mirror panel, the 13 Inches extendable arm of this lighted vanity fixture also rotates 180° in both sides so that you can pull the mirror in any direction and adjust it as much as you want to create a custom angle to view your face according to your convenience.
Aside from its adjustability, the integrated LED lights of this mirror are also something to talk about. BRIGHTINWD installed bright natural white daylight LED bulbs on both sides of the viewing panel to make sure that, no matter which side you choose, your face is always illuminated with the brightest daylight. Such luminous light not only helps you to brighten up your face for true to color reflection but also helps you to put on makeup meticulously.
For the best experience, these LED bulbs also come with a dimming feature so that you can increase and decrease the brightness of the lights as much as you want with the touch-activated button and enjoy the lighting of your choice.
Another great feature of this mirror is that it has a dual power source; it offers a direct electrical connection with a USB cable and replaceable battery options to choose from according to your choice and convenience.
The screw-in installation process of this mirror also ensures incredible convenience by holding it in place and ensures it doesn’t come off easily and cause a mess.
Ovente Wall Mounted Vanity Makeup Mirror
This sleek, shiny Ovente wall-mounted makeup mirror is yet another of our favorite ones because of the extraordinary features it offers to its users. But as it has hardwired installation rather than just a simple plug-in, it scored a lower position in our list rather than the top.
Although it is hardwired and not so convenient to install, its direct electrical power source is an advantage. This power source provides an uninterrupted lighting facility and makes sure that you can use the mirror whenever you want without the fear of running out of charge or battery life.
Also, as it is screwed with the wall securely, the mirror keeps put in place tightly and reduces any chances of falling down and breaking the glass surface.
Moving on, Ovente added 14 inches long extended arm to this vanity fixture to deliver plenty of reach to its users and provides more options for where to install the mirror. Also, as this arm is flexible and has a rotation of 180°, it can be pulled out in any direction and give you the freedom to adjust it at any angle you want for a custom viewpoint.
Along with the rotating arm, the viewing panels of this lighted mirror are also rotating. As it comes with double-sided viewing glasses, this piece of vanity accessory features a 360° swivel design so that you can rotate from one panel to the other effortlessly and see your face in the mirror that suits your needs the best.
Keeping in mind about the convenience of its users, Ovente incorporated two 8.5 inches mirrors with 1x and powerful 7x magnification so that, aside from viewing your image in normal magnification, you can also see every little detail of your face perfectly. With this magnified viewing panel, applying makeup, grooming eyebrows, and shaving that unwanted facial hair appears super easy and less time-consuming. Moreover, as these reflective surfaces are distortion-free, they don’t change the shape of any image and reflects the most natural, true to life view of your face.
Additionally, the energy-saving LED bulbs also contribute to reflecting the most trusted image of your face by producing the most natural daylight lighting. This natural white light brightens up your face and helps you to view your reflection even in the dark or less lighted room.
Furthermore, as the brightness of these LEDs is controllable, you can always increase or decrease the luminosity of the light according to your preferred level by just turning the knob around.
Jerdon HL65N Lighted Wall Mount Makeup Mirror
We are considering this lighted wall mount mirror the best for bathrooms and spas because it comes with an anti-fog feature and helps to keep the glass surface clean and bright even after a hot shower. The built-in defogger resists the water particles to form any fog or cloud over the viewing panel and ensures that it is sparkling clean so that you don’t have to wipe it continuously to see your face clearly.
But even after having such a wonderful factor, this Jerdon HL65N mirror ended up being in the 4th position because it doesn’t come with an integrated dimming feature to control the brightness of the LED lights and set a suitable luminosity for a perfect view.
Apart from the absence of the dimming feature, this wall mount mirror with lights is an excellent option to install at your home or in hotels and spas.
To provide its users with the most natural luminosity that doesn’t hurt the eyes, Jerdon installed halo LED bulbs in this mirror that delivers a cool white light; the cool white light is neither too white nor too dull yet brightens up your face for a genuine reflection so that you can see every details and imperfection precisely.
Also as this HL65N is a double-sided mirror, Jerdon incorporated LED bulbs on both sides to offer the best viewing experience.
While talking about the viewing panels, let’s also discuss their other aspects. With 8 inches circumference, both the mirrors are wide enough to view your whole face completely. Moreover, as it comes with 1X/5X magnifications, you can always enjoy versatile reflections without distorting the image. While the 1X side reflects an organic view of your face, the 5X panel offers a more close-up image so that you can see every detail clearly and apply makeup accordingly for a flawless outlook.
Furthermore, to make it super convenient to flip between the viewing sides, this lighted wall-mount mirror features a 360° rotating design that makes it easy and effortless to switches sides and adjusts the viewing angle according to your preference.
In addition to the swivel mirror panel, the 14 inches extendable arm is also adjustable. With a 180° rotating feature and foldability, this arm not only twirls in different directions to customize the viewing position according to your choice but also helps to push back the mirror to the wall so that it doesn’t kill space and is easy to store.
Another feature worth mentioning is its power source and wall mount process. While the screw-in process holds the fixture in place securely, to light up the LEDs efficiently, Jerdon added a power cord with a plug attached to it so that it can use direct electricity to provide continuous services to its users.
Reasons for not Choosing Some Models
KEDSUM Flexible Gooseneck LED Lighted Makeup Mirror
The reasons we don’t consider this KEDSUM as one of the best lighted wall-mount mirrors are:
- Even though this piece of vanity accessory has a flexible gooseneck, it is fixed and cannot be adjusted to any angle you want; it doesn’t have a 360° rotation feature.
- This mirror uses suction cups for the wall attachment; suction cups don’t hold it in place as securely as screw installation.
- It uses replaceable batteries to light up the bulbs; replaceable batteries increase the cost.
- KEDSUM didn’t incorporate any built-in dimmer to adjust the brightness of the lights.
- It is not fog-resistant and cannot be used in the bathroom.
Simplehuman Lighted Round Wall Mount Makeup Mirror
This simplehuman mirror is a pretty-looking, futuristic makeup mirror. But it still didn’t feature in the list of our best because:
- This mirror is not fully adjustable; while you can adjust the arm, the actual viewing panel is not rotatable.
- It offers a single viewing panel with 5x magnification; there is no normal 1x side to look
- This mirror doesn’t have dimmable bulbs and therefore, cannot adjust the brightness according to your preferences
With a huge variety of wall mounted lighted mirrors available in the market, it’s only normal to get confused as to which one is the best choice to make. But by now as you know what to look for and what to avoid when buying a wall mounted makeup mirror, we are sure that you won’t get confused and pick just the right one for you without facing any difficulties.