Ultimate Guide To Dressing Table Lighting

LED mirror lights are an ultra modern and beneficial way to provide lighting to that bathroom or bedroom mirror. These over the mirror lights are perfect for providing bright light for putting on make up, shaving and taking care of other hygienic needs where light is needed for better final results.


Considerations When Buying an LED Mirror Light

A light above mirror can come in a variety of sizes and may contain several light heads to ensure that entire width of the mirror is light up for better visual when performing tasks in front of the mirror. These lights go with almost any décor and can be used both in private homes as well hotels and bathroom of various businesses. You just need to make sure that you have enough space over your mirror for the light mounting. In addition, LED mirror lights needs to be hard wired into your 240 electric main so make sure that your have your light installed by a professional electrician.


Overview of The Benefits of LED Mirror Lights

There are several different benefits of A LED mirror light. These benefits include:

  • Light Dispersement- LED lights are designed to focus it’s light on a specific location without the need for a reflector. This means that these lights can deliver their light to the desired location where the light is most needed.
  • Energy Efficiency- A LED over the mirror light is far more energy efficient than more traditional lighting options since these lights use only 50% to 80% less energy than those traditional lights that have been around forever. In addition, only 20% of the energy from LED lighting goes to waste, where 80% of the energy from traditional lighting is wasted.
  • Longevity- LED lighting also is long-lasting with these lights lasting anywhere from 20,000 to 70,000 hours depending on the light and the manufacturer. This means that one of these lights can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years or more before they ever need to be changed.
  • Environmentally Friendly- LED mirror lights are environmentally friendly. Not only are these lights energy efficient, which reduces the energy demand on local utility companies, they also contain no toxic elements that can poison the environment. In addition, where traditional lighting gives off heat as waste LED lighting burns much cooler so it won’t add to global warming. LED lighting is also 100% recyclable.
  • Low Maintenance- LED over the mirror lights have no light bulbs to change so except for the occasional dusting these lights require no maintenance saving you a good deal of time and effort.
  • Instant Lighting- unlike fluorescent lighting that may take a little time to warm up before the light comes on, LED lights come fully on the moment you flip the switch. Providing you with instant light the moment you need it.

A LED mirror light can be a beneficial, convenient and affordable way to provide task lighting to your bedroom and/or bathroom.


Why Use LED’s for Dressing Table Lighting

Illuminating dressing room spaces comes with the opportunity to make your energy consumption greener. LED vanity lighting provides clear, bright and versatile task lighting for makeup and grooming while imparting specific benefits to the homeowner.

LED bulbs use 80 percent less energy than traditional dressing room illumination, like halogen bulbs. The smaller drain on electricity means that your power bill may get cheaper in time. It is also more eco-friendly for this reason.

Compared to the 1000 hours of life of halogen bulbs, LED bulbs can last for tens of thousands of hours. Their longer life means you will have to replace your vanity lights with less frequency, further shaving off costs.

LED dressing table lighting is versatile as well. It comes in a number of colour temperatures and lumen counts, allowing you to get specific about the brightness and appearance of the illumination itself.

In terms of comfort, LED mirror lights are superior. They output significantly less heat than halogen bulbs, which can improve your comfort levels when you sit in front of your mirror lighting at a close distance.


What is The Best CCT For Dressing Table Lighting? 

Dressing table light fixtures provide direct, close-up lighting, which has the potential to be unflattering if you choose the wrong colour temperature. CCT, otherwise known as colour correlated temperature, is a way to discuss how warm or cool a light may be.

These lights exist on a scale of 1000 to 10000 Kelvin units. Toward the top of the spectrum, you’ll find cooler lights. Warmer lights exist toward the bottom of it. When it comes to wall sconces for a dressing room table, warm light that is just beginning to get cool is preferred.

Each light colour has its place. Generally speaking, lights between 3000k and 4000k are recommended for wall mounted dressing table lights. This will ensure a more accurate look at the colour of your skin or any makeup being applied without washing you out or causing any dark, shadowy areas.


How To Position Dressing Table Lighting 

Your dressing table wall lights and mirror lights need to be positioned properly to get the most out of your lighting. In order to avoid casting any unflattering shadows from overhead, position the lights directly in front of you.

Lining the mirrors with lights or placing lights on either side of the mirror can provide an even wash of lighting. This will also remove the risk of shadows. By using a mix of wall lights and mirror lights, you can ensure balanced lighting that is flattering to see.

Similarly, if you have an overhead light in the vanity area, it is recommended that you turn it off and use the vanity lighting you have installed. Otherwise, keep the overhead lighting on along with the rest of the light for a layered effect that won’t cast shadows.


Dos and Don’ts with Dressing Table Lighting

As you’re planning your dressing table lighting, keep the following tips in mind.



  • DO use LED bulbs. Take advantage of the energy efficient, versatile lighting that LED bulbs bring. If anything, you can avoid the discomfort of getting too hot when grooming thanks to the fact that they output next to no heat.


  • DO use dimmers. Alter the mood and brightness of the bathroom during different points of the day or night with dimmer switches. This helps vanity task lighting double as mood lighting for different needs.


  • DO layer the lighting. Implement other lighting in the dressing room besides vanity lights. Be sure you have ambient and even accent lighting as well. This will ensure that during other periods of use, you will have balanced, even lighting all throughout.


  • DO integrate the lighting into the mirror itself. When possible, choose a lighted mirror. This will provide adequate lighting from the perfect angle to ensure proper illumination.


  • DO match your lights to the rest of the area. Get a beautiful, aesthetic flow by choosing fixtures that match the rest of your bathroom or even home area.



  • DON’T use overhead lighting alone. While it is a good idea to layer lighting for general tasks, overhead lighting is not the best for a vanity when used by itself. Even placing wall lights above the mirror can cause unattractive shadows, so keep some lights on that are directly in front of your face.


  • DON’T use harsh lighting. Avoid overly bright lights, especially those with a colour temperature that is too cool. Modern lighting allows you to choose between different light temperatures and lumen counts, so you can find the best one for your needs.


  • DON’T forget natural light. If you have windows near the dressing area, take advantage of the natural light that comes through. This will give you the most accurate depiction of your appearance when you walk outside.


DON’T clutter the area. Use only as many wall lights as needed to create the desired lighting effect. Otherwise, you may end up cluttering the area and hurting the visual appeal.


Dressing Table Lighting Ideas


LWA195 6 Watt Black LED Mirror Light

LWA195 6 watt black over mirror LED mirror lights

The LWA195 6 Watt Black LED Mirror Light brings modern charm to your vanity room lighting. It has a sleek, rectangular bar shape with a black finish for a contemporary flair. The light outputs 420 lumens of 3000k warm white LED lights that provide a flattering colour temperature for your skin. It is softened by the opaque diffuser to prevent glare and harsh lighting. The light measures 320 millimeters by 50 millimeters and can be mounted vertically or horizontally.


LWA194 9 Watt Black LED Mirror Light

LWA194 9 Watt Black LED Mirror Light

Create an even wash of light with the LWA194 9 Watt Black LED Mirror Light. This mirror light features an anodized black aluminium frame that hosts three separate bulbs. Each one has an opaque diffuser around it to further soften the 620 lumens of 3200k warm white light. Overall, it measures 500 millimeters by 80 millimeters in size and fits well with most mirrors.


LWA339 12 Watt LED Stainless Steel Bathroom Wall Light

LWA339 12 watt stainless steel over mirror lights

Get an Old Hollywood style vanity mirror with the LWA339 12 Watt LED Stainless Steel Bathroom Wall Light. This fixture features three LED bulbs mounted atop a stainless steel backplate. The lights sit behind opal acrylic diffusers for a softer glow. It outputs 960 lumens of 3000k warm white light, making it a flattering choice for vanity mirrors. The entire fixture measures 540 millimeters by 107 millimeters by 90 millimeters in size.

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