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Magnifying Mirror with Light Warning

Posted by Debra on 1 November 2013

Hi it’s Debra again and the Christmas season will be on us before you know it and our magnifying mirrors will be at the top of many peoples list. Considering some of the things we have seen and heard this year I thought this timely warning might help.

            Here at the office we have fielded a number of enquiries about magnifying mirrors, magnifying mirrors wall mounted with lights right through to the magnifying makeup mirrors. In the last 12 months there has been an explosion of offerings for magnifying mirrors. Notably there are sites posing as Australian and literally millions of offerings from China.

            What the consumer does not know is that any lighted magnifying mirror coming from overseas is made to work on the USA 110 volt system. That means the plug is wrong and the wiring is not up to Australian regulations to carry our 240 volt power. This means when plugged in they will burn out either instantly or slowly melt the wiring inside the mirror leaving bare wire which can result in the user getting a shock.  More than twice the voltage /power going into undersized wiring is dangerous.

            Ask before you buy – “Is it 240 volt and does it have an Australian plug”? is the best way to protect yourself. Yes you can buy and use a transformer to solve the problem however the cost of the mirror and the transformer out weigh what you can buy locally.

            We also know the offerings or listings if you like from eBay are very heavy when you Google the type of mirror you want. Please be very careful - the picture you see is not the mirror 99% of time. When your $6 bargain mirror arrives you may be in for a big surprise. It’s very difficult to get any recourse when things go wrong from suppliers located offshore.  Those who rang us often said all they were told was “Not Our Fault”

            We speak from experience and you would not believe some of the people who rang us asking for advice on what they should they do. They see that we are the Jerdon and Zadro sellers here in Australia and seek recourse from My Health And Beauty.  Online sounds great and generally is however Sellers know you are in another country and you just will not get anywhere except a whole lot of noise.
At this point I should advise everybody our magnifying mirrors with lights have all been manufactured for Australia 240 volt and as such have the correct wiring, switches and Australian plugs and backed by a manufacturer’s warranty.

            I do hope this post is of some help to those of you seek a magnifying mirror or at the very least you are a little wiser.

            Until next time don't forget to smile and be grateful for everything you have.

Debra     

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Lighted Vanity Magnifying Makeup Mirror

Posted on 13 September 2013

Hello everyone I know we have mentioned this LED magnifying vanity mirror in other articles I thought going a little more in depth may help some make an informed decision. If you don’t like wall mounted mirrors and you’re looking for a vanity model then this is our best lighted makeup mirror NGLED410. Because of its size, it makes a great statement in anyone’s bathroom.

This lighted makeup mirror is special in many ways because of its duel power arrangement.
It can run on batteries or be plugged in and run of mains power and best of all it uses LED globes which consume very little power, and never need replacing with manufacturers quoting globes to last a lifetime.

Why have a mirror that can run on batteries you may ask? If we think about that for a second then you will realize it’s now cordless and can be used anywhere in the home. To do this there are 4 “C”size cells in the base of the mirror. Manufacturers quote that with the LED globes this vanity magnifying mirror will use 70% less energy under normal usage and batteries will last up to 2 years which is not too hard on the pocket. If you want to run the unit off mains power then an external power adapter is provided.

The LED halo lighting on the mirror is very crisp bright and clean when using for makeup applications like adding or tinting eye lashes a breeze. The mirror has the halo lighting effect on both sides. Halo lighting refers to the outer rim of the glass that light filters evenly through when switched on giving a lovely clean even glow on the face. The mirror pivots from a 10x magnification on one side and on the reverse side to the normal 1x view. This means you use the 10x for close up work and 1x to check your hair and makeup overall before you leave.

For those who recoil in horror the possibility of using a lighted makeup mirror with 10x magnification, be assured it’s the fastest growing magnification in demand. Should you have not seen a 10x magnified lighted makeup mirror before, it does take a little getting used to.

Your face on average needs to be around 10cm or 4inches in the old language away from the mirror. Being too close or too far away then the image will appear distorted. From experience we can tell you once someone gets used to using a10x mirror poor eyesight or not they will never go back to anything else. Incidentally we have heard that these mirrors do go missing fortunately most of them turn up in the teenage daughter’s room!

And just finally the NGLED410 magnified lighted makeup mirror has an overall height of 46cm with a base 14cm across making the mirror very stable and not that easy to knock over. It really looks the goods in terms of the build quality and the potential value or benefits it can offer your customers. If the customer has not experienced or seen a satin nickel finish before, then the best way to describe it is as a slightly polished stainless steel look with the best part being it does not show finger marks like the chrome or gold mirrors do.

The packaging on the NGLED410 lighted makeup mirror is excellent but unfortunately will not fit in a 5kg express bag and so this mirror will always needed to freight by our shipping company Star track Express. It’s best if you can give a commercial address so somebody can sign for the mirror. Star Track will not leave goods if nobody home.

Until Next Time Smile And Enjoy Everyday

Debra

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Fogless Magnifying Mirror

Posted by Debra on 22 August 2013

Fogless magnifying mirror for your shower who would have thought this just 10 years ago,

Hi Its Debra and today I will cover why its not smart to put a standard wall mount magnifying mirror in your show.
There have been a lot of instances where people who don’t really think about it and mount their mirror on the wall inside the shower cubicle.

Hot water spraying in the wrong direction can make the glass crack and fall out. Sometimes it’s easy to slip  in the shower and your natural reflex will have you reaching for something to stop yourself falling, it’s very easy to break the glass and have it hitting you some where on the body. A nasty dangerous blood loss can be the result. The standard magnifying mirrors are not made to be covered in water and steam – they rust very quickly as most mirrors are manufactured with steel and then chrome plated.


Please only ever put a magnifying mirror that’s designed and designated for use in your shower cubicle. A true shower mirror does not use glass they use mostly poly carbonate which does not shatter when it’s dropped. Add to that the surface of the mirror is treated to prevent it fogging up, something the standard mirror cannot do.

Our fantastic Zadro fogless lighted magnified shower mirror is perfect for the job.
The Z’Fogless™ Adjustable Magnification LED Lighted Mirror features a patented hydrophobic coating to repel water and keep it completely fog-free no matter how steamy the environment. Plus, its unique adjustable magnification control cycles between 1X and 5X simply by rotating the mirror head. The 1X magnification is great for all-around viewing needs while the 5X magnification is perfect for getting up close and personal when shaving smaller, sensitive areas of your face.

The perfect shave requires the perfect conditions. Dermatologists recommend shaving, cleansing, and exfoliating your skin in the shower. The hot water and steam allows your hair and skin to soften so that the razor can shave more efficiently avoiding that painful tugging, pulling, and razor burn.

No matter how dim the environment, the LED surround light evenly illuminates your face for a fuller, brighter reflection. Built into this brilliant shower mirror is a place to hang your razor, LCD clock so your not late for work. Best of all it easily mounts to most any smooth surface via suction cups, hanging cord, or double-sided tape which is included in the mounting kit.

The shower water will not affect the stylish  sleek silver finish.

Having a mirror such this Zadro z850 fogless mirror is a much better option that putting a standard magnifying mirror in the shower.
You have a light which the standard one does not, it will not break if it falls down, A place to hang the razor and see the time is just the best thing when you’re in a hurry.

Best part is the z850 cost less to buy than the standard magnifying mirror.

In a perfect environment, the fogless mirror should stay fogless forever.  However, external factors such as hard water build-up, airborne oils can reduce the “fogless” effect. To revert your mirror back to an “out of the box” state, clean the mirror surface with a non-ammonia cleaner, like our Z’Fogless Spray a non-abrasive cloth.
Do not clean the mirror with Windex or any other ammonia based cleaner, as it will destroy the “fogless” coating on the mirror.

Well I hope that helps until next time
Keep smiling!
Debra

 

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Magnifying Mirror 10x - JP120

Posted by Debra on 15 August 2013

Magnifying Mirror 10x Wall Mounted is another common question we get these days.

Hi its Debra
And today I will give you some information on our Magnifying 10x wall mounted mirror.

Age does tend to creep up on us and we hate to admit but a bit help would not go astray when you want to put your makeup on or put your contact lenses in. For some of us it gets even harder if you already wear glasses and you need to take them off to put your makeup on. Well this fantastic 10x magnified mirror we guarantee will make your life easier.

It’s like being able to see again.

At this point I should warn you of two things once you have and used a 10x magnifying mirror you will never go back to anything else AND if you have never used a 10x mirror before it can be confronting if your eye sight is not so poor.


When using this mirror your face will be just 4 inches or 10 cm away from the surface so your image in the mirror is not distorted. Many people think you can stand back in any position and it just gives you a bigger version of your face thinking it will make it easier to put makeup on.

This lifesaving magnifying mirror 10x wall mounted will extend out 32cm from the wall. Our JP120 10x wall mount is of the highest quality comes only in a chrome finish currently with the possibility it will come soon with the gold finish. This mirror itself can be positioned from sided to side 180 degrees, is double sided and by turning the mirror you can have either 10x magnification for close up attention  or 1x to see that all is in order before you walk out the door.

As always I like to give you the space requirement for the magnifying mirror so you can plan the best place to put it. These dimensions can be used should you wish to place the mirror inside a cabinet which has become more popular these days. This mirror will fold back flat against the wall so its neat and tidy the dimensions are as follows with the unit folded back into the smallest possible configuration  32cm high x 26cm wide and 3cm deep.

Mounting this magnifying mirror on the wall is the easiest of all with two screws provided, they should be screwed directly into timber located behind the plaster or if you have a tiled surface then drill the holes and put plastic plugs in then screw your screws into the plugs.

Because we have had enquiries I need to remind you do not mount the mirror inside the shower cubicle. The mirror is real glass and can shatter easily should hot water hit the surface or if you slip and grab for the mirror on instinct it can be very dangerous. Broken glass inside a shower cubicle can result in a nasty cut. The mirrors are made from steel for strength but will rust when continuously doused in shower water. Chrome, Gold, or Brass plating will not prevent steel from rusting when they get wet with shower water everyday.

A normal mounting in a bathroom will see your mirror last for a long time with the only action you need to do is keep you mirror nice and clean which can be done with a soft rag.

The JP120 magnifying mirror 10x is a quality buy and should last a lifetime.

Until next time remember a smile costs nothing.

 

Debra

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Magnifying Mirror with Light, Direct wired and Wall Mounted.

Posted by Debra on 13 August 2013

Magnifying Mirror with lights - Hi its Debra again it the question we get most when people make enquiries so hopefully this post will help you through any question you may have.

At last a magnifying mirror with light that is manufactured in direct wired 240 volt configuration for Australia. We call it our HL8 direct wired model  some people call it hard wired lighted wall mounted magnifying mirror.

This is the only model in our range that has been specifically manufactured as a direct wired model. To explain direct wire or hard wired depends what side of the fence you’re from. Either way direct wired or hard wired means that the mirror does not come with a curly cord.

The plugin version comes with the curly cord which will plug into a nearby power point.


The HL8 is manufactured so that cable that powers the light in the mirror, comes from the back of the wall plate and can be wired to the inside of the wall connecting directly to the house circuit. It requires connection by an electrician making it completely concealed. This is what hotels normally do with these mirrors, aesthetically it looks cleaner with no cables hanging about and it makes the mirror harder to remove from the wall by some less than ideal guests.
We notice these day’s people are putting the direct wired model into their homes as a matter of style as a fixed piece in the bathroom.

The one main question we get is how do you turn the light on and off?  The on off switch is mounted on the backing plate and it’s a push button type for ease of use and easier to see.
The direct wired HL8 magnifying mirror is manufactured by Jerdon in the US and is the Halo light design.
Halo light simply means the outer edge of the mirror is treated so it lets the light through in a gentle diffused manner. It uses a 15 watt incandescent warm white globe which has shown to give the best natural light on your face when using the mirror.


Lighting is most bathrooms is an issue as the position of the overhead light fittings either throws a shadow over you face or the light bounces of the standard wall mirror found in most bathrooms. Either way it makes it very difficult to do such things as put makeup on, pop your contact lenses in or attend to any eyelash issues. With the halo mirror its light reaches every part of your face including under your eyebrows through light coming on the face from every possible angle. If you have a dark bathroom then application of makeup can be difficult, this mirror will solve that issue forever.


There have been some questions about being able to replace the globe. The direct wired HL8 comes with a spare globe in the packaging and is still ready available in the lighting stores however My Health and Beauty carries spares globes and parts for all mirrors at all times. Under normal usage in your home we expect that the globes will last up to 3 years. Speaking of spare parts we also carry the spare mirrors to refit back into the housing should one get accidently broken.


The  direct wired HL8 magnifying mirror with light  comes in 3x magnification and soon to be in 5x  with a Chrome configuration finish.. For those who want to place the mirror inside a cupboard then the following dimensions maybe of use. The widest point when the mirror is folded back against the wall is 26cm Height 25cm and the depth when folded back as far as it will go to the wall is 12cm.
Well I hope that will answer some of your questions for now on the direct wired HL8 model

Until next time - remember to smile and have a great day

Debra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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