Posted by Debra
on 31 August 2017
Hi, it's Deb again with some information on our direct wired wall mount magnifying mirrors. Before I go any further some people maybe more familiar with the term "Hard Wired" rather than Direct Wired. It is exactly the same thing. The easiest way to understand what either term means, is simply the mirror needs to be wired into the household wiring system by an Electrician.
You can't plug this model into a power point because it does not come with a cable and plug. Hotels use this method as it's nice and tidy with no cables and power points to deal with. Plus it's a little harder for guests to "borrow" for their own use when they leave. We have two models available that have been manufactured as direct wire versions that being the HL8 and the HL85 one being a 3x magnification and the other a 5x magnification. These Halo lighted magnifying mirrors are manufactured so that the wiring that powers the light in the mirror, pokes through the back of the mounting plate then goes on the inside of the wall with the wiring then connected to the house inside the wall by an electrician.
We should also explain that some of our other lighted wall mounted magnifying mirrors
that have a plug and cable can have the cable removed and be directly wired with the only issue being there will be a small hole in the bottom of the mounting plate where the cable was. Because it's on the bottom of the plate you can't normally see it and if you have a good electrician they will use a little plastic plug to cover the hole up.
A direct wire mounting makes it a more stylish and clean looking arrangement with no plug in point and an unsightly cable hanging down to worry about. The one main question we get is how do you turn the light on and off? That's easy the on off switch is mounted on the wall plate where the mirror is screwed to the wall and it's a push button type for ease of use and easier to see.
To explain further when we say halo light it 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 light on your face when using the mirror.
We might add it is by far the most reliable lighting system for a magnifying mirror as LED have an electronic issue and don't have anywhere near the life of the Jerdon Halo mirrors. Because they are so reliable it's the reason why hotels across the country use these models.
You have heard me say this before if you chose to buy a mirror from someone else then always remember to find out if the mirror has 240-volt wiring and it' s made for Australia. The online world is awash with 110 volts Chinese made for America mirrors. It's very very easy to get a shock cause a fire or just burnt out your new mirror. All our magnifying mirrors are made for us to work on 240volt power in complete safety.
Lighting in most bathrooms is an issue as the position of the overhead light fittings either throws a shadow over your 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 models all come with a spare globe in the packaging and is still readily available in the lighting stores however we carry spares at all times and because we have the mirror manufactured we can get all the globes we require. 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 glass mirrors to refit back into the housing should one get accidentally broken.
The direct wired wall mount magnifying mirror
comes in 3x and 5x magnification in Chrome finish configuration only. 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 in Width and 25cm High and the depth when folded back as far as it will go is 12cm. The round backing plate is 12cm in Diameter and comes complete with mounting screws and directions.
I hope this is of some use to you we currently have new shipments on the way bringing back into stock some of those we have taken off the site. LED88C being one of those.
Hope you all have a great week and remember keep smiling and add some magic to your world.