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