Should you Treat Yourself to an LED Mirror?
There is no better way to prepare for a long, stressful day at the office than leisurely applying make-up or shaving – or perhaps both – in front of an illuminated bathroom mirror under the soft glow of light emitting diodes (LED).
Let’s face it, some of us do spend an inordinate period of time looking at our reflection first thing in the morning or while preparing for a night out. But why not? It’s ‘me’ time, so enjoy it.
We have all seen pictures of changing rooms in theatres with actors preparing for their performances with naked bulbs screwed in around the mirrors. LED mirrors are similar except that light-emitting diodes are bedded in around the perimeters. Not so harsh on your eyes, I’m sure you’d agree.
LED bathroom mirrors are now the must-have item for people looking to upgrade their smallest rooms. An LED bathroom mirror can be surprisingly good value. You can get change from £100 for a decent sized, 500mm x 390mm, mirror with an infra-red on/off sensor, demister pad and 240v shaver socket.
Will an LED mirror be value for money?
In short yes! A survey by AOL and US show Today revealed that women spend an average 55 minutes a day on their hair and make-up. That’s the equivalent of two weeks a year or the same as a fortnight’s holiday or the length of time it normally takes the symptoms of chickenpox to show after the patient first comes into contact with the virus.
Or perhaps looking in the mirror in the sanctuary of their bathrooms is the only way to escape the constant demands of their husbands and kids.
According to the research, the top four parts of the body that American women worry about most are stomach, skin, thighs and hair. Interestingly, it would appear that mums worry more about their appearances than childless women.
Perhaps not surprisingly, men spend less time gazing into the mirror. But they still spend an average of 38 minutes a day preening themselves. The three things concerning men the most are stomach, skin and hair.
What are Light Emitting Diodes anyway?
Clever little chappies, LEDs. Energy-efficient electrical devices that glow when a voltage is applied, they are used throughout the modern world in applications as diverse as television remote controls to car brake lights to camera flashes.
A diode has two terminals and current passes in only one direction, from the positive anode to the negative cathode.
Aside from saving energy, their advantages over standard lighting include having no filament to burn out and being stronger, smaller and longer-lasting.
So what did Oleg Losev ever do for us?
You may well ask. Although never receiving any formal education, Russian radio technician Oleg Vladimirovich Losev is credited with inventing the light-emitting diode in the mid-1920s.
The talented scientist spotted that current passed through diodes in radio receivers made them emit light. He published his findings in a Russian journal in 1927.
What we have decided…
So, in the grand scheme of things we actually think that an LED mirror is a necessity that adds a touch of luxury to both your home and your daily grooming routine. And it seems it’s also great value for money, in the long run. So you simply can’t lose, an LED mirror it is!
Do you have an LED bathroom mirror that you simply couldn’t live without? Let us know in the comments to this article.