LED mirrors are powered by electricity or batteries. LED mirrors often come with their own wiring and power adapters. Simply connect the cabling to the power source in your home by following the manufacturer's instructions. A circuit breaker must be turned off before installation can begin.
Additionally, LED mirrors with plug-in power supplies are available. You can ask an electrician for help if you're not familiar with this kind of mirror.
Why Does an LED Mirror Need Power?
LED stands for a light-emitting diode, thus it should be obvious that they require power to function.
In order for the LED bulbs that are part of the mirror to turn on, they need to be linked to electricity. The LED vanity mirror's additional functions all require energy to function effectively.
How is an LED bathroom mirror wired?
In order to power the LED Mirror, you must install a new electrical outlet and link it to your electrical circuit, therefore if you're wondering how to install an LED Mirror without an electrical outlet behind the new mirror placement, follow these steps.
We advise hiring a licensed electrician for this stage if you aren't equipped to do it yourself.
Step 1. Choosing the "Best Location" for Electrical Outlet
By measuring the location of the wire harness on the back of your LED Mirror, you can find the placement of the electrical outlet. Then, move that spot to the wall where you plan to hang the mirror.
The new electrical outlet will be roughly in the center of this wall mark.
Step 2. Install the Mirror's Electrical "Outlet Box"
Find the closest wall stud to your wall mark using a stud sensor, then attach a single outlet electrical box to the wood stud.
Step 3. Connect "Wiring" To The Outlet
An electrician will be required to establish wiring from the home's electrical circuit to the electrical outlet box and connect it to a new outlet in order to wire (no wall switch) the new LED mirror (plug).
You won't need the new "outlet" if you are "hardwiring" the electrical circuit straight to the LED mirror.
Step 4. Check the Outlet's Power
Finally, use a voltage meter to check the voltage at the Outlet and the power supply.
A separate light switch must be attached to the electrical box's cabling in order to power the LED Mirror if you plan to use a light switch (Wall) to control it.
Please read this notice completely:
- Licensed and registered tradesmen should install the products mentioned in this DIY article.
- To prevent electrocution, turn off the power at the circuit breaker before installing or removing items.
- To ensure the installation and safety of LED mirrors, pay close attention to the manufacturer's detailed instructions.
- To find out if you require a permit, check with your neighborhood building authority.
- Keep in mind any applicable electrical and construction codes.
- If you have any queries regarding the connections or if your home's wiring doesn't seem to be compatible with the electrical wiring you intend to install, get in touch with a certified electrical contractor.
- By heating the mirror and using additional power, certain LED mirrors have anti-fog capabilities. To ensure adequate wiring and power to the mirror, another reason to contact an electrician.
Step 5. Check the LED Mirror's Functionality
Set the LED Mirror carefully on top of the vanity with the assistance of a helper, then attach the wiring of the mirror to the power supply.
To ensure that the LED mirror lights are functioning properly and that the mirror is lit, test them.
Step 6. Complete the LED mirror installation
You may finish the installation by hanging the LED Mirror on the wall brackets if it seems to be operating properly.
You may now go ahead and complete the actual installation of the LED bathroom mirror and enjoy your new LED mirror assuming the wall brackets have been put correctly, the LED mirror has been hung and proved to be "level," and the electrical line has been finished and tested.
We hope that our straightforward instruction is useful and makes the installation of an LED bathroom mirror an easy endeavor for you. We nearly promise that your new LED mirror will make your bathroom one of your home's most stunning rooms thanks to its subtle lighting and stylish but contemporary design.
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