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Backlit Mirrors Installation Process

Backlit Mirrors Installation Process

Backlit mirrors are a type of mirror that features built-in lighting behind the mirror surface, creating a soft, diffused glow. The mirrors have been gaining popularity worldwide due to their aesthetic appeal and functional benefits. They come in various shapes, allowing you to choose the perfect one for your needs. Contemporary interior homes are incomplete without LED mirrors. There is one thing that might hold you back from buying this must-have appliance for Toronto homes: the installation process.

Installing a backlit mirror typically starts with the straightforward task of mounting it on the wall. However, things become more complex when it comes to manually connecting the electrical wires.

Relax! Your Elitspire Smart LED Mirrors require no hassle except plugging them into the existing electrical outlet board. Let’s see how the installation process works for different types of backlit mirrors.

Types of Backlit Mirror Based on Installation Process

There are two main types of backlit mirrors based on the installation process:

  • Hard wired/ Plug-in  mirrors: These mirrors come with the electrical wiring already installed. All you need to do is mount the mirror to the wall and plug it into an electrical outlet.
  • Wiring-required mirrors: A "wiring required" mirror incorporates electrical components, such as built-in lighting or other electrical features, which needs electrical wiring for proper functioning


How to Install Elitspire Backlit Mirrors 

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Installing plugged-in backlit mirrors is a popular choice for those seeking a hassle-free installation experience without the need for complex electrical work. By following a few straightforward steps, you can effortlessly mount the mirror on the wall and plug it in, instantly enhancing the ambiance of your space.

installation process backlit mirror step 1

Step 1: Check the wall on which you want to hang the mirror to ensure it is a load-bearing wall so that it can support the weight of the mirror. 

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Step 2: Measure distance between centers of two hooks.

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Step 3: Mark the centers of hooks on the wall; Measure the width and height of the wall you choose with a flexible rule and mark the location of two centers of the hook with a pencil. 

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Step 4: Drill at the marked place with a prepared percussion drill whose broach is with a diameter of 6mm-8mm, and the holes drilled should be about 5 cm deep. 

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Step 5: Knock expansion screws into the holes drilled with a hammer. Keep the screws 5 mm away from the wall. 

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Step 6: Put the holes of hooks aimed at the screws on the wall, insert and pull the mirror down, then hang the mirror on the wall. 

How to Install Wiring Required Mirrors 

When it comes to backlit mirrors that require electrical connections, the installation process can pose additional challenges, especially for individuals without prior experience in electrical work. Do not forget to turn off the power supply to the specific area before handling any electrical wiring.

Installation guide

To begin the installation of a wiring-required mirror, gather the necessary tools, including a level, tape measure, drill, screws, drywall anchors, wire nuts, electrical tape, and flashlight.

Next, determine the most suitable path for the electrical wiring to reach the mirror's location and measure and cut an appropriate length of wiring, ensuring the copper conductors are exposed by stripping the wire ends. If necessary, install electrical junction boxes, making sure they are properly grounded and compliant with local codes.

Connect the wiring from the power source to the junction box, following the appropriate colour-coding guidelines. Mount the mirror securely on the wall using the provided hardware and carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Inside the junction box, establish connections between the mirror's wiring and the electrical supply wires using wire connectors or terminal blocks, ensuring that the connections are both secure and properly insulated.


In conclusion, the installation process of a backlit mirror requires careful handling. Feel free to contact us for any queries at




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