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Mirror Light Reflection in Different LED Mirrors

Mirror Light Reflection in Different LED Mirrors

The interplay of mirror light reflection has long fascinated humans. With the advent of LED technology, mirrors have taken on a new dimension, offering not just reflections but also controlled illumination.

Mirrors work by reflecting light. When light hits a mirror, it bounces off at the same angle that it hit the mirror. This is known as the law of reflection. The angle of reflection is measured between the normal line and the reflected ray. The normal line is an imaginary line that is perpendicular to the mirror surface at the point of incidence.

Traditional mirrors use a simple reflective coating on the back of a glass surface. When LED light hits the mirror's surface, it reflects off the coating and bounces back to create a reflection. They usually depend on natural lighting to create proper reflection, as they don’t have built-in lighting.

Modern LED mirrors have simplified the reflection issues by introducing adjusting lighting options. 

Types of LED Mirrors and Their Reflection 

LED mirrors also come in various types, each producing distinct reflections. Let's explore these mirror types and their reflective characteristics.

  • Elitspire LED Mirror: Minimal shadows and maximized bright illumination through the all-in-one features offered by dimmable LEDs, including both front-lit and back-lit options.
  • Backlit LED Mirrors: More shadow reflection compared to the other two options
  • Frontlit LED Mirrors: Less shadow reflection compared to backlit LED Mirrors.


Elitspire Smart LED Mirror 

elitspire led mirror

Elitspire smart LED mirrors come with both front and backlit lighting with dimmable options. A mirror equipped with both front- and back-lit LEDs offers enhanced reflection quality. The combination of these two lighting sources contributes to improved illumination and reduced shadows. This setup minimizes any unflattering shadows that might occur from a single light source. Also, the mirrors come with high lumen that refers to the amount of light reflected by the mirrors. 

The built-in defogger prevents the mirror from fogging up. Overall, Elitspire mirrors have all the features that bring the best reflection. 


Backlit LED Mirrors

Backlit led mirror

Backlit LED mirrors have a series of LED lights attached to the back that creates a soft glow when lit. The light LED lights are arranged in such a grid pattern that evenly illuminates the entire mirror surface providing clear and accurate reflection. 

The good part of backlit mirrors is that the light is diffused by the mirror glass. Thus, it does not create harsh shadows unlike traditional mirrors.  The subdued lighting also contributes to a calming ambiance. 


Front-Lit LED Mirrors



Front-lit LED mirrors are designed to put you in the spotlight. The LED lights are typically arranged in a row along the top of the mirror. The bulbs are placed too close to the mirror that are too bright and can cause glare on the mirror's surface. This glare can be distracting and make it difficult to see your reflection clearly. 

Also, these types of traditional vanity mirrors do not have dimming options. If the bulbs have a very cool or warm tone, it might distort the colours of your makeup or skin. They have less natural reflection compared to backlit mirrors. 


As technology continues to advance, we can only anticipate more innovations in this field, further blurring the lines between traditional mirrors and cutting-edge LED designs. Visit our experience centre at Unit 24, 7250 Keele St, Vaughan, ON L4K 1Z8 Canada to find your best reflected mirror. 

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