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How To Install an LED Mirror

How To Install LED Bathroom Mirror -Step By Step DIY Instructions

If you’re wondering how to install an LED Mirror, it’s a much simpler task than you might think.  With our simple-to-follow instructions (below), most DIY homeowners can easily take advantage of the fastest-growing trend in bathroom lighting.

If you’re unfamiliar, LED bathroom mirrors can provide the perfect upgrade to any modern or contemporary restroom and enhance it with a fresh, radiant, and updated look.

While It’s no question that installing these illuminated bathroom mirrors is worth your investment – if you’re not already familiar with installing LED mirrors, you may need a little help with the proper methods as shown below.

How To Install an LED Mirror


Step1).   Gather Tools & Materials To Install LED Mirror

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Here is a list of items you will need to gather – before installing an LED bathroom mirror.

  • Drill
  • 2 or 4-foot Level (or Laser Level)
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Stud Finder
  • Phillips Screwdriver

In addition to these items, you will need a few miscellaneous materials, such as screws and brackets. Most often, these accessories are supplied with the mirror that you purchase.

Step 2)   Take accurate measurements.

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  • To get accurate measurements, Remove the LED mirror from all its packaging.  This is the first step.
  • Take measurements of the mirror’s overall width and height to ensure you have proper clearances and that the mirror size fits your wall.
  • Verify the best-LED Mirror location – and whether the mirror should be installed Vertically or Horizontally.  *Note: A small sink vanity (24- 30″ wide) will require a vertical LED mirror installation, whereas a wide sink vanity (42″ or wider) typically requires a horizontal mirror installation and a much wider LED mirror.
  • Follow the LED mirror manufacturer’s instructions, locate and drill holes for wall brackets or anchors

*In most cases, installation of an LED mirror requires attaching a removable backplate – located on the back of the LED Mirror- or they may use Two individual angle wall brackets – depending on the LED mirror manufacturer.

Note: Be sure to use a four ft. level or laser level when marking bracket locations to ensure an adequately leveled mirror, and once confirmed, install the wall brackets permanently:

Step 3)    Install Wall Brackets for LED Mirror

led mirror wall brackets

These basic steps for installing LED mirror wall brackets are valid for most LED mirrors.  Refer to the instruction manual included with your mirror, just in case there are any product-specific recommendations.

  • Place the mirror at the appropriate height and in the center above the sink vanity.
  • Locate and mark the point of the wall studs where you will fasten your mirror. Make sure it’s correctly aligned.
  • Once you have double-checked everything, drill the wall for anchors. Note: If installing the mirror on a tiled wall, drill in the grout joints between the tiles.
  • Insert the dowels and screws on the bracket and lock the clamps.
  • Test the anchors by placing the mirror temporarily on the wall brackets and confirm the mirror is correctly positioned.

Step 4)  Test Mirror Installation

Temporarily, hang the LED Mirror on the wall, and confirm it is level, secure, and set in the proper location.

If the mirror is level and the anchors appear secure, remove it and set it aside. If it is not level or secure, remove and replace wall bracket locations to ensure they are secure and level.

Once you have secured the wall anchors for the mirror, you will need to provide electrical power for the LED Mirror.


How to Wire an LED Bathroom Mirror 

Suppose you’re wondering how to install an LED bathroom Mirror without an electrical outlet behind the new mirror location. In that case, you will need to install a new electrical outlet and connect it to your electrical circuit to power the LED Mirror. 

For this step, and unless you’re trained, we recommend hiring a professional electrician to complete this work.

LED mirror wires

Step1)   Determine the “Best Location” For Electrical Outlet

Determine the electrical outlet location by measuring the wiring harness location on the back of your LED Mirror. Next, transfer that location onto the wall where you intend to install the mirror.

This wall mark will be the approximate location of the new electrical outlet.

Step 2)     Install the Electrical “Outlet Box” for Mirror

Using a stud sensor, locate the nearest wall stud to your wall mark, and install a single outlet electrical box to the wood stud.

installing outlet for led mirror

3) Run “Wiring” To The Electrical Outlet

To wire (no wall switch) the new LED mirror, an electrician must install wiring from the home’s electrical circuit to the electrical outlet box and connect it to a new outlet (plug). 

Note: if you are “hardwiring” the electrical circuit directly to the LED mirror  – you will not require the new “outlet” (shown below).

installing electrical outlet for led mirror

Step 4) Test Power to Outlet

Finally, test the power supply and the voltage to the Outlet with a voltage meter.

Note: If you intend to use a Light switch (Wall) to operate the LED Mirror, the electrical box’s wiring will need to be connected to a separate light switch to power the mirror.

Please read carefully (disclaimer)

  • Products in this DIY article should be installed by licensed and registered tradespeople.
  • To Guard against electrocution – Always disconnect the power at the circuit breaker before putting on or taking off parts.
  • Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s specific instructions for the installation and safety of LED mirrors.
  • Check with your local building department to see if you need a permit.
  • Observe applicable building and electrical codes.
  • Contact a licensed electrical contractor if you have any doubts or questions about the connections or if your home’s wiring doesn’t appear compatible with the electrical wiring you plan on making.
  • Some LED mirrors include anti-fog capability by heating the mirror and requiring additional electricity. Another reason why you should hire an electrician is to ensure proper wiring and voltage to the mirror.

Step 5)  Test The Operation of the LED Mirror

With the help of an assistant, carefully set the LED Mirror on top of the vanity and connect the mirror’s wiring to the electrical power source.

Test the LED Mirror lights to confirm the mirror is lighting and operating correctly.

Video – How to install an LED bathroom mirror with Wall Anchors:


Step 6)  Final Installation of LED Mirror 

If the LED Mirror appears to be working correctly, you are ready to hang the LED Mirror on the wall brackets and complete the installation.

Assuming the wall brackets have been appropriately installed, the LED mirror has been hung and shown to be “level,” and the electrical wire has been completed and tested – you can now go ahead and perform the actual installation of the LED bathroom mirror, and enjoy your new LED mirror!

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We hope this simple guide proves helpful and makes the LED bathroom mirror installation easy for you. We can almost guarantee that the soft illumination and the aesthetic yet modern look of your new LED mirror will transform the lights in your bathroom into one of the most beautiful spaces of your home.

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