Illuminated bathroom mirrors can be quite expensive (300 EUR and more), and most of them are shipped with integrated LEDs. This means that you cannot replace the lamps and have to dump the whole mirror in case of LED (or driver circuit) failure.
I did not like this concept, so I created my own mirror.
Bill of Materials:
- 1 crystal mirror (80 cm x 60 cm, frameless, no-nonsense, 19 EUR)
- 3 m LED stripe (local discounter got one on sale last year, 9.99 EUR)
- 4 m aluminium reflector profile for said LED stripes (FLAT-T-2000, 2×12 EUR)
- 4 m plastic cover for aforementioned aluminium profile (Blende-T-2000, 2×3.99 EUR)
- 4 corner plates (something like this, needs to fit into the profile’s 2 mm grooves, 4×2.55 EUR)
- mirror glue (something not affecting the mirror’s backside, like this silicon-based glue, 11.15 EUR)
Overall, this one cost me less than 90 EUR.