ViLSOM Mirror Lights Kit

Last updated date: November 19, 2019

DWYM Score
7.9

ViLSOM Mirror Lights Kit

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Overall Take

The ViLSOM Mirror Lights Kit gives you a fun way to spruce up a mirror. The mirror can be mounted on a desk or on the wall behind your sink. Either way, you will attach these LED lights to the perimeter to get the illumination you need while putting on makeup. In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the ViLSOM ViLSOM Mirror Lights Kit placed 12th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 15, 2020:
Checkout The Best Vanity Lighting for a detailed review of all the top vanity lighting.

Expert Summarized Score
7.6
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
588 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It has 240 LED lights with adjustable brightness.
- Best Selected Products
The interesting thing about this mirror is that while it’s the cheapest of these, it also has some of the most sound design, price-quality ratio aside.
- HomeStuffExpert
April 10, 2018 | Full review
Top on the list of its iconic features is the 6000K light illumination. More specifically, it will give you the same reflection you’d get in daylight, even at night.
- Get De Best Pro
you need not worry about its installation as its pretty easy it comes with strong double-sided adhesive tape on the back of the strip, just peel before sticking on the surface.
- 5 Product Reviews
July 31, 2019 | Full review
Easy installation & warranty guarantee.
- Manchbest
What experts didn't like
The potential wobbliness means this is probably unideal for areas where small children or rambunctious pets are common sights.
- HomeStuffExpert
April 10, 2018 | Full review
Hilariously high price.
- Manchbest

From The Manufacturer

Do you worry about the light so weak when you makeup,and want to add some lighting to your vanity mirror? Are you still install the light bulb on your vanity mirror,and the cable make your mirror look ugly? Are you worry about the adhesive not stick enough? This led vanity mirror light strip will solve all the problem you worry about,this vanity light strip is a new idea design for your mirror,you can see more details about our product by the follow introduction. Product display Color: daylight white (6000K) Size of the LEDs: 2835 Length of a band: 4M LEDs Quantity: 240PCS Voltage: 12V Non-Waterproof: IP20(indoor use only) how to install around corner? 1.Please kindly follow our installation display to install the light on your vanity mirror. WHEN IT COMES TO THE CORNER, HERE IS THE RIGHT WAY. 2.Don't force folded the strip 360° around the corner. Otherwise, you may hurt the PCB or the LED bead. 3.During your installation, if the PCB or LED bead still hurt by the tough folding, and cause part of light not up. Please ask for a new replacement from us. How to install the led vanity mirror strip on different shape mirror? Brightness adjustable This led vanity light kit is made of 6000k,and it is brightness adjustable,so you don’t need to worry about the light too strong when you make up. Cut the extra strip This vanity mirror strip can be cut the extra strip you don't need after finish the installation,but please don't cut it first because it doesn't come with connectors. Unadulterated lighting This led vanity light strip color is very unadulterated,when you makeup,it can provide enough lighting for your face,so the makeup effect well. Install on the back The vanity mirror light not only can install in the front of the mirror,but also can be installed on the mirror back.

Overall Product Rankings

MOFUT Hollywood Style LED Vanity Mirror Lights Kit
1. MOFUT Hollywood Style LED Vanity Mirror Lights Kit
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 0
Chende Hollywood Style LED Vanity Mirror Light Kit
2. Chende Hollywood Style LED Vanity Mirror Light Kit
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
PANGTON VILLA Vanity Mirror Lights
3. PANGTON VILLA Vanity Mirror Lights
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
Design House Vanity Light
4. Design House Vanity Light
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 0
Globe Electric Parker 3 Chrome Vanity Light
5. Globe Electric Parker 3 Chrome Vanity Light
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
Waneway Vanity Lights
6. Waneway Vanity Lights
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
Brightown Vanity Mirror Lights
7. Brightown Vanity Mirror Lights
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
Hardware House Bath or Wall Fixture
8. Hardware House Bath or Wall Fixture
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
Westinghouse Lighting Indoor Wall Fixture
9. Westinghouse Lighting Indoor Wall Fixture
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 1
Nuvo Lighting Vanity Strip
10. Nuvo Lighting Vanity Strip
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 1
BESTCAN Mirror Light
11. BESTCAN Mirror Light
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 1
ViLSOM Mirror Lights Kit
12. ViLSOM Mirror Lights Kit
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 5
Design House Ajax Vanity Light
13. Design House Ajax Vanity Light
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Vanity Lighting

Vanity lights, the lights above the mirror in your bathroom, are designed to illuminate your face when you’re looking into the mirror, and they are an integral part of most modern bathrooms. As with most lighting fixtures, vanity lights can add an architectural design element that helps you complete the look of your bathroom decor. This combination of function and form makes vanity lighting an important item that you’ll want to consider carefully before buying.

When you’re taking a bathroom break to check for any spinach that might be showing in your teeth, you don’t want to have to squint to figure out what’s going on in the mirror. A vanity light should spread out a lot of light that will bounce directly off your face and off the mirror and reflect back to you. This combination makes your face light up from all angles, removing dark shadows that your cheeks or nose might cause. A good vanity light will be spread out wide, sometimes with three separate lights like on the Design House 520312 Vanity Light, 3, Galvanized, which will be sure to cover a large area with illumination for when you need it. 

Bathroom designs can vary wildly when it comes to ceiling height as well. Some vanity lighting pendants will hang low with more of a chandelier-style design. But if you’re on the taller side and want to avoid hitting your head on a low-hanging lighting fixture, there are vanity lights that don’t hang down as far. Look for a light that doesn’t dip down much lower than the base where it attaches to the wall, like in the Globe Electric Parker 3 Chrome Vanity Light. It uses a fun design element that gives a look of depth and design, but it doesn’t actually lower the lights down too far. Having to dodge and duck when you’re dipping your head down every time you brush your teeth will become quite a tedious task if you fall into the taller category.

Having bright light bulbs shining directly into your eyes as you put on your makeup is going to make you squint, which isn’t the look you want when you’re putting on your face. Most fixtures will be set to avoid this issue by having covers to dim the light before it comes to you. Other designs use the popular and energy-efficient Edison-style light bulbs that emit a warm and comforting light.

Not all vanities are built equally. If you have a vanity mirror that is freestanding or you don’t have the ability to hardwire a full lighting fixture into your wall, you can find lights that will line the edges of your mirror to encapsulate your face in bright lighting from all directions. The MOFUT Hollywood Style LED Vanity Mirror Lights Kit is a really fun product that will turn any ordinary mirror into something you would see behind the stage. This doesn’t come with a mirror though, it’s simply a string of LED lights designed to line the edge of your existing mirror. This provides great lighting from all angles too, eliminating unwanted shadows and allowing you to see yourself quite well.

After you have sorted out which of these features and elements you are leaning toward, the rest is finding a lighting fixture that will look good in your space and have the quality to last a long time. Maintenance is an ongoing issue with any light, so look at how many bulbs it has and know that they will likely need changing over time if they’re not LED bulbs. LED bulbs will give the best return on investment as they are so energy-efficient that they make negligible impacts on your energy bill, and as an added benefit, they will last decades before needing replacement. The materials of the lamp hardware can vary as well, so find metal fixtures that look higher in quality to ensure they last as long as you need them to.

DWYM Fun Fact

Modern vintage-style light bulbs with winding filaments, similar to the original light invented by Edison, were mostly sold to museums and places that wanted to replicate the old aesthetic of that style bulb up through the end of the 20th century. They found a huge rise in popularity in the 21st century when inefficient light bulbs were banned in many places — which naturally made people want more of them, ironically. Luckily, through modern technology, you can have a vintage Edison-style light bulb that emits warm light, but through the use of highly efficient LEDs.

The Vanity Lighting Buying Guide

  • When working on electrical fixtures, you should always respect electricity and the potential to be harmed by it. If you are a DIY advocate and plan to wire one of these vanity lights up to replace an outdated one, make sure you turn off the power at the breaker box and test that the wires you are working on are not energized. Otherwise, you can call an electrician, and they can have the light installed in a jiffy.
  • Vanity lights are generally mounted in the center of the mirror so they can spread light evenly across. Today, we see a lot of double sinks in bathrooms, which could mean you want a really long vanity light or possibly two separate lighting units.
  • Be sure to think about the dimensions and mark it out with painters tape on the wall if you can’t visualize how much space the fixtures will take. If you are entirely lit from one side, the far side of your face will constantly be darker and shadowed, adding inconvenience and frustration every time you use the mirror.