I bought this mirror primarily for its size, to match the vanity it's behind (32" wide) and for the brightness of the lights which I hoped would light up the room. However, the ballast was bad. I am renovating an apartment which needs to be completed soon, and so returning this mirror and crossing my fingers that a replacement would arrive on time and have a good ballast was too big a risk. The ballast "worked," but it had a very loud 60hz buzz. So, I ordered a replacement Philips electronic ballast off of amazon, and had plans of swapping it out. No problem, I thought, at ~$15 it was cheaper than a return. However, the ballast in this mirror is NOT a standard ballast. the 2G11 bulb sockets are also unconventionally wired to this unconventional ballast--a ballast you will be unable to find for sale. So on top of replacing the ballast, I had to disassemble everything, the sockets too, and more than double the number of wires stuffed into the case to make it a typical 2-bulb fluorescent wiring diagram. Also, the lighting--which is very powerful compared to LED variants, is woefully diminished by the mirror and its frosted glass windows. Only a small fraction of the 5,000+ lumens or so these two lamps produce actually leave the fixture, so it cannot light up a room on its own. On the plus side, this mirror runs hot, and is effectively a fancy de-fogger mirror... Despite my issues which ate up an extra $20 and several hours, the mirror has a nice look and is perfect for the space I bought it for... and I'd still recommend taking a chance on it.
This mirror is beautiful. It came damaged so had to return. Overstock made it easy and fast to get a refund! The mirror has a digital clock. If you hard wire the mirror, then every time you turn it off, the clock will reset. It was military time and no way to change that. The directions are over simplified and incomplete. It is clear it is imported. I would have loved this mirror to work out, but couldn't deal with a constantly blinking clock.
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