The best and safest cleaner for a mirror is clean, warm water used with a soft cloth. Be careful not to allow the edges of the mirror to get or remain wet over a period of time.
If using a commercial glass or mirror cleaner, be sure to use a standard brand of glass or mirror cleaner that does not contain ammonia or vinegar. Do not use Windex.
Never spray any cleaner directly on to a mirror. Instead, apply the cleaner to a soft cloth and then wipe the mirror.
Always use soft, grit-free cloths when cleaning a mirror to reduce chances of scratching the surface.
Be sure to dry all joints and edges thoroughly to be certain that no commercial cleaner comes in contact with the edges and backing.
How do you change lamps?
Many of our Lighted Mirrors use a T5 fluorescent lamp. To change it simply lift the mirror surface up and off the chassis to gain access to the lamps. Make sure to place the mirror on a soft surface to prevent chipping edges. Once the mirror surface is removed, lamps are easy to replace.
Mirrored Cabinets use LEDs that cannot be easily replaced, so a new door is required.
How long do lamps last?
Most Lighted Mirrors use T5 fluorescent lamps that are rated for 35,000 hours and can be expected to last eight years or more depending on usage. Oval and round Lighted Mirrors with 55 watt Circline T5 fluorescent lamps (such as the Trinity 21×30, Trinity 30, Integrity 21×36 and Integrity 18×44) are rated for 15,000 hours and can be expected to last two years or more depending on usage.
Mirrored Cabinets use LEDs that are rated for 50,000 hours and can be expected to last 10 years or more.