Published at Saturday, July 14th 2018, 12:50:52 PM by Madge Salazar. Bathroom Mirrors. Illuminated bathroom mirrors are great for providing a good light for shaving or applying makeup. The light is just in the right place for close work. Mirrors with lights fall into a two kinds- those with lights around the edge and those with lights under the mirror. Back lit mirrors with the lights mounted below the surface of the mirror give a soft focus. Lights around the edge of a mirror provide a stronger light. The kind of light can also vary depending upon the type of lights you use. Choices include incandescent lights, fluorescent lights and LED lights. Incandescent lights would be traditional mounted around the mirror. Fluorescent lights provide a cooler and brighter light, but some can cast a green tinge on the mirror. LED lights are the modern lighting of choice. The lights are bright, low power, lightweight and very long lasting.