Electronic components are showing up on our bathroom walls, including lighted medicine-cabinet doors and LED-lighted wall mirrors.

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Q: I plan to do a bathroom upgrade, not a full remodel job. Presently, I don’t have a medicine cabinet and just want to replace the old mirror with a trendy new mirror. Since you’re usually up to date on bathroom technology, can you please make some modern mirror suggestions for my bathroom?

A: Like everywhere else, electronic components have started showing up in our bathroom mirrors. Many of today’s popular medicine cabinets include lighted doors, and now LED-lighted wall mirrors are hot products, as well.

Thin built-in LED light strips are actually part of the mirror and cast a bright, natural-looking light. Lighted mirrors can also be used as mood or accent lighting with the addition of an LED dimmer switch.

In addition to new lighting technology, some mirrors have pivoting side panels to adjust the light beam and your personal view.

With all of these features, you can see why lighted wall mirrors are reflecting new changes for the bathroom decorating industry.

Ed Del Grande is a master plumber and contractor and is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call.” Send questions to eadelg@cs.com.