How do I properly connect a backlit mirror to an existing light switch?
I feel like I'm asking an absolute newbie question here, but: is it possible to plug the lighted bathroom mirrors into an existing outlet so I can use the bathroom light switch to turn on the bathroom mirror?
I have an outlet here (like a ceiling light socket, N/L wires and ground). However, the bathroom mirror that was really intended came with a power plug to plug into the outlet. Then I would only be able to switch the lights on the mirror itself. That's not what I was looking for.
Unfortunately, I rarely find instructions online on how to plug in a proper backlit mirror, and I'm just wondering if the outlet as designed is only for an individual lamp, or if I can/should somehow "convert" the 3-wire outlet to achieve my goal.
If the existing outlet is switchable, no problem.
Disconnect the plug and plug it into the outlet. But keep in mind that in a wet room, the connections must be sealed absolutely securely with heat shrink tubing to avoid problems.