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Old 06-14-2019, 11:19 AM   #1
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Wire a Bathroom Mirror to Code


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I bought an LED lighted mirror, with the on/off button on the front of the mirror. 2 wires from an LED driver with bared ends come from the back of the mirror. I installed a plastic, single gang outlet box on the wall behind the mirror and supplied with 120v.

My questions: How will I get a cover on the outlet box, or is the mirror considered a cover? How do I wire this to code?
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While this doesn't answer your question, I faced the exact same issue with my lighted mirror. In my situation, there's Romex into a plastic old-work box, the wire from the back of the mirror, and using standard twist-connectors, I heat-shrinked the whole works up.



You could use a cover plate with a hole in the middle and add a rubber grommet like this:

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Hello Again,

I bought an LED lighted mirror, with the on/off button on the front of the mirror. 2 wires from an LED driver with bared ends come from the back of the mirror. I installed a plastic, single gang outlet box on the wall behind the mirror and supplied with 120v.

My questions: How will I get a cover on the outlet box, or is the mirror considered a cover? How do I wire this to code?
Could you post some pictures of the new mirror. Last one that I wired I brought the wires directly into the mirror, no outlet box needed.
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Here's a picture of the wiring for the unit Rusty bought.

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It appears that the mirror gets hung similar to a painting on a wall and can be unhooked at any time. Do not cut the wire on the mirror. Use a plastic cover with a hole in it like another poster showed and hard wire the mirror in the outlet box. Let the slack on the wire hang down. If it is too long curl it up but don't tie it.
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