I've been dying for a lighted makeup mirror for a long time, and finally took the plunge and ordered this one. The mirror is large and clear, and the lights are perfect for me. It's really good having the choice of plugging into the mains or running it off batteries, and being able to swivel the mirror is super handy. I'm not entirely sure what the purpose of the dimming function is, but I suppose it's nice to have the option. The unit is sturdy and weighty, so there's no chance of it falling over. The only drawback is that the base compartments aren't very deep, so any long cosmetics (eyeliner, brow pencil, brushes) keep falling out. It's not a big deal, though, and overall I'm really happy I went with this mirror.