Okay, so, I have a 'vintage' makeup mirror from my mum that is a giant heavy beast and I LOVE it...but some day the lights are going to go out and I'm not going to be able to replace them (it doesn't come apart). I've been looking for a lighter 'travel' mirror and this is way nice than expected. The lights are very led/white, and you can dim them by holding your finger down longer when you turn it on. the whole thing folds down VERY flat, the base comes off, and you can run it on a usb cord OR batteries. there are also 2x, and 3x magnification panels (though i'll be real- i'm blind enough that the 2x does NOTHING for me...I'd rather have it be a whole side at 3x or a split 3x + higher...but the little mini suction cup w/10x magnification was perfect for double checking my eyebrow plucking and a bit of pore-extraction. This is PERFECT as a backup to my 'antique' or if i'm traveling but want a 'real' makeup mirror.