On December 10, 2012: I did a great deal of research before ordering this mirror and I love it. It has a sleek, modern look wherever you decide to place it. It produces a bright white light for make-up application. The mirrors are very sharp and distortion free. I use the 5X every day and it is nice to know that the 7x tucks away behind the main mirror and is there if you need it. The pedestal is adjustable, which is a great feature. I saw some reviews that indicated a problem with the adjustable pedestal, but mine has worked fine - no slipping at all.