Lighted magnifiers come in a wide variety of styles and shapes. The most important consideration when purchasing a lighted magnifier is the type of lighting. Lighted magnifiers come in LED and incandescent styles. Generally speaking, a lighted magnifier with an incandescent bulb will be less expensive than an LED lighted magnifier. However, LED magnifiers are generally brighter and use far less power than an incandescent bulb. When you consider the cost of batteries, LED magnifiers are typically a cost-effective investment.
In recent years, magnifiers have shrunk in size. LED magnifiers are often powered by button-cell batteries, thus allowing for sleeker and more compact designs. Products like Carson’s Lighted Rimless Magnifier and Lighted MagRX could never have been made without the use of LED lights.