I actually got this for Christmas. I thought I loved my 10X magnification mirror, which of course I use to pluck my brows. This is even better. I has a pretty good light, and the batteries are even included. I went to buy the batteries (LC1150s) at Walgreens and they were $4.99 EACH. So I checked eBay and got 10 for $3.24 (shipping included). When I went to put them in I discovered batteries already inside. The label says the bulb lasts 5000 hours. I tested this thing in my bedroom with all the lights out, and the light is bright enough to tweeze by in the pitch darkness. Love this thing!