Mirrors are a magical invention that is able to reflect and refract light. The enormous uses of mirrors in technology, commercial, as well as domestic situations, are more than what the first people who had used it had imagined! Today, mirrors are part of everyday life. You can see mirrors everywhere; at home, supermarkets, street corners, and even in telescopes.
Mirroring The Uses
In industries, quality control is able to keep track of what’s going on around the work area even without the use of expensive CCTVs around. How? By simply using concave mirrors. Seeing those round mirrors at supermarkets that let you see on the other side of the aisle is a great use for mirrors, and many have utilised the same principle at home.
With today’s modern houses getting smaller, modern families are deciding to incorporate mirrors in their design to create an impression of space. Housewives like this idea because aside from having an illusion of space, they are given a view of the other side of the room. It allows them to see their children as they go about their work from the other side of the room.
Energy efficiency is also something that mirrors can do. Light bounces off the surface of the mirror, therefore, enhancing the light within the room. Mirrors can also be used to deflect light into a spot where lighting is poor, saving the homeowner in extra lighting costs.
There are tons of uses for the mirror. Choosing to add a mirror in the home or business is a cost-effective way to ‘add’ space, increase visibility, and elegance. The owner can also use a mirrored wall as a feature with the number of designs and finishes that are available. The mirror is one of the cheapest options in upgrading the look, feel, and functionality within an area.
Divisional General Manager – Jim’s Glass (Australia)
Board Member – Australian Glass & Glazing Association
President – Glass & Glazing Association of South Australia