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Choosing the right mirror

We know from years of experience that buying a convex mirror can be confusing, and expensive if you get it wrong.

Our unique guide to buying the right convex mirror will help you through the process...

Outdoor, Indoor, Traffic, or Industrial?

Look through the mirrors on the BUY MIRRORS NOW page to identify which type you think you will need. Each individual mirror has its full specification available when you click on it.

...Or jump straight to the relevent section:

Size of mirror required?

All of our convex mirrors view to infinity so they have essentially the same view whatever size they are.

Viewing distance is the key when choosing the correct size of mirror. This means the maximum distance that you can comfortably see the mirror image from.

For example a 30cm mirror has a viewing distance of 3m (9-10 feet) so would be no good if you were mounting it 4 meters from the person viewing it.

Max viewing distances are roughly as follows:

30cm mirror = 3m viwing distance
45cm mirror = 5m viwing distance
60cm mirror = 11m viwing distance
80cm mirror = 20m viwing distance

Pole or Wall mounted?

All indoor mirrors come with wall mounting brackets as standard unless otherwise stated.

All exterior mirrors come with pole mounting brackets unless otherwise stated.

Standard 45cm + 60cm mirrors have brackets for 50mm poles. Outsize fitting kits for these mirrors are available from our Accessories page.

80cm standard mirrors come with brackets 75mm in diameter. Wall plates are also available for these mirrors.

All Superior mirrors come with both wall and pole mounting (60-90mm) kits as standard.

What if I need a pole for my mirror?

We have negotiated a special price from our favourite pole supplier The Metal Store.

Acrylic, Polycarbonate or Stainless Steel?

Convex mirrors have traditionally been made from glass or acrylic. In recent years these materials have largely been replaced by polycarbonate or stainless steel.

Acrylic mirrors are usually cheaper than polycarbonate or stainless steel mirrors. They are 100 times stronger than glass, have higher reflective qualities and are easy to clean. They are best used where they are unlikely to be vandalised.

Most of our mirror lenses are manufactured from polycarbonate, the industry standard, which is tougher than acrylic. How good are they? See one of our standard mirrors hit with a large hammer in our Gorilla Test video. They are ideal in situations where vandalised is likely.

Stainless steel is less frequently found but is favoured in areas where vandalism is a big problem or on industrial sites with high ambient temperatures. It is extremely robust but usually has a higher price.

Budget/Standard vs Superior/Deluxe?

Like most things in life you get what you pay for.

Budget or Standard mirrors while perfectly adequate will last around 5-10yrs. Superior or Deluxe mirrors should last 10-20yrs.

Still not sure?

Then please call us on 01225 851611 or e-mail sales@convex-mirrors.co.uk. Our experts are always on hand to answer your questions.

You might also find our Frequently Asked Questions page useful.

Thank you for shopping with us.