How to choose the right traffic mirror
Traffic mirrors are available in many shapes and sizes. A frequently asked question is, “How do I choose the right traffic mirror?” This blog post provides a number of guidelines to make that decision easier.
There are a number of important factors when selecting a suitable traffic mirror:
- Viewing distance and angle;
- Other properties.
The most important aspect when choosing a traffic mirror is its application, as there are many different types of mirrors for different applications.
An outdoor mirror must remain free of frost and condensation. Outdoor mirrors must also be resistant to corrosion and weather. A mirror used in the food sector must be shatterproof.
- Will the mirror be used indoors or outdoors?
- Are there any other requirements?
Viewing distance and angle
A mirror’s viewing distance depends on its size and curvature; the greater the curvature, the smaller the reflection.
The TM-I traffic mirror from our product range, for example, has the following viewing distances, based on the mirror’s size and shape:
- ø 50 cm → 5-7 m
- ø 60 cm → 9-15 m
- ø 80 cm → 15-22 m
- 40 x 60 cm → 9-15 m
- 60 x 80 cm → 15-22 m
JekaShop lists every mirror’s viewing distance on its product page.
Traffic mirrors come in a range of materials, including acrylic, glass, polycarbonate, stainless steel, or safety glass. All mirrors supplied by JekaShop are manufactured from impact resistant acrylic.
Acrylic is 70% more impact resistant than glass, making it highly suitable for use in the food processing industry. The mirrors are also lighter and are weather resistant.
Other properties may be important when determining the right mirror, such as:
- Heat resistance;
- Installation options;
- Frost resistance;
If you have any questions or specific wishes, please feel free to contact us.