Real Mirrorlite® vs. Knockoff

 

LOOK FOR THE ®  SYMBOL AFTER THE Mirrorlite®  NAME BRAND.  ANYTHING ELSE IS AN IMITATION.

 

Important:

Mirrorlite® Glassless Mirrors are UnderWriters Laboratories (UL) - fire retardant - rated for safety. Imitation glassless mirrors that do not have such ratings should not be placed in public facilities, as they present a potential fire hazard.

 

GlasslessMirror.com is your source for only the orignal Mirrorlite ® brand premium quality authentic Glassless Mirrors that are manufactured in a state of the art production facility by a highly skilled team of engineers and workers with over 143 years of combined industry experience.

It's this crucial combination of skill, experience and correct tooling that truly makes glassless mirror manufacturing an art form in itself.

Imitation glassless mirrors are produced with low-cost inferior materials, inadequate tooling and manufacturing techniques. Imitations are typically hand cut and pieced together unlike authentic Mirrorlite ® Glassless Mirror brand panels which are manufactured as one piece extrusions resulting in a stronger, more rigid design that eliminates warping and image distortion.

Mirrorlite® brand Glassless Mirror panels are UnderWriter Laboratories(UL) approved and meets military specifications.

Inexpensive imitation glassless mirrors are frequently advertised well below our manufacturers advertised price for our comparably sized mirror panels, so if their advertised price is too good to be true then it probably is.

Don't get stuck with a cheap imitation!

COMPARISON OF Mirrorlite® GLASSLESS MIRRORS VS. BRAND "X" MIRRORS

Inspection and analysis of a Brand "X" mirror sample revealed some interesting differences compared to the Mirrorlite® Glassless Mirror product.

Mirrorlite® MIRRORS BRAND "X" MIRRORS
90-92% reflective. 82-86% reflective.
Aluminum foil backing and is UL rated with fiberglass reinforcement. Silver paper backing, paper faced and no fiberglass reinforcement. Not UL rated.
Manufacturer certified fire rated foam substrate. Non fire resistant paper facia back board.
1 piece aluminum precision notching & 1 certified welded joint. 4 pieces cut with hand saw. 4 separate low quality welds.
Poly foam cushion corners which help absorb shock(recyclable). 4 hand made corners, no shock quality. Hardwood surface - more shipping damages.
100% custom made virgin polyethylene. No residue. Pink anti-static plastic wrap for mirror may leave residue on mirror surface.



Important:

Mirrorlite® Glassless Mirrors are UnderWriters Laboratories (UL) - fire retardant - rated for safety. Imitation glassless mirrors that do not have such ratings should not be placed in public facilities, as they present a potential fire hazard.

Genuine Mirrorlite® Glassless Mirrors display the Mirrorlite® brand label on the backside. If you have any doubts about a purchase you have made from another source, email info@glasslessmirror.com with images and we will assist you.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ON OTHER GLASSLESS MIRRORS CLAIMING A ASTM E CLASS 84 A (CLASS I) FIRE RATING.

 

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials does NOT independently test or certify materials as fire retardant. Only an Independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization such as Underwriter Laboratories (UL) can test and certify products for public safety.

 

So what does all this mean?

 

The Mirrorlite® Glassless Mirror has been independently tested and certified for public safety by Underwriter Laboratories (UL) .

 

ASTM does not independently test and certify products for public safety. Rather the ASTM tests and specifies standards of materials and procedures. Therefore, other glassless mirrors claiming an ASTM E Class 84 A (Class 1) Fire Rating is NOT a guarantee that the product is safe and could present a potential fire hazard.

 

Mirrorlite ® Glassless Mirrors vs. Acrylic/Plastic Glassless Mirrors

 

The term "glassless mirror" is used loosely in the mirror industry and including a broad range of non-glass mirrors including lower image quailty designs such as acrylic or plastic "fun house distortion" mirrors. Genuine Mirrorlite ® Glassless Mirrors should not be confused with cheap acrylic or plastic glassless mirror product commonly advertised on the market.