Choosing the right glass
I’m about to build my first smart mirror, it is supposed to be a gift if everything goes as planned.
I do have a used 22inch BenQ monitor ( not sure if it considered a bright screen with lots of contrast because I have no other screen I can compare it to )
I was thinking to get a 60x40 cm frame from amazon.
Smart Mirror Location:
The smart mirror will be place in a room where there are windows
I live in Germany, so reading a thread from fellow members of this forum I found a website that is relatively cheap.
Which one of these 3 options would be best ?
1. Mirropane Chrome Spy 4 MM (48,00 €)
2. Mirastar 4 mm (33,60 €)
@e199504 I have the Mirrorpane Chrom Spy from Brigla and although it is a good quality mirror the light transmission could be better (it’s only 2% or 3%). It’s perfectly fine if you don’t have direct sunlight through your windows but usually that’s not the case.
Is your room bright then I suggest going for more like 8% transmission. Let’s see what others might think.
@madscientist thank you for your help. What do you think about the second option? Perhaps you might have any information you came across from people who have used the Mirastar 4mm
@e199504 According to the datasheet it has only 3% light transmission. So it’s pretty much the same. I’d say it still works and it’s dirt cheap so if money isn’t too tight you could give it a try. In worst case you can try to sell it again. However, I recommend looking for something else.
As I sad before: I have the Mirrorpane and it works quite ok if it doesn’t get too bright. Just don’t put it in the living room with large windows to the south or to the west.
I am pretty sure to remember a list of sources for mirrors but I just can’t find it atm. Maybe somebody can say something about this one (11% transmission but also just 42% reflection)?
@madscientist I am also looking for the same type of mirror size and if you guys find a good list/suggestion I am open to look at it. I live in Italy by the way.
Edit: I just saw that the send only in Germany and around it. No Italy.