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Beachwood, OH, United States, 2008/03/03 - With the advent of the High-Intensity or HID Headlamps, glare is becoming a more frequent nuisance during night-time driving. The human eye’s increased light sensitivity at night is affected by exposure to the brightness of HID Headlamps.
Prolonged exposure, as when HID Headlamps from trailing vehicles reflect off rear-view or side-view mirrors, can cause eye irritation and fatigue, also known as discomfort glare. Discomfort glare results from the high-energy, “blue” wavelengths that are greater in the light produced by HID Headlamps.
The Wireless, Digital Auto-dimming Mirror by AlphaMirror uses Liquid Crystal technology (similar to that in a flat screen TV) to change the reflectance of the mirror, thus reducing glare, but maintaining visibility. The mirrors’ auto-dimming feature is triggered by sensors which detect a change in lighting conditions and automatically transition from maximum reflectance to a dimmed state. The dimmed state of the mirror minimizes the “blue” light emitted by HID Headlamps and considerably reduces eye irritation and fatigue.
In addition to the safety benefits that are inherent with the Wireless, Digital Auto-dimming Mirrors, style is another key feature. The mountable versions of the mirrors are designed to fit factory and custom-built cars. They are manufactured in the U.S.A. with aircraft-grade aluminum and come in a polished or black finish.
AlphaMirror, Inc. just released new style of its Wireless, Digital Auto-dimming Mirror: the Automotive Oval mirrors for interior and exterior use. To get more information about these and other mirrors, visit the website or email.
AlphaMirror (alphamirror.com | alphamirrordirect.com) developed the next generation of auto dimming rear view mirrors. Their mirror enables vision enhancement and protection in all driving conditions, maximizing the driver comfort.
About Auto Dimming Mirrors products
This year AlphaMirror released its latest award-winning Auto-dimming Mirrors. When high-intensity headlights hit these mirrors, the glare-reducing, auto-dimming feature protects the rider's vision but maintains visibility behind. Available in a variety of finishes, colors and styles, the Auto-dimming Mirrors match just about any vehicle. Customers can choose from the Clip-on Mirror, which clips on and hides most factory mirrors, or the Billet Aluminum Mirror with 6 different mounting fixtures.