- Elevator Mirrors
Elevator Mirror, Vandal Resistant
- All stainless steel construction for ultimate durability & strength
- 10" triangular design
- Mounts through elevator cab with bolt (hardware included)
- Excellent reflection
- Designed for service, garage, apartment, & public elevators
Elevator Mirrors, Easy Mount Dome
- Shatterproof acrylic lens
- Can easily be mounted with double sided tape, velcro or adhesive (not included)
- For corner mounting to ceiling of elevator cab only
- Available in 12", 18", 26" & 32" models
Elevator Mirrors, Convex Lens
- Available in shatterproof acrylic or glass lens
- Mounting bracket included
- Can mount anywhere in elevator cab
- Small footprint
- 5" & 8" diameters
Elevator Mirrors Available In Vandal Resistant and Easy Mount Dome & Convex Models
Choose from our heavy duty vandal resistant all metal 10" triangular mirror or our easy mount corner dome and round convex elevator mirrors offered in a variety of different sizes. Our elevator domes & convex mirrors are MADE IN THE USA. ** Many states such as Illinois & New York have building codes that mandate the use of elevator mirrors in all elevator cabs.
- History Of Elevator Mirrors
- About Our Elevator Mirrors
Employees and visitors may not even notice an elevator mirror as they are riding up and down their building. To many people, mirrors on an elevator serve little purpose, as they are located high in the corner of the elevator cab; and people who do notice them may not give them anything more than a passing glance. What many people may not realize is that there is a long history involving elevators and mirrors, dating back to the early industrial age.
When tall buildings first sprang up on the east coast, many of the buildings were built with an elevator. Although elevators were not popular at first, as the buildings grew in height, many people began to use elevators to move up and down the building more quickly. At the time, elevators were relatively slow, and many people began to complain about the speed. Elevator designers discovered that it was expensive to make them run at a faster speed, so they came up with an entirely new idea. Designers surveyed riders and discovered that many people thought that the ride was slower than it actually was. Since riders did not have anything to do during the ride but stare at the walls, many people did not have any idea how long the ride truly was. Many riders were not concerned with elevator safety, as the technology was still new, and the world was a much different place. The true reason for placing a mirror in the elevator at that time, was to distract people during the ride. After adding an elevator mirror, the designers surveyed the same group of people and discovered that they said the speed of the ride had improved.
Elevator mirrors are still in use today. New York for example requires all buildings to place a mirror in every elevator for safety reasons. Mirrors for elevators are offered in a 10" triangular shape, and are made of all metal. They are designed to be mounted in the upper corners of an elevator cart and give riders a view of the entire car to ensure their safety before entering and exiting. The brackets used to mount the mirror are completely hidden behind the mirror to give a clean look in any elevator. Best of all, they are easy to clean, and come with all the necessary materials to mount the mirror easily. The mirror is mounted by drilling holes through the cab and securing the mirror with supplied screws.
Although these mirrors are not used in the manner they were originally designed for, many buildings still use them to give passengers a complete view of the elevator to ensure a rider's safety. These mirrors can be particularly useful, in a hotel where elevators are used by both guests and the staff. A cleaning person with a cart in the corner of an elevator can see the opening before they exit, and a guest can check to make sure that no one is exiting with a large cart. Placing an elevator mirror in the corner of an elevator car has become a standard practice to provide a level of safety to riders.