Glass Beveled

How does a rear-view mirror toggle between day/night work? And why?

It's odd how a rear view mirror at night works.

During the day, obviously, a mirrored surface reflects the images behind you. But, at night, how does it continue to reflect at a lesser degree?

Is the glass beveled?
Is it not paralell to the surface of the mirror?
What gives?

I'm curious.

If you stand in front of a normal window in your house at night (inside the house, with the indoor lights ON), you will be able to see your reflection in the glass quite clearly. A car's mirror takes advantage of the same effect.

The mirror is not ground flat -- the front glass surface is at an angle to the back (mirrored) surface. So if you looked at this mirror out of its casing, it would be wedge-shaped with the thicker edge at the top. When you "flip" the mirror, the back mirrored surface actually points toward the dark ceiling, so you don't see that image. What you see instead is the image reflecting off the front of the glass, and this is much dimmer that the pure reflected image so it does not hurt your eyes.

To prove that this is what is happening, take a flashlight with you one night and play with your mirror (while the car is parked in your garage, preferably). Flip the mirror and shine the light at the ceiling (or sometimes the floor) and the fully reflected image will overwhelm the front-surface reflection so you can see the ceiling.

Find Glass Beveled On eBay Below:

RARE SIMON GATES SIGNED  NUMBERED ORREFORS BEVELED 9 1 2 CRYSTAL VASE
RARE SIMON GATES SIGNED NUMBERED ORREFORS BEVELED 9 1 2 CRYSTAL VASE
$249.00
205 x 345 Stunning Tiffany Style stained glass Clear Beveled window panel
205 x 345 Stunning Tiffany Style stained glass Clear Beveled window panel
$229.99
205 x 345 Stunning Tiffany Style stained glass Clear Beveled window panel
205 x 345 Stunning Tiffany Style stained glass Clear Beveled window panel
$229.99
34L x 20H Tiffany Style Jeweled Beveled stained glass window panel Flower Pot
34L x 20H Tiffany Style Jeweled Beveled stained glass window panel Flower Pot
$229.99
Tiffany Style Jeweled Beveled stained glass window panel Flower 3475L x 207H
Tiffany Style Jeweled Beveled stained glass window panel Flower 3475L x 207H
$229.99
Tiffany Style Beveled stained glass window panel 21W x 355H
Tiffany Style Beveled stained glass window panel 21W x 355H
$229.99
21W x 355H Tiffany Style Beveled stained glass window panel
21W x 355H Tiffany Style Beveled stained glass window panel
$229.99
BEVELED DIAMONDS Large Clear Stained Glass Window Panel Bevels Stain Glass
BEVELED DIAMONDS Large Clear Stained Glass Window Panel Bevels Stain Glass
$220.00
MORNING STARS Large Clear Beveled Stained Glass Window Panel Clear Bevels
MORNING STARS Large Clear Beveled Stained Glass Window Panel Clear Bevels
$220.00
TWILIGHT Clear Beveled Stained Glass Window Panel Small Transom or Sidelight
TWILIGHT Clear Beveled Stained Glass Window Panel Small Transom or Sidelight
$130.00
OLD vintage Gorham Crystal Bowl unique Beveled cuts high end ting
OLD vintage Gorham Crystal Bowl unique Beveled cuts high end ting
$66.00
CROSS beveled cross stained glass window with frame
CROSS beveled cross stained glass window with frame
$74.99
LEADED glass window with BEVELED HEART framed 16x19 1 2 made in US by seller
LEADED glass window with BEVELED HEART framed 16x19 1 2 made in US by seller
$125.00
12 stained glass bevel snowflake
12 stained glass bevel snowflake
$89.00
15 stained glass bevel snowflake
15 stained glass bevel snowflake
$89.00
Stunning 15 stained glass bevel snowflake
Stunning 15 stained glass bevel snowflake
$85.00
EAPG US GLASS OR DUNCAN BEVELLED BUTTONS SPOONER 1891 to 1910
EAPG US GLASS OR DUNCAN BEVELLED BUTTONS SPOONER 1891 to 1910
$24.95
Large Vintage Stained Beveled Glass Window Panel Red  Amber Shades
Large Vintage Stained Beveled Glass Window Panel Red Amber Shades
$295.00
Glass Jewelry Display Box Very Old Brass and Beveled Glass
Glass Jewelry Display Box Very Old Brass and Beveled Glass
$18.00
BLUE tiful a beveled stained glass window panel OOAK
BLUE tiful a beveled stained glass window panel OOAK
$139.99
Vintage Clear Glass Apothecary Beveled Paneled Canister Jar 10 Tall
Vintage Clear Glass Apothecary Beveled Paneled Canister Jar 10 Tall
$22.00
Anchor Hocking Fire King Beveled Glass Butter Dish
Anchor Hocking Fire King Beveled Glass Butter Dish
$24.37
Beveled Diamond  Star Wine Glass EAPG PG 025
Beveled Diamond Star Wine Glass EAPG PG 025
$8.00
FAB Crystal Glass Footed Cake Plate 1 2THICK BEVELED RIM Swirl Design POLAND
FAB Crystal Glass Footed Cake Plate 1 2THICK BEVELED RIM Swirl Design POLAND
$110.00
HEAVENLYBeveled Stained Glass Window Panel  28 1 2 12 1 2
HEAVENLYBeveled Stained Glass Window Panel 28 1 2 12 1 2
$179.99
OUTSIDE the BOX  Beveled Stained Glass Window Panel  20 1 2 20 1 2 52cm
OUTSIDE the BOX Beveled Stained Glass Window Panel 20 1 2 20 1 2 52cm
$179.99
ELEGANT LEAD CRYSTAL 0CTAGONAL PANEL CUT CANDLE HOLDERS BEVELED 225 T
ELEGANT LEAD CRYSTAL 0CTAGONAL PANEL CUT CANDLE HOLDERS BEVELED 225 T
$3.95
Joan Baker BIRDS Hand Painted Beveled Glass Business Card Holder  Beautiful
Joan Baker BIRDS Hand Painted Beveled Glass Business Card Holder Beautiful
$26.40
Beveled Squares Cut Glass Crystal Bowl
Beveled Squares Cut Glass Crystal Bowl
$14.25
ANTIQUE Duncan  Miller 1885 EAPG glass bowl 8diameter BEVELED BUTTONS PAT
ANTIQUE Duncan Miller 1885 EAPG glass bowl 8diameter BEVELED BUTTONS PAT
$21.99
Beautiful Leaded Crystal Cut  Etched Daisies Footed Vase Beveled Rim
Beautiful Leaded Crystal Cut Etched Daisies Footed Vase Beveled Rim
$32.99
Lead Crystal Etched Grape design bevel handle mouth edge w ice lip
Lead Crystal Etched Grape design bevel handle mouth edge w ice lip
$29.99
Hand Painted Art Glass Floral 3 PC Footed Plate Set Decorative Bevel Glassware
Hand Painted Art Glass Floral 3 PC Footed Plate Set Decorative Bevel Glassware
$11.28
Prairie Style Beveled BorderEarthtones Leaded Window On Sale 15000 18500
Prairie Style Beveled BorderEarthtones Leaded Window On Sale 15000 18500
$185.00
NEW IN BOX 3D TEDDY BEAR BEVELLED EDGE MINATURE BLOCK GLASS PAPERWEIGHT
NEW IN BOX 3D TEDDY BEAR BEVELLED EDGE MINATURE BLOCK GLASS PAPERWEIGHT
$6.15
3475L x 2075 Tiffany Style Jeweled Beveled stained glass window panel Flower
3475L x 2075 Tiffany Style Jeweled Beveled stained glass window panel Flower
$229.99
3475L x 2075 Tiffany Style Beveled stained glass window panel Iris Flowers
3475L x 2075 Tiffany Style Beveled stained glass window panel Iris Flowers
$219.99
3475L x 2075H Tiffany Style Beveled stained glass window panel Iris Flowers
3475L x 2075H Tiffany Style Beveled stained glass window panel Iris Flowers
$219.99
BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY SMALL BEVELED SQUARE PATTERN BUD VASE W FLARED TOP 4 3 4
BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY SMALL BEVELED SQUARE PATTERN BUD VASE W FLARED TOP 4 3 4
$8.95
Contemporary Leaded Super Beveled Glass Cluster Window Tivoli Design Decor NEW
Contemporary Leaded Super Beveled Glass Cluster Window Tivoli Design Decor NEW
$14.95


Recently Purchased Glass Beveled:


clear beveled glass water goblet 10oz unknown maker, € clear reflection€beveled stained glass window panel 26 €x16 €€ signed , €€ sirius€€ beveled stained glass window panel € 34 €14 € signed , original hand painted beveled glass ornament ryta cat glittered fenton style art, 3 pc eapg beveled star cut crystal 2 34 shot cordial glasses, € midnight hour €beveled stained glass window panel € 24 12x21 12, vintage oval beveled clear anchor hocking glass co jar, eapg big block cube waffle square optic beveled 11 master serving display bowl, faceted purple crystal bowl fruit decorative beveled glass 10 outer diameter, vintage double handled open sugar bowl paneled fluted beveled rim, federal glass company green cereal bowl milk glass beveled bottom, hand blown beveled set of 4 glass waterwine goblets clear w green rim , beveled glass hexagons 14x425 very costly to have made, clear abstract geometric beveled glass studio suncatcher table desk display box, €olive branch € beveled stained glass window panel € xxl 30 € x15 € 77x40cm, small mikasa crystal vase w beveled square pattern new without tags 334, € lavender fields €beveled stained glass window panel € 20x13 €51x21cm, € all the pretty colors€beveled stained glass window panel € 28 €8 €, diane markin hand made usa iridescent amp; beveled stained glass tissue box cover , vintage 70s luminarc heavy french beveled glass vase, raspberrygrape large tall glass vase155wide 75tall bevel glass bowl $795, leaded glass heart with emerald green and beveled clear glass etched diamond , pyrex vision v25c amber replacement lid beveled 85 inches great condition, pyrex vision v15c amber replacement lid beveled 7 14 great condition, beveled diamond and star with tropical etch jelly compote, lyon transom bevel cluster traditional order beveled glass stained, diamondsquare beveled scalloped pressed clear glass pedestal candy disheuc , waterford crystal flared beveled welcome bowl 8wx5h signed waterford, €interpretation€beveled stained glass window panel 17 €14 €, italian antique stained glass window beveled glass copper foil soldered lead 12, val st lambert crystal box vintage beveled lid art deco extremely fine cond, clear bevel cut glass footed candy dish on vg condition, mikasa crystal small vase w beveled square pattern new3 14 h, vintage set of 4 clear glass tumblers wswirlbevel design wgold rim excellent, vintage pink beveled depression glass creamer amp; sugar bowl, beveled diamond pressed glass set of 2 glasses, beveled diamond pattern pressed glass milk pitcher, hanging stained glass window with beveled tulip, cassini nib footed optical clear crystal dish sparkling crystallized bevel base, stained glass window beveled glass , gold rimmed butterfly beveled candy olive dish, astrological gift 3d etched solid beveled glass crystal leo zodiac, vintage waterford crystal glass decanter wbeveled glass stopper 10 marked, €americana€beveled stained glass window panel € 28x8€71x20cm, beveled clear stained glass window panel diamond victorian chic 12 suncatcher, 6 sided clear beveled glass glazed sun catcher, clear crystal beveled concentric ring wine goblets glasses 8 oz8 high set of 4, flower vase thin waist twisted stripe bevel mouth crystal glass vase cyli ne, flower vase thin waist twisted stripe bevel mouth crystal glass vase cyli new, sold as is half round tiffany style stained glass window beveled glass panel , sold out half round tiffany style stained glass window beveled glass panel , 345 x 205 tiffany style beveled stained glass window panel sold as is, 21 x 35 stained glass window panel lily flower beveled clear glass sold as is, € explosion €beveled stained glass window panel € extra large 30 €16 €, gorham althea 712 beveled round full lead crystal bowl germany outstanding, vintage depression clear etched floral amp; beveled design wine glassesset of six, € shining bright €beveled stained glass window panel 25 1211 12, leaded and beveled clear stained glass panel large arched 665 x 765, vintage crystal cut lead small glass flower vase beveled top tulip design, nos cashman crystal beveled edge paper weight love heart art sculpture , vintage beveled edge cut crystal bowl cup vase hi end ting , beveled stained glass star or snowflake clear with blue 10 across, beveled leaded glass texas star window panel , bohemia crystal 85 tall beveled tiled cross on base czech republic beautiful, € eternity band € beveled stained glass window panel € 29 €x13 €75x35cm, antique early period 19th c beveled faceted thin cut glass plate set of 3, €aroundwe go €beveled stained glass window panel € 23 12 20 12, € €elegant beauty € €beveled stained glass window panel € huge 33 x21 €, 4 clear glass wine stemware vertical beveled pattern, 1 new 5 inch beveled etched stained glass eagle round, leaded glass window with beveled heart; framed; 16x19 12 made in us by seller, cross beveled cross stained glass window with frame, modern solid glass curved bent arm compote bowl sculpture beveled edge 9 tall, gorgeous crystal clear beveled 24 lead crystal parfum bottle crystal wand , one bohemian crystal wine hock beveled purple and clear beveled stem, 412 square dbl beveled glass hand painted sun catcher free shipping, 618 square live laugh love suncatcher with beveled corner green mardi gras, 1838 square beveled glass panel blue clear textured, vintage saas eight beveled glass mid century tumblers highball 750 riveria italy, € hearts desire €beveled stained glass window panel € 27 €15 € 70x39cm, stained glass window panel beveled mission star, depression glass ice bucket pink vintage etched and beveled wmetal handle, € breaking free €beveled stained glass window panel € 23 €x15 € 60x 39cm, rare indonesian purple leaded beveled glass window panel, american brilliant crystal cookie jar with the hobstar pinweel beveled pattern, vintage clear beveled glass vase 8 high footed base, €burning love € beveled stained glass window panel € 21 €x 21 € 55cm, 5 crystalcut wine glass goblet stemware beveled 8 oz unknown maker set of five, €solar eclipse€beveled stained glass window panel € 26 €x8 €67x21cm, collectible vintage pressed glass pedestal candy dish wbeveled diamond edges, vintage look stained glass window panel neutral peach amp; beveled glass transom, fantastic libbey set of 5 amber gold beveled bubble ringed 10oz cocktail glasses, beveled squares cut glass crystal bowl, €in living color€beveled stained glass window panel € 28 €x6 € 73x16cm, €outside the box € beveled stained glass window panel € 20 1220 1252cm, jack frostclear beveled stained glass window panel 1912 x19 12, €heavenly€beveled stained glass window panel € 28 1212 12€



Comments are closed.