Why Are Aptations’ Mirrors Better…
You simply look better after you’ve seen yourself in an Aptations mirror!
Let’s start with the most important thing…..the glass.
All glass is not created equal. The glass that Aptations uses to make all of the mirrors they offer is of very high quality, sourced from the most discerning glass suppliers in the world. This ensures that the magnified mirrors will be distortion-free and you will be able to see yourself magnified without any weird waves in the glass. This also ensures that the frosting that lets the light shine through will be uniform and your mirror won’t have any spots where the light is brighter or dimmer.
While we’re talking about glass, let’s talk about “desilvering.” This is the process that happens when older mirrors–and some that aren’t all that old–begin to turn black and streaky around the edges. This happens when the reflective material that has been applied to the back of the glass comes into contact with moisture. The glass that Aptations uses in our mirrors is protected from this moisture by two things. First, the reflective material is coated with a layer of paint that helps protect it from moisture. Then the glass is inserted into the frame and held in place with silicone glue, which, among its other functions, protects the edges from moisture. It is very rare for the reflective material on Aptations’ mirrors to desilver but if it does, you can count on our 3 year warranty.
Next….the Metal Frame and Body of the Mirror
The next most important thing is the metal surrounding the mirror. Because these mirrors are being used in a damp room, the metal is susceptible to rusting. Aptations mirrors are better so that is why the mirrors that we offer go through several plating processes. First, the metal is plated in brass to protect it from moisture. Next comes a nickel plating that forms a hard smooth surface. Next comes the “pretty” finish: we offer mirrors in chrome, brushed nickel, polished nickel, Italian bronze, brushed brass and our newest offering….rose gold. Finally, a protective lacquer is applied to keep the mirror looking beautiful for years to come.
Let’s Talk About Electrical
October 2007 was a really big month for us! That was when we introduced the first LED Lighted Magnified Makeup Mirrors into our collections. In less than 10 years, the LED revolution has swept across the globe and through our product mix. In 2007, we were considered revolutionary because we were adding a few LED lighted mirrors to our offering. In 2016, all of the lighted mirrors in our collection use LEDs. Because of LEDs…..
- We can offer any of our lighted mirrors in both warm white light and cool white light, allowing the end-user to have the color of light they prefer.
- The mirrors–both the large vanity mirrors in the Sergeña collection and the magnified make-up mirrors in the Kimball & Young collection–use a fraction of the power that the old incandescent and fluorescent mirrors used. Saving money…..saving the planet.
- Because the LED’s are low voltage, we can offer a battery operated mirror with a rechargeable battery. 3 hours plugged in to charge and you have 3 hours of bright LED light. Now you can have a wall mounted lighted mirror without either an electrician or messy cords. And you can have a bright lighted freestanding mirror that you can move anywhere you need it.
Different Light Colors Can Be So Confusing!!