Looking for the equivalent of Starphire glass in a mirror.

threeapplesAugust 13, 2013

What's the clearest mirror available called? In our former house all the bathroom mirrors had a green tinge and colors were not accurately represented to them. In my master vanity in this house I'd like to be able to look at myself in the mirror and see my accurate skin, hair, etc., colors. I asked the glass store about what my options are and they pretty much just said mirror is mirror in our area.

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millworkman

Starphire or Low Iron just as you mention. Most quality glass shops should have it available to them.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 10:12AM
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threeapples

The local glass shop that carries starphire glass shower doors said starphire mirror is only available in Canada! I called three other places and they have no idea what I'm talking about.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 11:08AM
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millworkman

My local suppliers on Long Island have it readily available. You may need to call a manufacturer and see if they have a dealer they can send you. It is an available product, whether or not your local guys carry it or want to go through the effort to find it for you or not I cannot help you with.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 11:12AM
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live_wire_oak

For true color rendering in a bath, the lighting is more important than the mirror glass. Incandescent produces yellowish light, fluorescent is green to white, halogen is white (but hot) and LED can be either slightly yellowish to slightly bluish to neutral white. I'd make sure that issue was addressed before spending a large amount of $$ on a mirror.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 1:18PM
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palimpsest
    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 2:19PM
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threeapples

Thanks!

So are halogens the best in a bathroom then? Do halogen bulbs even come as candelabra style anymore?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 6:55PM
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threeapples

I could get Sylvania daylight bulbs, but the shades on the vanity wall sconces will probably distort the color of the light, right?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 7:03PM
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