LED Mirror History

A Brief Introduction to its Development

The History of Mirrors

During human existence, someone saw a reflection in the waters of a lake.
Back then that person and that person’s clan must have mistaken their reflection for Satan or God himself.

However, thank goodness for the power of contemplation and human intellect, we were able to figure out that the reflection in the water belonged to us.
After that, they started carving mirrors out of polished obsidian.
Later on during the middle-age mirrors were made out of bronze, silver, copper,
and gold which gained a lot of popularity with the royals.

At that time the mirrors were mostly 8-10 inches in diameter because giant mirrors were bulky.
Some of the places that exhibited giant mirrors were Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt.
And then in the year 1835, Justus Von Liebig, who was a German Chemist,
made the process of coating glass with a thin layer of silver to make the very first-polished mirror.

  • Still Water as Mirrors

  • Polished Stone as Mirrors

  • Polished Metal as Mirrors

  • Metal-coated Glass Mirrors

  • The Advent of LED Mirrors

Still Water as Mirrors

Our prehistoric ancestors probably took a pool of still water as a mirror, or collect water with a primitive vessel and look into the vessel to check their reflection for thousands and millions of years before polished obsidian was used as a mirror.

Polished Stone as Mirrors

The earliest physical mirrors that people could hold in hands were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian coming from volcanic eruptions. People would heavily polish the stone until it shows a beautiful reflection, making it the world’s first mirror. However, as you may perceive, theses obsidian mirrors were really heavy, so they usually weren’t made large. They were mainly used as small decorations by the wealthy. Legend has it that the peoples of ancient Mexico used polished obsidian mirrors as instruments of black magic. By gazing into a mirror’s smoky depths, sorcerers can travel to the world of gods and ancestors.

Examples of obsidian mirrors found in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) have been dated to around 6000 BC. Other polished stone mirror examples were from Central and South America date from around 2000 BC. The earliest mirrors one can hold in hands in China were made from polished jade.

Polished Metal as Mirrors

By the Bronze Age most regions were using mirrors made from polished plates of bronze, copper, silver, or other metals. Such metal mirrors were always there throughout the Middle Ages in Europe. During the Roman Empire, silver mirrors were in common use by servants.

However, common metal mirrors tarnished easily and required frequent polishing, but even heavily polished, theses mirrors still had low reflectivity. Most ancient metal mirrors had a round shape, and their backside was usually embellished with delicate and beautiful ornamentation.

Did Mirrors Promote Vanity and Narcissism?

Even today there are some societies, groups, and even individuals that actually oppose the use of vanity mirrors. Crazy I know! But what would we do without them?

The overall argument was that mirrors promoted vanity and narcissism. And there are some hyper-imaginative people who claim that we can apprehend the bloody Mary by calling on her three times in front of the mirror and she will appear and take us away. Childhood ghost stories: how can some people still believe in that things?

Before we had mirrors, we had little knowledge of how we looked. Having clear reflections of ourselves has allowed humankind to see details of their existence and allows them to become more self-aware. And for those people who suffer from social anxieties, just being able to see a clear reflection of themselves is the very first step towards becoming less anxious about being around people.

Just think about a scenario for a second what if you had too many shots at a club and you looked in the mirror your reflection would all blurry, that’s when you know it’s time to call it a night and find a ride home. If you didn’t have that mirror to notice the state that you’re in you may keep drinking until heavens you black out and who knows what could happen.

That’s what we call the mirror effect it allows you to ensure everything is okay and without a lot of bad things that could take place. People may not relaize it but mirrors are an important part of our daily lives. And without the invention of them who knows what life would be like?

The overall changes the invention of the mirror brought into the world may seem trivial to some but for others, it’s everything that keeps them going every day. So, if you ask me, yes, mirrors are essential especially LED mirrors because they showcase everything you can’t see in a regular mirror.

It highlights everything on your face and body and shows you who you are and that’s extremely important because if you don’t know who you are, who will?

The Changes Mirrors Have Gone Through

Humans are amazing with the things they invent and the LED mirror is no different. They may not have had the LED mirror back centuries ago but we do now and they are a life changer. They can come in aluminum, silver, to tin and nowadays mirror makers use cost-effective materials to create the mirrors we know and love.

There is a plethora of designs to choose from. From ornamental mirrors to large gym mirror we have come up with a million ways to use mirrors in many different ways. But the vanity LED mirror for the bathroom has to be my favorite because not only does it create extra light for the bathroom but it can go with any decor you may have set up in your bathroom.