Rectangular Convex Mirrors: The Perfect Solution for Low Ceilings

Improve Safety and Security in Tight Spaces

Traditional round convex mirrors offer a wide-angle view, but they can be impractical for areas with low ceilings. Here at National Safety Mirror, we understand this challenge. That’s why we offer a variety of rectangular convex mirrors explicitly designed to address clearance limitations while providing the same exceptional visibility.

Critical Benefits of Rectangular Convex Mirrors:

  • Ideal for Low Ceilings: The rectangular shape allows the mirror to be mounted flush against the ceiling without sacrificing the viewing area. This makes them perfect for hallways, stores, offices, and other locations with limited headroom.
  • Wide Viewing Angle: Like round convex mirrors, rectangular convex mirrors provide a panoramic view, giving you a clear line of sight into blind spots and hard-to-see areas.
  • Improved Safety and Security: Rectangular convex mirrors’ increased visibility can deter theft, vandalism, and other crimes. They can also help prevent accidents in busy areas by improving situational awareness for employees and customers.
  • Durable Construction: Our rectangular convex mirrors are made from high-impact acrylic, making them resistant to scratches and breakage. They are also available with various backing materials, including hardboard, plastic, and galvanized steel, to suit your needs.
a rectangular convex mirror near the low ceiling
a rectangular convex mirror near the low ceiling

Applications for Rectangular Convex Mirrors:

  • Retail Stores: Monitor aisles, checkout areas, and high-value merchandise displays.
  • Warehouses and Industrial Facilities: Improve safety and efficiency in loading docks, shipping areas, and production lines.
  • Schools and Offices: Enhance visibility in hallways, corridors, and other common areas.
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: Increase safety and security in patient rooms, waiting areas, and staff break rooms.

Locations for Rountagular Mirror Usage

“Roundtagular” or “Rectangular” convex mirrors are similar to standard round convex mirrors, except a portion of the top and bottom of the mirror is cut off. For example, a 24” x 36” roundtangular mirror is essentially a 36” round convex security mirror with a 6” cut off the top and bottom of the mirror. This is useful for using a convex mirror in your office. If it were a 36” standard convex mirror, it would hang very low and, in some situations, block the door, for example. Since some of the top and bottom are cut off, this might provide enough clearance for the door to open.

Imagine a covered parking garage notorious for lower ceilings. A rectangular convex mirror would allow you to use a large convex mirror, but because the top and bottom portions are removed, it won’t hang too low in the garage.

The lenses are acrylic, which is 17 times more impact-resistant than glass. If scratched, a simple polish will buff out most scratches.

Below are two different options. For indoor use, the hardboard backing is recommended. It is more cost-effective and provides a solid back for the mounting brackets to attach to.

For the outdoor options, you can choose between the heavy-duty plastic back and the galvanized steel. The heavy-duty plastic back is 1/8” high-density polyethylene, superior to virtually all other backing types. It’s lightweight, rugged, and rigid and performs extraordinarily well in extreme temperatures. The galvanized steel is 20-gauge steel, heavier than plastic and significantly more expensive. Although certain situations may call for steel backing, generally speaking, we would recommend heavy-duty plastic.

The weight becomes significant when mounting this mirror outdoors. Due to the mirror’s shape and the steel’s added weight, larger rectangular mirrors need three telescoping mounting arms to withstand heavy winds. We sometimes recommend the newer DomeVex Traffic mirror over the rectangular choices here.

For additional information on mounting, please reference the convex mirror mounting information page.

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Choosing the Right Rectangular Convex Mirror

National Safety Mirror offers a variety of rectangular convex mirrors to meet your specific needs. Here are some factors to consider when making your selection:

  • Size: The size of the mirror will depend on the area you need to cover. We offer a wide range of sizes to accommodate any application.
  • Backing Material: Choose from hardboard for indoor use, high-density plastic for outdoor applications requiring a lightweight option, or galvanized steel for maximum durability in harsh environments.
  • Field of View: The field of view will determine how wide an area the mirror can cover. We offer mirrors with a variety of field-of-view options to suit your needs.

Additional Considerations for Roundtangular Convex Mirrors:

  • Mounting: We offer various mounting hardware options to ensure your mirror is installed securely and safely.
  • Customization: We can also customize rectangular convex mirrors to meet your requirements.

National Safety Mirror: Your Trusted Source for Rectangular Convex Mirrors

When you choose National Safety Mirror, you can be confident that you are getting a high-quality product backed by exceptional customer service. We are committed to providing you with the right mirror for your needs at an affordable price.

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Contact Us: If you have any questions about our rectangular convex mirrors or need help choosing the right mirror for your application, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help!