What is mirror demister and how does it work?
We all know the frustration of a mirror that is fogged up, the reason for this is from hot steam in the bathroom coming in contact with the cold surface of the mirror.
A mirror demister is a self-adhesive film that is to paste the back of a mirror to prevent the mirror from fogging up when you have a hot bath or shower.
How does it work?
The heat-conducting film is withthe back of the mirror and connected to a power source via a switch or connected to your light switch. When it is switched on it will gently heat the mirror. With this gently heat from the mirror demister it means that the surface of the mirror is no longer cooler that the air in the room so there is no condensation effect and you can enjoy the luxury of a hot shower and a fog free mirror.
What is a demister pad? A demister pad is a small device that heats up a section of your mirror to prevent the build-up of steam and condensation. Activate the demister pad before, during or after a bath/shower and you will have a lovely, streak-free mirror, ready to use in an instant. Now there’s no need to wipe your hand across the cold, wet surface to catch a glimpse of yourself behind the wet streaks on the mirror. Let the demister pad do all the work and you will never want to live without one.
How demister pad mirrors work?
Demister pads work similar to your car’s deicer built into your windscreen. You simply turn this on and the thin wires built into the glass heat up causing any moisture on the surface to evaporate.
Demister pads are made from PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) resistance wire, producing an electric circuit made of enamel-insulated wire. All of our mirrors use a slimline demister pad thickness of 0.4mm and are positioned neatly behind the mirror towards the centre for the best effect.
The 220V pads have a lifespan of 8 to 15 years, giving you that extra peace of mind when in the process of purchasing.
The demister pad heats the surface of the mirror between 8-15 degrees centigrade higher than the room temperature. This occurs in the space of just 15 seconds. The demister pads will meet requirements of producing a fixed number of Watts per square metre, and so, the device can run consistently and safely on full power without overheating.
Advantages of demister pad mirrors
NO NEED TO WAIT FOR THE STEAM TO CLEAR.
With demister pads you don’t need to wait for the steam in your bathroom to naturally disappear. You can just turn your demister pad on and wait just 15seconds for it to disappear or you can turn it on before your bath/shower so that the steam doesn’t build up on your mirror.
LESS TIME SPENT CLEANING YOUR MIRROR.
As you know water droplets leave marks on your bathroom mirror meaning you are forever cleaning your mirror to keep it streak free. With a demister pad the water droplets evaporate away leaving no marks behind, meaning less cleaning.