It has been said that we are in ‘The Glass Age’. We are learning more and more about its properties and how it can be applied to more parts of our lives! That’s right, glass is no longer just for windows or even for the fairly high-tech (if a little fragile) smartphone screen.
Glass is becoming more integrated into our daily life with its applications in personal technology, helping your day tick along without you noticing its presence. Glass technology is also becoming widely used in a variety of sectors, such as:
Glass & Mirror Technology has been established for over 20 years. We are always adapting, and endeavour to continuously be at the forefront of glass innovation creating cutting edge technology (pun, fully intended). All of the innovation in glass, however, may not seem all that important to you right now. So, let’s focus on what is important to you; your home.
Glass has boomed recently regarding interior design, the main reason for this is that allowing and maximising light in a room is an integral part of interior design. Filling an interior space with natural light can transform a space from just looking amazing to one that genuinely makes you feel better too!
With Daylight Savings Time, long dark evenings can often mean that a lack of natural light can have severe effects on someone’s mental health. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or winter depression as it’s colloquially known, can mean that a lack of natural light can make people feel tired in the day, struggling to get up, eating more carbs and consequently putting on weight (which rarely makes anyone feel great). So there’s certainly a benefit to maximising the light in your home, particularly when it comes to making the most of those short days.
There are lots of big clunky things in your home that you probably don’t even notice as they’ve always been there. Take radiators for example; they are just a functional part of the home, you’ve never looked into anything else because it only serves a purpose and how do you even make a radiator look better anyway, right?
Well, not only do we have the answer - we’ve built the answer! Infrared heaters are constructed by hand in Yorkshire, using resistant, toughened glass, and the highest quality fixings and heating components. All engineered together to use 30% less energy to heat a room than conventional radiators. Oh, and did we mention that they look amazing!
Now please don’t think that we have a Henry Ford mentality in that ‘you can have any colour you want, as long as it’s black’. GMTs Infrared Heating Panels come in a range of colours, after all, what’s the point of us focusing on beautiful, innovative products if you can’t find one that suits you?
Now radiators getting an upgrade is amazing (and we’re sure you agree) but that’s only a little innovation with glass. We haven’t even started to speak about what we do with mirrors here at Glass and Mirror Technology.
Once again though, mirrors are just something that you’ve always seen and been used to. Surely the only thing that you can do to make a mirror exciting is change the frame around the mirror or the change the shape of the mirror itself? Now if you’re looking at your mirror thinking how do you improve that. Allow us to explain.
We’ve found that we love mirrors (as our name may suggest) but what you may not be aware of is that we also love TV! But that’s not just us, we know you love TV as well: Netflix binges, films, sports, David Attenborough making us tear up with animal documentaries - whatever it is, we know you love it.
It’s incredibly likely that you’ll have more TVs in your home than mirrors, but we thought that when your TV isn’t on it can be a little bit of an eyesore. A large, dark, light-absorbing rectangle sitting idle in your room doesn’t really inspire, it doesn’t really lend itself to open and light rooms. So what’s the opposite of a large, dark, light-absorbing rectangle? A mirror.
When your TV is off why not have a large, bright, light-reflecting rectangle instead? That’s exactly what we’ve built!
Whilst switched off you will be able to enjoy the Mirror TV as you would any normal mirror, but when switched on you can impress your friends by revealing your TV. Your Mirror TV can also come with built-in multimedia, so you can access the internet, play games and stream movies or music, whilst you relax or get ready for the day.
A mirror turning itself off can be helpful, nobody really wants to see what they look like mid-Netflix binge! Conversely, if you’ve made the effort to look good and want to see yourself in the mirror, it’s unlikely you’ve done that just to be in front of the TV.