ClearMirror’s fogless mirror technology provides the ultimate luxury for the bath and shower
January 5, 2012
Many people have enjoyed the luxury of stepping onto a heated bathroom floor in the dead of winter or wrapping themselves in a warm towel after a shower, but there is another bathroom amenity gaining popularity: fog-free mirrors from ClearMirror.
Thousands of people around the country have experienced ClearMirror products in the finest homes, hotels, watercraft and recreation vehicles. The company’s most recent product introduction, the Shower ClearMirror™, is a permanent fog-free mirror that designers and remodelers are using to enhance the look of tiled showers with a flush installation. Manufactured by NewHome Bath and Mirror, Inc., it offers in-shower shaving convenience and modern technology for everything from residential bathrooms to spas to luxury resorts, allowing users to save time by shaving and removing makeup in the warmth of the shower, and offering a beautiful finished look for under $300.
Made in the U.S., the Shower ClearMirror has gained popularity around the country as the ultimate shower amenity. With a patented design, ClearMirror is the sole manufacturer of electric heated shower mirrors that gently warm to 102°F and eliminate condensation. ClearMirror uses low voltage and carries UL, C-UL and NY City BEC approvals to ensure safe operation. The back of the mirror contains an ultra-thin heating pad with electrical leads that are easily connected to a low-voltage system or switched outlet.
ClearMirror’s flagship product, the Original ClearMirror™, was introduced in 1998, and is perfect for spouses who share a bathroom in the mornings. Adhered behind the vanity mirror, the Original ClearMirror established the same innovative technology now used in the Shower ClearMirror. It stays fog-free while one person showers and the other person needs a fogless reflection. The Original ClearMirror is available for around $80.
Both ClearMirror products are available in several standard sizes, as well as custom sizes and shapes. They are available at leading bath and plumbing showrooms across the country, or online at www.ClearMirror.com and other well-known online retailers.
The ClearMirror Story
ClearMirror inventors Bob and Nancy Verhey were once a couple that struggled for bathroom time in the mornings. Bob liked to keep the window and door open to prevent steam, which was too cold for Nancy. One product Bob’s company made at the time was a heated bun tray for fast food companies. Nancy jokingly suggested Bob put a bun tray on the back of a mirror to prevent the shower from steaming it up. A week later, this suggestion gave birth to ClearMirror when Bob brought a prototype home to test.
Since its introduction, thousands of homeowners, hotels and spas around the country have installed ClearMirror for a luxurious, clear, fog-free reflection in their showers and vanities.
“It looks so high-end and sleek,” says Steve Harris, a Bloomington, Ill., homeowner who installed a Shower ClearMirror as part of his bathroom remodel in 2011. “I remember the first time I saw it out of the corner of my eye, completely fog-free. I thought, wow – that really raises the look of the room another notch.” Harris says he shows his Shower ClearMirror to visitors, and “they're completely blown away by it.”
ClearMirror is making a clear impact on hotel guests and managers, as well. Shana Johnson, general manager at the Regency Lodge Hotel in Omaha, Neb., said hotel guests have swooned over the ClearMirror experience since the hotel installed Original ClearMirrors in all 146 rooms as part of a multi-million-dollar remodel.
“The guests love the fact that no matter how steamy the bathroom is, they can see into the mirror as soon as they get out of the shower,” Johnson said. “I get the most compliments when there are four people in a guest room and they don’t have to wait for the bathroom to defog between showers. Guests frequently tell me they want to purchase the mirrors.”
The Original ClearMirror for the bathroom vanity debuted in 1998, with the Shower ClearMirror hitting the market shortly after. They both utilize specially-designed mirror heaters that are adhered to the backs of mirrors, keeping them fog free in the steamiest conditions. With the simple flip of a switch, ClearMirror begins heating, providing a fogless mirror at all times for applying makeup, shaving, styling your hair or for any time you need clear vision. The ClearMirror uses a flexible heating element that installs easily, meets international safety standards and is available in 12, 24, 120 and 240 volts.
ClearMirror manufacturer NewHome Bath and Mirror, Inc., located in Woodbury, Minn., is the leading provider of fogless mirrors for the shower and vanity. NewHome is affiliated with Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., which has more than 70 years of manufacturing and metal stamping excellence. Visit www.ClearMirror.com for more information and to purchase products.