Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

Here at Advantage Lincoln, we care about your safety on the road. One interesting safety feature available on many vehicles these days is the auto-dimming rearview mirror.

When the glare from headlights on the vehicle behind you reflects off of your rearview mirror, it can be blinding. This phenomenon, called the Troxler Effect, is not just annoying, but it reduces your reaction time by about 1.4 seconds even after the vehicle behind you has already turned off of the roadway. We know every second counts when it comes to preventing accidents on the highway, and auto-dimming rearview mirrors help to combat the danger. Thanks to the special sensors on auto-dimming rearview mirrors, the glare is detected, and the mirror is darkened by an interesting process called electrochromism. The sensors send a charge of electricity through a gel substance within the mirror, and this charge causes the gel to change from transparent to a dark color. Thus, the amount of light allowed to reflect off the mirror and into your eyes is diminished.

To learn more or to take a look at a vehicle equipped with an auto-dimming rearview mirror for yourself, stop by our dealership today.


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