Gentex GENK21 Auto Dimming Mirror With Compass & Temperature
This product was designed to eliminate dangerous glare from vehicles travelling behind you.
The auto dimming rear-view mirror detects glare and automatically dims to prevent the from being distracted - making night-time driving safer.
The brighter the glare, the darker the mirror becomes.
An *ICE indicator will display for one minute when the temperature is at or below 37 degrees F.
This feature reminds the driver to be cautious and anticipate icey conditions.
The Compass and external temperature readouts also ensure that while you are driving safer you are also driving smarter.
The Compass and temperature technologies are features of the PathPoint Compass System developed by Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI).
Pathpoint is a trademark of JCI. Worldwide patents applied for and granted.
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Gentex Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of automatic-dimming rear view mirrors.
Gentex Automatic dimming mirrors are based on the science of electrochromics,
which is the process of reversibly darkening materials by applying electricity.
During night time driving, the mirrors use a combination of sophisticated sensors and
electronic circuitry to detect glare from rearward approaching vehicles
and darken accordingly to eliminate the glare and preserve driver vision.
Gentex is best known, however, as the pioneer of the electrochromic, automatic-dimming mirror industry.
Gentex has made nighttime driving safer for millions of drivers around the globe by providing the worldwide
automotive industry with mirrors that detect and eliminate dangerous rearview mirror glare.
Gentex auto-dimming mirrors are offered as standard or optional equipment on over 220 vehicle models around the world.
|Gentex uses its proprietary, solution-phase electrochromic technology. We sandwich an electrochromic gel between two pieces of glass, each of which has been treated with a transparent, electrically conductive coating, and one with a reflector. |
||A forward-facing sensor recognizes low ambient light levels and signals the mirror to begin looking for glare. |
||A rearward-facing sensor then detects glare from the vehicles traveling behind you, sending voltage to the mirror's EC gel in proportion to the amount of glare detected. |
||The mirror dims in proportion to the glare and then clears when the glare is no longer detected. |
||The interior mirror's sensors and electronics control the dimming of both interior and exterior mirrors. |
|When it comes to automotive safety, why take risks with inferior products?|
Gentex is the industry leader -- a tested, proven supplier.
|The Industry Pioneer|
Gentex pioneered the electrochromic (EC), auto-dimming mirror industry. In fact, we created it. For over 20 years, automakers looked for ways to eliminate rearview mirror glare, and not until we invented the world's first auto-dimming mirror did a viable technology exist. See our "Corporate Overview" section for more information.
Because we literally invented the electrochromic mirror industry, we also had to develop the supply base, manufacturing techniques and testing methods. It was a long learning curve. But today, our experience, knowledge and hard work has paid off, because no other glare reduction mirror provider in the world can match our manufacturing capabilities - not in yields, quality or volume.
No other EC mirror manufacturer in the world can match Gentex's product quality. Our proprietary EC technology has inherent, far-reaching advantages over competitive glare-reduction techniques. In addition, ours are the only mirrors to meet the worldwide automotive specifications for durability and visual acuity.
||Safety and More|
There are many reasons to consider Gentex auto-dimming rearview mirrors. Not only do they increase driving safety by eliminating accident-causing glare, but they also provide car manufacturers with a cost-effective way to offer customers value-added electronic devices and other features.
|Increasing Driving Safety|
Why should you consider Gentex auto-dimming mirrors? Because rearview mirror glare causes accidents. It's that simple.
|Research shows that during nighttime driving, headlight glare from the vehicles traveling behind you can be blinding. Even once the source of the glare is removed, an after-image remains on the eye's retina that creates a blind spot you may not even know exists. Known as the Troxler Effect, this phenomenon increases driver reaction time by up to 1.4 seconds. At 60 mph, you'd drive over 123 feet before you even reacted to the danger in front of you.
|Auto-dimming mirrors make nighttime driving safer by detecting glare and automatically dimming to protect driver vision. Airbags, crumple zones and the like may help you survive a crash, but auto-dimming mirrors help you avoid one altogether. |
|The Troxler Effect Study|
The Troxler Effect study was conducted by Dr. Alan Lewis, 55, a veteran researcher and Dean of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He spent 20 years as professor of physiological optics at the State University of New York and is often called upon to conduct optical experiments for business and industry. His Troxler Effect research has been published by the Society of Automotive Engineers and has been cited by Optometric Management Magazine and other journals.
|Auto-Dimming Mirrors...Active, Crash Avoidance Safety Features |
Another reason to consider auto-dimming mirrors is consumer demand. Consumer research conducted by a internationally recognized automotive research firm found that 90 percent feel auto-dimming mirrors increase driving safety, and 80 percent believe that both interior and exterior mirrors should be offered on vehicles like their own.
|Vehicle Content Upgrades|
Gentex auto-dimming mirrors also allow automotive manufacturers to easily upgrade a vehicle's electronic-features content while differentiating it from the competition. In addition to the auto-dimming function, Gentex mirrors can come with a variety of value-added electronic features, including external-temperature readouts, compass displays, remote keyless entry receivers, tire-pressure monitoring displays, headlamp control, LED map lamps and more. This allows manufacturers to incrementally add electronic features without costly vehicle-interior redesigns.
Vehicle content can also be upgraded by adding exterior auto-dimming mirrors. Gentex manufactures flat, convex, aspheric and thin-glass exterior auto-dimming mirrors, which when combined with an internal mirror, allow manufacturers to provide two and three-mirror auto-dimming systems.
The mirrors are made by Gentex , We import the Gentex auto dimming mirrors from US directly
they all come with three years warranty.
This item is called GENK21. It has auto dimming, compass and temperature display functions.
This item can fit on most of cars, but before you bid,
you have to make sure that the mirror can be fixed on your car.
Rearview mirrors of different cars are installed different way. Please check which type of mirror attachment your car belongs to below:
1.Windshield Wedge Style Model
This mirror comes with universal wedge style button standard for all GM, Ford, Chrystler, and most foreign vehicle brands built in the USA.
Other brands include 2003 Nissan Altima/2001 Nissan Maxima/2001 Nissan Quest/2001 Nissan Frontier/2002 Mazsa MPV/2002 Mazda Tribute/2003 Toyota 4Runner/2002 Toyota Highlander/2330 Toyota Matrix. The above car models are readily able to install just by attachment.
2. For VW/AUDI/SEAT/SKODA cars
Turn the OEM mirror at the end 90 degree (round fitting on the windscreen), and put out the mirror, then you will see a button tag on the windscreen.
we can provide an adapter to let you fit this item on the tag, which worth12 pounds ( Please see item number: 230333121412 ).
3. For any mirror fitting from roof or different sharp of mounting tag on windscreen
We can provide free '7302023 - GM windshield mirror mounting Kit', which come with a tag to let you stick it on windscreen and all activator and adhesive needed.
We recommend that to be installed professionally auto shops.
4. Camlock Adapter Bracket Required Models
A camlock adaptor bracket kit is also available to fit the following vehicles:00-06 Subaru Forester/02-06 Impreza/00-03 Legacy/00-03 Outback/01-06 WRX/02-06 Toyota ECHO/99-02 Tundra/02-06 Mitsubishi Lancer/03-06/montero/00-06 Honda Accord/02-06 CRV/00-06 Odyssey/03-06 Pilot/00-06 civic/01 Suzuki Grand Vitara/99-06 Land Rover Discovery/99-06 Range Rover. we charge this adapter for 10 pounds.
We sell the power cable / harness cover, please see 370577868003 and 220935151036