Unlike other mirrors like a spherical mirror, plane mirrors cause regular reflection of light. When a parallel beam of light is incident on the surface of the plane mirror it is reflected back parallel. Also, the image formed on the plane mirror is not distorted, magnified, or diminished. The proportion of image size is the same as the proportion of object size.
Even though plane mirrors are used in an awful lot of places, the following are the common uses of plane mirrors:
- Plane mirrors are used in Periscopes and Kaleidoscopes.
- Plane mirrors are also used in vehicles and automobiles although spherical mirrors are also extensively used.
- Plane mirrors are used in a torch and overhead projectors for reflecting the light beams.
- Plane mirrors are heavily used in the bathroom.
- These kinds of mirrors are also used in hospitals and scientific instruments.