Rearview mirror bezel having reduced apparent size

  • US 6,102,546 A
  • Filed: 04/01/1999
  • Issued: 08/15/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An electrochromic rearview mirror comprising:

  • a variable reflectance electrochromic mirror assembly having first and second elements, said electrochromic mirror assembly switchable from a high reflectance mode to at least one reduced reflectance mode;

    a seal member between said first and second elements; and

    a reduced apparent size bezel having a controlled CIELAB lightness value L* of from about 30 to about 100 at least partially surrounding the electrochromic mirror assembly, wherein said bezel extends around the edge of said electrochromic mirror and comes into contact with said electrochromic mirror so that said seal member is substantially hidden from view, and said bezel comprises at least one of a substrate or coating having particles dispersed therein or thereon to provide said controlled lightness value.

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