• Easily and subtly located behind a mirror or specific enclosure
  • Astonishing motor life of around 3.6 million cycles
  • A very quiet hand dryer at just 71dB(A) when in use
  • Extremely slim unit, just 10cm deep! – dimensions are W306mm x H346mm x D100mm
  • Respectable dry times of 17-25 seconds
  • Peace of mind guarantee – 5 years
  • Relatively energy efficient rated power of 1.7kW
  • CE approved
  • Stainless steel construction
  • IP21
£491.94 inc. VAT

  • In Stock
  • Est delivery 1-2 days
  • 5 Year Guarantee

Performance Rating

  • 2.0 out of 5
    Energy Consumption

    This rating is based on the watt hours per dry of the hand dryer which is derived from the rated power and the time taken to dry the hands. We have used the figures based on either the manufacturer’s dry time, if yet to be in house tested or based on the in house testing dry time we have conducted. This will also be based on the most energy efficient setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed and/or heat.

    Watt hours per dry:

    • 0 – 1.99Wh = star rating 5
    • 2 – 2.99Wh = star rating 4.5
    • 3 – 3.99Wh = star rating 4
    • 4 – 4.99Wh = star rating 3.5
    • 5 – 5.99Wh = star rating 3
    • 6 – 6.99Wh = star rating 2.5
    • 7 – 7.99Wh = star rating 2
    • 8 – 8.99Wh = star rating 1.5
    • 9 – 9.99Wh = star rating 1
    • 10Wh and above = star rating 0.5
  • 4.5 out of 5
    Quiet Sound Level

    This rating is based on the manufacturers stated sound level, usually at 1m. Please see the section titled "how quiet is the." for more information and independent test results, which give a more accurate noise decibel level. These ratings will also be based on the low noise setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed. Therefore at full speed the hand dryer may not be quiet, however it may be adjustable to become quiet if this is required.

  • 5.0 out of 5
    Life Expectancy

    This rating is based on the number of motor life cycles (number of uses) the hand dryer, in theory, will last for. This is based on the motor life expectancy given to us in hours, from the manufacturer.

    The number of cycles (uses) has been calculated as follows:

    (Number of seconds in the hour / seconds per dry) x motor life hours

    For a more individualised longevity calculation based on your own usage numbers please use the life expectancy calculator on each product page.

    Number of motor life cycles:

    • 1,000,000 and over = star rating 5
    • 800,000 – 999,999 = star rating 4.5
    • 600,000 – 799,999 = star rating 4
    • 400,000 – 599,999 = star rating 3.5
    • 200,000 – 399,999 = star rating 3
    • 100,000 – 199,999 = star rating 2.5
    • 80,000 – 99,999 = star rating 2
    • 60,000 – 79,999 = star rating 1.5
    • 40,000 – 59,999 = star rating 1
    • 39,999 and under = star rating 0.5
  • 2.5 out of 5
    High Speed

    These ratings are based on the in house testing we have conducted regarding dry times. They show realistic comparisons of what to expect from each hand dryer. Please note that the manufacturer stated dry time is not always accurate when compared to the hand dryer being used in realistic conditions. The ratings are based on the hand dryer being placed at its high speed setting if it can be manually adjusted.

    Dry Speed (seconds):

    • 10 – 11 seconds = star rating 5
    • 12 – 13 seconds = star rating 4.5
    • 14 – 15 seconds = star rating 4
    • 16 – 17 seconds = star rating 3.5
    • 18 – 19 seconds = star rating 3
    • 20 – 21 seconds = star rating 2.5
    • 22 – 23 seconds = star rating 2
    • 24 – 25 seconds = star rating 1.5
    • 26 – 27 seconds = star rating 1
    • Over 28 seconds = star rating 0.5
  • 4.0 out of 5
    Vandal Resistance

    Some hand dryers would not be suitable for some locations where abuse may be likely such as a train station or night club. However the same hand dryer would be suitable for an office or school location. These ratings are based on an added together scoring system where the higher the rating, the more suitable we would recommend for areas where abuse may be likely.

    Vandal Resistance score

    • Compact size = score 0.5              
    • Decreased blockage potential = score 0.5
    • Additional Backplate/ fixings strength = score 1
    • Anti-vandal extras = score 1
    • Metal / ABS = score 1    
    • Cover thickness 1.5mm or more = score 0.5        
    • No leverage points (design) = score 0.5


The Behind the Mirror hand dryer is highly specified by architects and designers who want to add a sophisticated addition to a washroom by concealing the unit behind mirrors or other elegant enclosures.  This kind of design is also recommended for limited space washrooms.  At just 10cms deep, it makes this job easy and effective.  The warm air dryer has a very low noise output whilst maintaining a thorough dry, in a time that the user will not be disappointed with.  It is made to withstand over 500 users a day and still give years of service due to its incredible motor life of 17,000 hours!

With a good drying performance at a low noise level of just 71dB, the moderately powerful airflow is quite deceiving, as the Behind the Mirror hand dryer dry time compares very well with some others on the market that are louder and more forceful.  Even with a heater element as the main source of drying method, the energy consumption used will keep running costs low.  This unit has a fantastic balance between noise levels, fast dry times and energy efficiency.

When the need for an enclosed hand dryer is your main priority, there really is nothing better than the Behind the Mirror. It is not only easy to install, it will provide respectable dry times, low running costs and low noise with a long-life motor that surpasses all others on the market in this class.

Technical Description

Stainless steel cover. Extended 6500 hour brush life with motor tested up to 17,000 hours before failure, which is up to 17 times longer than the industry standard. Noise level 71 dB(A) @ 1 metre. The motor produces 8200RPM and 63mph air speed, which the manufacturer states a 17 second dry time, however we expect this to be around 20-25 seconds in reality.  A rated power of 1.7kW utilises a heater element of 1.55kW. All fixings come included.

RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers

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Applications:Airports, Bars, Cinema/Theatre, Public Toilet, Pubs, Restaurant, Sports Stadium, Heavy use (301 to 500 uses per day), Hotel, limited space washrooms, Museum, Office

Energy ConsumptionElectrical Supply Voltage230-240 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency50/60 Hz
Standby Power Consumption<1 Watts
PerformanceExpected Motor Life17000 Hours
Dry Time (max setting)17 Seconds
Dry Time NotesManufacturer stated - As yet not independently tested to verify
Universal Brush Motor
Motor Speed (max setting)8200 RPM
Air Speed (max setting)63 MPH
Air Volume (max setting)76.52 CFM
Operating Temperature Rangeat room temperature (20°C) - 54 °C
Heater Element Power1550 Watts
Motor Cutoff Time90 Seconds
Motor ClassE
Rated PowerRated Power (max settings)1700 Watts
Energy Per Dry (max setting)8.03 Watts Watt-hours (Wh)
Energy Per Dry NotesThis is based on the manufacturer stated dry time
NoiseOperating Sound Level (max setting)71 (manufacturer stated) dB
Sound Level NotesThis has been independently tested to have a sound level of 67dB dB
SensorSensor typeDual IR
Guarantee5 Years
ConstructionMaterialsstainless steel
Net Weight5.9 kg
Packed Weight6.5 kg
FinishesBrushed Stainless Steel
Electrical & SafetyIP ratingIP21
DimensionsProduct Height346 mm
Product Width306 mm
Product Depth100 mm
Mounting InstructionsMen1170 mm
Women1120 mm
Children 4-7 Years810 mm
Children 7-10 Years910 mm
Children 10-13 Years1020 mm
Children 13-17 Years1120 mm
Disabled940 mm
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